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February 15, 2017

Arts Roundup: Hannah Black, Step Afrika!, Henry Curator Talk, and Music of Today

This week in the arts, learn about the intersection of feminism, pop music, and hope with lecturer Hannah Black; celebrate the 100th birthday of Jacob Lawrence with Step Afrika!; hear from the Director of the Henry on the photography work of Chuck Close; and explore the facilities of the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program.


Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice – Hannah Black
7 p.m., February 16 | Henry Art Gallery
Lecturer Hannah Black is an artist and writer living in London and New York, and sometimes in Berlin. Her work draws on feminist, communist, and black radical theory; pop music, autobiographical fragments, hope, and hopelessness. More info. 


Step Afrika!
8 p.m., February 16-18 | Meany Theater
The first professional company dedicated to stepping — a unique dance tradition created by African American college students — Step Afrika! makes its Seattle debut with The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence. More info.


Curator Talk: Sylvia Wolf
2 p.m., February 18 | Henry Art Gallery
Sylvia Wolf, John S. Behnke Director of the Henry, discusses the first survey of Chuck Close’s work in photography, providing an overview of the artist’s career-long engagement with photography, sharing aspects of his process and anecdotes that bring Close’s engagement with the medium to life. More info.


Music of Today – Music Y: New Works by Emerging Artists
7:30 p.m., February 21| Meany Theater
The University of Washington School of Music and The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) present a program of original music and new works by emerging artists, performed by current and former students of the programs. More info.


3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture Open House
7 p.m., February 21| 3D4M Gallery
Explore the facilities of our 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program. Talk with the faculty, staff, and students who teach and create there. See student studios, demonstrations, and student work exhibited in the North and South Galleries.  More info.


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