Stories about "Arts"
Vanessa German, award-winning visual and performance artist, to offer Commencement greetings to the Class of 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:38 pm

German will offer her greetings during the college’s 154th Commencement, which will be conducted remotely and livestreamed beginning at noon on May 31.

‘Witness, testimony, and evidence’: Bates students photograph COVID-19

Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:15 am

In their transition to remote learning, Bates photography students found unprecedented opportunity to document the effects of COVID-19 in their home communities.

Slideshow: Photography gives Bates student unique view of semester in Ghana

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:18 pm

“I was able to build relationships with other students, with Ghanaians, with musicians, that I don’t think would have been possible if I hadn’t been pursuing photography.”

Video: Bittersweet notes from Village Club student musicians

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:29 pm

It didn’t replace the feeling of performing on stage before friends and fellow students at Bates. But for these Bates musicians, it still felt good.

Slideshow: Senior Thesis Exhibition — ‘Our arts students will help show us the way forward’

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:55 pm

This year's virtual Senior Thesis Exhibition celebrates 15 studio art majors whose artwork, poignant and pivotal, is "essential to protecting and celebrating our humanity."

Stupid F#@king Bird by Aaron PosnerSort of Adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov CONRAD…….Max Younger ‘22DEV……David Garcia* ‘20MASH…Becca Kraft ‘20NINA….Sukanya Shukla* ‘20EMMA ARKADINA….Stine Carroll* ‘20DOYLE TRIGORIN….Matthew Engles ’20DR. EUGENE SORN….Kirk Read *This performance is offered in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Senior Thesis/Capstone in Theater. Setting: The summer home of Emma Arkadina.Act One-By the lake. In the fall.Act Two-A realistic kitchen. A day later.Act Three-4 years later. Production StaffStage Manager….Luis David Molina Rueda ‘20Assistant Director….Kush Sharma ‘23
Q&A: You needn’t know Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ to appreciate this ‘Stupid F**king Bird’

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 4:20 pm

When Bates director Tim Dugan saw Aaron Posner's "sort of" adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, he says, “I was immediately blown away."

Meredith Greer's upper-level "Advanced Topics in Biomathematics" today at 1:10-2:30pm in Hathorn 207.Mathematics students in the class:Sam Findlen-Golden '20, math majorEl Khansaa Kaddioui '20, math and economics double majorIn front fow with hat and black vest speaking with Meredith.They are reviewing simplest compartmental model of diseases spread. Differential equations describe how disease moves. They are learning the details of that model so they know the groundwork and can then tackle more complicated models.Three students together in the back, from left:Gabe Nelson '20, South Burlington, Vt.Adena Bernot '20, Old Westbury, N.Y.Josie Blanchon '20, Wash D>C>Front row, classroom right:Luca Polar '20, BudapestJason Canaday '20Two women togetherHelen Daigle '20 in lilacCasey Snow '20, stripesRear, classroom rightXuChong Show '20 Shanghai, ChinaKatie Leeke '20, Minnetonka, Minn.
Video: Sam Findlen-Golden ’20 and the unexpected joy of mathematics

Friday, February 28, 2020 11:09 am

"Math manages to work its way into a lot of places that I didn't expect," says Findlen-Golden. "It can be math in the perspective of music or through the perspective of history and education, which is a lot of what I've done here outside of academics."

Olin Arts CenterPamela Johnson and senior art thesis students will be wrapping up a writing assignment. They then disperse to work in their Olin studios.
Multimedia: Three days with art and artists, music and musicians in Olin Arts Center

Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:05 pm

Bates photographers and writers share what they saw and heard in from students and professors in the college's arts center during three days in February.

Times and dates of five plays during Black History Month at Bates

Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:13 am

Bates’ Africana program offers five plays during Black History Month that use historical events as a springboard to explore white oppression and black resistance.

"According to Mark: Part I: Blood in the Revolution." Commencing a series of plays marking Black History Month at Bates, this 10-minute reading is one of four looking at the 18th-century experiences of black New Englanders and written by Lecturer in Theater Clifford Odle. Sponsored by the Africana program. Commons, Fireplace LoungeThe title character in According to Mark “was a slave who could read and was looking for a way to free himself from an oppressive master. And he felt the Bible provided a path to murdering him as long as he didn’t spill blood.”The play is set during the planning of the murder, which also involved two other slaves, Mark’s sister Phyllis and a woman called Phoebe. In the actual event, Mark was hanged for the murder and Phyllis was burned at the stake — a punishment that in Colonial America was reserved for female slaves who kill their masters, Odle says.Cast: Charles Nero as MarkPerla Figuereo as PhyllisSam Alexander as PhoebeDawrin Silfa as Quaco
The play’s the thing as Bates honors Black History Month

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:29 pm

Using theater to convey history “makes things more immediate, more alive," says a Bates playwright.

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