Campus events: Sept. 6–30, 2016

A Sept. 28 performance by pianist Mari Asakawa includes a composition by faculty member Hiroya Miura.

A Sept. 28 performance by pianist Mari Asakawa includes a composition by faculty member Hiroya Miura.

Hello from Bates!

These are public events at the college Sept. 6–30, 2016.

The public is invited to events in this listing. Except as noted, admission is free.

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Recurring Events

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

4:15pm weekdays | Buddhist meditation led by the Dharma Society. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

12:10pm Mon | Noontime meditation: Different teachers lead this meditation circle in a different practice each week. Beginners welcome. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

6pm Wed | Life drawing with the Museum of Art. Dry-media easels and drawing benches provided, bring drawing board and supplies. $10/$9 museum members. FMI 207-786-8302.
Olin 259

9pm Wed | {Pause}: A reflective secular service of silence, poetry, music, dance and art. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel

10am Sun | Quaker meeting presented by the Lewiston Friends. FMI 207-786-8272.
163 Wood St.

4pm Sun | Bates Christian Fellowship chapel service with gospel singing, preceded by prayer time at 3pm. FMI 207-786-8272.
Gomes Chapel


6 Tue

5pm | Field hockey. This game vs. Worcester State is the Bobcats’ competitive debut on Bates’ new and unique GreenFields TX artificial turf.
Campus Avenue Field

8pm | Women’s soccer vs. Maine Maritime.
Garcelon Field


7 Wed

8pm | Men’s soccer vs. Maine–Farmington.
Garcelon Field


"Once Upon a Time" (2016), silkscreen in colors on triple-primed canvas from the "Like a Rolling Stone" series by Robert Indiana.

“Once Upon a Time” (2016), silkscreen in colors on triple-primed canvas from the “Like a Rolling Stone” series by Robert Indiana.

9 Fri

4:30pm | Welcome-to-Campus Reception: The Bates College Museum of Art celebrates a new academic year. On view are Robert Indiana: Now and Then; Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch; and Mythology, organized by museum intern Lillie Shulman ’17 (see below). FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Museum of Art

7:30pm | Deadpool (2016, 108 min.) Presented by the Filmboard. Admission: $1. FMI 207-786-6135 or the Filmboard website.
Olin 104


10 Sat

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

Noon | Field hockey vs. Hamilton.
Campus Avenue Field

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

2 & 7:30pm | Deadpool (see Sept. 9).
Olin 104


Sara Juli performs "Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis." (Kristofer Alan Thompson)

Sara Juli performs “Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis” on Sept. 23. (Kristofer Alan Thompson)

11 Sun

Noon | Women’s soccer vs. Southern Maine.
Russell Street Field

1pm | Men’s soccer vs. Newbury.
Garcelon Field

2 & 4:30pm | Deadpool (see Sept. 9).
Olin 104


13 Tue

3pm | American Red Cross blood drive. FMI mlambers@bates.edu.
Chase Hall, Memorial Commons


16 Fri

Noon | Public Works in Progress: Spotlight on Student Work. Students share their experiences working in diverse nonprofit settings during the summer. FMI 207-786-6202.
Commons 221–222


17 Sat

11am | Pineland Super Cross Country: Men and women compete, with women’s events starting at 11:45am.
Pineland Farms, New Gloucester


19 Mon

Hemon-LR

Aleksandar Hemon.

6pm | Robert Indiana: Now and Then: Darsie Alexander ’88, executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art and formerly chief curator at the Walker Art Center, offers insights into Indiana’s art and the wider Pop movement that he helped establish. The lecture is offered in conjunction with the Bates Museum of Art exhibition Robert Indiana: Now and Then. FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Olin 104

6:30pm | Literary Arts Live: Aleksandar Hemon. A reading by the author of The Lazarus Project and three collections of short stories: The Question of Bruno, Nowhere Man and Love and Obstacles. Sponsored by the English department. FMI 207-753-6963 or janthony@bates.edu.
Muskie Archives


