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Music and exhibitions at Bates: July–August 2014

Images on display in the Museum of Art exhibition “Convergence” include "Basin Street Blues," a linocut (artist's proof) by Lila Oliver Asher, no date on permanent loan from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection.

Images on display in the Museum of Art exhibition “Convergence” include “Basin Street Blues,” a linocut (artist’s proof) by Lila Oliver Asher, no date, on permanent loan from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection.

Happy summer from Bates!

This is a list of public concerts and art exhibitions at the college for July and August 2014.

Except as noted, admission is free.

Bates Dance Festival: Performances and other public events at this internationally renowned festival run July 8–Aug. 9. For festival event listings and other information, please visit the festival website at batesdancefestival.org/.

Want the latest events information? Visit the daily events page at bates.edu/events/.

Questions or comments? Contact events editor Doug Hubley at calendar@bates.edu.

See you at Bates!


Guitarist Jonathan Brown.

Guitarist Jonathan Brown.

July

17 Thu

6:30pm | Jonathan Brown: With melodic ties to the Tennessee hills and 1960s juke joints, Nashville (and TV’s Nashville) guitarist Jonathan Brown brings his fingerstyle playing to Lewiston for a Concert on the Quad. FMI 207-753-6953.
Historic Quad

31 Thu

6:30pm | Holmes Brothers: Known for harmonies evoking the spirit of gospel, this trio blends blues, soul, R&B, rock and country to create a “rural feeling that no other touring roots music group can duplicate” (All Music Guide). A Concert on the Quad. FMI 207-753-6953.
Historic Quad


Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. (Shervin Lainez)

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper. (Shervin Lainez)

August

14 Thu

6:30pm | Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Boasting an original folk-rock feel that all but defies classification, Lady Lamb (aka Aly Spaltro, once of Brunswick, now of Brooklyn) brings her starkly personal music to Bates for a Concert on the Quad. FMI 207-753-6953.
Historic Quad

20 Wed

7:30pm | DaPonte String Quartet: In the first of two Bates performances, the Maine ensemble and guest pianist Frank Glazer mark the centennial of World War I with music by Fauré, Bartók and Brahms. Admission: $25, available at bit.ly/bates-daponte. FMI 207-529-4555.
Olin Concert Hall

25 Mon

7:30pm | DaPonte String Quartet: In the second of two Bates performances, the Maine ensemble and guest pianist George Lopez mark the centennial of World War I with music by Debussy, Bridge, Kodály and Elgar. Admission: $25, available at bit.ly/bates-daponte. FMI 207-529-4555.
Olin Concert Hall


On display in "Encountering Maine," "Katahdin No. 4" is a drawing made circa 1940 by Marsden Hartley.

On display in “Encountering Maine,” “Katahdin No. 4″ is a drawing made circa 1940 by Marsden Hartley.

Museum of Art

Olin Arts Center
Hours: 10am–5pm Monday–Saturday
FMI 207-786-6158
museum@bates.edu
bates.edu/museum

Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts: The influence of jazz drives this exploration of African American culture and the dynamic interactions among the arts. Representing such artists as Romare Bearden, David Driskell and Faith Ringgold, the exhibition represents a partnership between the Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, and the American Jazz Museum. Through Dec. 13.

Encountering Maine: Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the diverse works in this exhibition represent places in Maine depicted by artists including Marsden Hartley, John Marin, William Manning, Charlie Hewitt, Melonie Bennett, Dahlov Ipcar, Berenice Abbott and Robert Indiana. Through Oct. 12.



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