PJ SeelertODES OUT LOUD: Elizabeth Acevedo performs her slam poetry in Jack Magee’s Pub on Tuesday night. Some of her poems take the form of “imaginary clapbacks,” addressing instances of invalidation and injustice. Rats, Cardi B and Catholic iconography each have a home in Elizabeth Acevedo’s award-winning slam poetry.
Jenny IbsenART AND ABSTRACTION: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Ellen Tani gives a tour of “Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art,” which represents the culmination of her work at Bowdoin. Both the visual and nonvisual are on display in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, “Second Sight: The Paradox of Vision in Contemporary Art.” Alongside its array of diverse and often abstract works—from beaded curtains hanging from doorways to auditory works of art—the gallery contains a series of “audible labels” played through an innovative device developed specifically for this show.
Ann BasuTHERE'S AN APP FOR THAT: Aziza Janmohahed ’19, Daniel Viellieu ’19, Uriel Lopez-Serrano ’20, Anu Asaolu ’19, Cyril Miller ’18, Chase Tomberlin ’20 Watching “Love and Information” feels a lot like scrolling through your Twitter feed—which you might be, if you happen to sit in the “Tweet Seat” section.
Jenny IbsenUNSETTLING MESSAGES: Students examine messages on display in the Blue Gallery in David Saul Smith Union. The exhibition highlights sexual harassment by featuring unwanted messages received by Bowdoin students. “good morning.” “Come sit on my Dick.” “It misses u.” That’s one of the 18 messages on display in “Texts,” an art show that opened in the Blue Gallery in David Saul Smith Union on Tuesday.
Ann Basu Parker Lemal-Brown ’18 is a sociology major and Francophone Studies minor. They started writing plays during the spring of their sophomore year, and their one-act play, “Gesundheit,” was recently selected for the upcoming Maine Playwrights Festival.
With the help of new technology, the Assyrian reliefs in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art are moving back in time. Projected color on the ancient reliefs recreates the way they would have looked in the ninth century BCE, before their paint wore off.
Crossing continents and raising consciousness: African Arts Festival celebrates culture and fosters conversations
Jenny IbsenART AND ACROBATICS: Students gather in David Saul Smith Union to take part in Bowdoin’s first ever African Arts Festival on Thursday evening. All eyes were on the acrobats in David Saul Smith Union yesterday.
PJ SeelertBEYOND PENCIL AND PAPER: Students assist in the installation of artist Tony Lewis’ drawing in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. It took 15 students, 20 hours, 25 pounds of drywall screws, 7,000 rubber bands and the vision of Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis to create the unconventional drawings soon to be on display in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Ann Basu This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: When did you first start dancing? At Bowdoin or before? A: There is a really small, lovely dance company called Flock Dance Troupe [in Vermont].
Courtesy of Blanche Froelich Blanche Froelich ’19 wanted a unique, year-long study abroad experience. She looked for two criteria when selecting where to travel: first, she wanted to study studio art; second, she wanted to live in a Spanish-speaking country.