Arts and Culture

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.”

Art Fellow Logan House ’17 Gets Lost in a Crowd

When Logan House }17 began inspecting his photographs more closely, particularly the ones he took at parties, he noticed that the people caught within the frame had an unguarded aspect to their expressions that he rarely saw in posed photos or when he drew from real-life models in the studio.

Bowdoin Students Take Modern Dance Production to Northampton Spring Dance Festival

Assistant Professor of Dance Aretha Aoki concluded the spring semester by taking students from her modern dance class to perform in Northampton, MA, as part of a month-long festival called MAYDANCE. This gave students the opportunity to share the stage with some of the top names in contemporary dance.

Bowdoin Grads’ Shakespeare-Inspired Comedy Show Gets Rave Reviews in NYC

Maggie Seymour ’16 and Olivia Atwood ’17 have taken their show to New York City, and the reception couldn’t be better. Writing in the online theater magazine Curtain Up, Deirdre Donavon said “15 Villainous Fools has winning simplicity,” describing Atwood and Seymour as “terrific clowns,” who give the old play a “new immediacy.”

Museum of Art Patrons Enjoy First ‘Music in the Museum’ Lunchtime Chamber Concert

Music-lovers filled the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s Bowdoin Gallery on Thursday, June 29, 2017, for a lunchtime concert. This was the first of the “Music in the Museum” events being staged as part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, featuring some of the young, talented musicians who are taking part in the festival.

Laura Griffee’17 Virtually Games Her Way to Interactive Art

During a yearlong independent study, Laura Griffee ’17 adapted virtual reality software to make a DIY sculpture tool. Griffee, a visual arts major, worked with Google Cardboard and other virtual reality software to enable users to interact with the sculptures of Assistant Professor of Art Jackie Brown.

Portraying Appalachia: How the Movies Can Get it Wrong

” I became aware of how powerful people’s negative impressions were of Appalachian people, and most of these ‘hillbilly’ stereotypes were gleaned from the movies.”