Events for April

Little Mermaid April 01, 2017, 7:30 pm

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No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki April 01, 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

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I April 01, 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

20th Annual World of Women's Wellness  April 01, 2017, 9:00 am, Thomas College

Inland Hospital’s 20th annual World of Women’s Wellness is slated for Saturday, April 1 from 9am – 2pm at Thomas College in Waterville.   Inland Hospital and dozens of local organizations collaborate to offer free wellness information and resources, interactive cooking and exercise demonstrations, health risk assessments, music, gifts and door prizes, and more. Women of all ages are invited to attend this free event. New this year – the event will include a “Women’s Wellness Pop-Up Shop” which will consist of women-owned businesses that focus on wellness in some capacity; from healthy, wholesome locally grown food products, to self-defense items, essential oils, clothing, hair accessories, and natural products like healthy skin and body care products and nontoxic home cleaning supplies. Basically eat well, look good, feel good, be safe! Women’s Wellness is free and no pre-registration is needed. Ladies will receive a free tote bag from Inland and are eligible to win great prizes. For more event details, call Inland Community Relations at 861-3292, visit www.inlandhospital.org and like Inland’s Facebook page. 

Open Auditions for As You Like It  April 01, 2017, 10:00 am, Fairfield United Methodist Church

Recycled Shakespeare Company is casting all roles for As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Auditions will be Saturday, April 1 from 10am to 2pm at Fairfield United Methodist Church on Route 201 in Fairfield. All are invited to audition, regardless of experience or age. Performances will be held on June 16 & 17, and July 7. The cast will be under the direction of Emily Rowden Fournier. Auditions will consist of cold reading and memorized lines. Everyone who auditions gets a part. Recycled Shakespeare Company is a not-for-profit community theater whose mission is to offer royalty free productions to the public, free of charge, using recycled materials. Those interested in auditioning should contact RecycledShakespeare@gmail.com to schedule an audition or come on April 1st between 10am and 2pm. If you would like to audition but are not available on April 1st, or have questions, please contact Recycled Shakespeare Company.

No Limits Zao Wou-Ki April 02, 2017, 12:00 pm, 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

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I April 02, 2017, 12:00 pm, 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

Screening of The Home Road  April 04, 2017, 7:00 pm, Railroad Square Cinema

Screening of the new documentary film, The Home Road, and discussion with director Tonya Shevenell about the role photography played in this migration story, followed by a reception. The film retraces the migration by foot that Shevenell’s Franco-American ancestor made between Canada and Maine; see http://www.thehomeroad.com.

PechaKucha Night Waterville Volume 24  April 05, 2017, 6:15 pm

PechaKucha Night Waterville volume 24 will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College. A reception with a cash bar and light refreshments will take place from 6:16p-7:15p. Presentations will begin at 7:20p. This event is free and open to the public. The PK WTVL V24 presenters are Kim Bernard, Richard Biffle, Bets Brown, Alysia Farrington, Erik Groenhout, Karen Mueller & Victor Esposito, Sarah Sugden, and Vaughan Woodruff. PechaKucha Night Waterville is presented quarterly by a volunteer Team PK, Waterville Creates!, and the Waterville Public Library. The Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities is the 2016-2017 PK WTVL Season Sponsor.

Curator Tour: Zao in Context  April 06, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join us at the Colby Museum of Art as the student curators of the installation Zao in Context discuss and interpret artworks that contextualize the exhibition No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki.

You’re Speaking My Language April 06, 2017, 4:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Join us on Thursdays for a new language-based social event to practice your language skills and converse with other art lovers. To suggest another language, contact Assistant for Access and Outreach Miriam Valle-Mancilla.

1st Thursday of the month: Español/Français
2nd Thursday of the month: русский/Deutsch
3rd Thursday of the month: Italiano/中文

Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups! April 07, 2017, 10:30 am, Waterville Public Library

Babies are born ready to learn!  By singing, clapping, and sharing stories with their grownups, children from birth to age 3 gain valuable skills and knowledge for later learning success.  

Join us at the Waterville Public Library for a half-hour of active fun!  

Bird and Bulldozer: Writing from Habitat  April 07, 2017, 7:30 pm, Belfast Free Library

April 7, 7:30, Belfast Free Library: For National Poetry Month, the Festival presents a timely free symposium on writing from a sense of place — and all the complexity therein. How do writers navigate their relationship to region and belonging in their work, especially when border-crossing has become increasingly politicized? Poet and scholar Juliana Spahr has said that eco-poets must pay attention not only to the beautiful bird, but also to the bulldozer nearby. How do writers pay homage to ecology and other species while also recognizing the threat these are under? Featured will be Belfast’s new Poet Laureate Tom Moore, poet and visual artist Mihku Paul, Camden poet and haiku blogger Kristen Lindquist, and Belfast native Gary Lawless: each will read a couple poems that relate to this topic and say a few words. A small panel of writers will then each give a five-minute response to the theme before the floor is opened to conversation between the panelists and audience.

