Colby College President William Adams announced today that Daniel Rosenfeld, currently Academy Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, has been appointed director of the Colby College Museum of Art. Hugh Gourley, the museum's director for nearly four decades, will retire this fall.
A series of string quartet concerts will be held July 30 through August 10 at Colby College in Waterville. Two formal concerts by the Portland String Quartet are set for July 30 and August 6; two performances by participants in the 27th annual Portland String Quartet Workshop at Colby will be presented August 10.
Measuring 68 feet wide and 12 feet tall, a new outdoor sculpture at Colby College in Waterville was too big to cover, so the artwork was dedicated rather than unveiled on Wednesday. Seven Walls, an expansive piece of public art designed by renowned American artist Sol LeWitt, is prominently located between the Colby College Museum of Art and the main road through campus.
On Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. nightly, participants in the Piano Institute at Colby summer workshop will perform concerts in Colby's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concerts are open to the public free of charge.
On Tuesday, July 23, the Yankee Brass Band will begin its annual summer concert tour with a performance in Colby's Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The 8 p.m. event is open to the public without charge, and donations are accepted.
A 12-foot by 68-foot sculpture titled Seven Walls and designed by the renowned conceptual artist Sol LeWitt is being installed on the lawn in front of the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. LeWitt designed the piece of art expressly for the museum and presented the plans as a gift in 2001.
A pair of exhibits by two contemporary artists closely associated with Maine will headline this summer's exhibition schedule at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. Aerial Muse: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette, the first-ever career retrospective of the painter and printmaker, will be at the museum July 17 through October 13. Rudy Burckhardt's Maine, an exhibit of photographs, paintings and films derived from the artist's experiences in Maine, will be at the museum July 17 through October 20.
Forty and lithotints by James McNeill Whistler are currently on display at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville. The works were created between 1858 and 1896 and depict daily life in the cities of Western Europe. The wide range of subject matter includes bridges, shops and harbors and full-length portraits.
Colby graduates from the 1920s to the 1990s will participate in the college's 2002 Reunion Weekend from Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Events on campus include class dinners and educational panels with alumni and faculty.
Colby College's women's crew team took second place in the NCAA Division III national women's rowing championship in Indianapolis this weekend. The Colby varsity eight boat finished fourth and the junior varsity finished seventh to give Colby 11 points in the Division III points trophy results.
At Colby's 181st commencement on Sunday, May 26, 470 members of the class of 2002 graduated as several thousand family members and other well-wishers cheered. Class speaker John Montelle "Monty" Hobson of Clayton, Mo., delivered an emotional celebration of the caring, supportive community that the graduating class experienced at Colby.
Acclaimed American playwright Arthur Kopit will be the commencement speaker at Colby College in Maine on Sunday, May 26. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of Miller Library and the public is invited.
"Art in Bloom," a daylong exhibition pairing American works of art from the Colby College Museum of Art with floral arrangements designed by members of area garden clubs and local florists, will be on view Thursday, June 6, in the Lunder Wing of the museum in Waterville.
The inaugural Colby Italian Festival will be held at Colby College in Waterville on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3. The festival will feature a roundtable discussion on Italian studies in the United States and a poetry reading with Paolo Valesio. All festival events are open to the public and free of charge.
More than 100 Colby College students, staff, faculty and family volunteers are already signed up for the sixth annual Colby Cares Day, which will take place in the greater Waterville area on Saturday, April 27.
Eight seniors working in the studio arts at Colby College in Waterville will exhibit their work at the Colby College Museum of Art May 9-26. In the college's annual Senior Art Show students will exhibit paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures. An opening reception will be held at the museum on Thursday, May 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited.
Colby's African Studies Program will celebrate Africa Week April 5-12, with a week of lectures, films and performances devoted to African culture and society. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
The history of Afghanistan in the 20th century will be the topic of a talk on Thursday, May 2, at Colby College by Munis Faruqui, visiting instructor of history at Bowdoin College. Faruqui's lecture, "From Buffer State to Battlefield: Afghanistan since 1900," will be given at 4 p.m. in room 100 of Lovejoy Building on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.