Lecture: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 pm - McCain Hall 101 Exhibit Opening: Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5 pm - Yellow Box Gallery, McCain Hall Third Floor The work of artist Bevin Engman will be featured in the Yellow Box Gallery. The artist will deliver a lecture on Oct. 6 at 4 pm in McCain Hall 101 followed by the exhibit opening at 5 pm in the Yellow Box Gallery. Engman is also chair of Fine Arts at Colby College and she will be the guest at a noon-hour round table discussion with administrators, faculty and interested persons in Brian Mulroney Hall 203. Colby College is a leader in the delivery of studio-based Fine Arts courses within a liberal arts program. The operational considerations, as well as the educational and institutional benefits of expanding the liberal arts to include studio courses, will be the subject of the round table. Please contact Becky Soffee at beckys@stu.ca for more information. Bevin Engman “The impact of Bevin Engman's paintings can be startling. Small in scale, they nevertheless reach out assertively. Emphatic in their clarity of composition and their luminous range of color, they quickly demand one's attention. The small scale augments the sense that they need to be viewed closely; it is part of their command. One wants to move in to investigate and ponder the "why" of them. Why these forms? Why these calculated arrangements? Why this scale?” Abbott Meader, August 2011 Engman attended The College of William and Mary where she took several art courses and earned a BA in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. She moved to Portland, Maine where she earned her BFA in Painting, with honours, from Portland School of Art (now the Maine College of Art). Among her teachers of greatest influence, she cites the painters Edwin Douglas, Jonnie Ross and Margot Trout. Engman places particular importance on the color education she received from these painters – much of it based on the color treatises of Joseph Albers. In 1994, she completed a three-year Master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania where she was awarded the Charles Addams Memorial Prize for Painting and a Gutman Teaching Fellowship. She accepted a position at Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1996 where she currently serves as Chair of the Art Department. Beyond her solo exhibits in New England, Engman has shown nationally with Zeuxis, an association of still-life painters based in New York City.