The forecast is looking bright not only in relation to the weather but also for the arts on campus! Attend a School of Art lecture by visiting Swiss type designer, Bruno Maag, or head to Meany Hall and enjoy the Alonzo King LINES Ballet presented by the UW World Series.
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.
Film: “Jellyfish Eyes”
May 2-4 | Henry Art Gallery
Blending computer-animated graphics and live-action cinematography, “Jellyfish Eyes” (2013) is a coming-of-age tale set in a post-Fukushima world and recalls Japanese monster films of the 1950s while embodying the promise of generational hope. 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.
Carving Demonstrations with artist David Boxley
11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 3 | Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Meet Boxley, Alaskan Tsimshian artist, and talk to him about his work. He will be doing carving demonstrations in the galleries and talking to visitors about the tools he uses to create his pieces. In addition to carving, Boxley will have tools and finished pieces on display during this special, one-day program. More info.
“The Beggar’s Opera”
Through 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.
May 4 | Henry Art Gallery
Explore the galleries on an ARTventure, participate in hands-on art-making with local artists, dance with Hula performers Kalei & Ku’ulei, learn how to play the “cup song” with the singing duo Justine and Leila, plus much more at this annual event! More info.
Painting + Drawing BFA Show
May 6 | Art Building
The graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the Painting + Drawing Program. More info.
May 6 | Hall Health Center
Browse 140 unique 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.
Faculty Recital: Mark Seales, Piano
May 8 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
Seales, a jazz studies professor, performs selections from the great American songbook in this solo piano performance. More info.