UW Today

June 5, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, art, music — and the Burke celebrates female artisans with ‘Empowering Women’

News and Information

Textile artisan Kakuben Jivan Ranmal at home in her village in India. Promoting "Empowering Women" at the UW's Burke Museum.

Textile artisan Kakuben Jivan Ranmal at home in her village in India, part of the Burke Museum’s new exhibit, “Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities.”Photo courtesy of SEWA.

Even in these last days of spring quarter, the campus has a variety of events to take in. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is opening its new exhibit, “Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities,” and the School of Music presents its combined choirs with the University Symphony.

Also, the School of Drama and the Undergraduate Theater Society complete runs of Tennessee Williams one-act plays and a Hitchcock thriller, respectively, and graduating students show off their art.

Master of Fine Arts/Master of Design exhibition, through June 23. The annual exhibit by graduating students, held at the Henry Art Gallery. Admission is $10, $6 for those 62 and older, and free to members and UW students, faculty and staff. 206-543-2280.
Also: 2013 Master of Design thesis presentations, 5-8 p.m. June 6, in the Henry Art Gallery’s Education Room. RSVP and learn more online.

Tennessee Williams one-act plays, through June 9. UW School of Drama presents five one-act plays written by Williams from the 1930s through the 1950s, performed in the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater. Tickets are $10-$18, available online or through the UW Arts Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st St., 206-543-4880.

Play: “The 39 Steps,” May 30 – June 9. The Undergraduate Theater Society presents a play based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 adventure film. A murder sets in action this story with more than 40 characters performed by a cast of four. In the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater. Tickets are $5-$10.

The University Symphony will perform with the Chamber Singers March 15 in Meany Hall.

The University Symphony will perform with featured soloists Kristin Vogel-Lindenmuth and Sarah Mattox June 7, in Meany Hall.Joanne De Pue

Combined choirs and University Symphony, 7:30 p.m., June 7. Jonathan Pasternack conducts the University Symphony and combined University choirs in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.” UW doctoral voice student Kristin Vogel-Lindenmuth, soprano; and Seattle concert soloist Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano, are the featured soloists. In Meany Hall. Tickets are $10-$15. 206-543-4880.
Also: The School of Music also has several student recitals in coming days. See the schedule online.

“Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities,” June 12 – Oct. 27. From Africa and Asia to the Americas, female artisans are creating grassroots cooperatives to reach new markets, raise living standards and transform lives. “Empowering Women,” the new exhibit at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, provides an intimate view of the work of 10 such enterprises in 10 countries.
Also: The museum will celebrate the opening of this exhibit with a look at art from Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 15. Details online.

Design Show 2013, June 12-21. A graduation exhibition for students receiving bachelor of design degrees, which includes industrial design, interaction design and visual communication design in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Learn more at the UW Design 2013 website. Gallery hours are normally noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Art by photomedia students, though July 12. Students of Ellen Garvens, photomedia professor, will show work in the Skylight Gallery at the UW Medical Center in an exhibit called “Ripple Effect.”