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

Thursday, September 8, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture
Guest Curator David Cohen on Alex Katz: Collages
Room 150, Bixler Art and Music Center
Guest curator David Cohen will speak about Alex Katz’s collages, currently on display in the museum. Cohen, gallery director for the New York Studio School and art critic for the New York Sun, will examine Katz’s collages within the context of the artist’s mature work and within a history of modernism.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 859-5600, museum@colby.edu

Friday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Carmen
With nothing more than mops and brooms and an old double bass, Julie Goell takes a zany romp among the sacred cows of opera.
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Tickets: $2 with Colby I.D. and for seniors; $3 general admission. Box office is open Monday through Saturday during the week of the performance from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4520, djward@colby.edu

Saturday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.
Portland String Quartet
Lorimer Chapel
The Portland String Quartet will use the 2005-06 concert season to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. Their fall concert will feature Adagio and Fugue, K. 546 and the string quartets K. 387, 421, and 465 (the “Dissonance” quartet), in G major, D minor, and C major, respectively.
Contact: Department of Music, 859-5670

Saturday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.
Exceptions to Gravity
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
This fun-filled performance by Avner the Eccentric projects a deeply touching and wildly hilarious image of humanity.
Tickets: $2 with Colby I.D. and for seniors; $3 general admission. Box office is open Monday through Saturday during the week of the performance from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4520, djward@colby.edu

Wednesday, September 14, 4 p.m.
Astrobiology and the Search for Habitable Worlds beyond Earth with Carl Pilcher
Room 105, Keyes Science Building
Contact: Physics Department, 859-5800, cwconove@colby.edu

Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 17, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ugly Ducklings
Strider Theater, Runnals Building, Colby College, Waterville
This theatrical production explores homophobia, bullying, and youth suicide at a girls’ summer camp in Maine.
Written by Carolyn Gage, directed by Cathy Plourde, and collaboratively produced by Hardy Girls Healthy Women and Greater Waterville’s Communities for Children/Youth Coalition.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $2 for teens, Colby students, and senior citizens. Box office is open Monday through Saturday during the week of the performance from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4520, djward@colby.edu

Sunday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror with Mia Bloom of the University of Cincinnati
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319. kohallar@colby.edu

Monday, September 19, 7 p.m.
Spinning The Da Vinci Code
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Caroline Borge ’99 of ABC News Primetime Live will address the complex process of making television documentaries. She will focus on ABC’s controversial 2003 documentary Jesus, Mary, and Da Vinci, for which she was ABC’s researcher.
Contact: Professor Debra Campbell, 872-3566, dcampbe@colby.edu; Professor Veronique Plesch, 859-5634, vbplesch@colby.edu

Tuesday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Visiting Writer Mario Moroni with music by Jonathan Hallstrom
The Paul J. Schupf Wing, Colby College Museum of Art
Moroni is the Paganucci Assistant Professor of Italian at Colby. One of Moroni’s most notable works is a book of essays on Italian poetry in the 1960s and 1970s titled From Eugenio Montale to Amelia Rosselli. Professor Moroni has also served as an editor for works on Italian Modernism.
Contact: Department of English, 872-3295

Tuesday, September 20, 7 p.m.
Building Momentum: Green Design Comes of Age
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Gunnar Hubbard, principal of the Portland-based green building consulting firm Fore Solutions, will present an overview of green design and construction practices and case studies of exemplary sustainable building projects.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu

Thursday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.
The George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture Series
America’s Role in the World in the 21st Century
with Senator Mitchell
Page Commons, Cotter Union
The new lecture series, under the auspices of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, promises to bring a prominent world leader to the Waterville each year to give a speech on international affairs.
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319. kohallar@colby.edu

Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Bach
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center
Pianist and Bach specialist Bruce Murray offers an all-Bach evening featuring all the keyboard inventions and sinfonias, two suites, and the Concerto in F major (“Italian”), BWV 971. Dr. Murray is artistic director and dean of the Brevard Music Center.

Contact: Department of Music, 859-5670

Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Saving the Maine Woods with Jym St. Pierre, Maine director, RESTORE: The North Woods
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Plum Creek Timber Company has proposed the largest residential development in Maine history for the Moosehead region. In response, a variety of conservation ideas are being advocated. This slide talk will touch on them, with a focus on the proposed Maine Woods National Park and Preserve.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-4846, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu

Thursday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Goldfarb Center Speaker: David Systrom ’76
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Systrom is a Harvard and Mass General pulmonary and critical care physician who recently returned from a month on board the Project Hope Mercy (hospital ship), where he administered to tsunami victims from Banda Aceh.
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319. kohallar@colby.edu

Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
Guerrero
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
The English language premiere of a poetic, fascinating, often terrifying tale drawn from actual events. Written by Alan Clark, co-directed by Alan Clark and Richard Sewell.
Tickets: $2 with Colby I.D. and for seniors; $3 general admission. Box office is open Monday through Saturday during the week of the performance from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Deborah Ward, 859-4520, djward@colby.edu

For up-to-date events listings, visit http://www.colby.edu.
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Ongoing Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

June 26 – September 18, 2005
Alex Katz: Collages
Between 1955 and 1960, Alex Katz produced a group of about 70 collages that were made from sheets of colored paper. This exhibition brings together a comprehensive group of these collages for the first time. A catalogue of these works, by guest curator David Cohen, will accompany the exhibit.

July 27 – November 6, 2005
Terry Winters: Prints & Sequences
As the sole repository of an entire archive of prints by Terry Winters, the museum will present an exhibition of more than 150 of the artist’s prints spanning the past two decades. This exhibition will display a number of series in their entirety, and Winters’s work in a variety of printing techniques will be on display.

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 207-872-3228 or visit www.colby.edu/museum