In his latest column, John Cross ’76 writes about “the good works of Byng Sills 71 years (497 dog years) after his death.”
The window in my office at 85 Federal St. looks out on a flat-topped two-car garage that dates to 1925 and the presidency of Kenneth C. M. Sills of the Class of 1901. The garage has two arched doorways on the front and one on the back side, all painted in a distinctively dark “Bowdoin Green” color. The garage was designed by architect Felix Burton of the Class of 1907, whose works on campus included Howell House (formerly the Alpha Delta Phi house and Kellogg House), the 1942 renovations to MacMillan House (the Theta Delta Chi house), and four brick gateways on the quad.
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Stephen Hannock '76 stands before his painting "Oxbow for Bowdoin College," a gift from the artist on the occasion of the Museum of Art's renovation and re-opening in 2007.
Artist Stephen Hannock ’74, internationally known for his luminous and atmospheric landscape paintings of flooded rivers, Whistleresque rockets launched into the sky, as well as his depiction of the Connecticut River Oxbow, is the subject of a solo exhibition at New York City’s Marlborough Gallery. Recent Paintings: Vistas with Text opened last week and continues until June 2, 2012. Paintings include an 8 x 20 feet depiction of Niagara Falls and a 6 x 9 feet Oxbow work finished with Hannock’s signature technique of polishing the surface of his paintings — with a power sander.
Driven by dueling passions for photography and Saab automobiles, artist Dan Dowd, whose day job is that of security guard at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, has created a body of work that is part of Light, Motion, Sound 2012, a collaborative exhibition by the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
(L. to r.) Matt Marr '13, Peter Coviello and Aaron Kitch in front of Quinby House in an image from "Projekt 900" by Dan Dowd.
Dowd’s photographic composition includes a catalog he produced based on a 1963 Saab brochure featuring a “new retro SAAB 900 Turbo offering” and the first opportunity for the public to see the vehicle in person. In addition to the Swedish automobile, photographs feature Professor of English Peter Coviello, Associate Professor English Aaron Kitch and Matt Marr ’13. The show opens today, May 1, at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and runs through June 17, 2012.