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

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Student volunteers and museum docents will read art-related stories, play games, and lead discussions in the museum’s galleries. The program, offered every Saturday morning, is designed for young children, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Free guided tours of the museum now take place every Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Working for Human Rights in Colombia: Nancy Sanchez, 2007 Oak Fellow
Sunday, December 2, 4:30 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
For nearly two decades Nancy Sanchez has worked for human rights in Putumayo, an area of Colombia torn between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and paramilitary forces. She documents and denounces political violence, and advocates for the development of autonomous community. She also collaborates with local civic and peace initiatives and organizations, and supports networks of women, indigenous people and Afro-Colombians. Sanchez will explain how she works to effect change amidst violence and intimidation. Lecture followed by a Colombian exposition including live folk music by Achuira, authentic food, art and crafts.
Contact: Marnie Terhune, mterhune@colby.edu, 859-5319

Music at Colby

Music Appropriate to the Season
Sunday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Over the years, certain pieces of music have come to be regarded as holiday classics. This Colby Symphony Orchestra concert will include three particularly pleasing examples: Ottorino Resphigi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and a suite from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s ballet The Snow Maiden. Conducted by Jonathan Hallstrom.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

Environmental Studies Colloquium

The State of Maine’s Environment: An Environmental Assessment
Tuesday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Senior environmental policy majors will summarize the findings of their semester-long research examining current and continuing environmental policy issues in Maine. Their report focuses on four key areas: energy, land-use planning, resource access, and environmental attitudes.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-5356, Beth.Kopp@colby.edu

Pottery Sale
Wednesday, December 5, 9 a.m.
Page Commons Lobby, Cotter Union
A variety of reasonably priced items will be on sale, including bowls, mugs, vases, serving and dip platters, baking dishes, utensil holders, ornaments, Raku, and more.
Contact: Carole Evans, 859-5831, cbevans@colby.edu

Colby Student Holiday Craft Sale and Open House
Thursday December 6, 4-7 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art Lobby
Colby students will sell their crafts while Peter Matson and his jazz trio perform. Refreshments will be available.
Contact: Colby College Museum of Art, 859-5600, museum@colby.edu

Music at Colby

German Baroque: Schütz, Buxtehude, Bach
Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Buxtehude (ca. 1637-1707) ranks as the leading composer in Germany from the time between Schütz (1585-1672) and Bach (1685-1750). In observance of the 300th anniversary of his death in 1707, the Colby Collegium Musicum presents music from his rich and varied vocal and instrumental repertory. Works by the older Schütz and the younger Bach will frame Buxtehude’s music and put it into historical context. Directed by Eva Linfield.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670, vlemieux@colby.edu

38th Annual Service of Carols and Lights
Friday, December 7, prelude 7 p.m.; service 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, preludes 3:30 and 7 p.m.; services 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
The service includes Advent and Christmas readings and carols sung by the congregation. Student vocalists, instrumentalists, and choral and a cappella groups contribute both traditional and contemporary music of the season. The singing of “Carols by Candlelight” follows the traditional lighting of candles throughout the congregation. The service concludes with “Silent Night.” Free tickets are required.
Contact: Ron Morrell, 859-4273, remorrel@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Student volunteers and museum docents will read art-related stories, play games, and lead discussions in the museum’s galleries. The program, offered every Saturday morning, is designed for young children, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Free guided tours of the museum now take place every Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu


Making Magic: A Holiday Printmaking Tour and Workshop
Saturday, December 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Freshwater Arts and the Colby College Museum of Art
Children at this holiday workshop will first tour of the museum collection to view prints and patterns in art. Then they will ride to Freshwater Arts to make their own print, which they can use to create greeting cards and wrapping paper. This event, which is open to all ages, is free, but attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call 680-2055.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Story Time in the Museum
Saturday, December 15, 22, and 29, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Student volunteers and museum docents will read art-related stories, play games, and lead discussions in the museum’s galleries. The program, offered every Saturday morning, is designed for young children, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Sunday, December 16, 23. and 30, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Free guided tours of the museum now take place every Sunday afternoon.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

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Current Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

Fall Faculty Exhibition
November 6, 2007-January 20, 2008
This exhibition presents recent work by Colby faculty members Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Robin Mandel, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Scott Read, and Barbara Sullivan.

currents4: Amy Stacey Curtis
November 15, 2007-April 13, 2008
The fourth exhibition in the museum’s annual emerging artist series, currents, presents work by Maine-based installation artist Amy Stacey Curtis. Curtis, who has been working in abandoned industrial sites throughout the state for the past seven years, creates interactive works that examine our interconnectedness through themes of chaos, order, and repetition.

Highlights from the Lunder Collection
Through June 15, 2008
Selections from Peter and Paula Lunder’s promised gift of more than 500 works of art are on view in the museum’s galleries. Works on exhibit include American painter John La Farge’s Agathon to Erosanthe from 1861, Alex Katz’s 1974 painting Canoe, a collection of rare and beautiful etchings and lithographs by James McNeill Whistler, the Ideal figure Undine by Joseph Mozier, other American sculptures by Elie Nadelman, Paul Manship, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Donald Judd, and Jenny Holzer, as well as important examples of early Chinese ceramic art.

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. Admission is free and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 859-5600 or visit http://www.colby.edu/museum/.