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August 16, 2012

Arts Roundup: Art — and the artist — at UW Tower

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"Woman in Hat," a watercolor by Kathryn Sharpe

“Woman in Hat,” a watercolor by artist and UW employee Kathryn Sharpe.Kathryn Sharpe

Kathryn Sharpe is not only a communications specialist for UW Information Technology, she’s also an experienced artist whose work is being exhibited in UW Tower’s Mezzanine Gallery. She’s a highlight in an otherwise rather slow, summery week for UW arts.

Sharpe writes in an artist statement that she has studied art with several well-known UW names. “I took Northwest Coast Indian art with Duane Pasco and Bill Holm, oil painting and color theory with Norman Lundin, who helped me appreciate modern art, and digital photography with Paul Berger.” A longtime UW employee, she has worked in several departments on campus.

Artist Kathryn Sharpe and her acrylic, “Lake Union: A View from the Bridge,” in Seattle’s Fremont Library.

Sharpe’s art will be on view at UW Tower through Sept. 28. She will spend time working on watercolor paintings in the gallery space about once a week during the exhibit, and says she looks forward to discussing the painting and creative process with visitors. These sessions are scheduled for noon on August 17 and 22; and September 14, 18 and 27.

Lecture by Philip Govedare, 7 p.m., Aug. 16. Govedare, a professor of painting and drawing in the School of Art, will present an overview of “Evolving Interpretations of Wilderness,” a paper he delivered this year to the American Association of Geographers. At the Prographica Gallery, in association with its current exhibit, “Commentaries: Artists Respond to the Land,” curated by Govedare with alum Kimberly Clark, which runs through Sept. 1. A discussion will follow the lecture.

The poster for “Home Planet,” a film by David Drori.

Travel photography with John Greengo, Aug. 18. An intermediate-level class for people with a basic understanding of photography and their camera, taught by a professional travel photographer at the Burke Museum. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $125 for members, $150 for the general public. Contact burked@uw.edu or 206-543-9681 for details and registration.

“Oy Vey: An Evening with David Drori,” 7-9 p.m. Aug. 22. Screenings of two films, “Shabbat Shalom” and “Home Planet” by Drori, a Seattle-based filmmaker, followed by a Q and A. This event is supported by the School of Art’s Photomedia Program. In Room 003 of the Art Building.