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Colby College is pleased to announce the following December events. All are free and open to the public.

Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
The Matchbox
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Written and directed by Rebekah Fasel ’09, The Matchbox is a comedy about an American college student who stays with British family members when she travels to London for a job interview. It explores clashing cultures, family politics, and the famously risque British novelist D.H. Lawrence. A Powder & Wig production.
Contact: Deb Ward, 859-4520,

Sunday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Music at Colby Series

Colby Symphony Orchestra
Lorimer Chapel
The orchestra will present Paul Dukas’s famous composition The Sorcerer’s Apprentice as the centerpiece for a program of classic works for young people of all ages. Jonathan Hallstrom, conductor.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Monday, December 4, 4 p.m.
Waterville’s Franco-American Heritage

History and Literature: A Panel Discussion
Room 100, Lovejoy Building
Professor Raymond Pelletier, associate director of the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine and president of the American Council for Quebec Studies; Rhea Côte Robbins, author of Wednesday’s Child, and Gregoire Chabot ’66, author of numerous plays and monologues including Un Jacques Cartier Errant.
Contact: Professor Jane Moss, 859-4655,

Monday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Waterville’s Franco-American Heritage

Les Sacres Monologues: A Theatrical Performance
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Gregoire Chabot ’66, author of Les Sacres Monologues, and Kate Tommasino ’08 present the original work.
Contact: Professor Jane Moss, 859-4655,

Wednesday, December 6, 9 a.m.
Colby Pottery Club Sale
Lobby, Roberts Building
A variety of reasonably priced items will be on sale, including bowls, mugs, vases, serving and dip platters, baking dishes, ornaments, and more.
Contact: Nancy Meader, 465-7790,

Wednesday, December 6, 5 p.m.
Youth In Politics Debate Filming

A Goldfarb Center Event
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Fox 23’s “Youth In Politics” program, which includes Colby student participants, will be filmed at Colby.
Contact: Kate O’Halloran, 859-5319,

Thursday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Music at Colby Series

Collegium Musicum: A Renaissance Christmas
Lorimer Chapel
The Christmas feast, probably the most popular of the Christian holidays, combines high theological mystery with a folkloric revelry. The repertory for this concert draws from the vast treasury of Christmas music from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Though much of it is learned and belongs to the art-music establishment (it was mostly refined music that was written down and therefore survived), a fair amount of music exists that is informed by folk and popular song. Eva Linfield, conductor.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Friday, December 8, Prelude: 7 p.m., Service: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, Preludes: 3:30 and 7 p.m., Services: 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Music at Colby Series

37th Annual Service of Carols and Lights
Lorimer Chapel, Colby College, Waterville
This Colby tradition continues to thrive. A prelude begins one half hour before the processional and includes the Nickerson Carillon, the Colby Handbell Choir, and other College instrumental groups. The service includes Advent and Christmas readings and congregational carol singing. Student vocalists, instrumentalists, and choral and a cappella groups take part, performing traditional and contemporary music of the season. The singing of carols by candlelight follows the traditional lighting of candles throughout the congregation. The service ends with the congregation singing “Silent Night.” Free tickets are required.
Contact: Ron Morrell, 859-4273,

For up-to-date events listings, visit Colby online.

Ongoing Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

October 12, 2006 – January 28, 2007
Alex Katz: Woodcuts and Linocuts
As the Colby College Museum of Art’s contribution to The Maine Print Project, Alex Katz: Woodcuts and Linocuts takes a retrospective look at the artist’s work in these print media. Katz has been a regular summer resident in Maine since he first attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the early 1950s. Katz’s woodcuts and linocuts, usually composed of one, two, or three layers of color, exhibit the qualities of directness, simplification, and distillation that characterize his work across media.

November 16 – February 4, 2007
Currents3: Lihua Lei
Lihua Lei’s work explores the sense of bounty and loss inherent in our bodily condition. Working in the gap between the figurative and the abstract, Lei uses diverse materials to allude to the body: a pool of carnelian colored threads suggests blood; a tube of cloth winds through the landscape like an esophagus or a birthing canal; a tree’s knotty irregularities imply scars, burns, or tumors upon a torso. For Currents3, Lei explores memory as a bodily phenomenon, exemplified by the phantom limb. How does our body remember, or feel, what it has lost? Lei’s installation invites the viewer to reflect upon the vulnerabilities and transformations of the body.

November 10 – December 31
Fall Faculty Exhibition
Bringing together the work of Colby College art faculty members, the exhibition presents an opportunity to view recent work by Bonnie Bishop, Frank Hobbs, Margaret Libby, Harriett Matthews, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Scott Reed, and Barbara Sullivan.

November 6 – December 31
The Road to Kendeyama
Following a grassroots fund-raising campaign through which they raised $23,000, six Colby students traveled to Sierra Leone in the summer of 2006. They distributed 2,000 bed nets to help fight malaria, organized educational programming — and took lots of photos.

June 25, 2006 – February 25, 2007
Whistler as Printmaker
While James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) achieved fame as a painter, he was also a serious and innovative printmaker, producing some 450 etchings and about 180 lithographs. His imagery and the technical means that he developed for etching and for printing plates influenced not only his fellow printmakers in Europe and America but also many others who followed. This selection of prints is drawn from a collection on loan to the Colby museum consisting of almost 200 impressions representing the highest quality and range of Whistler’s printmaking. Curated by David P. Becker

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.  For more information call 207-859-5600 or visit the Museum online.