It’s a busy week in the arts at the UW as Winter Quarter heats up. First-year MFA artists show their work, the UW World Series kicks off, geography has a film, social work has art, undergraduates take the stage and the Henry Art Gallery offers music, a family workshop and an open mic night.
This Arts Roundup invites you to stroll the galleries, see some theater — and then get your courage up and read aloud that love poem you wrote when you were 14.
“Beginnings: Master of Fine Arts, Class of 2013.” Jan. 12-14. An exhibit celebrating students first steps down the path toward an Art Division MFA degree and the starting point of a process of transformation for the students. From Thursday, Jan. 12, through Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Room 132 of the Art Building. Learn more online.
Tender Forever & Your Heart Breaks, 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12. “Tender Forever … will entertain you, make you experience feelings about yourself and others, sing to you out loud what you softly think and everlastingly stamp your memory with unforgettable joyful and epic souvenirs,” state notes from the Henry Art Gallery in advance of this show by the performer Tender Forever (a.k.a. Melanie Valera) and Clyde Petersen of the Seattle band Your Heart Breaks, in the Henry Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for students and Henry members, $10 for others.
Also at the Henry Art Gallery:
Art Discovery Family Workshop, 2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15. Dig deeper into the art on view at the museum with these 90-minute events appropriate for ages 5 and up. The first, “Exploring Mediums,” will study the exhibit, Videowatercolors: Carel Balth Among His Contemporaries. Sign up online. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Other workshops will follow on Feb. 19 and March 18.
Quorum, 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19. Join Bricolage, the UWs literary and art journal, for an open mic event where students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to share their poetry, short stories, essays and artwork with fellow arts appreciators. Participation is encouraged, and all are welcome. Free with museum admission.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen, 8 p.m., Jan. 18. The UW World Series presented the Trio con Brio Copenhagen in the fall of 2006 and is excited to bring them back to Meany Hall for an encore. The trio — Korean sisters Soo-Jin Hong and Soo-Kyung Hong and Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer — has been praised for its “sparkling joie de vivre” and “magic dialogue.” Tickets are $20-$34. Learn more and buy tickets online.
Script to Stage, School of Drama & Book-It Repertory, Jan. 12-15: The creative process revs up and words fly off the page when UW Professional Actor Training Program students explore a series of works-in-progress with Book-It Repertory for this new workshop series. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on campus. All tickets are $10. To learn more, call 206-685-0600 or visit the School of Drama website.
Screening of The Last Train Home, 3:30 p.m., Thurs. Jan. 19: The UW Geography Departments Real to Reel film series continues with a free showing of The Last Train Home in the Allen Library Auditorium. The film portrays one family during Chinas annual New Years mass migration from huge urban centers back to rural villages. Read more on the departments website.
“Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins,” Undergraduate Theater Society, Jan. 19-29. The student-run UW Undergraduate Theater Society will perform Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins, by Nick Flynn, in the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater. This first play by Flynn has four strangers meeting on the streets of New York City during a blackout. The production is directed by Dylan Ward. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for all others. Learn more at www.uwuts.com.
Art exhibit at the School of Social Work: About 20 works of art by homeless youth are on display in the School of Social Works gallery. The exhibit will run through March 15 and is in collaboration with the Sanctuary Art Center, a nonprofit art studio that serves homeless youth in the University District. Read more about the exhibit in a previous UW Today article.
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