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Colby College is pleased to announce its May events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Sunday, May 1, 6 p.m.
“Empty Bowls” Benefit for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
Page Commons, Cotter Union
At this benefit dinner, attendees purchase a bowl — made by a memberof Colby’s pottery club — which they eat from and are able to takehome. Campus groups will perform during dinner. Tickets are $10, $8 for students.
Contact: Emily Wilbert ’07, or Caroline Williams ’07,

Sunday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra, The Colby College Chorale, and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society Concert
Lorimer Chapel
The final concert of the season combines Colby’s orchestra, chorale,and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society for a performance of Franz Schubert’s Mass in B-flat. Also featured will be the winner of the Music Department’s annual Student Concerto Competition. The final work in the season’s “Communist Connection” series will be Hanns Eisler’s 1957 Sturm-Suite.
Contact: Diane Kadyk, 872-3236,

Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Music Department Recital
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
Students studying in the music department present various instrumental and vocal works.
Contact: Diane Kadyk, 872-3236,

Wednesday, May 4, 9 a.m.
Pottery Club Sale
Lobby, Cotter Union
Contact: Nancy Meader, 465-7790

Wednesday, May 4, 4 p.m.
Proofreading Workshop
Room 14, Miller Library
Sponsored by the Farnham Writers’ Center
Contact: Katherine Theriault, 859-5290,

Thursday, May 5, 4:30 p.m.
Christian Johnson Lecture, Department of Economics
Economic Policy and Prospects in Iraq
with Chris Foote of the Boston Federal Bank of Boston
Room 14, Miller Library
Contact: Dianne LaBreck, 872-3564,

Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m.
The George E. Murray Debate Society
Whitney Room, Roberts Building
In these weekly, parliamentary-style debates, teams do not know the topic until ten minutes beforehand. Afterward the audience is invited to speak on the topic. A $25 prize is awarded for the best of those speeches.
Contact: Professor David Mills, 872-8755,

Thursday, May 5, 9 p.m.
Sirens A Cappella Concert
Lorimer Chapel
One of Colby’s female a cappella groups, The Sirens, performs its final concert of the season.
Contact: Hillary Wiley ’05,

Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Senior Voice Recital: Kate Campbell
Lorimer Chapel
Mezzo soprano Campbell will perform arias by Handel and Mozart in addition to Broadway and jazz songs.
Contact: Diane Kadyk, 872-3236,

Saturday, May 7, 1:30 p.m.
“American Dreams” Documentary Film Festival
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building
This documentary film festival will showcase the work of students with topics ranging from Maine lobstermen and bowling to the war in Iraq, paranormal activity, and the relationship of gays to the church.
Contact: Rachel Damon, 859-6378,

Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m.
The Player’s Art: Guitar Performances
Colby College Museum of Art
Performances by Colby guitar instructors Rick Bishop, Carl Dimow, Mark Leighton and their students. Guitar builder Adam Zois ’94 will discuss the art of building fine guitars.
Contact: Greg Williams, 872-3695,

Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m.
Miller Library Lawn
Members of the public should bring chairs. In inclement weather, the ceremony may be moved to the Alfond Athletic Center, in which case tickets are required.
Contact: Ruth Jacobs, 859-4353,

Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m.
The Player’s Art: Jazz Guitar with Gary Wittner and Tony Gaboury
Colby College Museum of Art
Both highly accomplished and internationally renowned performers and teachers will present a solo performance followed by a duet. Thelonious Monk fans are in for a treat.
Contact: Greg Williams, 872-3695,

Dates and times are subject to change. For up-to-date listings, visit

————————————–Ongoing Exhibits at the Colby College Museum of Art

May 5-May 22, 2005
Senior Art Exhibition
Artwork by Colby seniors will be on display in the museum

.May 7-July 17, 2005
The Player’s Art: Guitar Exhibition
Vintage, rare, and handmade guitars with connections to Maine will be featured in this unique exhibit. Five live performances of variousmusical styles will occur in the museum galleries.

In the Permanent Collection

The Alex Katz Collection in the Paul J. Schupf Wing
Alex Katz is one of the most important American artists of our time,and his impressive body of work constitutes a unique aspect of modernRealism. Colby’s collection now includes more than 600 works by Katzand related archival materials.

The John Marin Collection in the Lunder Wing
The John Marin Collection displays a retrospective collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings and photographs. These works are the only retrospective collection of the artist’s work in an academic museum in the country.

The Lunder Wing
The Lunder Wing is a two-story building housing works from the museum’s permanent collection of American art from the 1800s through the early 20th century.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 872-3228 or visit