Chris RitterDECADES OF MEDDIES: Former members of Meddiebempsters perform alongside current members of Bowdoin Chorus. Many alumni returned to campus to sing in the a cappella group’s 80th reunion concert last weekend. The performance of traditional songs prompted concerns about lyrics.
Gwen DavidsonMOVIE-MAKING: Students gain hands-on filmmaking experience in a workshop taught by CLIO Award winning producer Matt Siegel last weekend. Last Saturday, CLIO Award winning producer and director of photography Matt Siegel, along with a few other cinematographers, led an introductory workshop in digital film production for Bowdoin students.
PJ SeelertCULTURAL CURATORS: Brunswick’s Frontier serves internationally inspired meals and hosts film and music events. Frontier brings more than food to the table. Igniting conversation about the world beyond its rustic walls, Frontier, located in Fort Andross, describes itself as a “food, art and cultural destination.” Here, visitors share intimate conversations and globally inspired meals with views of the churning Androscoggin River below.
Courtesy of Matt KellerINSPIRATION AND CURATION: On Tuesday, David Saul Smith’s Lamarche Gallery premiered an exhibition displaying artwork by the 2017 summer residents of Kent Island, a Bowdoin-owned island in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada.
Ann BasuDISABILITY DISCOURSE: Poet and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (right) speaks with Maddie Lemal-Brown ’18 (left) and Sabrina Hunte ’20 (center) after her performance in Kresge Auditorium last night. A “queer disabled nonbinary femme writer and cultural worker of Burger/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent” is how Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha describes herself on her website.
Ann BasuQUEERING THE MUSEUM: Jonathan Katz, founder of the Harvey Milk Institute and visual culture scholar, spoke about censorship of Warhol’s art. In his lecture on Wednesday, Jonathan Katz argued that pop art is an inherently queer form of self-expression, an idea originally censored in a now fully-published interview with Andy Warhol.
Sam HoneggerPORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: Jude Marx ’18 has a passion for teaching, writing and portrait photography. Much of her work encompasses all three interests. For Marx, portraiture is about collaboration, visibility and empowerment. Jude Marx ’18 is an English and education coordinate major who has worked at Bowdoin and beyond to carry out creative projects, mainly through portraiture and creative writing.
Kayla Snyder Jhene Aiko – “Jukai” (September 22) Jhene Aiko seems to finally be hitting her stride as one of R&B’s truly unique artists. The cool, unmistakable radiance of her voice has always been there, but on her latest album, “Trip,” Aiko has the production to back it up.
Xenia Rubinos’ music is refreshingly bold and authentic. An up-and-coming singer and composer, Rubinos recently released her album “Black Terry Cat.” Brought to campus by WBOR, she performed a sampling of her music at Ladd House this past Saturday. Rubinos emphasizes the creative capacity of individual experiences and self-expression. Her work documents an ongoing exchange between her state of mind and the exterior world. She describes her style as soulful, with a lot of energy and love.
Courtesy of the Bowdoin College Museum of ArtRUSSIAN REVOLUTION: “Did You Volunteer” is a 1920 lithograph by Dmitry Moor, from the collection of Svetlana and Eric Silverman ’85 P ’19. When viewed in a modern context, the Soviet propaganda posters in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s (BCMA) newest exhibit provide not only insight into the rise and fall of the Soviet Union but also a framework for understanding the present.