On Tuesday, February 27, Bowdoin professor of Asian studies Henry Laurence will give a talk on international finance at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture, "East Asian Challenges to the IMF Consensus: Japanese Regional Leadership and the Asian Financial Crisis," will be held at 4 p.m. in the Robins Room of Roberts Building. The event is open to the public free of charge and a reception will follow.
Colby will celebrate Black History Month with a month-long film festival series—"The Politics of Black Manhood in the Films of Denzel Washington," and a lecture, "The Eclipse of a Black Public," by Bowdoin Professor Eddie Glaude on February 27. All events are open to the public free of charge.
Pathways to the Invisible, an exhibition of paintings and monoprints by Scott Reed will open at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville on Sunday, February 25, and will remain on view through April 15. An opening reception is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on February 25, and the public is invited.
Cellist Steve Witkin will give a concert on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Colby College's Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music Center. Witkin will be accompanied by Cheryl Tschanz, adjunct associate professor of music at Colby, and together they will perform pieces for cello and piano. The performance is open to the public and free of charge.
The early music trio Charivary will perform on Saturday, February 24, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. It is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series and is open to the public and free of charge.
Two exhibitions open at the Colby College Museum of Art on Sunday, February 11. Souvenirs of the Grand Tour presents a variety of art collected as souvenirs of Italy; American Art from the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum presents a sampling of 19th- and 20th-century art.
Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges are pleased to introduce Maine's first online statewide library catalog. On January 4 the Maine Info Net system was turned on and the Colby, Bates and Bowdoin library collections with more than two million items became available to participating libraries throughout the state.
The music group Ensemble Talisman will present a concert titled "Russian Women Composers of the 18th Century" on Tuesday, February 13, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is open to the public free of charge.
The Portland String Quartet will perform Johann Sebastian Bach's The Art of Fugue on Sunday, February 11, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and is part of the 2000-01 Music at Colby concert series. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Kadiatou Diallo will give a talk titled "The Legacy of Amadou Diallo" on Monday, February 12, at Colby College in Waterville. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of Cotter Union and is open to the public and free of charge.
Several community activities are planned at Colby College in Waterville to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, including a keynote address by anti-Klan lawyer Morris Dees, a musical celebration and a movie marathon. All activities are free of charge and everyone is welcome.
At Colby College in Waterville, a series of wellness lectures in 2001 will address topics of mental, emotional, social and physical well-being. Lectures are open to the public and are free of charge. Programs will discuss eating disorders, AIDS, humor and more. All lectures will be held in the Page Commons Room in Cotter Union. For information contact Colby's health center at 207-872-3058.
The Colby College Museum of Art will be closed from Saturday, December 23, through Monday, December 25, and from Saturday, December 30, through Monday, January 1. The museum will be open regular hours from December 26-29.
On Monday, November 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. the remaining free tickets for Colby College's 31st annual Service of Carols and Lights will be distributed in the lobby of Colby's Cotter Union to members of the community.
Waterville's college and community radio station, WMHB-FM, will hold its annual holiday food drive/music give-away on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its studio offices in the basement of Roberts Building, Colby College. Donations will benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.
The exhibition "The Eye: Mirror of the Soul" featuring the paintings of Father Paul Plante will be on display at the Colby College Museum of Art January 14 through February 25. Plante's work depicts detailed images from the natural world in intense color. An opening reception is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, and the public is invited.
"The Quest for Entertainment and Enlightenment in Tokugawa Japan's Urban Centers," an exhibit of Japanese religious and secular art, will be on view at the Colby College Museum of Art December 8 through January 7.