Arts events have slowed some this week, with students trading paintbrushes and play scripts for textbooks as the quarter ends. But theres still much to see, as the arts never sleep at the UW. They may doze, but they do not sleep.
The Burke Museum has discussions of food as its “Hungry Planet” exhibit continues and musical performances by visiting artists include Indian classical music and a Seattle Symphony bassists guest recital.
The Henry Art Gallery remains busy with several ongoing exhibits. Among these is “Pollen and Paint: Laib, Homer, and the Natural World,” where Winslow Homers 1870 oil “An Adirondack Lake” is juxtaposed with Wolfgang Laibs intriguing “Pollen from Hazelnut” from 1995-96. The two are 125 years apart in years and even further in style but they say a lot about the breadth of the Henrys collections.
This Arts Roundup likes the touches of light in Homers scene and how the horizon brightens slightly as we follow the boatmans gaze to the right. And asks, for what, or whom, does he wait?
Alain de Botton, 7:30 p.m., March 16. Seattle Arts and Lectures presents the philosopher and best-selling author at Meany Hall. His books include “Essays in Love,” “How Proust Can Change Your Life” and “The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.” His new book is “Religion for Atheists: A Non-believers Guide of the Uses of Religion.” Tickets are available online or by calling 206-621-2230.
Sitar concert by Shahid Parvez, 7:30 p.m. March 17. Parvez will play the sitar and Ravi Albright the tabla in this concert of North Indian classical music in Brechemin Auditorium. Tickets are $20, $10 for students. For more information, contact Ramesh Gangolli, 206-525-7728 or email@example.com.
Jordan Anderson, 6 p.m., March 18. A principal bass with the Seattle Symphony, Anderson will give a guest recital in Brechemin Auditorium. The concert is free.
3 Orchestras Concert, March 18. Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras present classical music performed by some of Seattles finest student musicians, from 7 to 17 years of age, at Meany Hall. Tickets are $15-$40, available at 206-362-2300 or on the day of the show, starting at 1:30 p.m.
Burke Museum PCC Talks, March 18, 24. The Burke Museum, together with PCC Natural Markets, is hosting 30-minute talks about hot topics in food, relating to its exhibit, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, which runs through June 10.
- “The Diabesity Epidemic,” with Leika Suzumura, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. March 18, at the Burke. Obesity and diabetes are rapidly increasing, but we have the opportunity with every meal to literally eat our way to health. Learn simple choices you can make to nurture/foster your well-being. Two 30-minute presentations.
- “Turkish Cuisine with Sureyya Gokeri,” 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 24. Turkish food is a unique blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, offering an abundance of locally produced fresh foods due to a pleasant climate and rich soil. Join instructor Sureyya Gokeri for quick cooking techniques as she demonstrates her recipe, Muceddere (Turkish brown lentil pilaf with caramelized onions and spices).
Other continuing events:
Ceramic arts juried exhibition, through March 31. The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Room 132 in the Art Building, is partnering with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts to present this annual show, which ties in with councils annual conference. The organization will be meeting in Seattle from March 28 to 31. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
3D4M faculty exhibition, through April 1. Faculty artists from the 3D4M program — which is short for 3-Dimensional Forum — are exhibiting their work at the Traver Gallery-Seattle, 110 Union Street, #200. Exhibiting are Doug Jeck, Ami Laird McNeel, Akio Takamori, Jamie Walker and Mark Zirpel.