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Colby College is pleased to announce the following November events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Noontime Art Talk: Off the Wall
Thursday, November 1, 12:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Greg Williams, assistant director for operations at the Colby College Museum of Art, will speak about what is involved in professionally installing an art exhibition. Free lunch provided to the first 40 attendees.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Student Craft Fair
Friday, November 2
Cotter Union
Handmade crafts by student artists will be for sale.
Contact: Emily Wilbert ’08, ewilbert@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Student volunteers and museum docents will read art-related stories, play games, and lead discussions in the museum’s galleries. Story Time in the Museum, every Saturday morning, is designed for young children, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Native Stories and Other Tales
Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
The Colby Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Thomas, will feature Frank Ticheli’s Pacific Fanfare, Gloriosa by Yasuhide Ito, and Philip Sparke’s The Land of the Long White Cloud, which depicts the story of the Maori people’s discovery of New Zealand. Other works on the program include More Old Wine in New Bottles, Gordon Jacob’s second suite of folk songs, and Pablo!, which is a musical homage to Picasso’s Blue and Rose periods.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Free guided tours of the museum now take place every Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Visiting Writers Series: Monica Wood and Patrick Donnelly
Tuesday, November 6, 7 p.m.
Robinson Room, Miller Library
Wood, a Maine writer with a national reputation for capturing distinct voices and for her ability to write affirmatively about deeply resilient characters, is the author of three novels: Any Bitter Thing, My Only Story, and Secret Language; and a collection of short stories, Ernie’s Ark. Donnelly is author of The Charge and has published poems in The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, and many other magazines. Donnelly and Wood are visiting professors at Colby.
Contact: Professor Peter Harris, 859-5270, pbharris@colby.edu

Fall Faculty Exhibition Opening
Tuesday, November 6, 4 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
The exhibition features recent work by Colby faculty members Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Robin Mandel, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Scott Reed and Barbara Sullivan.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Mama, I Don’t Know How to Draw Sad: Reception and Art Opening
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.
Atrium, Diamond Building
This exhibit, shown at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans last January, features nearly 100 pieces of art created by the children of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The result is a powerful lesson about how art allows for the expression of fear, pain and despair.  The artwork will be displayed for the month of November.
Contact: Marnie Terhune, 859-5319, mterhune@colby.edu


Mama, I Don’t Know How to Draw Sad: Panel Discussion

New Orleans Two Years Later: Rebuilding the Cultural City
Wednesday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Panelists Becky Batchelor, creator of the children’s art exhibit, and Colby professors Paul Machlin, Peter Sly and Shirley Jackson will discuss the progress in New Orleans to date, the obstacles to success and the importance of the city as a cultural center.
Contact: Marnie Terhune, 859-5319, mterhune@colby.edu

Noontime Art Talk
Thursday, November 8, 12:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Robin Mandel, visiting assistant professor of art, will speak about his recent sculptures exhibited in the Fall Faculty Show. Free lunch provided to the first 40 attendees.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Women’s Status, Men’s States: Catharine MacKinnon
Thursday, November 8, 4:30 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Catharine MacKinnon specializes in gender equality issues under international and constitutional law. She has argued that sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and, with Andrea Dworkin, created ordinances recognizing pornography as a civil rights violation. Her books include Sex Equality, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State, Only Words, Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws, and Are Women Human? MacKinnon is one of the most widely cited legal scholars in English.
Contact: Marnie Terhune, 859-5319, mterhune@colby.edu


Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: The Importance of Teacher Leaders in Collaborative Decision Making, Mentoring, Collegiality and Teamwork
Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Diamond Building
Undergraduate and graduate students and teacher leaders from across the state will explore the role of teacher leaders in supporting their peers, serving as mentors and participating in decision making regarding student learning. Sam Intrator, author of Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom and Stories of the Courage to Teach: Honoring the Teacher’s Heart, will deliver the keynote address.
Contact: Professor Karen Kusiak, 859-4424, Karen.Kusiak@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Student volunteers and museum docents will read art-related stories, play games, and lead discussions in the museum’s galleries. The program, every Saturday morning, is designed for young children, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Colby Eight 60th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, November 10, 3 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
The popular a cappella group celebrates 60 years of singing.
Contact: Karin Weston, 859-4315, krweston@colby.edu

Some of that Funky Stuff
Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
African drummer Jordan Benissan will join the Colby Jazz Band for the revival of two of George Russell’s cutting-edge tunes, “Cubano Be” and “Cubano Bop,” which mix Afro-Cuban drumming and singing with big band sounds written for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. The band, directed by Eric Thomas, will also touch on the hip-hop craze, with performances of “Escape Velocity,” a selection of Paquito D’Rivera’s Afro-Cuban tunes, and Oliver Nelson’s “Emancipation Blues” and “Blues and the Abstract Truth,” among other tunes.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu


