WATERVILLE — Colby College held a ribbon cutting and naming ceremony for its new arts collaborative building Tuesday.
The arts building was officially named Greene Block + Studios.
The name was requested by the lead donors for the space as a way to recognize the community efforts of Colby College President David Greene and his wife Carolyn Greene.
Colby College’s museum of art director said the space is a catalyst for bringing artists and art lovers together.
“This building is all about creativity, community and process. Art is always in the making, and for me, art is what I love,” said Jacqueline Terrassa, Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art.
“I love connecting people with art, and this building does exactly that. It’s a bridge for all of us to come together,” she said.
The $6.5 million project is nearly 25,000 square feet and will serve to support a variety of events for Colby College students and local residents.