Stories about "Creativity"
n preparation for today’s Harvest Dinner, Carpenter Jason Therrien of facility services lowers himself on a lift after installing a Commons banner for the Class of 2024. Each year, first-year students vote on a photograph for their class banner to be hung in Commons. There are four banners in all.The annual Harvest Dinner, a much anticipated food tradition for Bates students produced by Dining, Conferences and Campus Events @batescommons, is served tonight in Commons from 5 to 9 p.m.This year’s theme is “Life’s A Beach.” DCCE staff placed decorative inflatibles throughout the building.
Three recipes from the 2020 Harvest Meal (no flamingo, sorry)

Friday, November 20, 2020 1:15 pm

Pink flamingos weren’t on the Harvest Meal menu (they just helped with the theme, "Life’s a Beach”). But seafood chowder, beef brisket with brown sugar and chili rub, and herbed stuffing were — and here are the recipes.

7 pieces of hopeful, loving, and creative advice from two artists’ 174 years of wisdom

Friday, November 6, 2020 9:01 am

Amid these tumultuous times, we found comfort and advice from the hopeful conversation between artists and friends Ashley Bryan, age 97, and Nikki Giovanni, age 77.

Video: A professor’s award-winning poem, graced by Androscoggin River scenes

Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:40 pm

Ian Khara Ellasante's poem is an ode to their grandfather, who like so many of our grandparents, write themselves on our hearts, helping to "grow us and shape us like water.”

Video: Works by Ashley Bryan, who ‘finds love and joy in what we live in,’ at Bates Museum of Art

Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 am

Renowned poet Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni Jr. touched her heart with her...

Brian Evans - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Dance (bevans@bates.edu) Teaching in person:Dance Repertory
Meet new faculty: Brian J. Evans and the meaning of dance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:15 pm

We create meaning with more than our brains, says Evans, a new lecturer in dance. Through the embodied arts, we can literally "dance through life" — and gain the power "to be unabashedly human.”

Ariel Abonizio ’20 creates virtual-reality tours for Museum L-A

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13 pm

With a Purposeful Work internship available to graduating seniors this year, Abonizio worked with high-end multimedia gear to create VR tours of two major exhibitions, one on the history of child labor in Maine, the other about the Androscoggin River.

Donald Lent, artist, teacher, and mentor who built the visual arts program at Bates College, dies at age 86

Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:13 am

The architect of the college's studio art program, Lent mentored and instilled "a sense of possibilities" in generations of Bates art students.

Just July. Or as Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kirk Read says: “We are in that month we wish could last forever.”Hathorn Hall and Historic Quad
Transformative: The Bates Mission Statement at age 10

Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Even as COVID-19 puts it to the test, the 2010 mission statement is a cultural touchstone for Bates.

Slideshow: 17 happy, proud, wacky Bobcat portraits

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:17 pm

During their sports photo session, these Bobcats let it all hang out — "the more absurd the better" — celebrating both self and team, creating a spectacle of sports portraiture.

King Arthur’s Susan Reid ’79, Borealis’ Jim Amaral ’80 help new bakers go with the dough during COVID

Friday, May 15, 2020 8:02 am

Reid, a longtime staffer at King Arthur Flour, is inspiring (and calming) a wave of new home bakers.

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