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June 7, 2012

Arts Roundup: Student art among the raindrops

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Prosthetic leg designs by (from left) Jasmine Reese, Jonathan Lai, Neil Aquinaldo, Ryan Phillips and Hanne Trafnik.

Prosthetic leg designs by (from left) Jasmine Reese, Jonathan Lai, Neil Aquinaldo, Ryan Phillips and Hanne Trafnik.Peter Kelley

The arts are either slowing down on campus or they have been drowned by the recent incessant rain. Still, there’s some interesting student art to see across campus as you dodge the raindrops.

Plus, the Henry Art Gallery celebrates graffiti with its donors and the School of Drama announces a very cool 2012-2013 season. This Arts Roundup sees the rain and returns to reading early Ray Bradbury stories, with a sigh.

DXARTS exhibit through June 10. The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) will hold its 2012 BFA Art Exhibition at its Fremont Fab Lab, 102 ½ NW 36th St., in Seattle. New video, systems, and sculpture works produced by graduating seniors will be featured. There will be an opening reception at 6 p.m. June 8. This free exhibit, which presents the work of 14 seniors graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

Artists featured are David Heflin, Vin Hill, Mary Kawamura, Matthew Lord, Eva Malpaya, Chad McCurry, Mario Nima, Josh Peterson, Ashley Prescott, Hannah Sayre, Gaelen Sayres, Evan Swope, Jonathan Torone and Andrew Theisen. Learn more about  DXARTS at its website.

Bachelor of Design exhibit, though June 15. Work by graduating Bachelor of Design students is displayed in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and in classrooms and hallways on the second floor of the Art Building. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The Design Division also has a website sharing the work of its graduating students.

Anthony Sonnenberg discusses his piece, 'Sybaris,' made of porcelain, stoneware, glaze and found objects. Behind to the right he also appears in his 'Untitled (bearback).' It's part of the 2012 Master of Fine Arts / Master of Design Thesis Exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery through June 17.

2012 Master of Fine Arts / Master of Design Thesis Exhibition, through June 17. From the School of Art, at the Henry Art Gallery. Students presenting work are Caitlin Berndt, Byung Cho, Lyndsey Colburn, Tamblyn Gawley, Hilary Gray, Hannah O’Gorman, Amy Keeling, Sergei Larionov, Snehai Mantri, Adam Matthew, Dan Ostrowski, Shaun Roberts, Andrew Salituri, Steve Sewell, Anthony Sonnenberg and Rodrigo Valenzuela. See previous story.

Art About Town: The Tubs Building, 6-8 p.m. June 12. Artist NKO will lead a panel of guests at the forefront of the Seattle graffiti community discussing this constantly evolving site at 50th and Roosevelt, touching on issues of democracy in public spaces, artists rights, and the significance of graffiti/urban muralists in the Seattle art community. During the event, new works will be created on site. Note: This is an event for the Henry’s “Contemporaries” – donors of $250 or more. You could join, you know — learn more online. RSVP to rsvp@henryart.org.

Student recitals. Several School of Music students are giving year-end recitals in coming days. Learn more at the School of Music’s online calendar.

June 7, 7:30 p.m., Gee Lee, junior classical guitar recital.
June 9, 7:30 p.m., Kathleen Payne, masters voice recital.
June 9, 4:30 p.m., Mark Hunter, junior jazz bass recital.
June 16, 1:30 p.m., Abbey Blackwell, junior double bass recital.

  • School of Drama 2012-2013 season: The school has announced its production lineup for the coming year.

Nov. 7-18, “Landscape of the Body” by John Guare, directed by L. Zane in the  Meany Studio Theatre. John Guare’s classic play evokes the pathos and craziness of the 1970s. Two sisters are at the heart of a story that begins when one is killed by a bicycle on a New York City sidewalk. Because of this freak accident, Betty, who has come from Maine to rescue sister Rosalie ends up taking her place.

Feb. 20-March 3, 2013, “Pentecost” by David Edgar, directed by Andrew McGinn at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse. Gabriella Pecs, a curator in a developing country has asked for help from a British scholar in authenticating a mysterious church fresco. Controversy surrounds who created the art, owns it and what it means. The situation is complicated when a group of armed refugees occupies the church.

April 17-28, 2013, “Stagecoach” (final title to be announced), to be created by the ensemble and directed by Jeffrey Fracé at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse. A rollicking, six-gun toting adaptation of a classic film western. Here is a reverse on the usual: a film springs to life on stage viewed through several theatrical lenses in this entirely new work.

May 29-June 9, 2013, One-act plays by Tennessee Williams, directed Tina Polzin and Leah Adcock-Starr in the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre. In addition to his celebrated full-length plays, Williams wrote 70 one-act plays touching on themes of love, death, repressed desires and human weakness.

Tickets for these shows go on sale at the UW Arts Ticket Office September 5. Season Brochures will be mailed late August.

And beyond the main stage:

October 20, 2012, “Dirtday!” by Laurie Anderson in Meany Hall. Politics, theories of evolution, families, history and animals converge in this riotous and soulful collection of songs and stories by a well-known performer.
Jan. 17-20, 2013, Novel Workshop Series with Book-It Repertory Theatre in the Meany Studio Theatre. A series of readings performed by MFA acting students in collaboration with members of Book-It as a step in the process of developing the novel for theatre.
May 15-19, 2013, Master of Fine Arts Dance Concert
in Meany Studio Theatre. An annual MFA dance event not to be missed. MFA dance, drama design and musicians collaborate on a diverse dance series choreographed and designed by MFA candidates, performed by dance students and guest artists.