Just weeks after the death of her mother, Coretta Scott King, Yolanda King vowed "to carry on her work," according to the New York Daily News. Now King will bring her messages to Maine for an appearance at Colby College on Saturday, March 11. The event, at 7 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus, is free and open to the public. Tickets are required.
Since the 1970s, color photography has been gaining legitimacy in an art world previously dominated by the black-and-white print. Through April 23, the Colby College Museum of Art will exhibit color photographs including images ranging from William Christenberry's small-scale photographs of Alabama gas stations to Elke Morris's recent shots of run-down Maine tenement buildings. COLORS: Contemporary Color Photography includes 29 works by 12 American photographers.
Sam Van Aken, 01:15:39:22, 2005, Multimedia installation, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist
In Colby's second annual emerging artist exhibition, currents2, installation artist and University of Maine Professor of Art Sam Van Aken creates a multimedia installation exploring his personal and artistic engagement with the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The exhibition will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art from November 20 through February 12, 2006.
Renowned mandala artist Losang Samten will spend five days creating a sacred sand mandala in the Colby College Museum of Art, beginning Tuesday afternoon, October 11. The artist will continue his work from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day through the dismantling ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Samten will also give a talk, "Mandala Art and the Preservation of Tibet, in the Colby College Museum of Art on Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m.
Cynthia Tucker, the editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will receive Colby's Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award on October 16, President William D. Adams announced. Tucker earned praise from Pulitzer Prize judges "for her forceful, persuasive columns that confronted sacred cows and hot topics with unswerving candor." She will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree and will speak during a formal convocation at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel.
Ugly Ducklings, a gothic thriller about harassment and bullying, will be presented at Colby College, September 15-17. Performances are Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 17, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in Strider Theater, Runnals Building, on the Waterville campus. Admission is $2 for teens, college students, and senior citizens and $10 for general admission.
Physical comedians Julie Goell and Avner the Eccentric will each present one-person shows at Colby next weekend. Goell will present Opening Night Carmen, a one-woman "Mopera," on Friday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. Avner will perform Exceptions to Gravity on Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. Both shows are in the Strider Theater, Runnals Building, on the Waterville campus.
The Colby College Museum of Art is the sole repository of the entire archive of prints by Terry Winters, and for the first time the museum will present selections from the archive, including more than 150 of the artists prints spanning the past two decades. Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences, on view July 27-November 6, 2005, will display Winters's work in a variety of printing techniques -- lithography, etching, aquatint, woodcut, linoleum cut, and Mixografia.
Colby was one of five U.S. colleges or universities to receive the 2005 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators at the organization's annual meeting in Seattle on June 1. The College is being recognized for a broad range of international initiatives. Among them:
ABC News correspondent Dan Harris '93 drew on experiences covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to augment his advice to the Class of 2005 at Colby's 184th Commencement Sunday morning. Student-elected speaker Josh Kahn '05 shared lessons he learned in four years at Colby, and President William D. Adams handed a diploma to each of the 484 graduates as thousands of onlookers cheered.
This spring the Colby College Museum of Art will bridge the divide between visual and aural art forms in a unique exhibition of one of the world's most popular and seductive musical instruments -- the guitar. Vintage, rare, and handmade guitars, all with connections to Maine, will be featured in conjunction with live performances of various musical styles. "The Player's Art" will be on display May 7 through July 17, 2005.