March 21, 2013

Arts Roundup: Art about music, music about art — and ongoing shows

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A still image from the video "A la belle étoile (Under The Sky)," from the exhibit closing March 24 at the Henry Art Gallery.

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A still image from the video “A la belle étoile (Under The Sky),” from the exhibit closing March 24 at the Henry Art Gallery.

UW arts events slow down some as each quarter ends, but there are ongoing exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum and UW-related artworks being shown off campus.

Plus, UW School of Art talents are on display in an exhibit titled “Chamber Music” at the Frye Art Museum. Also, composer Huck Hodge talks about sonic art as part of the ongoing Rite of Spring Centennial Celebration — from which the weather really should take a hint.

UW World Series 2013-2014 season announced. Subscriptions are on sale now for the coming season, a lineup curated by Michelle Witt, now in her second year programming the series. The season will include 22 artists from 10 countries, including pianists Andre Watts and Garrick Ohlsson, the Grupo Corpo dance company, the Emerson String Quartet, banjo star Bela Fleck and violinist Hilary Hahn.

Huck Hodge

Huck Hodge

Music of Today with Huck Hodge, 7 p.m., March 21. Hodge, a professor in the School of Music, demonstrates his unorthodox approach to sonic art through the use of sound-making toys and the re-purposing of acoustic instruments. Part of the ongoing Rite of Spring Centennial Celebration. Free, in the Henry Art Gallery auditorium. RSVP online. Read a 2010 UW Today profile of Hodge.

Exhibit: “Chamber Music,” through May 5. School of Art Professor Jamie Walker of the 3 Dimensional Forum and Michael Van Horn, Photomedia instructional technician,  are among the 36 Seattle artists the Frye Art Museum commissioned to create new work for this exhibit responding to musical compositions based on James Joyce’s poetry book titled “Chamber Music.”

"Emily," by David Brody. Part of the "Faces ..." exhibit at the Prographica Gallery.

David Brody

“Emily,” by David Brody. Part of the “Faces …” exhibit at the Prographica Gallery.

Exhibit: “Faces …” through April 20. David Brody, UW professor of painting and drawing, and three School of Art alumni are among the artists showing work in this show at the Prographica gallery. Full title of the show is “Faces: Portraits of course, but that’s not the point.”

School of Music students recitals. The school will hold several student recitals in coming days. Visit online for details.

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