“Summer’s here — that suits me fine,” sang James Taylor. “It may rain today but I don’t mind!” Sounds like July at the UW, where a few arts events continue as sun and clouds battle for attention overhead.
Also, the School of Drama and the UW World Series announce their seasons for the coming school year.
Exhibit: “Youth in Focus,” through Sept. 20. A photography exhibit in the School of Social Work first floor gallery of images by participants in the Youth in Focus educational programs. The Seattle-based nonprofit agency’s mission is “to empower urban youth, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and to make positive choices for their lives.” The gallery is open during regular business hours.
School of Drama 2013-14 season. The school has announced a season of six plays, each selected to spotlight a key theatrical discipline or educational focus. The school also will continue its Tuesday Performing Arts Lecture Series and hold four dinner events featuring guest speakers. Tickets are available online or over the phone through the UW Arts Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st St., 206-543-4880.
UW World Series 2013-14 season. The series announces a new season of “living masters and emerging talents” curated by Michelle Witt, artistic director. The series will feature 22 artists from 10 countries, including violin superstar Hilary Hahn, pianist André Watts, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, the Emerson String Quartet, the Soweto Gospel Choir and more. Learn more and order tickets online.
“The Ghost of Architecture: Recent Gifts, Promised Gifts and Acquisitions,” July 13 – Sept. 29. An exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery that uses contemporary works of photography, drawing, installation and video that “invoke architecture without citing it directly,” press notes state. This exhibit showcases works that demonstrate how “contemporary artists delve into and draw from architecture and design as sources of inspiration or springboards to open narratives, explore forms, and question everyday objects and spaces.”
Burke Museum: “Empowering Women Artisan Market,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 20-21. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture offers the public an opportunity to meet artists from six of the women-run cooperatives featured in the current “Empower Women” exhibit. They will demonstrate skills in basketry, printing, weaving and more, and work will be available for sale.