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207-859-4350

Colby College is pleased to announce its December events. All are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, December 1, 11:30 a.m. lunch, noon lecture
Environmental Studies Lunchtime Colloquia
“Vermicomposting: Worms & Waste”

Fairchild Room, Dana
Joel Seraph of Maine Cooperative Extension will share tips and techniques on using worms to convert food wastes into high-quality soil for houseplants, seedling transplants and general garden use.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 872-3782

Wednesday, December 1, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture Series
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Lena Bachmair ’07 on Luca Giordano’s Hercules on the Funeral Pyre, c. 1665-70.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

  Thursday, December 2, noon
STS Student Seminars
“Climate Controversies: National, Regional, and Local Perspectives”
with Colby professor James Fleming
Philson Lounge, Cotter Union
Contact: Professor James Fleming, 872-3548

  Thursday, December 2, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture Series
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Lindsay Snyder ’07 on John Moore’s Night Studio, 1988-89.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Sunday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra
Lorimer Chapel
Conducted by Jonathan Hallstrom, the December concert focuses on festive, upbeat music. The highlight will be Colby faculty pianist Cheryl Tschanz’s performance of Edvard Grieg’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16. The concert will also include Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes and a suite from Rameau’s opera Les Indes galantes.
Contact: Diane Kadyk, 872-3236

Wednesday, December 8, 9:00 a.m.
Pottery Club Sale
Main Lobby, Cotter Union

Wednesday, December 8, 12:15 p.m.
Student Docent Gallery Lecture Series
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Kristen Spalding ’07 on Walter Gray’s Cigarette Girls, Seville, 1895.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

Thursday–Saturday, December 9–11
35th Annual Service of Carols and Lights
Thursday, December 9: prelude 7 p.m., service 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 10: prelude 7 p.m., service 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 11: preludes 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., services 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Free tickets are required and are available, on a limited basis, beginning Monday, November 22, at 5 p.m. in the lobby of Cotter Union.
Contact: 859-4610

Friday, December 10, 12:15 pm
Currents 1: Curator’s Tour
Currents 1, the first in a series of exhibitions by emerging artists, uses light and sound to explore the thresholds of perception. Join Sharon Corwin, Lunder Curator of American Art, for a guided tour.
Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 872-3228

—– Ongoing Exhibits at the Colby College Museum of Art

October 3, 2004–February 13, 2005
Photography at Colby: Recent Acquisitions and the Promised Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William Tsiaras ’68
From the resolutely modernist work of Paul Strand to the recent conceptual work of Nikki S. Lee, Photography at Colby explores a variety of photographic practices. The promised gift of Dr. William Tsiaras ’68 and Nancy Meyer Tsiaras ’68 significantly expands the scope of the museum’s photography holdings, including works by Lauren Greenfield, Diana Michner, Robert Polidori, William Wegman, and Garry Winogrand.

October 28, 2004–February 6, 2005
Currents 1: Julianne Swartz
The first in an annual series of emerging artist exhibitions, Currents 1 features work by installation and sound artist Julianne Swartz. Swartz uses light and sound to explore the thresholds of perception. Her installations challenge the viewer to see and hear elements within the environment that may have gone previously unnoticed.

November 12, 2004–January 9, 2005
Fall Faculty Exhibition
Bringing together the work of Colby art faculty and instructors, the Fall Faculty Exhibition presents an opportunity to view recent work by Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Margaret E. Libby, Harriett Matthews, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Dee Peppe, and Scott Reed.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum/.