WATERVILLE — Colby College announces the following events.

• Legislative Panel is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Colby College Museum of Art. Maine representatives Peggy Rotundo (D-Lewiston), Robert Nutting (R-Oakland), Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham), and Michael Thibodeau (R-Winterport) will discuss opportunities and challenges facing the state today. For more information, contact Amanda Cooley at [email protected] or 859-5319.

• Be Our Valentine Celebration and Museum Open House will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Colby College Museum of Art. The celebration will include live music, a self-guided, love-inspired scavenger hunt through the galleries, and a valentine-making workshop. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Colby College Museum of Art at [email protected]. or 859-5600.

• Sustainability at Colby College: The Present and Future Promise is planned for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall. As Colby’s sustainability coordinator, Kevin Bright supports all facets of sustainability at the College, including occupant engagement programs, greenhouse gas accounting, third-party certifications, new and existing building performance, and demand management activities in existing buildings. Bright previously served as assistant program manager of the Green Building Services program at Harvard. The talk will begin at noon following an 11:30 a.m. lunch.

For more information, contact Lia Morris at [email protected]or 859-5356.

• Noontime Art Talk featuring Seth Thayer is planned for noon Thursday, Feb. 20, at Colby College Museum of Art. Thayer ’89, president of American Arts Consulting, LLC, will discuss the iconography of American weathervanes.


For more information, contact Colby College Museum of Art at [email protected]or 859-5600.

• Aditya Verma will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lorimer Chapel. Aditya Verma has won the admiration of audiences across North America, Europe and India. His performances reveal his virtuosity, passionate energy, and intensely emotional approach to music.

For more information, contact Deb Ward at [email protected] or 859-5670.

• A noontime Art Talk featuring Charles Butcosk is set for Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Colby College Museum of Art. Charles Butcosk, a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, will discuss the work of George Grosz in this talk “First, the Gullet”: George Grosz Paints a Restaurant.

For more information, contact Colby College Museum of Art at [email protected] or 859-5600.

• Noontime Art Talk featuring Ahmed Abdalla is planned for Thursday, Feb. 27, at Colby College Museum of Art. Artist Ahmed Abdalla will discuss the exhibition Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo, which he co-curated.

For more information, contact Colby College Museum of Art at [email protected] or 859-5600.

• S.H.O.U.T! Keynote speake: Geoffrey Canada will be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Colby College Museum of Art. Renowned advocate for education reform Geoffrey Canada will deliver the keynote address during the annual student-organized S.H.O.U.T! week celebrating multiculturalism. For more than 20 years Canada has served as the president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, an organization devoted to helping underprivileged children in Harlem succeed, both inside and outside of the classroom, and ensuring that these children, regardless of their race and class, have the opportunity to challenge themselves and (hopefully) attend college. There is limited reserved seating for the local community. If interested, e-mail Juliette Chan ‘14 at [email protected].

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