Here in another slow summer week, the School of Art takes the lead with art by students, faculty — and former faculty as well. Plus, there are continuing exhibits on campus well worth investigating.
Exhibit: “Tangible Competitive Intangibles,” through Aug. 4. An invitational show in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery featuring the work of artists who have taught in the School of Art. These include Carol Adleman, Tina Aufiero, Carrie Bodle, Erin Burns, Michael Cepress, Claudia Fitch, Rumi Koshino, Perri Lynch, Anne Petty, Maria Phillips, Barbara Robertson and Ruth Marie Tomlinson. Curated by School of Art alums Claire Cowie and Robert Yoder with assistance from student interns. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.
Also, the School of Art has a final exhibition by a graduating student:
Art by Nathan Braunfeld, through July 28. Graduating from the 3D4M (3-Dimensional Forum) with a bachelor of fine arts degree. At the Ceramic and Metal Arts Building. Reception 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.
Off-campus exhibit: “Commentaries: Artists Respond to the Land,” through Sept. 1. An exhibit at the Prographicagallery curated by Philip Govedare, UW professor of painting and drawing, and School of Art alumna Kimberly Clark. The show includes their work as well as that of art faculty members Zhi Lin and Helen O’Toole as well as alumni Tamblyn Gawley, Paul Havas, Eirik Johnson, Glenn Rudolph and Ren Sun. Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
“The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,” through Oct. 7. The Henry Art Gallery explores the world of vinyl records from the 1960s to the present through sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video, performance and — of course — sound. Accompanied by “The B Side” in the Henry’s Test Site, which looks at the history of music production in the Pacific Northwest.
- “Live to Lathe,” noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Henry. Join Mike Dixon of People in a Position to Knowto learn about the history of record production, followed by live to lathe record-cutting demos. Bring in an MP3 player or your guitar and record your own record for only $5, first come first served. Free with museum admission.
2012 International Conservation Photography Awards Exhibit, through Nov. 25. The Burke Museum hosts thisexhibit of photographs by the winners of a biennial juried competition started in 1997 by nature photographer Art Wolfe.