Campus events: Oct. 1-31, 2014

Andrew Cyr '96 conducts the Metropolis Ensemble (see Oct. 2).

Andrew Cyr ’96 conducts the Metropolis Ensemble (see Oct. 2).

Happy October from Bates!

This is a list of public events at the college Oct. 1–31, 2014.

The public is invited to these events. Except as noted, admission is free.

New in this edition:

  • A talk by poet CAConrad on Oct. 1, the day before his Language Arts Live reading.
  • The alumni panel Latin America in the Working World on Oct. 2.
  • The Parents & Family Weekend plant sale on Oct. 10.
  • A marine sciences seminar on Oct. 22.
  • Also, a correct title for James Tierney, speaking on Oct. 20. Tierney served as majority leader of the Maine House of Representatives, not speaker. We regret the error.

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See you at Bates!


Recurring Events

Taking place while Bates is in session. Please call ahead to confirm.

4:10pm Mon-Fri | Meditation: Buddhist meditation facilitated by the Dharma Society. Open to all experience levels. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

A portrait of Denise Altvater by Maine artist Robert Shetterly, from his "Americans Who Tell the Truth" series. Shetterly will introduce Altvater and Esther Attean (shown below) at a Harward Center Civic Forum on Oct. 1.

A portrait of Denise Altvater by Maine artist Robert Shetterly, from his “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series. Shetterly will introduce Altvater and Esther Attean (shown below) at a Harward Center Civic Forum on Oct. 1.

6pm Wed | Life drawing sponsored by the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. Admission $7/$6 for museum members (discounts available for regulars). FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

5:30pm Sat | Catholic Mass led each week by Bates’ associated Catholic chaplain, Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

5:30pm Sun | Protestant worship with gospel singing, coordinated by the Bates Christian Fellowship. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


1 Wed

5pm | Radical Insistence Through Queering the Language: CAConrad, a pioneering poet who has thrived through the crises of AIDS, hate crimes and navigating a queer community riding the military industrial complex, offers a talk about the poetry that transformed a poet’s life into helping others. This event precedes his Oct. 2 Language Arts Live reading. FMI 207-786-6326.
Hathorn 104

6pm | Convergence: The Museum of Art exhibition Convergence is discussed by three authorities on African American art and culture: David C. Driskell, an artist, scholar and collector; Robert Steele, founding director of the Driskell Center, University of Maryland; and Curlee Holton, the Driskell Center’s acting executive director. FMI 207-786-6158 or bates.edu/museum.
Olin 104

A portrait of Esther Attean by Maine artist Robert Shetterly, from his "Americans Who Tell the Truth" series (see Oct. 1).

A portrait of Esther Attean by Maine artist Robert Shetterly, from his “Americans Who Tell the Truth” series (see Oct. 1).

7:30pm Wabanaki–State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Passamaquoddy members Denise Altvater and Esther Attean discuss this historic commission created to address the harm done to native children taken from their families by the state of Maine and forcibly assimilated into the dominant culture. A Harward Center Civic Forum. FMI 207-786-6202.
Olin Concert Hall

8pm | Men’s soccer vs. Newbury.
Garcelon Field


2 Thu

4:15pm | Latin America in the Working World: Hosted by the Latin American Studies program, this panel discussion features three Bates alumni. Sponsors include the Career Development Center and the Purposeful Work Group. Refreshments. FMI 207-786-8204.
Pettengill G52 (Keck Classroom)

6pm | Field hockey vs. Southern Maine.
Campus Avenue Field

6:30pm | Language Arts Live presents CA Conrad, poet: Author of seven books, and an acclaimed poetic innovator, Conrad reads from his works including his latest volume, Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness. FMI 207-786-6326.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Metropolis Ensemble: Led by Andrew Cyr ’96, and with musicians stationed throughout the arts center, this acclaimed chamber orchestra performs “Brownstone,” as well as a piece for violin and theremin and a world premiere by Bates composer William Matthews. VIP admission is $25, available at batestickets.com. Regular admission is free but tickets are required, available at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Arts Center


Jazz pianist Gerald Clayton returns to Bates College on Oct. 3, 2014.

Pianist Gerald Clayton performs on Oct. 3.

