March 28, 2013

Arts Roundup: Art, recitals, trivia — and big band jazz

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UW staffer Bethany Staelens sings with the Smith-Staelens Big Band the first first Wednesday of the month at Tula's, a Seattle jazz club.

Smith-Staelens Band

UW staffer Bethany Staelens sings with the Smith-Staelens Big Band the first Wednesday of the month at Tula’s, a Seattle jazz club.

Even between quarters there are arts events aplenty at the UW, including ongoing exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

Also this week there is student art and music, an exhibit at the School of  Social Work, a lecture on art and a bit of spring swing from a UW staffer’s big band — because without that swing, it just “don’t mean a thing.”

Jazz clinic, 12:30 p.m. April 2. The School of Music presents a free clinic/workshop with guitarist Joel Harrison and Spirit House, an all-star lineup featuring Brian Blade, drums; Paul Hanson, electric bassoon; Kermit Driscoll, bass; and Cuong Vu, trumpet. In Brechemin Auditorium and open to the public.

Exhibit: Photomedia BFA Show, April 2-12. The graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the School of Art’s Photomedia Program. In the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday though Saturday. The gallery will also host two receptions: 4-7 p.m., April 2, and 2-4 p.m., April 6, in the gallery.

The Smith-Staelens Big Band, 7:30 p.m., April 3. By day, Bethany Staelens is assistant to the vice provost at UW Educational Outreach. But at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month she performs big band music with her husband, musician Bruce Staelens, at the jazz club Tula’s in downtown Seattle. Learn more about Smith and Staelens at their website, and read a 2011 UW Today profile of Staelens. Tickets are $10. 206-443-4221.

Recipients of the prestigious Brechemin Scholarship present a recital in Brechemin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., April 3.

School of Music

Recipients of the prestigious Brechemin Scholarship present a recital in Brechemin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., April 3.

Brechemin Scholarship Recipients Recital, 7:30 p.m., April 3. Recipients of the prestigious scholarship present a recital in Brechemin Auditorium. Program selections include works by Ferroud, Hurel, Paganini, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc and Ibert. Tickets $5, cash or check at the door. 206-685-8384.

Lecture: Tad Hirsch, 7 p.m., April 4. Hirsch, an assistant professor of interaction design, will discuss his work and research in the Henry Art Gallery Auditorium. Free. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook.

Burke Museum Trivia Night, 8 p.m. April 4. Test your knowledge of the natural world in this monthly trivia night at the College Inn Pub hosted by the Burke. Teams are limited to six players, and the cost is $5 per team. Also, Burke admission is free and the museum is open until 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

Art exhibit: “Experiencing Our Worlds: A Display of Unity in a World of Diversity,” through May 10. The School of Social Work shows art and poetry by UW students, faculty, staff and alumni who self-identify as having a disability.  The display includes statements on how their art empowers their worlds. Display is in the first floor gallery in the School of Social Work building.  The artists’ reception will be 12:30 to 2 p.m., April 5. The show and reception are open to the public.

Coming next week: The Trey McIntyre Project

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