May First Friday at Greene Block + Studios

May 6, 2022

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Colby Arts Office, Colby Museum of Art, Lunder Institute of American Art

Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main St, Waterville

May’s First Friday at Greene Block + Studios will kick-off at 5 pm – 6 pm with Beets and Letters, a performance of the Social Nourishment project by Lunder Institute Residential Fellow, Golaleh Yazdani.

Following the performance on the ground floor, jazz pianist Jake Hickey with Duane Edwards (bass) and Jason Dean (drums) will play a set between 6 pm – 7:30 pm.

Starting at 6 pm – 8 pm, the second and third floors will be open to the public for Open Studios with the Lunder Institute Residential Fellows and Colby Artist in Residence. Meet the artists working at Greene Block + Studios and tour their studio spaces. For more information about the Lunder Institute Residential Fellows, visit:

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Golaleh Yazdani is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Portland, Maine. Born and raised in Iran, Yazdani received her Master of Fine Arts at Maine College of Art. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Art in Tehran, Iran. In addition, she completed residencies at ACRE and School of the Alternative. Throughout her practice, Yazdani has exhibited in Tehran, Iran, and the United States of America in venues such as Boston University Art Galleries, SPACE, and Able Baker Contemporary, among others.

Jake Hickey is a jazz pianist, jazz organists, and composer. Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola Jake was fortunate to study with legendary New Orleans pianist and composer Matt Lemmler as well as play with guest artists such as Wycliffe Gordon, Mike Dirubbo, Leroy Jones, and many more. Jake has played in a variety of musical settings ranging from solo piano in the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel to playing keyboards in the progressive jazz group Noruz.

Contact Colby Arts Office Program Manager Tyler French at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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