Posts Tagged ‘Augusta / Waterville’

LECTURE: Artist Talk | Sammy Baloji

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Sammy Baloji was born in 1978 in Lubumbashi, in the mineral-rich Katanga province of Democratic Republic of Congo. He studied Computer and Information Sciences and Communication at the University of Lubumbashi. With a borrowed camera, he began photographing scenes as sources for his cartoons. He soon enrolled in photography courses in DRC, and continued with photography and video at Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, in Strasbourg, France. Baloji juxtaposes photographic realities, combining past and present, the real and the ideal, to illicit glaring cultural and historical tensions. He explores architecture and the human body as traces of social history, sites of memory, and witnesses to operations of power.

Lecture in Ostrove Auditorium. Sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights, the Center for Arts and Humanities, and the Colby College Museum of Art.

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CONVERSATION: Assimilation: What must we give—and give up—to be American?

Posted on: November 11th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments
Part of the Community Conversations series, co-hosted by Beth Israel Congregation and the Center for Small Town Jewish Life. Entering its third year, Community Conversations aims to bring together college students with the local community to talk about issues of common concern.  It brings top-notch speakers to Beth Israel Congregation for an hour-long educational program followed by an hour for attendees to have discussions about core questions facing the community.
The theme for the 2018-2019 academic year is "Home."
Community Conversations is funded in part through a generous grant from the Maine Humanities Council.


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BOOKS: I’m Your Neighbor at the Harlow Gallery

Posted on: November 10th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments






Welcoming Immigrants with Literature
As part of the Maine Migrations statewide celebration, we are honoring the contribution that children’s literature plays in the larger immigration conversation. Author and illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will share her new picture book SOMEONE NEW, the companion to her award-winning I’M NEW HERE. In her interconnected books, "new arrival" students and "long term” students explore belonging and friendship. Anne will be joined by Kirsten Cappy of I’m Your Neighbor Books who will share other books set in immigrant communities.  Additionally they will demonstrate how Maine has taken the lead nationally on using children’s books to welcome immigrants with the creation of the Welcoming Library.  Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase immigration titles to benefit of local schools and the Welcoming Library will be available to view until 11/29/18.


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POETRY: Reading by Chen Chen

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Tin House, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. He lives with his partner and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.

Part of the Colby College Visiting Writers Series. Chen appears as the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence.


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EXHIBITION: A Nation of Immigrants: Home Lost, Home Found

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018 by Abby Snyder No Comments

This is a raw and fraught time in the world as we struggle to respond to the fact that 65 million people have been displaced from their homes. What is the experience of those newly arrived and those who may have come long ago? What has been gained, what has been lost? What does it mean to be a “Nation of Immigrants”?

Opening reception (potluck! Please bring a dish or beverage to share) November 2nd, 5-7 pm. 


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Gallery Talk: Seeing Otherwise | Caroline Webb

Posted on: October 25th, 2018 by Charlie Gauvin No Comments

Co-curator Caroline Webb will introduce visitors to the Seeing Otherwise exhibition at the Colby College Museum of Art. Featured work by Romare Bearden, Phong Bui, Lalla Essaydi, Whitfield Lovell, Meleko Mokgosi, Richard Mosse, Leo Rubinfien, Alfred Stieglitz, and Fred Wilson invites an novel view of displacement and reinvention, presence and absence, memory and identity. 





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