Stories from August 1998
Friday, August 28, 1998 3:52 pm
Due to a cancellation by The Jazz Workshop, the Thursday, Aug. 6, Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series will instead present The Piners, a trio that plays "Americana music," a mixture of various root influences including traditional folk, bluegrass, country, swing, rockabilly and blues. The concert begins at 6 p.m., and the public is invited to attend free of charge.
Thursday, August 27, 1998 3:43 pm
"Evangeline," the 1929 film based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie," will be shown Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Hoyts Cinema Auburn, Auburn Plaza. Admission is $5 for the film, sponsored by L/A Arts and the Bates College Student Film Board. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling L/A Arts at 207-782-7228 or 1-800-639-2919.
Thursday, August 27, 1998 3:31 pm
Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), will discuss "Liberal Learning and the Engaged Academy" during convocation celebrating the 144th academic year at Bates College Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on Coram Library quadrangle.
Tuesday, August 25, 1998 3:16 pm
John Arthur, author of "Spirit of Place: Contemporary Landscape Painting and the American Tradition" will give the opening lecture for "Notations of Color: Oil Sketching in Maine," a special two-month exhibit of landscape painting, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Bates College Museum of Art. A reception inaugurating the exhibition will follow Arthur's talk. The public is invited to attend both events free of charge.
Friday, August 14, 1998 3:09 pm
"Notations of Color: Oil Sketching in Maine," a special two-month exhibit of landscape painting, will be on view in the Bates College Museum of Art from Aug. 28 to Oct. 30. The exhibit features small-scale oil sketches by more than 40 American landscape painters of the late 19th and 20th century.
Thursday, August 13, 1998 3:27 pm
Ranging in age from 6 to 17, 81 area students from the Bates Dance Festival Youth Arts Program will present a music and dance performance Friday, August 14, at noon in Lewiston's Kennedy Park.
Thursday, August 13, 1998 3:21 pm
Political cartoons featuring the late U.S. Sen. and Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie drawn by nationally syndicated cartoonist Pat Oliphant will be on display in the Muskie Room of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College through May 30. The public is invited to view the exhibit free of charge weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 207-786-6354.
Saturday, August 1, 1998 3:03 pm
The Bates Dance Festival presents its annual "Student Finale" Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. in Alumni Gymnasium. $5/$2 (children under 12).
Saturday, August 1, 1998 2:57 pm
The Bates Dance Festival presents its annual "Young Choreographers/New Works" concert Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Theatre. $6. Gifted students and emerging choreographers join forces to present two dynamic evenings of original dance works.