Saturday, April 29, 2017

Art

Paint with Us! in April  April 29, 2017, 3:30 pm

Celebrate spring with a creative afternoon out as we paint “almond blossoms” inspired by Vincent van Gogh. Bring a beverage, bring a friend, and enjoy a “arty” afternoon in a supportive atmosphere! No experience necessary! $30 per person (supplies included) For more information: call 207-872-arts or email info@commonstreetarts.org

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I April 29, 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

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki April 29, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first American retrospective of this pioneering Chinese-French artist. Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) immigrated to Paris in 1948 and soon took the international art world by storm. Renowned for the fluidity with which he moved between European modernism and Chinese aesthetics, Zao’s work is distinguished by his unique approach to abstraction.

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is co-organized by the Colby College Museum of Art and Asia Society Museum, New York. The exhibition is cocurated by Dr. Melissa Walt, Research Associate, Colby College; Dr. Ankeney Weitz, Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jetté Professor of Art, Colby College; and Michelle Yun, Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Asia Society.

Image featured: Zao Wou-Ki, Décembre 89–Février 90—Quadriptyque (December 89–February 90—Quadriptych) (detail), 1989–90. Oil on canvas. Each canvas: 63 3/4 x 39 3/8 in. (162 x 100 cm); overall: 63 3/4 x 157 1/2 in. (162 x 400 cm). Private collections, Taiwan. © Zao Wou-Ki/ProLitteris, Zurich. Photography by Jean-Louis Losi

Community

Community Day  April 29, 2017, 10:00 am

Join us at the Colby Museum to celebrate our community with refreshments, art making for all ages, and guided tours.

Literary

Maine Author/Illustrator: Hazel Mitchell  April 29, 2017, 10:00 am, Children's Book Cellar

To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, Children's Book Cellar will be hosting Hazel Mitchell, Maine author and illustrator. Hazel's newest book is Do Fairies Bring The Spring. Her book, Toby, is a finalist for the newly established Anna Dewdney Read Aloud Award. Come to meet Hazel. She'll demonstrate her drawing skills with drawings of fairies for children (and adults!). Her books will be available for purchase and she'll be happy to sign them for you!

Other

Pigs and Noodles Family Story Time! April 29, 2017, 10:30 am

Join us in the Children's Room at the Waterville Public Library for stories, songs, activities, puppet shows for the whole family.  Something different every week, sometimes even special guests!

FMI: Call the Children's Desk at 207-680-2604

Theater

The House We Live In: An Original Production  April 29, 2017, Studio 93

The House We Live In is a collection of monologues, poems, and short skits written by Out & Allied Youth Theatre members. The performance pieces address gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, and stereotypes. 2:00pm and 7:30pm showings on Saturday, April 29.

Uncategorized

Juston McKinney  April 29, 2017, 8:00 pm

Juston McKinney April 29 at 8pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street Comedian Juston McKinney, a Former Maine Deputy with multiple Tonight Show appearances and two Comedy Central Specials, returns to The Waterville Opera House with lots of new material! Tickets: $20

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night  April 29, 2017, 1:00 pm

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Twelfth Night This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: TBA April 29, 2017 at 1:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street By: William Shakespeare A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors

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!