May 23 through June 4 at COA


GREETINGS – The school year is coming to a close, which means a lot of final exhibits and shows. This week – a concert tonight by COA’s chorus and chamber ensemble, a fascinating talk on nuclear power from an environmentalist (Tuesday), a fundraiser at Red Sky Wednesday, and then Contrapposto, an original play, written, directed, and acted by Alicia Hynes ’11. This is NOT for young people as there are adult themes. Thursday – Saturday. There’s also a talk at Beech Hill Farm on Saturday. Finally, a fascinating talk on the rights of nature on Tuesday. As we move into the summer season, this notice will be offered less frequently – stay tuned! And enjoy.

EVENTS Spring Concert Monday May 23 at 7 p.m. COA Choir and COA Chamber Orchestra featuring Mozart. Gates.

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 Beech Hill Farm produce access to more families. Red Sky Restaurant. Southwest Harbor. 244-0476 for reservation; for information sharetheharvest@coa.edu

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. This play examines some adult themes, so it is NOT recommended for young people. Gates. ahynes@coa.edu or 288-5015.

Dorr Museum Opening Friday May 27 from 4-6 p.m. Window Gardens by Addams Samuel Exploring Shipwrecks around MDI by Zach Whalen Dorr Museum. 288-5395, 207-801-5839 or www.coa.edu/dorr.

Farming in the Nineteenth Century Saturday May 28 from 10 a.m. to noon Todd Little-Siebold joins Charles Somes Richardson, a descendant of the first settlers of the region and Tim Garrity of the MDI Historical Society on a tour of the history of half a mile of Beech Hill Road. Todd’s portion will be at COA’s Beech Hill Farm and will focus on farming in the the nineteenth century. For more call 276-9323 or visit www.celebrate250.net. $5.

Nature as Subject: The Issue of Rights Tuesday May 31 at 4:10 p.m. Mihnea Tanasescu, 2006 COA alumnus and current doctoral student in Brussels, speaks on a new topic in the environment: the political rights of nature. For the Human Ecology Forum. McCormick. jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015. Free.

Bird Walk Wednesday June 1 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.

Senior Project Group Show Opening June 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. With work by COA seniors Lily Allgood, Andrew Louw, Philip Walter, Megan Laflin, Joseph Layden and others who have been exhibiting throughout the spring. For more information, contact cclinger@coa.edu, 207-801-5733.

EXHIBITS Ethel H. Blum Gallery Senior Project Group Show Monday-Saturday May 23-June 4 An exhibit featuring work by COA seniors Lily Allgood, Andrew Louw, Philip Walter, Megan Laflin, Joseph Layden and others who have been exhibiting throughout the spring. 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, river otter, and a mountain lion. Opening May 27: Exploring Shipwrecks around MDI by Zach Whalen and Window Gardens by Addams Samuel 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 June 4 – 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.

Donna Gold Director of Public Relations, Editor, COA Magazine College of the Atlantic 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 207-801-5623, office 207-266-4470, cell dgold@coa.edu www.coa.edu

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