Get 2 Steppin’
Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Page Commons, Cotter Union
Dance teams from Tufts University, Wheaton College, Bentley College and others will perform Step dance, which is central to African-American culture and originated from the South African gum-boot dance. Local children who have been learning step at the Alfond Youth Center will also perform.
Contact: Escar Kusema ’09, etkusema@colby.edu

Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Sunday, November 11, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Free guided tours of the museum now take place every Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Chinese Reality: Developments and Dilemmas
Monday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Martin Ma is China director of the nonprofit Social Accountability International (SAI), where his responsibilities include developing training programs to facilitate dialog among workers and managers in Chinese factories. Ma also represents China for Solidaridad, a Netherlands-based foundation that helps small farmers worldwide gain direct and fair market access. Solidaridad is in the process of building a sustainable fashion chain in China highlighting organic cotton, responsible farming and manufacturing.
Contact: Professor Hong Zhang, 859-4417, hzhang@colby.edu

Student Docent Gallery Lecture
Wednesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Julia Bacon ’09 will speak about Winslow Homer’s painting The Trapper, 1870.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

currents4 Artist’s Talk: Amy Stacey Curtis
Thursday, November 15, 4:30 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
The fourth exhibition in the museum’s annual emerging-artist series, currents, presents work by Maine-based installation artist Amy Stacey Curtis. Curtis, who has been working in abandoned industrial sites throughout the state for the past seven years, creates interactive works that examine our interconnectedness through themes of chaos, order, and repetition.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

currents4 Opening Reception: Amy Stacey Curtis
Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m.
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Student volunteers and museum docents will read art-related stories, play games, and lead discussions in the museum’s galleries. The program, every Saturday morning, is designed for young children, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Life Is a Dream
Friday-Sunday, November 15-17, 7:30 p.m.
November 17, 2 p.m.
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Nature or nurture? Colby plays host to the world premiere of a new adaptation of Calderon de la Barca’s Life Is a Dream, a masterpiece of the Spanish Golden Age, when drama unapologetically fused tragedy, comedy and philosophy in a stew of beautiful language and stage action. Dream has it all: love, politics, mistaken identity — a prince chained in a tower and a ravenous, know-it-all servant. Directed by Wendy Weckwerth. (All ages.)
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4521, djward@colby.edu

Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Sunday, November 18, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Free guided tours of the museum now take place every Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Student Docent Gallery Lecture
Tuesday, November 20, 4:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Kristen Warden ’08 will speak about Chuck Close’s Self-Portrait, 2006.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Free guided tours of the museum now take place every Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu

The Clean Water Act in Maine: Stretch Goals and Stretch Finances
Tuesday, November 27, 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
    
Working for the Victims of Human Rights Violations in Colombia
November 28, 7 p.m.
Room 122, Diamond Building
Motivated into activism by the assassination of his father, who was a Colombian senator, Ivan Cepeda is director of the National Movement for Victims of State Crimes, an umbrella organization for more than 200 Colombian human rights organizations. He has participated in a process that has documented approximately 40,000 cases of serious human rights violations committed in Colombia since 1966. Cepeda has demonstrated that paramilitary groups, often working with members of the Colombian armed forces, have committed human rights violations.
Contact: Marnie Terhune, 859-5319, mterhune@colby.edu

Noontime Art Talk
Thursday, November 29, 12:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Veronique Plesch, associate professor of art, will speak about Maggie Libby’s Portraits of Colby Women: Commemorating in Word and Image. Free lunch provided to the first 40 attendees.
Contact: Hannah Williams Blunt, 859-5608, hwblunt@colby.edu


Learning Chinese in Maine
Friday, November 30
Diamond Building
A conference for school leaders, language faculty and community members on developing Chinese language programs for K-16 students and adult learners. (Registration required.)
Contact: Alice Elliott, 859-5313, aelliott@colby.edu

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Current Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

Fall Faculty Exhibition
November 6, 2007-January 20, 2008
This exhibition presents recent work by Colby faculty members Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Robin Mandel, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Scott Read, and Barbara Sullivan.

currents4: Amy Stacey Curtis
November 15, 2007-April 13, 2008
The fourth exhibition in the museum’s annual emerging artist series, currents, presents work by Maine-based installation artist Amy Stacey Curtis. Curtis, who has been working in abandoned industrial sites throughout the state for the past seven years, creates interactive works that examine our interconnectedness through themes of chaos, order, and repetition.

Highlights from the Lunder Collection
Through June 15, 2008
Selections from Peter and Paula Lunder’s promised gift of more than 500 works of art are on view in the museum’s galleries. Works on exhibit include American painter John La Farge’s Agathon to Erosanthe from 1861, Alex Katz’s 1974 painting Canoe, a collection of rare and beautiful etchings and lithographs by James McNeill Whistler, the Ideal figure Undine by Joseph Mozier, other American sculptures by Elie Nadelman, Paul Manship, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Donald Judd, and Jenny Holzer, as well as important examples of early Chinese ceramic art.

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. 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/.