Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Art

Life Drawing Open Studio June 29, 2016, 6:30 pm

Join us for our ongoing Life Drawing series.

We are currently drawing from the clothed model.

We meet every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 9pm in the CSA Gallery.

Starting next Wednesday, July 6, we will be in our brand new location just across the park.

Drop-in for $15/session or purchase a 5-session card for just $50.00 ($10.00 / session)

Serious artists and beginners alike are welcome.

No instruction is given, just an opportunity to improve your life drawing skills by drawing from a live model with fellow students/artists.

Bring what you’d like to draw on and with. Chairs and drawing horses are available. Doors open at 6. Please come and arrive early enough to set up. Session starts at 6:30.

William Kentridge: Tango for Page Turning June 29, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

South African artist William Kentridge produces stop-motion animations from photographs of his charcoal drawings and collages. A film fragment made for a related theatrical production, Tango for Page Turning (2012) was inspired by Kentridge’s conversations with science historian Peter Galison.
This is the premier showing of the first acquisition initiated through the New Media Arts Consortium, a collaboration of the art museums at Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, and Skidmore College.

Image featured: Still from William Kentridge, Tango For Page Turning, 2012. Single channel HD video, 2 minutes 48 seconds. Purchased by the New Media Arts Consortium, a collaboration of the art museums at Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Colby College, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, and Skidmore College. Courtesy of the Artist and Marian Goodman Gallery

Master Prints from the Lunder Collection June 29, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Featuring works from Dürer to Van Gogh, Master Prints from the Lunder Collection highlights four hundred years of the finest achievements in printmaking.

Image featured: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Three Trees, 1643. Etching with engraving and drypoint on ivory laid paper. Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 003.2014

From Stage To Page: Shakespeare in German Expressionist Prints June 29, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

This exhibition of German Expressionist prints from the 1918 folio Shakespeare Visionen demonstrates how Shakespeare’s emotionally complex characters and theatrical situations inspire rich comparisons across cultures and historical periods. Curated by Lev Pinkus ’17, Sophie Kaplan ’19, Lainey Curtis ’18, and Rachel Bird ’18 with support from the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Image featured: Thomas Theodor Heine, Macbeth, c. 1918. Etching, 14 x 7 1/4 in. (35.56 x 18.42 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sills, 1964.105AA

Picasso: The Vollard Suite June 29, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Selections from Picasso’s Vollard Suite—the artist’s most significant cycle of etchings and a hallmark of twentieth century modernist printmaking—will be on view to celebrate the recent gift of the entire suite by Peter and Paula Lunder.

Image featured: Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par une filette dans la nuit (Blind Minotaur Led by a Little Girl in the Night), 1934. Etching, 15 3/16 x 19 13/16 in. (38.7 x 50.4 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 006.2016. Photo by Gary Green. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Highlights from the Permanent Collection June 29, 2016, 10:00 am

This exhibition showcases the reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent collection galleries and the integration of works from the Lunder Collection with the Museum’s core holdings, including recent gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation, and select loans. Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, this display reflects the Museum’s ongoing commitment to a comprehensive representation of American art from the nineteenth century through the present.

Image featured: Colby College Museum of Art, Arthur-Vining Davis Gallery. Photo by trentbellphotography.

Peter Soriano: Permanent Maintenance June 29, 2016, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

An accomplished sculptor, Peter Soriano began making wall drawings in 2012. Rather than shaping, carving, or casting three-dimensional forms, he now assembles and arranges visual experience, using what captures and holds his attention to generate orchestrated constellations of marks. Commissioned by the Colby Museum, Permanent Maintenance is Soriano’s largest wall drawing to date.

Image featured: Peter Soriano, Permanent Maintenance (detail), 2015. Spray paint and acrylic on wall, dimensions variable. Colby College Museum of Art. Museum purchase from the Jere Abbott Acquisition Fund

Community

Eat Well, Play Hard week 2 of 6  June 29, 2016, 10:30 am

For preschoolers and their grownups, a 6-week series on healthy foods:

Eat Well, Play Hard!

  What? Read a book and do a healthy taste test together! Learn about why the foods we try are good for you! Who? Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Jacqueline Stevens Where? Waterville Public Library When? Each Wednesday morning 10:30 to 11:00 am from June 22 through July 27 For more information, call the Waterville Public Library Children's Dept. at 680-2604.   Cosponsored by the library, Healthy Northern Kennebec, Maine Snap-Ed and ChooseMyPlate.gov
   

Film

YARN: the movie  June 29, 2016, 7:15 pm, Railroad Square Cinema

The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. We follow a few International artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, this quirky and thought-provoking film takes us on a colorful and global journey as we discover how yarn connects us all. Unrated. 76 Min. Tickets: $9 / $7 for students, military, senior citizens / $6 for MFC members

Experience the Arts in Waterville

Waterville Creates! is a non-profit on a mission to promote, support, and grow greater Waterville’s arts and cultural scene. Collaborating with regional arts and culture institutions and their supporters, together we are strengthening our community as a vibrant creative center, increasing access to creative opportunities for all, and advancing community and economic development by shining a spotlight on greater Waterville’s deep cultural heritage and diverse art scene. Waterville Creates! operates from The Center, a 68,000 square foot, mixed-use building on Main Street in historic downtown Waterville. We believe in Waterville, and we’re not alone. Experience the Arts in Waterville through Waterville Creates!