Archives for November 2012

Bowdoin Artists Collaborate on Portland Gallery Show

Bridget Spaeth, Slender Subtle Arc, 2012, acrylic media on bent wood panel, 3 x 28 x 3 inches

Paintings by two Bowdoin employees — Jessica Gandolf, adjunct lecturer in art and parent of a current Bowdoin student, and Bridget Spaeth, who works in the Language Media Center — can be seen in a current show at the Rose Contemporary Gallery. The show also includes work by a third artist, Penelope Jones, who teaches at Bates College.

Spaeth said she and her partners are pleased at how “Expanding Fields” hangs together. “I’ve been thinking about the ways in which institutions like Bowdoin are such great partners in the creative economy of Southern Maine,” Spaeth noted. “We three painters connected outside of Bowdoin, yet our connections are that much more layered and proximate when seen through the Bowdoin lens.”

A Global Tour of Childen’s Bedrooms (Mother Jones)

Dong and his bedroom in Yunnan Province, China. Photo by James Mollison

Photographer James Mollison takes photos around the world of children and their rooms. Mother Jones has published some of Mollison’s photographs from his book, Where Children Sleep. “Mollison’s work shows that wherever a child lies down at night is not so much a retreat from as a reflection of the world outside,” Mother Jones comments.