3 Fri

7:30pm | Gerald Clayton Trio: The New York Times likens Clayton to jazz legend Oscar Peterson and praises the young pianist for a “huge, authoritative presence.” Admission $15, available at batestickets.com, with a limited number of free tickets available for students and seniors 65+ at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

8pm | Volleyball vs. Tufts.
Alumni Gym


4 Sat

10am | Metropolis Ensemble residency: The contemporary-music chamber orchestra (see Oct. 2) offers a music and technology workshop, followed by an arts and entrepreneurship panel at 12:30pm. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

11am | Field hockey vs. Connecticut College.
Campus Avenue Field

11am | Women’s soccer vs. Connecticut College.
Russell Street Field

1pm | Football vs. Williams.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Connecticut College.
Russell Street Field

2pm | Volleyball vs. Connecticut College.
Alumni Gym


6 Mon

7:30pm | Jazz by Ken Burns: Our Language. Documentarian Burns follows pioneers Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, and introduces Bessie Smith, Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman and others. A jazz film series affiliated with the exhibition Convergence. FMI bates.edu/museum or 207-786-6158.
Olin 104


8 Wed

4:15pm | Bad Vibrations: Music as a cause of disease? Can music turn girls into nymphomaniacs, teens into suicidal killers and just about anyone into a Communist stooge? Probably not, but over the past 200 years many have argued otherwise. A talk by James Kennaway of Durham University, U.K. FMI 207-753-6968.
Olin 104


Cold water trickles out of the Glen Canyon Dam into what's left of Glen Canyon, forming an unnatural stretch of trout water on the Arizona/Utah border, in a scene from "DamNation." (Ben Knight)

Cold water trickles out of the Glen Canyon Dam into what’s left of Glen Canyon, forming an unnatural stretch of trout water on the Arizona/Utah border, in a scene from “DamNation.” (Ben Knight)

9 Thu

7pm | DamNation (2014, 87 min.): This powerful film explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in giant dams to the growing awareness that our future is bound to the health of our rivers. FMI jzimmer@bates.edu.
Olin 104


10 Fri

3:30pm | Parents & Family Weekend plant sale: The Bates biology club, Helicase, offers a wide range of green things for sale outside Pettengill Hall, simultaneously with the Perry Atrium poster display of students’ summer work. For sale at suggested prices are plants pretty, practical and pet-like. FMI kmorrill@bates.edu.
Alumni Walk at Pettengill
Hall

3:30pm | Women’s tennis vs. Babson.
Merrill Gym

7:30pm | Frank Glazer: The internationally known artist in residence performs Beethoven sonatas. Admission $15, available at batestickets.com, with a limited number of free tickets available for students and seniors 65+ at bit.ly/oacbates. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Wasteland by Susan Felder: For his senior thesis in theater, Gunnar Manchester presents Felder’s Vietnam War drama. FMI 207-786-6161.
Black Box Theater

8pm | Contradance: The Freewill Folk Society’s Second Friday Contradance Series. No experience required, all are welcome; beginner’s lesson at 7:30. Live music by Sassafras Stomp. Admission $7/$5 (free for Bates students). FMI freewillfolk@gmail.com.
Chase Hall, Skelton Lounge

8pm | Volleyball vs. Williams.
Alumni Gym


Sean Dorsey (Lydia Daniller)

Sean Dorsey (Lydia Daniller)

11 Sat

8am | Wallach Tennis Tournament.
Wallach Tennis Center

Noon | Field hockey vs. Oneonta.
Campus Avenue Field

Noon | Parents & Family Weekend Dance Show: Featuring new work by transgender artist/activist Sean Dorsey; faculty member Rachel Boggia and video artist Jesse Sugarman; first-year dancers in a piece by program director Carol Dilley; more. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

1pm | Football vs. Wesleyan.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Volleyball vs. Amherst.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Computers, Music and the Arts: An evening of student projects. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

7:30pm | Wasteland (see Oct. 10).
Black Box Theater


12 Sun

8am | Wallach Tennis Tournament (second day).
Wallach Tennis Center

9am | Catholic Mass: Sunday Mass for Parents & Family Weekend only, led by Bates’ associated Catholic chaplain, Fr. Paul Dumais of the Prince of Peace Parish. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

Noon | Parents & Family Weekend Dance Show (see Oct. 11).
Schaeffer Theatre

2pm | Wasteland (see Oct. 10).
Black Box Theater


13 Mon

4:30pm | Men’s soccer vs. Curry College.
Russell Street Field

7:30pm | Jazz by Ken Burns: The True Welcome. Jazz in New York City during the Great Depression, and the emergence of the Swing Era (see Oct. 6). FMI bates.edu/museum or 207-786-6158.
Olin 104


Pianist Marcus Roberts.

Pianist Marcus Roberts.

