Stories about "Arts"
Class of 2022 ivy stone is a study in simplicity

Friday, May 20, 2022 3:26 pm

Designed by a Bates studio art major, and installed by Bates mason Ron Tardif with the tools of his trade, the Class of 2022 ivy stone is all about simplicity. This year’s design shows the power of simplicity.

Bates Film Festival announces 2022 awards in six categories

Friday, May 13, 2022 1:01 pm

From more than 20 films screened at the 2022 Bates Film Festival, the Bates students who produced the festival have announced jury and audience awards in six categories.

The opening reception for the Annual Senior Exhibition takes place in the Bates College Museum of Art.When Bates studio art majors reach their senior year, they embark on a thesis project that ultimately leads them to a professionally mounted exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. These young artists work in many mediums, but all have the same directive: to use sustained studio time to create a collection that coheres into an expression of their individual artistic beings at this particular moment in time. Even though the work presented in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is decidedly individual — the 15 artists from this year’s Class of 2022 work in paint, colored pencil, rotoscope animation, photography, and installation and collage — collective themes sometimes emerge from these seniors who are about to enter the broader world.Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, Congo, looks at photography by Jack Ryan ’22 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Video: See the opening of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:50 am

Watch as 15 studio arts students present their senior theses to friends, family, and faculty, in projects brimming with personal meaning.

Meet the artists of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition and themes of life-altering experiences of our times

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:51 am

Home is where — or what — the art is for many of these seniors participating in the studio art thesis exhibition

Video: Noah Pott ’22 and the romance between theater and music

Friday, April 1, 2022 9:30 am

Noah Pott '22 believes in the power of collaboration, as he makes a habit of directing — from a capella choir, to a musical, to a live orchestra.

Slideshow: Not your traditional ‘Antigone’

Thursday, March 17, 2022 1:23 pm

“What happens when we are deprived of the ability to grieve?” That’s...

Quest to solve the mysteries of Marsden Hartley’s artwork receives $100K boost

Friday, February 18, 2022 12:05 pm

The enormous task of locating and documenting more than 1,600 works by Lewiston-born artist Marsden Hartley received a major gift from the Vilcek Foundation, a family foundation with a long history of collecting Hartley works.

Blown ashore on the Maine coast, Bates geology students were blown away by their magical visits with artist Ashley Bryan

Thursday, February 10, 2022 2:23 pm

Whike kayaking the Maine coast in May 2014, geology professor Dyk Eusden '80 and his students were blown off course — and into the welcoming an magical world of artist Ashley Bryan, who died last week at age 98.

Appearing in the photographs are Justin Moriarity, technical director for the Bates theater and dance department, who is serving as the BDF production manager, and psychology major Jamarhi Amrham '22 of Fontana, Calif., who is interning with the BDF this summer.EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYSTProcessions Toward, Being Future Beingwork-in-progressJuly 17-18, 6:00pmKennedy ParkEmily Johnson/Catalyst’s newest work in development, Being Future Being delves into the power of creation to build a visual, aural and ancestral landscape of Indigenous power. Featuring a newly commissioned soundscore by Raven Chacon and a cast of more-than-human creatures, this work-in-progress connects audiences to land and imagines new ways to be together. By (re)building new visions of the forces that brought this world into being, Johnson brings forth new futures with the potential to reshape the way we relate to ourselves, and to the human and more-than-human cohabitants of our world.BDF audiences will experience a work-in-progress of an outdoor section of this work that is still in development. Audiences will walk through areas of downtown Lewiston throughout this piece. Please do not bring blankets and chairs. Bring only what you are comfortable carrying. For accessibility questions, please contact bdfboxoffice@bates.eduEmily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is a land and water protector and an activist for justice, sovereignty and well-being. Emily is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer, Guggenheim and United States Artists Fellow, and recipient of the Doris Duke Artist Award. She is based in Lenapehoking / New York City. Emily is of the Yup’ik Nation, and since 1998 has created work that considers the experience of sensing and seeing performance. Her dances function as portals and care processions, they engage audienceship within and through space, time, and environment — interacting with a place’s architecture, peoples, history and role in building future
Bates Dance Festival receives two grants totaling $190,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts

Thursday, February 3, 2022 2:51 pm

The grants include an American Rescue Plan award of $150,000 designed to help the festival recover from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bates in the News: Nov. 11, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:43 am

The news media far and wide cover a trio of Bates "brides" hitting the road, a new novel by Liz Strout '77, and the troubling connection between existential risk and eugenics.

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