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December 10, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, drama — and ‘An Appalachian Christmas’

As autumn quarter comes to a close, Arts Roundup begins a holiday hiatus. But first we offer some final suggestions of campus art activities, including Mark O’Connor and his band performing ”An Appalachian Christmas.”

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Incite and Insight Lecture with Daniel Joseph Martinez, Dec. 11, at the Henry Art Gallery.

Incite and Insight Lecture: Daniel Joseph Martinez
7 p.m., Dec. 11 | Henry Art Gallery
This lecture series, presented by the Henry and Cornish College of the Arts, promotes engagement with contemporary art practice. In this session, Martinez engages in an interrogation of social, political and cultural mores through artworks that are described as nonlinear, asymmetrical, multi-dimensional propositions. More info.

Ovations: UW Faculty and Staff Performance Showcase
Dec. 12 | Meany Theater
Join President Michael Young and Mrs. Marti Young for a celebration of the season featuring a UW faculty and staff performance showcase. Expect Academy Award-winning guitar, swashbuckling sword fighting, dance from around the world, mind-bending magic and much more from UW’s undercover talent. More info.

12’s Free Friday
Dec. 12 | Burke Museum
The Burke is offering free admission as a special thank you to all the supporters and fans who helped bring the Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask — which inspired the original Seahawks logo — to Seattle as part of the exhibition “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired.” More info.

ArtBreak with Mickey Alice Kwapis
Dec. 13 | Henry Art Gallery
ArtBreaks are facilitated gallery experiences led by a variety of artists, scholars and community members. Join Mickey Alice Kwapis, a trained taxidermist, as she explores and demonstrates her sustainable taxidermy methods in the exhibition “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.” More info.

Mark O'Connor

Mark O’Connor performs Dec. 21, at Meany Theater.

ArtVenture with the Burke Museum
Dec. 14, Jan. 4 | Henry Art Gallery
In December and January, the Henry teams up with the Burke Museum for a two-part workshop that explores relationships between multiple generations and family structures across cultures.

  • Dec. 14: Participants will create family symbols inspired by the animal hides in “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E,” with teaching artist Alisha Dall’Otso.
  • Jan. 4: Explore cultures presented in the Burke’s Pacific Voices exhibition and create a family portrait.

Mark O’Connor: “An Appalachian Christmas”
Dec. 21 | Meany Theater
The UW World Series presents Mark O’Connor and his band for an evening of music from his album, “An Appalachian Christmas.”  More info.

“A Streetcar Named Desire”
Jan. 2-25 | New City Theater
It has been 67 years since Tennessee Williams’ now classic play made its Broadway debut. Civic Rep presents a compelling new interpretation directed by L. Zane Jones, School of Drama associate professor. The show also features UW alumni and Sam Read, the School of Drama’s director of external relations. More info.

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