Wednesday, September 18, at Colby College Jack Mendelsohn will present "The Lessons of September 11th for U. S. Foreign Policy: Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction." Mendelsohn is an arms control expert, retired State Department official and consultant to several non-governmental organizations.
Actor, author, playwright and Colby graduate Mike Daisey will present his one-man show 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com on Friday, September 27, at Colby. 21 Dog Years comes directly to Colby after a six-month Off-Broadway run to strong reviews. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Strider Theater in the Runnals Building on the Waterville campus.
Colby College's 2002-03 Visiting Writers Series will hold three readings this fall on the Waterville campus. Each program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building and is open to the public free of charge.
On Sunday, September 15, guitarist David Burgess will perform music from Brazil. The concert, part of the 2002-03 Music at Colby Concert Series, will be held at 3 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.
On Tuesday, September 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Colby College will hold a yard sale featuring used household items. The event is open to the public and will be held in the field house of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center on the Waterville campus. Items for sale will include lamps, dishes, clocks, refrigerators, shelving, sporting goods and more.
On Saturday, September 7, the Portland String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colby, will open the 2002-03 Music at Colby Concert Series with a free concert. 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.
As Congress debates the shape of a new Homeland Security Administration and amid widespread concern about the numbers and intentions of foreign students coming to the United States, financier Shelby M.C. Davis is spending millions of dollars to put hundreds of foreign students through some of America's top colleges, Colby College in Maine among them.
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.