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June 28, 2012

Arts Roundup: Ongoing exhibits — and conservation photos at the Burke

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'Coyote Curled at Sunset,' a photograph taken at Yellowstone National Park by Timothy Brooks, 2011, a student participant in the 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards competition at the Burke Museum.

"Coyote Curled at Sunset," a photograph taken at Yellowstone National Park by Timothy Brooks, 2011, a student participant in the 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards competition at the Burke Museum.Timothy Brooks

Things are slow on campus as summer takes hold, but not at the Burke Museum, where a big new exhibit on conservation photography is opening. Several exhibits also continue their runs at the Henry Art Gallery.

Plus, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery continues its exhibit about Japanese artist Shinzaburo Takeda and his students, and UW Libraries Special Collections has its entertaining look back at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.

“Summer’s here, that suits me fine,” sang James Taylor, as if about Seattle. “It may rain today but I don’t mind!” This Arts Roundup has its hopes up and its sunscreen and water wings on.

2012 International Conservation Photography Awards Exhibit, through Nov. 25. The Burke Museum again presents the winners of this biennial juried competition started in 1997 by acclaimed local nature photographer Art Wolfe.

A panel of five judges selected about 75 conservation-based photographs in nine categories from more than 1,500 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

The winners will be announced during daylong activities on opening day, June 30, and four of the honored photographers will discuss their work. There will be a members preview 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Burke. Learn more online.

Seattle Jazz Workshop, 2:30 p.m., June 29. An instructional music workshop for high school age students. Event is open to the public. Participating Instructors and Performers: Steve Korn, Marc Seales, Jay Thomas, David Marriott, Doug Miller, and Mark Taylor. For more information, contact Korn at stvkrn@uw.edu or 206-417-0371.

'Arak-el-Emir,' an Albumen print by Louis Vignes, from the Henry Art Gallery's Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection. Part of the ongoing exhibit, 'In Ruin: Architectural Photographs from the Permanent Collection.'

Continuing arts events:

“Art & Migration in the Age of Globalization: Takeda and His Disciples,” through July 20. Japanese painter and printmaker Shinzaburo Takeda lived in Mexico for nearly 50 years and trained several generations of Mexican artists. This exhibit, curated by UW American Ethnic Studies Professor Lauro Flores includes work by Takeda and 12 of his most accomplished current and former students. At the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

There will be a screening of “2501 Migrants: A Journey,” a documentary about the impact of global migration on indigenous communities, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in the Henry Art Gallery auditorium. A public reception will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, in the gallery.

“World of Tomorrow: Looking Back at the Seattle World’s Fair,” through July 31. Photographs, ephemera, design documents and promotional items on display to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the fair, curated by Kate Leonard, Theresa Mudrock, Jessica Albano, Glenda Pearson and Violet Fox. “We wanted to show what a day at the fair would’ve been like — what fairgoers saw, what they did, what they ate, and what they bought,” said Fox. Find the exhibit on the Allen Library north balcony and in the south basement Special Collections lobby through July 31.

Exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery:

Morning Serial: Webcomics Come to the Table ends June 30 in the lobby.
The Brink: Andrew Dadson runs through July 22 in the East Gallery.
Gary Hill: glossodelic attractors
runs through Sept. 16 in the Stroum Gallery.
In Ruin: Architectural Photographs from the Permanent Collection will run through Sept. 30 in the North Galleries.