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Bowdoin College

June 24, 2019

The Arts are happening

Bowdoin College has a plethora of opportunities during July to engage in the arts. Some of the offerings are listed below.

Audubon ‘Birds of America’ Page-Turning Summer Social.        July 12, 2019
Time:10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Location:Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

Join Special Collections & Archives staff for an extended summer page-turning event of John James Audubon’s double-elephant folio edition of Birds of America. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the festivities start with a page-turning and guest speaker, followed by the opportunity to make your own bird-of-the-month keepsake pin. Join us in the Library’s Media Commons at 11:00 a.m. for a screening of the 56 minute PBS documentary Audubon (2017) with refreshments. At 12:30, return to the Special Collections & Archives reading room for another page-turning of Birds of America. Free and open to the public; drop by for any or all parts of the event.

Family Art Night at the Museum of Art
July 12, 2019
Time:4:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Vodoin students offer a veriety of activities for families, based on the exhibitions on view.  Presented as part of Second Friday Brunswick, as an inclusive series of events intended to provide an opportunity to engage with the arts all within walking distance of Maine Street.
Free and open to the public.

Art and Music: a Family Program with the Bowdoin International Music Festival
July 13, 2019
Time:10:00 AM — 11:00 AM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Faculty and students from the Bowdoin International Music Festival lead a family program about music and the fine arts within the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Free and open to the public.

Gallery Conversation: “When What is Old is New Again”
July 16, 2019
Time:12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director, leads a discussion of the exhibition Emerging Modernisms, American and European Art, 1900–1950, exploring the enduring relevance of modernist provocations and innovations for artists and audiences today.

Music at the Museum
July 18, 2019
Time:11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Faculty from the Bowdoin International Music Festival perform in conjunction with the summer exhibitions at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Limited seating. Free tickets required.

Children’s Hour at the Museum of Art
July 25, 2019
Time:5:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Bowdoin College students lead creative activities relating to the exhibitions on view for children and families.
Free and open to the public.

Student Composer Concert
July 27, 2019
Time:2:00 PM — 3:15 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Students from the Bowdoin International Music Festival perform original pieces inspired by works on view.
Free and open to the public.

Gallery Conversation: “How to Master a Contemporary Art Obstacle Course”
July 30, 2019
Time:12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Location:Museum of Art, Pavilion
Contemporary art tests viewers’ abilities to look intently, think boldly, and express themselves creatively. Discussing selected works on view in Art Purposes, curator Joachim Homann dares participants to take up the challenge and invites them to share questions and observations.
Free and open to the public.

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MALI

March 6, 2016

Sooooo proud!

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MALI at Bowdoin for Winter Retreat

I am continually amazed and proud of the commitment and passion of Maine’s visual and performing Arts educators. Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend all day at Bowdoin College with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative’s (MALI) for the Phase 5 winter retreat. Twenty five MALI members were able to join us. Thank you to the Bowdoin College Art Museum for hosting. The beauty of the room and the delicious food added to the energy, thoughtfulness, and incredible knowledge of the MALI Teacher Leaders.

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Teaching Artist and Teacher Leader John Morris

The topics of the day included overarching questions that are helping us to formulate the details of MALI’s Phase 6. The ideas are created based on the needs of teachers to meet the needs of Maine’s PK-12 students in the Arts. Who better to know about the needs of Arts education than Maine Arts educators?!

MALI’s Mission

MALI is committed to the development of Teacher Leaders to ensure deep understanding and meaningful implementation of high quality teaching, learning and assessment in the Arts for all students.

Teaching Artist/Teacher Leader – John Morris

During phase 5 John put together Creativity resources for the Resource Bank located at http://www.maineartsedresources.org/. The description of the Creativity resource: This discussion group model will help participants make connections with creativity research, while promoting inquiry and dialogue about the nature of creativity, as well as the role of creativity in K-12 teaching, learning and assessment. John facilitated the use of the model yesterday and the conversation was one that I wish every educator in the state could engage in. Contact John if you have questions about the resource at JohnMorris08@gmail.com.

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We spent some time yesterday considering the role of the Teaching Artist and brainstormed ideas on possibilities for Phase 6. The Maine Arts Commission is committed to continue to develop opportunities. The Teaching Artist roster located at https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Teaching-Artist-Roster will continue to grow and be available for those interested in contracting with a Teaching Artist to provide learning opportunities for students.