Art + Storytelling: Color April 08, 2017, 11:00 am

Join us for a brief exploration of the Colby Museum of Art. After, we will read a children’s book. Children and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Center to have a snack and create their own works of art. This program is designed for preschoolers and toddlers.

Waterville Green Drinks  April 11, 2017, 5:00 pm, Mainely Brews

Join Waterville Green Drinks at Mainely Brews on April 11 from 5pm to 7pm to benefit Sebasticook Regional Land Trust. Waterville Green Drinks is part of the international Green Drinks network, which is an informal and volunteer-managed social networking group built around a common interest and passion for the environment, sustainability and community. People gather at a predetermined location, to socialize, drink and network. The goal is to be “green”, raise awareness and money for non-profit organizations. We invite you to join us for great food and drinks at the first Waterville Green Drinks. We strongly encourage you to bring friends, converse with colleagues and neighbors. A donation of $5 at the door is suggested. All proceeds will be donated to Woodford Family Services.

Lecture: Luis Camnitzer: Revilusion, or the Battle of Utopias  April 12, 2017, Colby College's Olin Science Center, Room 1

Artist and educator Luis Camnitzer, whose conceptual artwork, The Museum Is a School, occupies the façade of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion of the Colby Museum, will combine a personal reflection on revolution with a prescription for renewal without complacency in the overlapping realms of art and education. Having come of age in Uruguay during a period of widespread revolution in Latin America, Camnitzer grew to distrust immediate, totalizing shifts in the social sphere. Instead, he will explore the potential for “micro-revolutions” based on the idea of the artist as an agent of empowerment and communication, like the best of teachers. A demonstration of critical thinking by a lifelong skeptic, provocateur, and idealist, this lecture will counter the narrative of exceptionalism by reiterating the essential human right of education, which Camnitzer sees as gradually freeing the collective mind and spirit, one person at a time. This lecture has been commissioned for the 2016–17 Humanities theme of Revolutions. It is cosponsored by Colby’s Art and Philosophy Department, Education Program, Center for the Art and Humanities, and the Colby Museum.

Ukuleles at the Library April 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious what the international Uke phenomenon is all about, join us for our twice-monthly meet-up.  
Our group is informal, we learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.  
Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don't have your own.  


We use a common songbook, but continue to glean songs from other sources.  We use the songbook preferred by  many other Uke groups in Maine and elsewhere: "The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living" by Liz and Jim Beloff.  

 http://www.dailyukulele.com/

The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim's books to check out:   http://minerva.maine.edu/search~S41?/abeloff/abeloff/1%2C2%2C5%2CB/exact&FF=abeloff+liz&1%2C2%2C
The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
 Bull Moose http://www.bullmoose.com/
Or, through the authors' website http://www.dailyukulele.com/  or various online retailers.  There's even a Kindle version. 

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 additional online chord and lyric sources members of our group recommend -- these are guitar-based arrangements, mostly:

Chordie http://www.chordie.com/

Ultimate Guitar Tabs  http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/

Exhibition Celebration of No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki  April 13, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join us at the Colby Museum of Art for a celebration of our exhibition, No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki. There will be a reception from 6-7pm in the William D. Adams Gallery, followed by a concert from 7-8:30pm in Given Auditorium. Artist Zao Wou-Ki nurtured a lifelong passion for European classical and 20th-century avant-garde music. This concert highlights some of Zao’s favorite pieces, as well as compositions inspired by Zao Wou-Ki’s paintings.

Mid-Maine Global Forum - Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine  April 14, 2017, 12:00 pm

Join the Mid-Maine Global Forum and the Waterville Public Library for a presentation titled “Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine” on Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00 noon. The story of immigrants in Maine is older than the state itself. From Verrazano’s first glimpse of Maine in 1524 on, immigrants have played a key role in shaping Maine and her people. This program, inspired by the 2015 exhibit of the same name, provides an overview of Maine’s immigrant past, and serves as a reminder of the important role that immigrants will play in our future. Presented by Elizabeth Helitzer, Executive Director, Holocaust and Human Rights Center and David Greenham, Program Director, HHRC
 
Please register for this Friday lunch program no later than Wednesday, April 12. Register by emailing Bonnie Sammons at bsammons829@gmail.com. Lunch is catered by Jorgensen’s for $10. Please pay at the door. Lunch includes soup, sandwich, coffee, tea and dessert. When emailing to register, please indicate sandwich choice:  ham and swiss, turkey and cheddar, or hummus and havarti. Please note that registrants who request lunch are responsible for lunch fees. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please notify us so that lunch orders can be adjusted.
 
