Making his debut at Colby, Jesse Wakeman will conduct the Colby Chorale and Chamber Choir in a performance of folk music. Enjoy a cultural tour of the continent with arrangements such as “Simple Gifts” by Jay Althouse, “Shenandoah” by James Erb, and “Ah, Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser!” by Jesse Wakeman.

Contact: Deb Ward,, 207-859-5670


Jinwook Park conducts his debut concert with the Colby Symphony Orchestra in a program of symphonic favorites, including the overture from Felix Mendelssohn’s magical Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gabriel Fauré’s luminous Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, and the New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak.

Contact: Deb Ward,, 207-859-5670


After 36 years teaching guitar in the Music Department, Carl Dimow will retire after this academic year. He performs his final official faculty concert with his eclectic klezmer band, the Casco Bay Tummlers. Several original Dimow compositions will be featured in addition to classic instrumentals and songs from the rich, soulful, and joyous klezmer repertoire. Funded in part by the Ermanno Comparetti Concert Fund.

Contact: Deb Ward,, 207-859-5670


Get a special view of masks from the museum’s collection, and then make your own masks. This family-friendly event runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is free and open to the public.

Contact: Karen Wickman,, 207-859-5600


Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo will discuss the role of human rights in her art. This talk is organized by the Oak Institute for Human Rights, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Latin American Studies Program.

Contact: Amanda Cooley,, 207-859-5300

Colby Museum of Art

Join us for refreshments, art making for all ages, games, silhouette portrait cutting, and live music. The event runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Contact: Karen Wickman,, 207-859-5600


A keynote lecture by noted Picasso scholar and art historian from California State University at Long Beach Karen L. Kleinfelder, followed by a panel discussing the role of gender, historically and culturally today, in Pablo Picasso’s Vollard Suite.

Contact: Karen Wickman,, 207-859-5600


Independent scholar of folk and decorative arts Seth Thayer ’89 and Assistant for Special Projects Anna Fan will discuss artworks in the exhibition related to whaling and maritime trade, a subject they both focus on as contributing authors in A Usable Past’s accompanying catalogue.

Contact: Karen Wickman,, 207-859-5600

Guest speaker from Kik to talk to my EC479 seminar students