Stories about "Creativity"
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Look What We Found: Christine McDowell’s disco shoes

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:08 pm

Associate Professor of Theater B Christine McDowell's iconic disco shoes provide a walk through the evolution of design.

Deshun Peoples '17 (left) of Chicago is among the artists who joined the figure drawing session on March 8. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Bates at Night: Nude figure drawing

Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:40 pm

During the figure drawing session in Olin Arts Center, the studio was quiet except for the sounds of charcoal on paper and hands sweeping over sketches.

Under a spell, Titania (Tricia Crimmins '19) lounges in bed with Bottom (Dan Kuan Peeples '17), who's been made to look like a donkey by Puck. They're attended by fairies Moth (Anna Kreitzer ’19), Mustardseed (Anne Trapp ’20) and Peaseblossom (Rebecca Kraft ’20).
(Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ meets Hollywood’s golden age

Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:23 am

Midsummer's famous Fairyland has too often been populated by "actors covered in bark or in tutus, wearing mosquito wings," says director Martin Andrucki.

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Object Lesson: Velvet Elvis painting in a chemist’s lab

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:02 pm

It's about creating a feeling of home, says Paula Schlax, explaining the kitschy velvet Elvis painting in her Dana Chemistry Hall lab.

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Object Lesson: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

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Picture story: Arts Crawl 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 12:03 pm

View photography of the 2017 Arts Crawl, an annual event celebrating the spontaneous spirit that makes Bates arts shine.

The Bates Gamelan Ensemble, led by Associate Professor of Music Gina Fatone, rehearses at the Olin Arts Center on Feb. 8, 2017.
Bates at Night: Gamelan rehearsal

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:51 am

The unfamiliar tones and rhythms of this Indonesian genre stretch musical muscles.

Students who shared their stories at the Dinner Table program on Dec. 2 pose for a photo. (Andree Kehn for Bates)
Video: Students tell their stories over the Dinner Table

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:09 pm

The Dinner Table storytelling program "taps into one of Bates’ enduring treasures: our value of community," says Crystal Williams.

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Object Lesson: A framed copy of a poem

Friday, February 3, 2017 1:29 pm

Assistant Professor of Geman Raluca Cernahoschi explains why a handwritten framed poem hangs in her office.

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Object Lesson: Death Mask of Agamemnon

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:07 pm

Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies Lisa Maurizio explains why the Death Mask of Agamemnon hangs on her office wall.

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