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  • 12 Dec 2018 5:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    WHAT: A Day of Service for Maine Citizens, part of inauguration activities for Gov-Elect Mills.* Agencies and organizations organize a volunteer project that aligns with their needs and role in the community. As part of the inauguration activities and call to service, citizens will be asked to go to a website, select a project, and sign up to show up.

    *this is a nonpartisan opportunity for all Maine organizations.

    WHEN: Saturday, January 5, time determined by you.

    WHERE: The location you designate for your project.


    YOUR OPPORTUNITY: Showcase your organization, the power of citizen service, and get something done!


    - Give Mainers an immediate opportunity to respond to the call for service from Gov-elect Mills;

    -  Give local organizations a chance to reach new potential volunteers

    - Highlight the essential and varied volunteer-driven services in communities


    - Identify a project or significant task that could be accomplished in 4-8 hours with the help of volunteers.

    - Register that project here:

    HOW TO ENSURE VOLUNTEERS FIND YOU: Register the project as soon as possible. The inauguration committee wants to start promoting the day of service around Dec 13. The early bird will catch the worm!


    WHAT WEBSITE WILL HAVE THE LIST: Stay tuned. That decision is in the works. One thing to know is that you can specify how many volunteers you need. The site reportedly will close the project as “sold out” when your volunteer opportunities are filled.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Adrienne Carmack, Maine Commission for Community Service, 207-624-7785,

  • 08 Dec 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 

    Waterville Public Library and Alfond Commons Chase Forum

    Join the Colby College Museum of Art in a full day of activities. Starting at the Waterville Public Library from 1:00-2:00 p.m. the artist, Carly Glovinski will be present to sign copies of the newly published Currents 8: Carly Glovinski catalogue. From 2:00-4:00 p.m., join us at the Alfond Commons Chase Forum where you can create, design, and write your own storybook.

  • 01 Dec 2018 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 

    Mirken Education Center

    The Museum invites adults and children of all ages to drop in and make glowing holiday ornaments using decorative paper, LED lights and button batteries. This free workshop is open to ages 5 and up. No RSVP required.

  • 17 Nov 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Saturday, November 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. 

    William D. Adams Gallery

    After a brief exploration of the Museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art.

  • 15 Nov 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Thursday, November 15, 2018, Noon 

    Paul J. Schupf Wing

    In 1996, interdisciplinary artist, Gustavo Aguilar, experienced a moment of psychic disequilibrium that prompted him to examine what it meant to identify himself as an American artist. Set against the backdrop of Aguilar’s bordertown hometown of Brownsville, Texas, Ah, Raza! The Making of an American Artist traces a line of continuity to the spaces that have mapped themselves out onto him, and to the people whose dispositions are also his own.

  • 14 Nov 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Noon 

    Museum Galleries

    Diana Tuite, curator of the exhibition Self and Society: The Norma Boom Marin Collection of German Expressionist Prints, will be joined by Katherine Hollander, Faculty Fellow in History, for a discussion of Germany’s social, political, and cultural upheaval during and after World War I.

  • 03 Nov 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Saturday, November 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. 

    William D. Adams Gallery

    After a brief exploration of the Museum, we will read a children’s book related to the month’s theme. Preschoolers, toddlers, and their grownups will then be invited to the Mirken Education Classroom to have a snack and create their own works of art.

  • 02 Nov 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Friday, November 2, 2018, Noon 
    Colby College Museum of Art

    Artist and writer Jenna Crowder will speak with Carly Glovinski about the list of books, essays, and poems that Crowder developed in resonance with Glovinski’s exhibition Currents 8. Introduced by Beth Finch, curator of the exhibition.

  • 01 Nov 2018 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

    Waterville Public Library

    Artist Carly Glovinski and Waterville Public Library Interim Director Tammy Rabideau will be interviewed by a member of the Museum Student Advisory Board. Glovinski’s Secret Garden (Waterville), a participatory artwork made of painted objects intended to “fool the eye,” is installed on the bookshelves of the Waterville Public Library as part of the exhibition Currents 8.

  • 01 Nov 2018 10:18 AM | Anonymous member
    Interested individuals are invited to apply to the Maine Digital Humanities Institute, a FREE online seminar facilitated by Dr. Dianne Fallon, YCCC, from January 22 through March 8, 2019.  The workshop is aimed at building both skills and communities of practice, with the goal of building expertise within the Maine humanities communities, including educators, museum staff and volunteers, and students, especially graduate students.  The project is an outgrowth of efforts at YCCC to expand faculty and student knowledge of digital humanities tools.

    Applications, which are mostly aimed at a getting a sense of applicants and their projects, are due by Monday, November 25.

    In the workshop, participants will work on developing their own digital project over a seven-week time period.  Projects might range from a personal or professional project that you want to play around with, to developing a student assignment that incorporates some of these tools.

    You can find more specific information at a basic website that I have set up here:

    (The application is at the bottom of the page, on the left hand side. Feel free to be in touch with questions!)

    FMI Contact:

    Dianne Fallon, Department Chair for English
    NEH Project Director: Go Local: Building Capacity for Public History in York County
    York County Community College
    112 College Drive
    Wells, Maine 04090

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