Colby will celebrate Black History Month with a series of films, a panel discussion on civil rights and several lectures, all focused on the theme "Provocations, Protests and Progress: Re-Viewing the Civil Rights Movement Fifty Years Since 'Brown v. Board of Education.'" All of the following events are open to the public and free of charge.
On Saturday, February 14, the Portland String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colby, will present a concert as part of the 2003-04 Music at Colby Concert Series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus and is open to the public free of charge.
On Wednesday, February 11, Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies at Cornell and author of All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America, will speak about "Jews and Rock 'n' Roll." The 7 p.m. talk, Colby College's annual Lipman Lecture, will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On February 8 an exhibit of still-life paintings by Bevin Engman will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and will remain on view through March 21. The exhibit will feature 16 paintings by Engman, including oil on wood panels and several gouache collages. An opening reception will be held at the museum Sunday, February 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
On Thursday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m. a panel discussion on poverty in central Maine will be held at Colby College in Waterville. The discussion will be held in room 014 of Miller Library and is organized by Colby economics students who are constructing a statistical abstract of the greater Waterville area. The event is sponsored by Colby's Economics Department and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Company, Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical about love and friendships, will be performed at Colby College February 6 through 8 and 12 through 14. The musical is part of the college's 2003-04 Theater and Dance season. Performances will be held beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Strider Theater of Runnals Building on the Waterville campus. Admission is charged.
While the U.S. population is increasingly made up of people over the age of 65, the media is saturated with images of youth and advertisements for products that promise to counteract the effects of age. On February 12 Exhibiting Signs of Age will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and will remain on view through March 28. Exhibiting Signs of Age explores the American culture's denigration of aging and representations of aging in 20th-century and contemporary artistic practice.
Zen Art and Culture will be on exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville January 29 through March 28. The exhibition of traditional and modern sculptures, prints and ceramics explores the relationship between Zen ideas and artistic practice in Japan. Student curators Chase Cohen, Russell Gullette, Injoo Han and David Ng will give guided tours of Zen Art and Culture from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 29. An opening reception will be held that day from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Colby College in Waterville will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
Day with a weeklong schedule of gospel and drumming concerts, lectures
and films. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
On Monday, January 19, at 7 p.m. master drummer Jordan Benissan, an applied music associate in Colby's Department of Music, and his band Sankofa will perform a concert of West African traditional drumming and highlife music at Colby College in Waterville. The concert will be held in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. It is free of charge and open to the public.
Gospel recording artists the Holmes Family will be artists-in-residence at Colby College in Waterville January 19 to 23 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Events will include lectures, a civil rights celebration, gospel workshops and a concert open to all community members. The four-member group the Holmes Family is known for its beautiful harmonic sound and is committed to community building and social justice. All of the events are open to the public and free of charge.
President William D. Adams has named Edward J. Mestieri head coach of the Colby College football team, effective January 1. Mestieri replaces Tom Austin, who recently announced his plans to step down from the position.
Artist-to-Artist Talks will be Available at The Art Institute of Chicago, Colby College in Maine, the Getty, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art; Skowhegan Also Launches New Initiative to Make Alumni Art Available Online.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building on the Colby College campus. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
The development and future of crafts in Maine will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville December 7 through January 25 in the Maine Crafts Association (MCA)'s 20th anniversary exhibition, 20/20 enVision. The exhibit includes works by established and emerging craft artists. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, December 14, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.
A semester-long study by Colby student researchers of Threemile Pond
and of the environmental factors that influence the lake's water
quality will be presented on Thursday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Vassalboro town office. The program is open to the public and should
last about one and a half hours.
On Thursday, November 13, ABC News reporter Dan Harris will discuss his experience covering the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will be held in Room 14 of Miller Library on the Waterville campus. The event is sponsored by Colby's Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and is open to the public free of charge.
On Saturday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m. Collegium Musicum, Colby's early music group, will present a concert titled "Music in Remembrance." The concert will be held in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. Part of the 2003-2004 Music at Colby series, the event is open to the public and free of charge.
Members of Colby College's studio art faculty will show works in
a variety of media for the annual Fall Faculty Art Exhibit at the
Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The exhibit will be on view
from November 14 through January 4 and the public is invited to an
opening reception on Friday, November 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.