Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Art

Art Installation: Rebecca FitzPatrick July 26, 2017,

Come see the art installation now on display in the Common Street Arts window. "Water" is a site-specific sculptural work created using strips cut from photographs of the ocean surrounding the artist’s home on Monhegan Island. FitzPatrick fabricates objects like elaborate paper ropes and chainmail for many of the same reasons that some people love to knit. The meditative quality of repetition allows the artist to relax and open her mind to new and unexplored concepts. During the many hours this winter FitzPatrick worked on this 4’ x 10’ piece she began learning more about shamanism and the permeability of the boundaries that exist between the seen and unseen forces at work in the natural world. "Water" seeks to explore the concept of chainmail, originally designed to protect and shield the body from violence, and reinterpret it as a meditation on the healing and transformative powers of the ocean.

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I July 26, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Of the more than 170 lithographs that American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) produced between 1916 and 1924, twenty belong to his “War Series.” Graphic Matters reflects on the centennial of American entry into World War I by reexamining Bellows’s prints for the timely questions they raise about representation, aestheticized and institutionalized violence, nationalism, and masculinity.
Image featured: George Wesley Bellows, Massacre at Dinant (Village Massacre), 1918. Lithograph on onion skin paper, 18 5/8 x 30 3/8 in. (47.3 x 77.3 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 117.2013

Community

10 Tips Teens: Week 3 of 4  July 26, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library on  July 12th, 19th, 26th, and August 2nd for 10 Tips Teens!  

The 10 Tips nutrition lessons are a series of 4 classes that teach young adults and teens about eating healthy foods to nourish their bodies. Classes are taught by a trained professional and include fun interactive games and activities to increase teens knowledge on eating healthy. Every class includes a new food or recipe to sample!

Cosponsored by the library, Healthy Northern Kennebec, Maine Snap-Ed, and ChooseMyPlate.gov

These programs area free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

Music

Chamber Music Series  July 26, 2017, 7:00 pm, Lorimer Chapel

Join us for an evening of electric performances by AMF musicians.

String Seminar Student Recital  July 26, 2017, 4:00 pm, Given Auditorium

String Seminar presents a collection of master pieces performed by the Institute's finest students.

Other

Maker Day for Kids!  July 26, 2017, 2:00 pm

Hands-on engineering for kids, every Wednesday 2 to 4 pm through Aug 16.  Drop in for a new building challenge each week!

This week: Balloon Rockets!

Recommended for kids 7 and up.   Younger kids must bring a grown-up helper.

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!