Plesch Edits and Contributes to Maine Arts Journal Summer Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, a member of the editorial board for the Maine Arts Journal, wrote the introduction for the summer issue and contributed two essays: “Teaching in a Time of Confinement,” on her experience teaching remotely, and “Plague Art? An Art Historian’s Musings on Pandemics,” on art during the plague. Plesch reports that Colby interns Sabina Garibovic ’22...

Plesch Humanities Lab Creates Website for L.C. Bates Museum

Colby students in the Humanities Lab AR393 Museum Practicum – The L.C. Bates Museum: History and Collections, taught by Professor Véronique Plesch, have created a new website for the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine. Click here to learn about the history of the museum, take a virtual tour, access informative learning materials, and read research papers on...

New Book by Green in UK’s The Review, Creative Boom, and Others

The new book When Midnight Comes Around by photographer Gary Green, associate professor of art, was reviewed in the UK publication The Review. “This new book presents a unique vantage point on a place and time whose impact on music and culture cannot be overestimated,” the review said of Green’s book, which contains photos taken by Green of...

Plesch and Freidenreich Publish in Studies in Iconography

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies David Freidenreich have coauthored a paper recently published in the journal Studies in Iconography. Titled “’What is That to Us?’: The Eucharistic Liturgy and the Enemies of Christ in the Beam of the Passion,” the paper addresses the so-called Beam of the Passion, an early 13th-century...

Plesch Hold Conversation with Artist Shahn on Retrospective at SPEEDWELL

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was in conversation with artist Abby Shahn on the occasion of her retrospective, Abby Shahn—50 Years, at SPEEDWELL projects in Portland, Maine. More than 80 people attended the April 19 Zoom event, which was hosted by SPEEDWELL’s founder/director Jocelyn Lee (aunt of Austin Lee ’20), who was in situ at the...

Spring Issue of Maine Arts Journal, Edited by Plesch, Article about Lilleston

In the Spring 2020 issue of the Maine Arts Journal, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has a piece on Amanda Lilleston, visiting assistant professor of art, who teaches printmaking at Colby. Plesch also wrote the introduction to this special issue on Macro/Micro, and, with the assistance of editorial interns Sabina Garibovic ‘22 and Andrew MacDonald ‘21, edited the issue.  

Plesch in Demand at International Association of Word and Image Studies

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch organized and chaired the session “Word and Image in the Studio Practice” at the 108th College Art Association Annual Conference that took place in Chicago Feb. 12–15. The session was sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies. Plesch also presented a response to the three papers in the panel, one of which by John Tyson,...

Sheehan Awarded Boston Medical Library Fellowship at Harvard

Through the Boston Medical Library, the Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School offers annual fellowships to support research in the history of medicine. Tanya Sheehan, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has been awarded a 2019-20 fellowship to conduct research for her new book on African-American artists and their engagement...

Borthwick to Speak at University of Arkansas Feb. 7

Assistant Professor of Art Bradley Borthwick has been invited by the Contemporary Sculpture Society to speak at the University of Arkansas. Borthwick “has completed stone-carving residencies in Country Donegal, Ireland, and Gunnison County, Colorado. He has also received research grants supporting travel to Rome, Italy, and the Orkney Islands of Scotland, where studies of remnant cultural...

Plesch Joins Editorial Board of Maine Arts Journal

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has been invited to join the editorial board of the Maine Arts Journal. Appearing on a quarterly basis, the Maine Arts Journal is the official online publication of the Union of Maine Visual Artists. In addition to writing the introduction to the issues (which she did for the first time in the fall issue...

Ameri Publishes Article on Indus Valley Iconography in Artibus Asiae

Marta Ameri, assistant professor of art, published an article titled “Variations on a Theme: Iconographic Variability in the Horned Anthropomorphic Figures of the Indus Civilization” in the most recent issue of Artibus Asiae. The article revisits two of the most distinctive motifs found in the corpus of seals and sealings from the Greater Indus Valley in order...

Plesch is Guest Editor, Contributor to Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch is the guest assistant editor for the Fall 2019 issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly. Organized around special themes, the journal features essays by and about artists, interviews, submissions by members of the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA), poetry, UMVA updates about local chapters and current projects, and more. In...

Green’s Photograph Chosen for JRNL No. 2

Gary Green, associate professor of art, had his work chosen for JRNL NO. 2, published by Fotofilmic, a gallery and publisher in Vancouver. Green’s work was juried by U.K. photo book publishers Stanley/Barker and will be included in Fotofilmic‘s next photography publication, which will include 11 other artists from all over the world.

Plesch Delivers Plenary Lecture, Joins Host Committee at Farnsworth Art Museum

Véronique Plesch, professor of art, was invited to deliver a plenary lecture titled Grafitis y comunidades emocionales (siglos XVI-XVIII) at the 11th conference on the History of Written Culture “Scripta in itinere. Discourse, Practice, and Use of Writing in Public Spaces (16th-21st Centuries),” at the University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, June 18-20. Plesch was...

Plesch Organizes Session at CAA Annual Conference; Conducts Review of Trinity College’s Art History Program

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was active off campus during the spring semester. On Feb. 15 she was the organizer, chair, and respondent of the session “Beyond the Mirror: Specularity and Its Uses” at the 107th CAA Annual Conference in New York City. And in April she was invited to conduct a review of Trinity College’s Art History Program, which she undertook...

Plesch Delivered Public Lecture at Bates College

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a public lecture at Bates College May 15. Her lecture, “’Desiring Italy’ and Taking Her Home,” took place in the context of the short-term course “Desiring Italy,” taught by Rebecca Corrie, the Phillips Professor of Art and Visual Culture.

Sheehan Coauthors Smithsonian Book on African-American Photography

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan coauthored the latest installment in the Smithsonian’s “Double Exposure” book series. Pictures with Purpose: Early African American Photography (2019) examines photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Sheehan’s contribution to the book focuses on vernacular, or everyday, photos and what they can tell us about the African-American...

Sheehan Elected to American Antiquarian Society

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan has been elected to the membership of the American Antiquarian Society. AAS members—who currently number over one thousand individuals around the world—are elected by their colleagues in recognition of their eminent works of scholarship, artistic endeavors, or public engagement in pre-20th-century American history and culture. Members include scholars, educators, publishers, collectors,...