Plesch Contributes Essays, Introduction to Spring 2021 Maine Arts Journal

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the 2021 spring issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled “The Comforts of Domesticity“ and “Leading with the Arts: A Conversation with Teresa McKinney and Jacqueline Terrassa.” She also wrote the introduction to this issue, “The New Normal: A Dialogue.”

Urbanautica Interviews Green, Talks Teaching, Photography, Beauty

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green held an interview with the journal Urbanautica that covered Green’s photography and recent books, philosophical topics, and his teaching at Colby. In the 13 years he’s been at Colby, the art program “has grown and expanded. Our senior year curriculum includes a year-long capstone that includes all artistic disciplines, a thesis exhibit...

Plesch Invited to Deliver Guest Lecture in a Mexico City University

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was invited to deliver a virtual lecture in Spanish titled “La pared y la piel.” The lecture was for the graduate course Arte Medieval taught by Professor Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández, Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and was delivered Feb. 19, 2021.

Plesch Contributes Chapter to Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed an essay for the newly released Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World: Emotion, Contrition and Penitence in the Middle Ages. Her chapter is titled “Peter’s Three Tears” and was inspired by a comment made by a participant during a trip she led for Colby alumni. In fact, she acknowledges this person...

Plesch Delivers Lecture on Bronze Medallions

On Jan. 25, 2021, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a lecture, “The Jesup Memorial Library’s Roundels in Context,” at a virtual evening organized by the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine, on “Medallion Mystery Talk.” Her presentation discussed the bronze medallions depicting early printers’ devices that grace the library’s façade and considered them within the context...

Ameri Awarded Lang Fellowship at Rare Book School

Assistant Professor of Art Marta Ameri was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Rare Book School. The M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources will allow Ameri, who teaches courses on Islamic art, to augment her teaching of the art of the book in the Islamic world. The fellowship is “a...

Sheehan Contributes to Book The Colors of Photography

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to the book The Colors of Photography (De Gruyter, 2020), edited by University of Zurich professor Bettina Gockel. Sheehan’s essay, “Color Matters: Rethinking Photography and Race,” examines the assumptions about and expressions of racialized power that she argues are built into...

Green Interview with Photography Critic Feuerhelm Now Online

The first interview with Associate Professor of Art Gary Green by Brad Feuerhelm from the Nearest Truth is now online. Feuerhelm, a respected photography critic whose writing and interviews are seminal to the contemporary dialogue on photography, calls Green’s work “multi-layered and incredibly interesting.” Feurehelm’s essays, published by the Nearest Truth, Ordinary Light (Instagram), and American Suburb X (ASX), are...

Plesch Contributes to Maine Arts Journal Winter 2021 Issue

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed two essays to the 2021 winter issue of the Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, titled “A Conversation with James Fangbone” and “When More is Better: Horror Vacui in History.” She also wrote the introduction to this issue, dedicated to Maximalism: Courting Chaos or Creating Order?

Landscape Stories Interviews Green About Photography

A lengthy interview with photographer and Associate Professor of Art Gary Green appeared in the online magazine Landscape Stories. Green talked about the roots of his craft, his artistic inspiration, his poetic vision, and his teaching. “I learn by having to teach, and I learn by looking at the work of my students, from whom I learn...

Sheehan Discusses Her Smithsonian Editorship in Roundtable Discussion

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with two other editors of leading journals in the field of American art. In conversation with Jennifer Marshal and Jacqueline Francis of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Sheehan discussed her work since 2015...

Plesch Invited to Participate in Parisian Workshop

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was invited to participate in the workshop “Écritures exposées: la fabrique des espaces ‘publics'” (Exposed Writings: The Making of “Public” Space) organized by the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences). The meeting took place Nov. 27, 2020, and Plesch provided...

Vanity Fair France Prints Gary Green Photographs

Photographs taken in the late ’70s and early ’80s by Associate Professor of Art Gary Green were featured in a six-page spread in Vanity Fair France. The photos come from Green’s new book When Midnight Comes Around. The spread includes photos of Debbie Harry, Laura Dean, and Joe Jackson.

Plesch in Conversation with Artist Shahn for SPEEDWELL Live!

The video of a conversation between Professor of Art Véronique Plesch and painter and multimedia artist Abby Shahn has just been released online. The original conversation took place April 19, 2020, as part of the SPEEDWELL LIVE! event. Plesch’s conversation was held in conjunction with Shahn’s exhibition at SPEEDWELL projects, a gallery in Portland, Maine, commemorating...

Plesch Contributes to Podcast Series “Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our Time”

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch has recorded a conversation as part of the podcast series “Canto per Canto: Conversations with Dante in our time,” produced by members of the Dante Society of America in collaboration with the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Department of Italian Studies at New York University. Plesch’s conversation with Binghamton University’s Olivia Holmes is now available online. “Canto per Canto” was...

Fall Maine Arts Journal Runs Article by Editor Plesch, Piece by Libby

The Fall 2020 issue of the Maine Arts Journal, edited by Professor of Art Véronique Plesch, contains articles by two members of the Colby community. Plesch wrote the introduction to the issue—Where Are We? You Are Here/Now—as well as the article “Conversation with Abby Shahn.”  Artist Maggie Libby ’81, Colby’s curator of digital discovery and engagement, also...

Photographs by Green Included in Italian Exhibition

Photographs by Professor of Art Gary Green are included in the exhibition Brevi storie sull’animale strumentale, on view in the gallery Lab 27 in Treviso, Italy. The images come from Green’s forthcoming book, The River is Moving/The Blackbird Must be Flying. Lab 27 is a cultural and exhibition space that encourages dialogue and makes space for discussion, study, training,...

Sheehan Contributes Essay to New Book on Zealy Daguerreotypes

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, has contributed an essay to a new book published by Harvard’s Peabody Museum and Aperture, To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (2020). The book focuses on a group of early photographs of Africans and African Americans taken in...

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...