As we step into spring it’s a busy week for the arts on campus and we encourage you to take advantage of the many performances, exhibitions and lectures now happening. Some of the highlights are the wind ensemble and symphonic band performance, April 28, at Meany Hall and the School of Art’s Kollar American Art Lecture, April 30, featuring Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
“Colors of Hope Art Collection”
Through Aug. 21 | School of Social Work, First Floor Gallery (4101 15th Avenue NE)
A collection of 24 art pieces from around the world that illustrate the human experience of being impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
“The Beggar’s Opera”
April 23-May 4 | Jones Playhouse
Tony-nominated director Wilson Milam leads a talented cast of UW undergraduates in a wild, dark and sexy production of Vaclav Havel’s savage political satire. More info.
“Cántame una romansa: Memory, Family History, and Sephardic Ballads in Seattle”
7:30 p.m., April 24 | Kane Hall 110
Cultural historian Rina Benmayor returns to Seattle to mark the 40th anniversary of her pioneering research on Sephardic musical traditions. This special event is free and open to the public. More info.
After Hours with Anne Fention
April 26 | Henry Art Gallery
Join exhibiting artist and 2014 Brink Award recipient, Anne Fenton, for a casual after-hours viewing party in the East Gallery. This program will include sights and sounds pulled from a variety of sources, from commercial recordings to collections culled from the artist’s own work, that complement the tangential themes of communication and shared experience expressed in Fenton’s current exhibition. More info.
Environmental Writing: Inspire, Observe, Inhabit
April 26 | Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Join award-winning authors Wendy Call, Craig Lesley and Ana Maria Spagna as they lead classroom and field-based sessions. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world. More info.
The McCabe Larionoff Duo: The Beethoven Project
April 27 | Brechemin Auditorium
Maria Larionoff (violin) and Robin McCabe (piano) conclude their traversal of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano, performing Sonata in A Major, Opus 12 #2; Sonata in G Major, Opus 96; and Sonata in A Major, Opus 47, “Kreutzer. Music history Professor Stephen Rumph introduces the event with a pre-concert lecture. More info.
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
April 28 | Meany Theater
The UW Wind Ensemble performs “Road Stories,” by Jennifer Higdon; “Four Maryland Songs,” by Jack Stamp (with faculty artist Kari Ragan, soprano); “The Bold Benjamin,” by David Stanhope (with Adrian Packel and members of the Men’s Glee Club and UW Chorale); and “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs,” by Leonard Bernstein (with faculty artist Jennifer Nelson, clarinet). The UW Symphonic Band performs “Bali,” by Michael Colgrass; “Aspen Jubilee,” by Ron Nelson; and “Gone,” by Scott McAllister. More info.
April 29 | Meany Theater
At age 32, violinist Hahn has garnered international fame and recognition, including two Grammy Awards, multiple Diapason “d’Or of the Year” and “Preis der deutschen Schallplat-tenkritik” prizes, seven Echo Klassik awards, and the 2008 Classic FM /Gramophone Artist of the Year. All of these are a testament to her talent and drive. Presented by the UW World Series. More info.
Opening 3D4M BFA Shows by Chamberlain + Simons
April 29 | Ceramic and Metal Arts Building
Graduation exhibitions by 3D4M:ceramics-glass-sculpture bachelor of fine arts students Amy Simons and Julia Chamberlain. More info.
Kollar American Art Lecture – Eleanor Jones Harvey
April 30 | PACCAR Hall
The School of Art’s division of art history presents the senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This event is one of the Allan and Mary Kollar Lectures on American Art and Artists. Her lecture is titled “The Coming Storm: The Civil War and American Art.” Free but please register. More info.
Visiting Designer Lecture – Bruno Maag
May 1 | Henry Art Gallery
Maag, a Swiss type designer who works in the United Kingdom, gives a presentation titled “The Eye of the Beholder: Thoughts on Type, Typography, Requirements and Processes.” He is co-founder of Dalton Maag. Tickets required. More info.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
May 1-3 | Meany Theater
This contemporary ballet company is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company’s works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. The performance includes “Rasa,” an evocative piece, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. More info.
3D4M BFA Show
Through May 2 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building
The graduation exhibition for students receiving bachelor of fine art degrees from the 3D4M:ceramics-glass-sculpture Program. More info.
5:30 p.m., May 6 | Hall Health Center
Browse 40 unique (including a few nationally recognized) pieces of art created by UW students, faculty, staff and alumni, currently on display. There will also be a brief presentation led by Mark Shaw, Hall Health director of health promotion, discussing how art can enhance the healing process, starting at 6 p.m. in Conference Room G-81. More info.
- Interested in having your art grace Hall Health’s walls? Participate in Hall Health Center’s 2014 art contest. Learn more here.