fall 2013 events

Workshops with Master Painter Michael Hofmann.

Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Wednesday, Oct. 2 , 2013 - Reichhold Science Center

Colby-Sawyer's Slayden Series and the Fine and Performing Arts Department will welcome master sumi-e ink painter Michael Hofmann to campus for two hands-on workshops introducing Zen principles for interested students and community members. The first workshop is on Tuesday, October 1 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the second is on Wednesday, October 2 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Workshops are free and open to the public, and space is limited so please arrive early to take part.

The workshop will teach an introduction of Zen principles and offer a hands-on experience by allowing participants to follow the tradition of free, effortless, natural Zen paintings and learn to paint with ink and brush, spontaneously creating works of art with deep thoughts and quick artistic impulses. Participants will learn how to create a Zen painting of Daruma, the first Zen patriarch, and other imagery using traditional Japanese brushes, ink and paper.

Film “Hatchet for Honeymoon” followed by a discussion lead by Italian scholar Evan Caulder Williams.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 - Clements Hall, Ivey Science Center, 7 p.m.

Funded by the Olivetti Series Endowment Fund, Colby-Sawyer College will host a free screening and discussion of the remastered 1970 European cult-horror classic “Hatchet for Honeymoon." The event features a pre-screening lecture with Italian scholar Evan Calder Williams and a question-and-answer session after the viewing. The film is dubbed in English. The 88-minute film, dubbed in English, is rated VM-18 by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the equivalent of the Motion Picture Association of America's NC-17 rating (restricted to persons 17 and older).

“Hatchet for Honeymoon,” directed by Italian horror legend Mario Bava, tells the story of a killer's journey to discover his repressed childhood trauma. The film stars Stephen Forsyth as John Harrington, the head of an affluent fashion house with an uncontainable blood thirst for women in bridal veils. Only by murdering his victims is John able to uncover the reason for his homicidal obsession. More Information.