Stories about "Arts"
Associate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell’s has curated Museum L-A 's shoe exhibition.Museum L-A’s gallery is filled to the brim with shoes for its newest exhibit “Footwear: From Function to Fashion.” The exhibit explores the whimsy and artfulness that shoe designs have played with for decades to acknowledge that shoes, while primarily used as an often-forgotten functional item, can be masterpieces in their own right. A certain focus is placed on the extensive history of the shoe industry in Auburn, once the fifth largest producer of footwear in the country, through a timeline representing the ebb and flow of the local companies historically making shoes in our community. This exhibit is Museum L-A’s next step in the progression of telling this industry’s story – this time focusing on the product that was being created by the millions right in our little corner of Maine while also creating an opportunity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the City of Auburn, 1869-2019.
Q&A: Christine McDowell unpacks her shoes

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:00 pm

In her written greeting to visitors entering an exhibition in Lewiston, Bates theater professor Christine McDowell bares her sole.

Q&A: In Boston State House play, Cliff Odle explores slavery, freedom, and allyship

Friday, October 4, 2019 10:01 am

The language of civil rights and the “disappointing white moderate” go way back, says the Bates lecturer in theater.

Man Ray (American 1890-1976)[Marsden Hartley], 1925Gelatin silver printGift of Norma Berger1955.1.118
Fueled by $192,000 grant, Bates museum to publish catalog of art by Marsden Hartley

Monday, September 16, 2019 2:17 pm

Creation has begun of the first-ever comprehensive, publicly accessible guide to all known artworks of Marsden Hartley, a pioneer of American Modernism, thanks to a major grant to Bates College from a foundation dedicated to the arts.

Campus events: Sept. 3–30, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:05 am

Greetings from Bates! This is a listing of public events at the college during September 2019.

Summer at the Bates museum: Watercolor master Hardy, seldom-seen art from collection

Monday, June 3, 2019 10:27 am

In ‘DeWitt Hardy: Master of Watercolor,’ five decades’ worth of paintings by one of Maine’s foremost watercolorists are on display at the Bates art museum this summer.

Studio art thesisStudent in blue top and pants with brown pants working on mixed media and figure painting is Flannery Black-Ingersoll '19 of Concord, N.H., a double major in studio art and mathematics;Student in blue coveralls is Daisy Diamond '19 of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. , a studio art major working with art, steel, and fabric.
Video: For Daisy Diamond ’19 and her sculptures, it’s touch and go

Friday, May 3, 2019 12:31 pm

When a viewer is given permission to touch and feel artwork, "it creates a more intimate experience," says Diamond, a studio art major from Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

As part of the celebration of 50 Years of Bates Dance, the Bates Dance Archives Interactive Exhibition, set up in Gannett Theater, was curated by Sara Hollenberg '19 (black tank top), a double major in dance and mathematics from Stamford, Conn., and Rebecca Howard '19 (black long sleeved shirt) of Aspen, Colo,, a double major in art and visual culture and religious studies (with a minor in dance)Sara:I think one of the most important things about this, for me has been recognizing both the depth and the breadth of what the Bates dance program has been. And also, you know, we lost our founder a couple years ago. And so this has been another way to sort of weave her memory in, in a permanent sense. And reminding people of that.Rebecca:I think it's also a lot about showing how connected the generations of dance are, how we've all had all these experience with a lot of great professors and we all know the other, like reunion class year, and we get to meet older alums and especially we can see it through pictures and costumes that like, there are things -- like I'm looking at those pants that are right there.And somebody wears them every year in a concert just because they're so popular, and everyone gets to come here and bond and be like, I wore the pants. I wore the pants. I wear the pants and it's this great experience where you have this community that is your class and the classes around you. And then you get to add to that with all these other alums who have shared the same awesome experience. Sara: The network is really incredible and super important and very much a part of what it means to be a Bates dancer and in that community
At age 50, Bates dance is still ‘the same awesome experience’

Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:45 pm

Strong community, deep thought, and beautiful pieces on the Schaeffer stage. That's the “standard that Marcy Plavin set.”

‘Nice bubble of artistry’: 14 show work in 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:34 pm

Bates' senior studio art majors wield paintbrushes, fabric, clay, cameras, and more — but no cheesecloth — in this year's show.

Student research reveals China’s uneasy embrace of video gaming, hip-hop music

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 1:42 pm

Can "positive energy and socialist values" co-exist with Western pop culture? A Mount David Summit session takes a look.

Video: Student talent and creativity take the stage on Sangai Asia Night

Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:04 pm

“Seeing all the Asian cultures come together and celebrate each other’s art” — that's Sangai Asia Night at Bates.

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