Bowdoin Art Students Pursue their Craft from Coast to Coast

Elena Gleed ’18, Rachel Zheng ’16, and Elizabeth Snowdon ’17 (from left to right) are all working on art projects this summer

Elena Gleed ’18, Rachel Zheng ’16, and Elizabeth Snowdon ’17 (from left to right) are all working on art projects this summer

From southern California to midcoast Maine, five Bowdoin students are pursuing self-directed artistic endeavors with the help of Bowdoin’s Kaempfer Art Grants. Exploring their identities and art through new techniques, mediums, and the lenses of different movements, these artists have produced work that will take them through artist talks and an exhibition when they return to campus in the fall.

Talia Cowen ’16 caught up with three of the five artists: Elena Gleed ’18, Rachel Zheng ’16 and Elizabeth Snowdon ’17. Read more about their projects.

Harry Rube ’16 Compares Democracy of Ancient Athens to Modern Maine’s

Harry Rube '16

Harry Rube ’16

After spending a semester studying abroad in Athens, Greece, Harry Rube ’16, a classical studies and government and legal studies double major, has dedicated this summer to researching the differences between the political scene in ancient Athens and the democratic dilemmas facing the U.S. today. Read more about his research.

Students at Forefront of New Academic Initiative at Bowdoin

Gabriella Papper ’18 (left) and Phoebe Bumsted ’17 (right) are two of the four students doing research with Prof. Hall

Gabriella Papper ’18 (left) and Phoebe Bumsted ’17

From doing computational readings of novels to mapping civil war battles, this summer Sabina Hartnett ’18, Phoebe Bumsted ’17, Hannah Rafkin ’17 and Gabriella Papper ’18 are weaving together computer coding, literature, government, history and sociology in new ways.

Under the guidance of Associate Professor of Digital Humanities Crystal Hall, they are developing the curriculum for this fall’s Introduction to Digital Humanities class, as well as engaging in their own research in Bowdoin’s newest interdisciplinary initiative.

Read more about their summer research, and about the Digital and Computational Studies initiative.

Kent Island Life: Student Muralists Create Low-tide Landscapes

tracy faber and isaac juggermanTwo Bowdoin students this summer are creating an intertidal zone in the Grand Manan Museum. They have been asked to start painting a huge mural that depicts the tidal zone’s marine life as well as the industries, such as clamming and dulsing, that rely on the tides. Emily Weyrauch ’17 checks in with the two artists mid-project for her latest installment of stories on Kent Island life. Read the story.