On and Off the Ave

A collection of newsworthy items from the pages of Columns.

Inside Out: New Chinese Art

The first major international exhibit to explore modern Chinese art is now on view at the UW Henry Art Gallery and the Tacoma Art Museum. The show of 80 works by nearly 60 artists includes art from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chinese artists living abroad. Above is "Great Castigation Series: Coca-Cola," 1993, by Wang Guangyi. Photo courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery.

Mellow Yellow: fiberglass tricycle

Statistics graduate student Adam Karp, '98, catches a lot of attention in his $8,250 human-powered, 21-speed tricycle. The fiberglass shell vehicle includes a stereo system, cell phone, trunk and 12-volt rechargeable battery. Karp commutes 12 miles each way to the UW in his Danish-made Leitra and thinks more Americans should give up their cars for pedal power. Photo by Jon Marmor.

Interior view of University Bookstore from early 1950s

Starting in the basement of Denny Hall, the University Book Store has grown over the century into one of the most successful college book stores in the nation with its main store on the "Ave.," seven branches and on-line services. Above is an interior view from the early 1950s. To celebrate its 100th anniversary in January, a celebrity reading marathon will be held Jan. 10-15, featuring Perry Lorenzo of the Seattle Opera, Lori Matsukawa of KING-TV, and KUOW's Steve Scher. File photo.

Ethan Hawke and Youki Kudoh in Snow Falling on Cedars

The premiere of Snow Falling on Cedars; based on the novel by David Guterson, '78, '82; will be held Monday, Dec. 6 at Seattle's Cinerama Theatre, Fourth Avenue and Lenora Street, as a benefit for the UW English department. Above is Ethan Hawke, who plays the main character, embracing his childhood love, played by Youki Kudoh. Photo by Doane Gregory, ©1999 Universal Studios.

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