WATERVILLE — Colby College announces the following events. All events are open to the public and free.

* David Shaw, Adventures in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital, is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 141, Diamond Building.

Shaw, managing partner of Black Point Group, has wide-ranging interests in technology companies and public service. He will talk about entrepreneurship in Maine. Among his business interests are IDEXX (founder/CEO), Ikaria (founding CEO/chair), and the film “Albert Nobbs” (executive producer). He has served on the faculty of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the advisory board of the Center for Public Leadership. He is treasurer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of Science), founding chair of the Sargasso Sea Alliance (ocean conservation), a director of the National Parks Foundation, and a science advisory board member to Discovery Communications. Shaw was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Colby in 2012.

For more information, call 859-5238 or visit colby.edu/news_events/ _dept_news/events/2666625.

* Political Cartoonist Matt Wuerker will be featured at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 122 of the Diamond Building.

Wuerker will discuss his work for Politico. He will talk about creating images that represent events and sentiments during an election season and the fine line between humorous art and serious political statements. He is a winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Politico’s first Pulitzer. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. Prior to the lecture, there will be a 3:30 p.m. political cartooning workshop and a 5:30 p.m. opportunity to browse his work, with appetizers served.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit colby. edu/news_events/_dept_news/events/2665151.

* The Passion Project Open Lecture will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Strider Theater.

Farrington ’99, creator and director of “The Passion Project,” will speak about his performance installation, which transforms Carl Dreyer’s film classic “The Passion of Joan of Arc” into an immersive projection environment.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit colby.edu/news_events/_dept_news/events/2663662.

* “The Passion Project” is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7 p.m. Friday at Strider Theater.

A 40-minute performance installation uses Carl Dreyer’s film classic “The Passion of Joan of Arc” to place the audience inside of the film sitting next to Joan of Arc as she is interrogated. Reid Farrington ’99 created this blend of dramatic storytelling, archival film footage, and cutting-edge technology. “What beauty there is in Farrington’s work. Like Dreyer’s film it is both luminous and cruel,” said the New York Times. Presented by the Theater and Dance Department as part of its Bicentennial Alumni Professional Series.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit colby.edu/news_events/_dept_news/events/2662512.

* Clara M. Southworth Lecture: Architect Charles Renfro will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Bixler Building, Given Auditorium.

Renfro, AIA, is a partner of Diller Scofidio and Renfro studio, a New York City-based interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. The studio is responsible for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Redevelopment Project, including the redesign of Alice Tully Hall. Their current projects include the Broad Museum, currently under construction in Los Angeles.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit colby.edu/news_events/_dept_news/events/2664640.

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