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October 15, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery reopens

This week the Jacob Lawrence Gallery opens its first exhibit of the year, “Industry,” part of the new series “Factory Showroom.”  In addition, the School of Drama opens its original production of “Cold Empty Terrible” and the School of Art + Art History + Design hosts a plethora of lectures, open to the public.

If you want something to complement the above events, don’t miss out on the music, dance and exhibitions — all happening in the next seven days.

Factory Showroom

Factory Showroom, through November 15. Detail of still from “Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui; Icarus Films.”

Factory Showroom “Industry”
Through November 15 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
The School of Art + Art History + Design announces its first Factory Showroom display, “Industry,” featuring no art, only labor, in the newly renovated Jacob Lawrence Gallery. “Industry” is the first program in Factory Showroom, a series of displays, labor demonstrations, motivational speeches, quality controls and new product launches organized by the gallery to explore the question, “Is a school a factory?” More info.

Faculty Recital
October 17 | Brechemin Auditorium
Jazz Studies professor Marc Seales  presents “American Jazz Piano: Improvisations and Interpretations” in this solo performance, the first of three concerts he will present in the 2014-15 concert season. More info.

“Cold Empty Terrible”
October 15-26 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
Created in collaboration with and directed by Whit MacLaughlin, artistic director of the OBIE award-winning New Paradise Laboratories, this production is a resuscitation of a theatrical debacle embedded inside Anton Chekhov’s 1896 masterpiece, “The Seagull.” Members of the School of Drama Professional Actor Training Program turn molehill into mountain by devising an original work for the stage that aims to prove that a century of theatrical experimentation must be good for something. More info.

Visiting Artist & Scholar Lectures
This fall the School of Art + Art History + Design invites the public to a series of lectures led by a variety of glass, paint and sculpture artists.

Performing Arts Lecture Series: Ruby Blondell
October 21 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater
In an era that believes beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how can one possibly cast any individual performer as the most beautiful woman in the world? This talk explores how harnessing the glamour of stardom is the most persuasive means of capturing Helen of Troy’s mythical celebrity on screen. Professor Ruby Blondell is a Helen of Troy expert and has presented on the subject at GeekGirlCon 2013 and the Getty Villa. Her current book project focuses on the portrayal of Helen in popular film and television. More info.

  • For information on the Performing Arts Lecture Series, read the full story here.
Noche Flamenca

Noche Flamenca performs October 23-25 at Meany Hall.

From UW to IDEO: Minnie Bredouw and Nivi Ramesh
October 23 | Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Division of Design alumni Minnie Dredouw (2010) and Nivi Ramesh share their journeys post-graduation and discuss their current experience working at IDEO, an internationally recognized design and consulting firm. More info.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca
October 23-25 |  Meany Theater
In a unique creative partnership, this flamenco company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, “Antigona,” based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, this world premiere of Noche Flamenca’s “Antigona” will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world’s great tragedies. Presented by The UW World Series, hosting Noche Flamenca in a creative development residency and to present ‘Antigona’ in its world premiere. More info.

Mallethead Series
October 24 | Meany Studio Theater
School of Music professors Tom Collier (vibes and marimba) and Marc Seales (piano) perform duo arrangements of jazz selections. More info.


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