21 Wed

7pm | Volleyball vs. Bowdoin.
Alumni Gym


23 Fri

7:30pm | Bob Degen Trio: With his elegant original music key to their repertoire, pianist Degen leads a threesome that embraces both jazz tradition and contemporary approaches to improvisation. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.
Olin Concert Hall

8pm | Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis: Sara Juli created and performs this multi-disciplinary piece about motherhood — its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy and influence on the human experience. The performance is free, but tickets are recommended, available at batestheateranddance.eventbrite.com. FMI 207-786-6161.
Pettigrew Hall, Gannett Theater


24 Sat

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

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

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


25 Sun

Noon | Women’s soccer vs. Williams.
Russell Street Field

1pm | Field hockey vs. Williams.
Campus Avenue Field

3pm | Men’s soccer vs. Williams.
Russell Street Field


"Books From Memoir" by Amy Stacey Curtis, one of nine interactive installations in the 2016 exhibition "Memory."

“Books From Memoir” by Amy Stacey Curtis, one of nine interactive installations in the 2016 exhibition “Memory.”

26 Mon

9am | New Scholars Symposium: New Approaches to Early Modern Literature and Culture. A showcase of research exploring such issues as race and gender, empire and nationalism, and narrative aesthetics presented by emerging scholars from historically underrepresented groups. Convened by the English department as part of Bates’ New Scholars Series and sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity. FMI newscholars2016@bates.edu or 207-753-6963.
Commons 221–222

6pm | Artist talk by Amy Stacey Curtis: Curtis discusses her interactive project Memory, presented this fall in downtown Lewiston’s Bates Mill Complex. The project culminates Curtis’ 18-year commitment to interactive installation art, encompassing nine solo-biennial exhibits featuring 81 works in nine mill spaces in eight Maine towns. Curtis will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Bates Museum of Art in 2018 as part of a statewide retrospective of her biennial projects. FMI 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.
Olin 104


27 Tue

7pm | Volleyball vs. St. Joseph’s.
Alumni Gym

7:30pm | Master class with pianist Mari Asakawa. The evening prior to her concert at Bates, the acclaimed performer presents a master class. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


28 Wed

7:30pm | Mari Asakawa, pianist.An internationally esteemed performer, Asakawa performs music by Bach, Claudio Ambrosini, Elliott Carter, Milton Babbitt and Bates’ own Hiroya Miura. Free, but tickets required: batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. FMI olinarts@bates.edu or 207-786-6135.
Olin Concert Hall


29 Thu

Noon | Public Works in Progress: Spotlight on Student Work (see Sept. 16).
Commons 221–222

4:30pm | Lecture on presidential politics by Stephen Skowronek. The Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale, Skowronek offers a talk on a topic TBA in the politics department’s Presidential Election Series. FMI 207-786-8295.
Muskie Archives


"Sunday of This Year" appears in "The Book of Only Enoch," a show prints by Jay Bolotin at the Museum of Art.

“Sunday of This Year” appears in “The Book of Only Enoch,” a show of prints by Jay Bolotin at the Museum of Art.

Museum of Art

FMI 207-786-6158
bates.edu/museum | museum@bates.edu
Hours: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat (until 7:30pm Mon & Wed)

Through Oct. 8

Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch: Bolotin shows prints and plates that tell the dreamlike story of a sensitive Southern Jewish boy named after an apocryphal book left out of the Hebrew Bible. At 6pm Oct. 3 in Olin 104, the museum screens Bolotin’s The Jackleg Testament, perhaps the only example of a woodcut-based motion picture; a reception with Bolotin follows.

Robert Indiana: Now and Then: Surveying the career of the pioneering Pop artist known for his monumental works “LOVE,” “EAT” and “THE ALPHABET,” this show debuts Indiana’s series “Like a Rolling Stone,” based on lyrics from Bob Dylan’s musical landmark.

Sept. 9–Dec. 23

Mythology: Drawing on six centuries’ worth of works from the museum’s collection, this exhibition explores classical Greco-Roman mythology. Organized by museum education intern Lillie Shulman ’17, under the direction of Anthony Shostak, education curator.

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