MALI focus

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Deep in thought, Rob Westerberg, Mari-Jo Hedman, Jake Sturtevant

The bulk of our day was spent on looking at and discussing the MALI topics that have become essential components of our work. Using the MALI Logic Model we asked two questions: 1) What is the role of the Teacher Leader working with the MALI mission? and 2) What activity or output could be created or included to implement the essential topics? The topics include: Arts Integration, Creativity and 21st Century Skills, Proficiency-Based Learning and Reporting, Educator Effectiveness, Advocacy, Assessment Literacy, Effective Teaching and Learning/Best Practices, Funding, Legislative Policy, and Guiding Principles.

It was a great day and I am so grateful to know and be part of a group that is so positive about the work they do educating PK-12 student in Arts education. It is a pleasure to LISTEN to what each Teacher Leader is doing and has to offer! If you are considering applying to be a Teacher Leader for Phase 6 please watch for the “call” and email me at argy.nestor@maine.gov.

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Gorham School district Art teachers Elise Bothel and Allie Rimkunas

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Beth Lambert, DOE VPA specialist and St. Agatha art educator Theresa Cerceo

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Dance teacher MaryEllen Schaper and Music teacher Jen Nash

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Vox Nova Chamber Choir

January 12, 2013

Concerts January 26, 7:0o PM and January 27, 3:00 PM at Bowdoin College

Vox Nova Chamber Choir, a Midcoast-based ensemble dedicated to the creative exploration of contemporary vocal music, will present Heaven on the Horizon, a concert of modern choral music on January 26, 2013, at 7:00pm and on January 27, 2013 at 3:00pm in the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick, Maine. The program features works describing the transcendence of the human condition composed by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Blake Henson, Eriks Esenvalds, and Hubert Bird, among others.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at voxnovachoir.com, or at the door. Bowdoin students receive free admission with student I.D.

Vox Nova Chamber Choir was founded in 2009 by Drs. Shannon Chase and Karen Topp and features members of the Maine Midcoast musical community, including Bowdoin College faculty and alumni. The group champions the expansive body of modern and contemporary choral music, and seeks to provide singers and audiences with new ways of hearing the oldest instrument in human experience.

Dr. Shannon M. Chase holds degrees in choral music and music education from The Florida State University, The University of Maine, and The University of Southern Maine. She studied choral conducting and literature under such notable conductors as Rodney Eichenberger, André Thomas, Dennis Cox and Robert Russell and completed professional training with such notable conductors as Helmut Rilling, Anton Armstrong, Donald Nuen, Doreen Rao, Weston Noble, Robert Shaw and Sir David Wilcox. She has held the position of Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Oregon, and served on the music faculties of Bowdoin and Colby colleges. Chase is currently Director of The Rutgers University Choir and teaches choral music and music education on the faculty of Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. In addition to her frequent work and travel as choral conductor, adjudicator and clinician, Chase maintains a private voice studio, Sotto Voce.

Jennifer Hand Runge received the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory, and the Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College. She has studied conducting under Robert Greenlee, Tamara Brooks, Stephen Kushner, Doreen Rao and James Jordan. Her choral music teaching experience includes Poly Prep Country Day School, Phillips Exeter Academy and The Pingry School. In addition to conducting, she has sung in numerous community choirs throughout the Boston and New York metropolitan areas, and is a charter member of Vox Nova.

CONTACTS

Dr. Shannon M. Chase, artistic director  – smchase@mac.com, 207-462-5669

Matthew Kuhrt, manager  – matt@voxnovachoir.com, 617-513-9340

Concert Title:           HEAVEN ON THE HORIZON

Adam Lay Ybounden, Hubert Bird

O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen

Gloria, Franz M. Herzog

Libera Me, Bárdos Lajos

My Flight for Heaven, Blake R. Henson

Sleep, Eric Whitacre

Horizons, Peter Louis Van Dijk

A Drop in the Ocean, Êriks Esenvalds

Kasar Mie La Gaji, Alberto Grau

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Pop-Ups! They’re Not JUST for Kids!

April 25, 2011

Pop-up collection at Bowdoin is drawing visitors

Thank you to Chris Toy for sending this information….

Not only can you travel to Bowdoin College to see the enormous collection of pop-up books but you can see part of the collection on Vimeo. The video is embedded below.

A new exhibition at Bowdoin College showcases pop-up books—for children and adults—from the Harold M. Goralnick (Class of ’71) Pop-up Book Collection. The exhibition, which is open to the public free of charge, is located on the second floor of Bowdoin’s Hawthorne-Longfellow Library. It runs through June 5, 2011. The George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives exhibition, is available online. The web version includes descriptions for all of the items in the show, and includes all of the text, but images for only a selection of the displayed items.

Pop-ups! They’re Not JUST for Kids from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

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