The Waterville Public Library is a proud partner of the Mid-Maine Global Forum. For more information on the Mid-Maine Global Forum visit: http://www.midmaineglobalforum.org/

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler  April 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: TBA April 15, 2017 at 1:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street By: Henrik Ibsen “I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer). Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors

Workshop: Eggsploring Art  April 15, 2017, 10:00 am

Find new and exciting ways to explore the Colby Museum through a scavenger hunt and then participate in an egg-decorating workshop.

Noontime Art Talk: Zao Wou-Ki’s Travels  April 19, 2017, 12:00 pm, Colby College Museum of Art

Join us at the Colby Museum of Art for a discussion of Zao Wou-Ki’s unique pictorial language drew from a rich variety of sources—ancient and modern, Asian and European. Exhibition co-curator Melissa Walt will examine how the artist moved across time and space in several of the works on view.

K-12 Educators Only: Educator Evenings April 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Enjoy refreshments while learning about artworks and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. This evening will be dedicated to a field trip experience on balance and motion. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification.

Music in the Museum: The Kim-Basney Duo  April 20, 2017, 12:00 pm

Fortepianist David Hyun-sun Kim returns to Colby with violinist Lauren Basney to present a program of Mendelssohn and Schumann. The duo will perform on early-19th-century instruments including a fortepiano built in Maine by Rodney Regier.

NTL: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead  April 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead This performance is an HD broadcast from London. Running time: TBA April 21, 2017 at 7:00pm Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street By: Tom Stoppard Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take center stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Youth/Seniors

MET: Eugene Onegin  April 22, 2017, 12:55 pm

April 22 Saturday at 12:55PM Tickets: $20 adults Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts. Estimated Run Time: 3 hours 37 minutes

Photography & Migration Project: A Waterville Community Event  April 22, 2017, 12:00 pm

Bring your historical family photos for digitization and share your migration stories. Includes free local music, food, photo preservation workshops, portrait sessions, and more. Whether you arrived in Maine in 1917 or 2017, join us for this celebration of our cultural heritage! This event is presented by Colby College, Waterville Creates!, and the Waterville Public Library.  The Photography and Migration Project is hosting a 3-part event series in Waterville during spring 2017. All events are free and open to the public.

Waterville Family Photographs at Colby College
Friday, March 3, 12-1:30pm
, Special Collections, Miller Library, Colby College
Event to honor the Picher/LaVerdiere, Bernier/Small, and Miller/Levine families, who recently donated their family photograph collections to Colby, with presentations by Colby students and responses from family members.
Followed by lunch in the Wormser Room.

Screening of The Home Road
T
uesday, April 4, 7pm
Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME
Screening of the new documentary film, The Home Road, and discussion with director Tonya Shevenell about the role photography played in this migration story, followed by a reception. The film retraces the migration by foot that Shevenell’s Franco-American ancestor made between Canada and Maine; see http://www.thehomeroad.com.

A Waterville Community Event
Saturday, April 22, 12-4pm
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME
Bring your historical family photos to the library for digitization and share your migration stories. The afternoon will include free local music, food, workshops on preserving family photos, conversations with local historians, and demonstrations of early photographic processes.

For more information about the Photography and Migration Project and a complete list of sponsors go to: 
web.colby.edu/photomigration/events and www.facebook.com/photomigration

Contact Tanya Sheehan at tsheehan@colby.edu with any questions.

Bolshoi: A Hero of Our Time  April 23, 2017, 12:55 pm

April 23, 2017 at 12:55 PM Tickets: $15 adults The new ballet score, based on motifs from the Lermontov novel A Hero of Our Time, was commissioned from the very young (32-year-old) Petersburg composer Ilya Demutsky who, though not averse to experiments, keeps to a fairly traditional musical language. However his acute interest in contemporary topics which finds reflection in his music, and his outlook immediately indicated that the ballet version of Lermontov’s Pechorin would in no way be a younger brother to the ‘Byronic’ Conrad in Le Corsaire.

Come Read to the Reader Dogs  April 26, 2017, 3:30 pm

Our therapy dog friends from Kennebec Valley Love on a Leash will be in this afternoon for read-aloud time! Great for kids who want to practice their reading skills and for families who want a fun, calming read-aloud opportunity. Spend 15 minutes with a dog who loves to listen! Bring your own favorite book, or borrow one from our shelves.  

Reservations are strongly encouraged.   

Spaces are limited, so call 680-2604 for your appointment today!  Or stop by the Children's Desk, too!

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.

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

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