May 12-28 at COA


It’s the last 3 weeks of spring term now, which means EVERYTHING is happening. Exhibits, concerts, talks. There are a few changes: Ted Ames is not May 12 but May 19 Contra Dance is a third Friday – May 20 meanwhile FANDANGO is this Saturday John Cooper Jazz Quartet on Tuesday Ted Ames May 19 Sky Dancer, an alumna film about a female Tibetan Buddhist leader on Friday, May 20 and more – take a look! Enjoy – donna.

EVENTS Marine Mammal Stranding Response Workshop Saturday, May 14 from 1-5 p.m. Allied Whale holds its annual workshop covering natural history, seal assessment, pup handling. McCormick. Rosemary Seton, rseton@coa.edu. 207-801-5682

Fandango Saturday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dance, music, food, fun and more from COA’s talented, international student body. Gates.

Poet Gary Lawless Tuesday, May 17 at 4 p.m. Human Ecology Forum. McCormick. jvisvader@coa.edu.

Duality Opening Tuesday, May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Reception with live music for show of oil paintings and photos of women. Blum. Live music. cclinger@coa.edu.

The John Cooper Jazz Quartet Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. John Cooper on saxophone, Chris Humphrey, piano and jazz vocals, Gabe Terraccino, on upright bass and jazz violin, Mike Bennett, drums. Gates.

Bird Walk Wednesday May 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Search trails and the pier with student naturalist Anna Stunkel. Meet at Dorr. astunkel@coa.edu or 288-5395.

Ted Ames Thursday, May 19 at 4:10 p.m. Population structures of cod and alewives. Marine Policy Speaker Series. McCormick. CHRISP@coa.edu.

Sky Dancer Friday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. Alumna Jody Kemmerer screens her film on the great female masters of Tibetan Buddhism, followed by questions. McCormick. doc@coa.edu.

Nature Dioramas Opening Friday, May 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. Jordan Chalfant’s new dioramas. Dorr. 288-5395, 207-801-5839 or www.coa.edu/dorr.

Contra Dance Friday, May 20 at 7:30 lessons; 8 p.m. dance With Big Moose Band, caller Chrissy Fowler. Gates $6.

Harry and the Potters Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. A rock concert. Gates. tkittelson@coa.edu. $10.

Nuclear Energy Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m. Tom Stone speaks on the basis of nuclear energy for Human Ecology Forum. McCormick. jvisvader@coa.edu.

Bird Walk Wednesday May 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. Search trails and the pier with student naturalist Anna Stunkel. Meet at Dorr. astunkel@coa.edu or 288-5395.

Share the Harvest fundraiser Wednesday, May 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. To support a sharing of Beech Hill Farm produce. Red Sky Restaurant. Southwest Harbor. 244-0476f for reservation; for information sharetheharvest@coa.edu

Dorr Museum Opening May 27th from 4-6 p.m. Window Gardens by Addams Samuel Exploring Shipwrecks around MDI by Zach Whalen

Contrapposto Thursday-Saturday May 26-28 at 8; May 28 at 2 p.m. Contrapposto, an original play about our artistic heroes, and the meaning of art written and directed by Alicia Hynes. Gates. ahynes@coa.edu or 288-5015.

EXHIBITS Ethel H. Blum Gallery My Truth: Visual Responses to Literary Works Monday-Saturday, May 9-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Amelia Eshleman ’11 displays her senior project, an artist book with visual responses to ten novels. Duality Monday-Saturday, May 16-21 Senior project show by Grace Cherubino (oil paintings of COA women) and Aisha Loofa Mohamed (black and white photos depicting the shadow element in women). cclinger@coa.edu, 207-801-5733.

Dorr Museum of Natural History Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening May 20: Jordan Chalfont’s taxidermy and dioramas of local animals, including a hummingbird, a river otter, and a mountain lion. Opening May 27: Exploring Shipwrecks around MDI by Zach Whalen And Window Gardens by Addams Samuel Through May 21: Melita Westerlund’s coral sculptures and student marine lanterns. Through May 28: “Plants and People of New England” images and text on plant usage by Hazel Stark Through June 4: Photography of animals from the local SPCA by Mark Abdallah and Henry Owen Through Sept. 3: Skin and Bones: recent work from taxidermy club and independent studies Also tidepool creatures, dioramas of local animals, and sounds of the wild. Plus a gift shop. Donations suggested. 288-5395, 207-801-5839 or www.coa.edu/dorr.

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