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Award-winning poet Robert Chute will read from Sweeping the Sky, works in progress about Russian women combat pilots of World War II, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, in the Special Collections room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend the Readings with Bates Authors presentation free of charge.
Pianist Frank Glazer will present a lecture and recital, “The Piano as a Versatile Instrument,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend the presentation, featuring works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt, free of charge.
Jim Daniels, photojournalist, will discuss “Witnessing Spirit: A Photojournalist’s Observations” Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
Novelist John Edgar Wideman, two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Sharon Robinson, daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, will speak at Bates College on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a two-day series of activities and workshops focused on Two Societies: A Focus on Class through the Lenses of Race and Gender. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.
A $1-million gift from Henry “Jack” Keigwin ’59, and his wife, Beverly, of Warwick, R.I., has funded a major environmental restoration project and new granite amphitheater on the Bates College campus.
María del Carmen Boza, author of Scattering the Ashes, an account of the Cuban exile experience, will read selections from her acclaimed memoir at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, in the Special Collections room of Ladd Library. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
In the wake of a series of hateful acts directed toward a number of synagogues and churches in Maine, issues of preparing a new generation for an age of religious pluralism will be explored in a three-day symposium at Bates College Friday, Jan. 22, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.
Curator Ruth Fine from the National Gallery of Art will present a lecture for an exhibition of work by nationally renowned printmaker Claire Van Vliet at the Bates College Museum of Art Friday, Jan. 22. Fine’s lecture, “Ordered Expressionism: Claire Van Vliet’s Landscape,” will be given at 7 p.m. in Room 104 of the college’s Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. A reception follows the lecture, which is open to the public without charge. The exhibition, “In Black and White: Landscape Prints by Claire Van Vliet,” features more than 30 lithographs, etchings and engravings, depicting landscapes from around the world.
Noted cultural critic David Horowitz will discuss the intersection of popular culture and public policy at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Please note that the recently distributed Bates College Calendar for the 1999 winter and spring terms includes three scheduled concerts that have been canceled. Performances by pianist Richard Goode and violinist Marcia Goode scheduled for Jan. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall have been canceled. In addition, a Jan. 22 performance at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center by soprano Christina Astrachan, accompanied by pianist Mark Howard, also has been canceled.