As the four students step up to their larger-than-life works of art, the terms that come to mind are poise, bravery, talent. Drawing deep breaths and digging for patience, the student artists pick up their brushes, pastels, or cutting tools for the final touches before exhibition.
The Center for Faith and Spirituality and the Center for Sustainable Communities were pleased to welcome The Burnurwurbskek Singers — the Keepers of the Penobscot Drum — to campus in October to share their traditional music and experiences of life on reservations today with students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the public. Several Sisters of Mercy attended the event, which led to much fond reminiscing about shared family history and the Sisters' time spent serving in several Wabanaki communities across the state.
The Fine Arts Department is a small but creative place on the Saint Joseph’s College campus; there, students bring their ideas to life through the medium of their choice. One of these students—Moira DesRosiers ’18—met with me and shared her plans to open a pottery studio after graduation.
Thao Kieu ’18 Infuses Art with Activism By Matthew Gregoire ’18 (based upon an interview by Lauren Legere ’17) On any given day, you might find Thao Kieu ’18 of South Portland painting in the art studio or out working on her photography, that is, if she isn’t busy crafting soap and jewelry from honeybee [...]
Fine arts professor Chris Sullivan brings Chris Van Dusen’s cherished children’s book to life. By Liza Darvin Photo by Chris Sullivan Two days a week, Chris Sullivan, assistant professor of fine arts, gets the chance to take the lessons he teaches to his students and give them real-world application through his work creating exhibits and [...]
What happens when you transcend your ordinary? It changes your world. Story by Alanna Conn Photo by Scott Fuller Last summer, seven Saint Joseph’s College students—ranging in majors from environmental science to fine arts—headed to Logan International Airport in Boston. Their suitcases, packed tight with wetsuits and waterproof cameras, wheeled along behind them. They were [...]
A spring semester course in digital photography added social media and camera phones into the mix. Is this the new norm? By Scott Quigley ’14 A 2013 Pew Research Center survey found that 58 percent of American adults own a smartphone, providing access to cameras and photo-sharing applications to nearly 240 million people. Another study [...]
The revised date of this presentation is February 20. Visual artist and historian, Brenton Hamilton, comes to Saint Joseph’s College on February 20 for the 2014 edition of the Speakers, Performers, Artists, and Culture (SPArC) lecture series. Using photography in unconventional ways, Hamilton mixes ancient and present ideas into a contemporary vision. Inspired by early photographic [...]
For two Saint Joseph’s students, the last week of the fall 2013 semester was extra busy. In addition to preparing for final exams, sophomore Rhiannon Pelletier and senior Lizzy Dragoni took to the stage at Merrill Auditorium in Portland as principal soloists in Maine State Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, from November 30 through December 8. [...]
The ability to tap into the powers of the left and right brain is increasingly becoming a useful tool for employees in today’s market. In the Stone Chapel, tucked behind Mercy Hall, freshman Nate Winter and Scott Fuller, chair of the Art Department, look over Nate’s most recent series of pottery work. Winter points out [...]