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August 23, 2012

Arts Roundup: Special Collections library exhibits

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Wavewords by Margery Hellmann, part of an exhibit at UW Special Collections

“Wavewords,” a book arts piece by Margery Hellmann, 1993, now on display in the reading room of UW Special Collections.

Two thoughtfully produced Special Collections library displays lead this otherwise sleepy week for arts at the UW. One remembers artist and printmaker Margery Hellman and the other, looking back at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, was extended from July. Plus, there are ongoing exhibits at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the Henry Art Gallery.

Art by Kathryn Sharpe, through Sept. 29. The work of this artist and UW employee will be displayed in the UW Tower’s Mezzanine Gallery through Sept. 29. Sharpe herself will be on hand at the gallery, painting watercolors and talking about the creative process. Her remaining visits are scheduled for noon on Sept. 14, 18 and 27.

Margery Hellmann book arts display, through Nov. 19. An exhibit with a title borrowed from an Emily Dickinson poem, “There’s No Frigate Like a Book: Art & Artists’ Books by Margery Hellmann” notes Hellmann’s career as a collage artist, papermaker, printmaker and creator of letterpress books and broadsides. “The diversity of her work is amazing, spanning decades and culminating in her artistsʼ books begun in 1993,” UW Libraries states. “Margery worked tirelessly to create a melding of text and structure to complement and expand meaning.” In the Special Collections Reading Room (note the hours), Allen Library South Basement.

poster for UW exhibit about Seattle Worlds Fair 1962

“World of Tomorrow: Looking Back at Seattle’s World Fair,” extended through Sept. 14. A UW Libraries Special Collections exhibit with images, press clippings and souvenirs, curated by Kate Leonard, Theresa Mudrock, Jessica Albano, Glenda Pearson and Violet Fox. In the Allen Library North Balcony and Allen Library South Basement Special Collections Lobby. See a previous UW Today story about the exhibit.

Anastasia Yumeko Hill, 7 p.m., Aug. 23. Hill, daughter of featured Henry Art Gallery artist Gary Hill, will give a multimedia talk titled “When Image Fondles the Tongue (and other experiments)” in the Henry Auditorium. Learn more online. Free for Henry members, $5 for general audience.
Also: Three new works have been added to the exhibit Gary Hill: glossodelic attractors, which will be on view through Sept. 16 at the Henry.

Bird photography workshop, 7 p.m. Aug. 24, 25. Learn about techniques, strategies, and equipment with photographer Paul Bannick in this lecture at the Burke Museum followed by a field session the next day at the Montlake Fill adjacent to the Center for Urban Horticulture. $100 for Burke members; $125 for the general public.

Natural science student illustrations, through Oct. 7. The Burke Museum presents the work of the graduates of the 2012 UW Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program, in the Burke Room. The room has limited hours, so visitors are encouraged to call 206-616-3962 in advance. Regular admission prices pertain.