Arts and Culture

‘Why Draw?’ Bowdoin Art Museum’s Recently Concluded Exhibition Draws Glowing Praise

‘New York Arts’ journal says the exhibition and its catalogue “bring home the vastness and multiplicity of the art of drawing—its lack of limitations.”

A Fitting Musical Tribute for an Unconventional Composer

Nine months after his death at the age of eighty, renowned composer and former Bowdoin music professor Elliott Schwartz will be honored on Friday September 8, 2017. There will be an evening of music on campus that in some ways will be as unconventional as the man himself, said Associate Professor of Music Vineet Shende.

Photographer Abelardo Morrell ’71 Dedicates Work to ‘Unsung’ Museum Security Guards

Renowned photographer Abelardo Morrell ’71 has donated a piece of artwork to the Manhattan gallery where he used to work as a night watchman, and dedicated it to the security guards who still work there.

Hari Kondabolu ’04: Documentary, Tour, and Stop in Portland, Maine

Comedian Hari Kondobalu ’04 is performing at Aura in Portland, Maine, on August 30th, as part of a national tour (plus some stops in Canada).

Art Museum’s Hendricks Exhibition Highlights “New, Liberating Way of Seeing Black People on Canvas” (Artsy)

The exhibition, Barkley Hendricks: “Let’s Make Some History, features five privately owned paintings by Hendricks, “four of which have never been seen publicly before.”

Ellis Price ’18 Works in an Old Maine Mill with Modern Textiles

Besides receiving artistic guidance from textile designer Erin Flett, Ellis Price says she’s learned some of the ins and outs on how to run a small business.

Evolving as an Artist, Coretta King ’12 Releases New Songs

Nashville-based King has just released a collection of her own songs online—freely available through SoundCloud. This material she characterizes as a taster, something to whet the appetitie of her fans as she works on a bigger album project down the road.

Vineet Shende’s Solo Violin Work ‘A Dazzling Showpiece’

Former New York Times music and culture writer Allan Kozinn said the work could be a “substantial addition to the repertory for unaccompanied violin.”