19 Sun

7pm | Marcus Roberts Trio: Pianist Roberts leads as “good and as devoted a straight-up bebop jazz trio as is working today” — 77 Square. Admission $25, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


20 Mon

7:30pm | Impact of Immigrants on Maine’s Economic Future: A talk by James Tierney, former majority leader of the Maine House of Representatives and state attorney general. A Harward Center Civic Forum. FMI 207-786-6202.
Muskie Archives

7:30pm | Jazz by Ken Burns: Swing: Pure Pleasure. The peak of innovation and energy in swing jazz, culminating in the legendary 1937 Savoy Ballroom showdown between Benny Goodman and Chick Webb (see Oct. 6). FMI bates.edu/museum or 207-786-6158.
Olin 104


22 Wed

4:15pm | Marine sciences seminar: Ben Twining, senior research scientist at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences discusses both his research into planktonic organisms and Bigelow’s 2015 semester-in-residence oceanography program for college students. The program affords hands-on research experience in a professional laboratory environment. FMI https://www.bigelow.org/education/semester-program/.
Carnegie 204

6pm | Field hockey vs. Husson.
Campus Avenue Field

7pm | Volleyball vs. Maine Maritime.
Alumni Gym


Jonathan Edwards. (Stephen Ide/thirstylizards.com)

Jonathan Edwards. (Stephen Ide/thirstylizards.com)

25 Sat

11am | Field hockey vs. Williams.
Campus Avenue Field

11am | Women’s soccer vs. Williams.
Russell Street Field

1pm | Football vs. Colby.
Garcelon Field

2pm | Men’s soccer vs. Williams.
Russell Street Field

5pm | Homecoming Arts Celebration: Student artists present work across the disciplines — theater, dance, improv comedy, music including a cappella, literary work and more. FMI 207-786-6161.
Schaeffer Theatre

7:30pm | Jonathan Edwards & Don Campbell: Known for his 1970s hits “Shanty” and “Sunshine,” Edwards has explored country, folk, blues and other genres. Country-leaning but likewise eclectic is Campbell, a popular Maine singer-songwriter. Admission $35, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall


27 Mon

7:30pm| Jazz Under the Lens: The Baker Jazz Film Collection. The speaker series affiliated with the exhibition Convergence concludes with a look at an important collection of jazz films. Speaker Gregory Carroll is director of the American Jazz Museum, which now holds the Baker Jazz Film Collection. Reception follows. FMI bates.edu/museum or 207-786-6158.
Olin 104


Jay Michaelson.

Jay Michaelson.

29 Wed

7pm | Field hockey vs. Colby.
Campus Avenue Field

7pm | It’s Complicated: Can We Have Productive, Nonviolent Conversation about Israel/Palestine on Campus? by Jay Michaelson, author, activist, academic and director of the LGBT Global Rights Initiative at the Democracy Council. The annual Zerby Lecture in Contemporary Religious Thought is sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy. FMI 207-786-8272.
Muskie Archives

8pm | Men’s soccer vs. Colby.
Garcelon Field


30 Thu

7:30pm | The Summer in Gossensass by Maria Irene Fornes. Assistant professor Brooke O’Harra directs this imagining of the first English-language production of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Admission $6/$3, available at batestickets.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Gannett Theater


31 Fri

7:30pm | The Summer in Gossensass (see Oct. 30).
Gannett Theater


"Puffy’s Tavern TriBeCa" (2010), archival pigment print by Donna Ferrato. Gift of Charles Dorkey III, 2013.

“Puffy’s Tavern TriBeCa” (2010), archival pigment print by Donna Ferrato. Gift of Charles Dorkey III, 2013. From the Museum show “Photographs by Women.”

Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
museum@bates.edu
bates.edu/museum
Hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat
(till 7:30pm Mon and Wed during autumn 2014)

Through Oct. 12
Encountering Maine: Places in Maine depicted by artists including Marsden Hartley, John Marin, William Manning, Charlie Hewitt, Melonie Bennett, Dahlov Ipcar, Berenice Abbott and Robert Indiana.

Oct. 24–March 21, 2015
Photographs by Women: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection: Artists include New Yorkers Kristin Capp, Donna Ferrato and Sally Gall; Denise Froehlich of Portland, Maine, and Claire Seidel of New York and Rangeley, Maine; Irina Ionesco of Paris and Susan Moldenhauer of Wyoming.

Through Dec. 13
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. Artists represented include Romare Bearden, David Driskell and Faith Ringgold.

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