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

The State of Maine: An Environmental Assessment

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Written by senior environmental policy majors at Colby, the 2008 report is the fourth in a series on the status of Maine’s environment. This year’s report focuses on four areas: energy, toxic substances, marine fisheries and private land conservation. For each topic, the students explore the historical context and the current state of the issue and examine trends to determine the impact on Maine’s environment. They include an analysis of current policies and recommend a course of action.
Contact: Beth Kopp, 859-5356, beth.kopp@colby.edu

Results of Pattee Pond Study
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building
Colby students will present the findings of their study of Pattee Pond in Winslow. Students will report on the current water quality of the lake and environmental factors that influence it. Students will make recommendations for maintaining water quality and discuss the nature of the watershed and land-use patterns, past and present. They will also discuss issues related to future development in the watershed.
Contacts: Professor F. Russell Cole, 859-5728, frcole@colby.edu or Tracey Greenwood, 859-5718, trgreenw@colby.edu

Asian Stereotypes in Hollywood
Thursday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m.
Pugh Center, Cotter Union
Discussion about Asian stereotypes and their impact on Asian Americans and the larger community will follow a film screening.
Contact: Noel James, 859-4256, njames@colby.edu

Realms of Faith: A Student Research Symposium
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
Students in the Realms of Faith course will present the results of their research. Drawn from one of the largest and finest medieval art collections in the United States, this exhibition of rare and beautiful objects dating from the sixth to the fifteenth century focuses on Christian liturgical practices and personal devotion during one of the most fascinating periods in world history.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Services of Carols and Lights
Friday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, 4 and 7:30 p.m.
Lorimer Chapel
Each service of Carols and Lights begins with a musical prelude (3:30 and 7 p.m.). 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: Rev. Ron Morrell, 859-4610, remorrel@colby.edu

Art and Faith Talk
Saturday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
This exploration of the role of art in Christian traditions will be led by Rev. Paul Nielsen of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Waterville. Tour of Realms of Faith: Medieval Art from the Walters Art Museum is at 1:30 p.m. discussion is at 2 p.m.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Holiday Tile-Making Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.
Colby College Museum of Art and Freshwater Arts, Waterville
Children can make one-of-a-kind gifts at this holiday tile-making workshop. It will begin with a tour of the Museum galleries focusing on decorative ceramic art, followed by the workshop at Freshwater Arts. The event is free and open to all ages, but attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call 207-680-2055.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Art and Faith Talk
Saturday, Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Colby College Museum of Art
This exploration of the role of art in Christian traditions will be led by Rev. Alan Shumway and Joyce Stucki of the First Baptist Church in Waterville. Tour of Realms of Faith: Medieval Art from the Walters Art Museum is at 1:30 p.m., discussion is at 2 p.m.
Contact: Lauren Lessing, 859-5609, llessing@colby.edu

Ongoing Events

Story Time in the Museum
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Join museum docents every Saturday morning for art-related stories, games, and discussion in the Museum’s galleries. Story Time in the Museum is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided Museum Tours
Sundays at 2 p.m.

Current Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

Fall Faculty Exhibition
Nov. 13, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009
The Fall Faculty Exhibition presents an opportunity to view recent work by Colby faculty members Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Harriett Matthews, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Scott Reed, and Barbara Sullivan.

Hiraki Sawa
Nov. 6, 2008-Jan. 25, 2009
This exhibition presents three videos by the London-based, Japanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa. At once playful and meditative, Sawa’s works show imaginary, often miniaturized worlds animated by such seemingly incongruous elements as airplanes aloft in an otherwise mundane apartment, running and walking figures who evoke the early photographic movement studies of Eadweard Muybridge, and the shadowy silhouettes of animals placidly but persistently en route to somewhere else.

Whistler & the Figure: Prints from the Lunder Collection
Nov. 1, 2008-May 31, 2009
Throughout his career, James McNeill Whistler was preoccupied with portraying the human figure. Though best known for his elegant and enigmatic oil portraits of society notables and, of course, his own mother, he also executed many smaller-scale figural works within the private space of his home and studio and the public spaces of city and countryside. This selection from the more than 200 Whistler etchings and lithographs in the Lunder Collection focuses on the artist’s equally keen perception of the figure from near and far. Curated by David Becker

Currents5: t s Beall
Oct. 9, 2008-Feb. 1, 2009
The fifth installment of currents, the Museum’s annual solo exhibition dedicated to the work of an emerging artist with connections to Maine, presents a new video installation by t s Beall, an American artist living in Glasgow. The exhibition consists of a single tower surmounted by a rotating platform outfitted with video projectors. Projecting from this structure onto the walls of the gallery are circular, scope-like video sequences of landscape imagery drawn from desolate outposts and contested borderline areas.

Realms of Faith: Medieval Art from the Walters Art Museum
Sept. 7, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009
Drawn from one of the largest and finest medieval art collections in the United States, this exhibition of rare and beautiful objects dating from the sixth to the 15th century focuses on Christian liturgical practices and personal devotion during one of the most fascinating periods in world history.

For up-to-date event information, please visit www.colby.edu. Please note: The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.