Posts by Doug Hubley
“I love going to exhibitions by graduating artists to see the new crop of talent and get an idea about what’s going on with particular programs,” Maine Sunday Telegram critic Daniel Kany noted on May 2 in his full-page review of Bates’ 2010 Senior Exhibition.
As Bates begins a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Edmund S. Muskie Archives, panel discussions in May examine topics close to the late U.S. Sen. Muskie and to the college itself. Muskie ’36 was a Maine governor, U.S. senator and U.S. secretary of state whose achievements included landmark environmental legislation. The changing meanings of Earth Day are at issue in a panel discussion at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. A panel the following week explores issues around diversity at Bates, which was the first co-educational college in New England and was founded by abolitionists. A Diverse History — Race, Class and Gender at Bates College in the 19th Century. takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, also in the archives.
Bates College has released a CD by pianist Frank Glazer, a musician of international renown who became artist in residence at Bates 30 years ago this year.
Writing this on Earth Day, Campus Construction Update is pleased to note that the Hedge and Roger Williams renovation project is showing some green.
An established force in the American Parliamentary debate format, Quimby deepened its inroads into the contrasting world of British Parliamentary style during the weekend of April 10. The team of Colin Etnire ’12 of San Francisco and Ariela Silberstein ’10 of New York City made the semifinals at the United States Universities Debate Championship, the nation’s ultimate British-style contest.
An interesting note from Elizabeth Durand ’76: “I was glad to read…
Admirers of 95-year-old pianist Frank Glazer will be treated to a double…
Along with the spring crocuses, spray-painted lines, pastel plastic tape and little yellow flags dotted the soil this week to herald a season of new growth. But these manmade blossoms portend not the awakening of verdant nature but instead Bates’ latest major construction project. And the impending renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls became much more noticeable March 24 as workers started closing off their work site behind a chain-link fence.
For years, Bates has offered free subscriptions to “Bates Invites You,” a printed schedule of public events at Bates. Every month from September through May, the college has mailed and dropped off thousands of copies of the schedule. But this spring, driven audience preference and the need to trim costs and reduce its use of natural resources, the college will significantly reduce the number of schedules it prints and mails.
Time Magazine names video artist Kate Gilmore ’97 one of three “artists to watch” in its coverage of the Whitney Biennial, along with photographer Nina Berman and painter Lesley Vance.