Open Studios this Friday

Drop by the Greene Block + Studios at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville between 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday, November 4, to get to know Lunder Institute of American Art resident fellows Tess O’Brien, Shasha Dothan, Gamaliel Rodríguez, and Dylan Hausthor during the first Lunder Institute Open Studios of the 2022–23 academic year.

Lunder Institute residential fellowships provide artists with spacious studios as well as opportunities for collaboration with Colby College faculty, students, staff, and the Waterville community. This studio program encompasses artists at all stages of their careers and working in a range of artistic disciplines and mediums.

Be sure to come a bit early to experience Songs From Here at 5 p.m. in the first floor performance space.

Songs From Here is a new initiative to connect poets, composers, and performers in the beautiful state of Maine, to promote local talent and foster a greater sense of community across creative disciplines. Waterville is just one stop for an inaugural series of performances given by pianist Bridget Convey and classical vocalist Sarah Tuttle throughout the summer and fall of 2022. Songs featuring texts by some of New England’s best-loved writers, including Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow comprise some of the program material.Maine composers are at the heart of this program, featuring a brand-new set of songs commissioned in 2021 and written specifically for this project by Portland-based composer Erica Ball. Dan Sonenberg has put together a new song arrangement for the initiative, and the program will include solo piano works by John Newell and John Knowles Paine.