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Colby College is pleased to announce the following September events. All are free and open to the public.
Hill ‘n’ the Ville
Saturday, September 15, noon-7 p.m.
Head of Falls, Waterville
This daylong event for college students, families and the greater Waterville community includes music, juggling, games for kids, a dunk tank, a guided walking tour of downtown, food, and more — all organized by Waterville Main Street and Colby students. Performances include Colby band The Dumb Beautiful Ministers at noon; juggling, comedy, theater, improvisation, and music by Fusion at 1 p.m.; music by The Brew at 2:45; 1960s-era rock by the Nate Wilson Group at 4 p.m.; and, at 5:30 p.m., headliner John Brown’s Body, a reggae group whose latest album, Pressure Points, has spent nearly every week on Billboard‘s reggae chart since its release in April 2005. Rain or shine.
Contact: Waterville Main Street, 680-2055, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.
Launching the season, this co-production between the Department of Theater and Dance and Powder and Wig, the student theater company, draws students from all class years into a frenzy of creativity. Students write, direct, and act in short plays, sketches, and monologues over the course of 24 hours, culminating in an evening of original performance. Coordinated by Esther Boyd ’09 and Instructor Wendy Weckwerth. (Mature teens and adults.)
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4521, email@example.com
The Clean Water Act in Maine: Stretch Goals and Stretch Finances
Tuesday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Andrew Fisk, Director of the Bureau of Land and Water Quality at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), worked at the Land Use Regulation Commission and the Department of Marine Resources prior to the DEP.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu
Thursday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
Adam Hochschild: Twelve Men in a Printing Shop, May 22, 1787: A Great Human Rights Movement Is Born
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
On the 200th anniversary of the end of the slave trade in England, award-winning author Adam Hochschild will speak about his book Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves. In this National Book Award finalist, Hochschild recounts the first grassroots human rights campaign, in 1787, which freed hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. Hochschild is the author of six books and teaches writing in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones (which he co-founded), The Nation, and many other publications.
Contact: Grace Von Tobel, 859-4421, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nordica Trio
Saturday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.
The Nordica Trio (Graybert Beacham, violin and viola; Karen Beacham, clarinet; Cheryl Tschanz, piano) has been performing works for violin or viola, clarinet, and piano since 1994. This program will include works by Jan Vanhall, Aram Khachaturian, and Paul Schoenfield. Vanhall lived in Vienna and was a contemporary of Mozart. Khachaturian’s colorful trio was written in 1932 and is his only complete chamber composition. Schoenfield’s trio, written in 1990, realizes his long-standing desire “to create entertaining music that could be played at Hasidic gatherings as well as in the concert hall.”
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, email@example.com
Lovejoy Convocation: New York Times Correspondent John Burns
September 30, 8 p.m.
The premier war correspondent of his generation, John F. Burns, senior foreign correspondent for The New York Times, will receive the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award. Until July Burns served as the Baghdad bureau chief for the Times, and he currently is London bureau chief. Burns has been arrested in China and Mozambique for his reporting activities and had to hide from Saddam Hussein’s secret police after escaping arrest in Iraq. He covered the overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the end of apartheid in South Africa and was the Times‘s first Islamic affairs correspondent.
Contact: Laura Meader, 859-4350, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ongoing Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art
Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art:
Gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation
Through October 28
Encompassing a variety of media, the exhibition presents more than 30 recent gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation by some of the leading artists working today. Included is recent work by Will Ryman in sculpture, Evelyn Hofer in photography, Julian Opie in printmaking, and major paintings by Jennifer Bartlett, Elizabeth Murray, Philip Taaffe, Martha Diamond, Francesco Clemente, Gary Hume, Julian Lethbridge, Nabil Nahas, Ellen Phelan, Dana Schutz, and John Zurier, among others.
Whistler and Printmaking
Through September 9
Printmaking was central to the artistic practice of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). While he achieved fame as a painter, he was also an extremely serious and innovative printmaker, producing some 450 etchings and about 180 lithographs over the course of his career. His imagery and the technical means that he developed for etching and for printing plates influenced not only his fellow printmakers in Europe and America but also many others who followed. This exhibition comprises another selection of prints, never previously exhibited at the museum.
The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 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 859-5600 or visit http://www.colby.edu/museum/.