Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Art

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I June 28, 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

Downtown Waterville Walking Tour  June 28, 2017, 12:00 pm, Common Street Arts

Join Paul Ureneck, Director of Commercial Real Estate, Colby College, on a guided tour of downtown Waterville. Paul will highlight building projects currently under construction and discuss the many steps involved in the planning process underway in Waterville's downtown district. This tour will include historical highlights featured in the Picturing Waterville exhibition as well as a look toward Waterville's future. To register, email info@commonstreetarts.org with "Walking Tour" in the subject line and a member of our team will reach out to schedule your tour.

Other

Maker Day for Kids!  June 28, 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!


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

Theater

Auditions: Calendar Girls  June 28, 2017, 6:00 pm, Waterville Opera House Dance Studio

Audition for the Waterville Opera House's production of Calendar Girls! Seeking: WOMEN: 10 women with the following age ranges: 1 = in her 20’s, 2 = in their 30’s to 40’s (one who sings, and plays piano), 3 = in their 40’s to 60’s, 2 = 60+ range, 2 = any age, from 40 and up. Tasteful nudity required for female roles. MEN: 4 men with the following age ranges: 2 = in their 20’s to 30’s, 2 = in their 50’s to 60’s About the Show: When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Calendar Girls Show Dates: September 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm September 17 and 24 at 2pm

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