How can we bring our own memories and experiences to our interpretation of art? How can queerness be a creative tool for observing and connecting with the world? Join us for a night of exploring queerness in art in the Colby Museum galleries. Participants will engage in facilitated discussions in the exhibition Alex Katz: Repetitions…

Esopus Magazine was an alternative arts publication that helped realize the visions of artists such as Jenny Holzer, Kerry James Marshall, and Marilyn Minter. Join Tod Lippy, the magazine’s founder, and Chris Young, its printer, in a conversation on the process behind creating a magazine that continually pushed the boundaries of what was possible in…

Join the fun at the Colby Museum’s Thursday Art Party, co-hosted by the Colby College Student Government Association. Get creative as you decorate your own mug inspired by art on view at the museum. Enjoy Grey December’s set in the lobby and hear the Colby 8 perform in the galleries. We’ve got refreshments covered, including…

Each Thursday at 12:30pm! Join us to spend thirty minutes with one work of art on view in the Colby College Museum of Art’s galleries. Art Break is grounded in the practice of slow looking, an educational approach that asks people to give patient, immersive attention to a work of art as a way to…

An open call exhibition representing a multitude of artworks sharing two common qualities: the art has been made in the Waterville area, and it broadly speaks to themes of living, working, and playing together in the region. Drawing on submissions from area public schools, colleges, arts groups, and individual artists, the exhibition will be placed…

Together: Anecdotes and Inspirations features dozens of works created in painting and drawing workshops led by Peter Bruun over the preceding several months. The exhibition includes art by participants from workshops hosted by Educare Central Maine, Greene Block & Studios, High Hopes Clubhouse, South End Teen Center, Thomas College, Waterville Area Soup Kitchen, Waterville Comprehensive…

Together: Hearing, Holding, Healing is an installation combining 27 paintings by Peter Bruun with an audio-collage created from voices of students attending the Waterville Alternative High School. Bruun’s assemblage of paintings serves as a metaphor for people relying on one another even in brokenness, with the accompanying audio-collage offering an arc of a story on…

Ticonic Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition At Play: Works by Tom Jessen in collaboration with the Colby College Center for the Arts + Humanities annual theme of PLAY. Adopting an open-armed approach to artmaking, Tom Jessen’s work invites viewers to become active participants and entertain the idea of unknown outcomes. By combining themes…

Join us in celebration of our Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition on March 1 from 3–7pm. This year marks our 10th annual YAM exhibition and we’re thrilled to be able to expand this program by partnering with Colby’s Greene Block + Studios. This year’s theme is Dream in Art. Two Locations: Ticonic Gallery, 93 Main Street,…

Join us February 2, 5–7pm, for the opening reception of the 45,000 Quilt Project in conjunction with downtown Waterville’s First Friday event. A Spanish translator will be available during the opening reception. OPENING RECEPTION 5–7pm Caged Dreams Film Screening—Caged Dreams details the stories of Johannes Favi, Beatriz Batres, and Felipe Diosdado, who were previously detained in…

Matthew Russ is a Waterville-based artist who embarks on outdoor oil-painting excursions throughout the state of Maine. He favors protected lands, such as Maine State Parks, the Kennebec Highlands, and islands along the Maine Island Trail. His work is an ongoing search for the peace and wisdom that can be found in wild places. For…