The Cleveland Colby Colgate Archives, in conjunction with the Town of New London, presents an exhibit of materials commemorating the centennial of the United States’ involvement in WWI. Items on display include memorabilia from Mather Cleveland’s two tours of duty; Colby Academy student newspapers and the town’s service banner.
The exhibition is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Sondra VanderPloeg at 603.526.3375 or email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
The Fine and Performing Arts Department hosts an exhibition of The Harp Collection, an assemblage of outstanding works donated by design professionals, as well as pieces by Colby-Sawyer graphic design graduates selected and purchased by adjunct faculty member Doug Harp in honor of his late wife, Susan.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. Following the reception, the exhibition remains open through Friday, Feb. 16. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information contact Professor Bert Yarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.526.3459. Free and open to the public.
The Davidow Gallery's inaugural exhibition in the college's new Center for Art + Design features some of the most highly regarded outsider artists in the world, including Martin Ramirez, Bill Traylor and Nellie Mae Rowe.
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The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Professor Bert Yarborough at email@example.com or 603.526.3459. Free and open to the public.
Jeanine Ruhsam, adjunct faculty member in the Humanities Department, presents "Crossing Borders, Subverting Sex: Why Americans Have a Cultural Fear of Transgender People." Ruhsam will discuss the cultural, legal and political history which underlies the fear and loathing Americans have long held towards those who would transgress the sex/gender system. She will turn to L. Frank Baum, the late nineteenth-century author of America’s great fairy-tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who offers the gender-crosser in a radically different position: deus ex machina, s/he who transcends and resolves seemingly impossible dichotomies.
Rusham's research focuses on the intersection of American culture, gender and public policy. She earned her Ph.D. in American Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where she taught in the Humanities Department. She has been an instructor in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College, and in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Sponsored by the Cultural Events Committee. For more information, contact Connor Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.526.3741. Free and open to the public.
The Cultural Events Committee presents "Beyond the Keyhole: Rural LGBTQ Community Oral History and Andrew’s Inn" with H.B. Lozito, executive director of Green Mountain Crossroads and creator of the Andrews Inn Oral History Project. Andrew’s Inn was a gay disco, bar, hotel, restaurant, co-counseling site, and community space in downtown Bellows Falls, Vt., that operated from 1973 to 1984. Lozito will explain the project's background, research processes and methodology, and go in-depth to the history of Andrew’s Inn and its role in the early days of Vermont’s LGBTQ movement for justice.
Lozito has been connecting the rural LGBTQ community for the past 20 years. In addition to their current role as executive director of Green Mountain Crossroads, they are a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program, an alum of Marlboro College's Nonprofit Board Fellowship Program and Nonprofit Management Certificate program, and a member of the 2017-18 Vermont Changemakers Table cohort. Lozito holds a B.A. in environmental politics from Whitman College.
For more information about the Andrews Inn Oral History Project, visit greenmountaincrossroads.org. For more information about the event, contact Associate Professor of Social Sciences & Education Kathleen Farrell at 603.526.3660 or email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
Enjoy an evening of dance as Colby-Sawyer's dance students perform original choreography in genres ranging from classical ballet, jazz and contemporary to modern and hip hop. The one-act show is under the artistic direction of adjunct faculty member Laura Dunlop Shepherd.
Tickets are available at www.colby-sawyer.edu/tickets or through the Anne Baynes Hall Box Office at 603.526.3670 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children/students, or free with a Colby-Sawyer ID. For more information, contact Laura Dunlop Shepherd at email@example.com or 603.526.3459.
Adventures in Learning's monthly Science Pub series presents "Oceans Rising" with Dr. Charles Kellogg. Addressing complex issues including sea level change and its impact on civilization, Dr. Kellogg discusses how fluctuations in shorelines and rising and falling tides are being measured by scientists to evaluate the possible effects of rising sea levels on coastal ecology and societies.
Dr. Kellogg earned his Ph.D. from Duke University specializing in biological/geological oceanography. He is a career educator — previously at Colby-Sawyer and most recently at Kearsage Regional High School — and an active member of AIL.
The Pub at Lethbridge Lodge opens at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation and discussion beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Reservations on a first-come, first-served basis are required through the Adventures in Learning Office at 603.526.3434. Free and open to the public.
Created in 1974 as a tribute to tuba player and teacher William Bell, the first TubaChristmas concert was held in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza. It has grown to more than 250 locations throughout the United States and several countries. The New London TubaChristmas, led by Aarne Vesilind, features tuba, sousaphone, euphonium and baritone horn musicians playing Christmas carols, first with instruments only and then with the audience singing along.
For more information contact Aarne Vesilind at 603.526.6011. Free and open to the public.
The Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts presents their unique version of the beloved holiday ballet featuring regional talent of all ages.
The Saturday, Dec. 16 performance will be held at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $12 for students and are available at the door prior to the performances.