David C. Driskell | Summer Luncheon 2017
The Colby Museum presented artist David C. Driskell with the 2017 Cummings Award for Artistic Excellence. On July 8, 2017, as part of the Museum’s annual summer luncheon, Sharon Corwin, the Museum’s Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, sat down with David Driskell to discuss his work, artistic legacy, and his ties to Maine.
Rackstraw Downes | Summer Luncheon 2018
The Colby Museum presented artist Rackstraw Downes with the 2018 Cummings Award for Artistic Excellence. On July 14, 2018, as part of the Museum’s annual summer luncheon, Sharon Corwin, the Museum’s Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator, sat down with Rackstraw Downes to discuss the creation process of his works, his career trajectory, and his connections to Maine.
Jeremy Dutcher | Summer Luncheon 2019
Jeremy Dutcher, a Wolastoqiyik performer, composer, activist, and musicologist from the Tobique First Nation reserve in New Brunswick, Canada, performed at the Colby College Museum of Art’s 2019 Summer Luncheon, celebrating the opening of Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry, an exhibition of contemporary art of the First Nations people of what is now Maine and Maritime Canada. Dutcher’s brother, Shane Perley Dutcher, was one of dozens of Wabanaki artists whose work was featured in the exhibition. This is Honor Song, performed on July 20, 2019, at Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center, Colby College.