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January 14, 2015

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, Artbreak — and a contemporary art lecture series

This week marks the first lecture in the School of Art + Art History + Design’s annual public lecture series, this year focusing on critical issues in contemporary art.

If you haven’t been to the Jacob Lawrence Gallery this year, don’t miss the last couple days of “Idleness,” the second show in the Jake’s “Factory Showroom” series. Visit on a Wednesday afternoon, and partake in Factory Picnics, a weekly brown bag event that includes formal readings, special presentations, screenings and other activities.


Dance Faculty Concert, Jan. 23-25, Meany Hall.

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Public lecture Series
7 p.m., Jan. 15- March 12 | Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
The Division of Art within the School of Art + Art History + Design will host its annual public lecture series, now in its third year, at the Henry Art Gallery.  The lecture series is part of the Nebula Project, funded by the New Foundation Seattle and the College of Arts & Sciences.  The program features artists who balance individual practices with collaborative and institutional work.

ArtBreak with Angela Mele
2:30 p.m., Jan. 17 | Henry Art Gallery
ArtBreaks are facilitated gallery experiences led by artists, scholars and community members. Join Angela Mele, a scientific illustrator whose work draws attention to hard-to-see, under-researched, and underappreciated species, for a sketching session in the Henry exhibit,  “the common S E N S E.” More info.

Factory Showroom “Idleness”
Through Jan. 17 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Visit the Jake in the next few days to see the second show in the gallery’s Factory Series.  The series is organized to explore the question, “Is a school a factory?” “Idleness” serves as the dialectical counterpoint to “Industry,” the first exhibition in the series, which celebrated traditional, industrious studio practices and notions of labor. “Idleness” presents artists who embrace boredom, laziness, idleness, daydreaming, anti-labor and indifference as vital and generative activities for art production. More info.

Incite and Insight Lecture: Jill Magid
7 p.m., Jan. 22 | 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, Jill Magid will explore and blur the boundaries between art and life through her performance-based practice. More info.

Dance Faculty Concert
Jan. 23-25 | Meany Theater
Kicking off the Dance Program’s 50th anniversary celebration, this concert includes choreography by Dance faculty, as well as guest and alum Holley Farmer, a Broadway and Merce Cunningham veteran, and revered choreographer Molly Scott. This eclectic show offers live and recorded compositions by Stuart Dempster, Jarred Powell, and Paul Moore, and includes everything from flying bodies to soup cans that playfully and architecturally define space.  Choreography by faculty Rachael Lincoln, Wilson Mendieta and guests Holley Farmer and Molly Scott. More info.

UW Symphony at Benaroya Hall
7:30 p.m., Jan. 23 | Benaroya Hall
The UW Symphony goes downtown for an evening of performance featuring School of Music faculty members, including Ludovic Morlot and David Alexander Rahbee, conductors; Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard, piano; and Joël-François Durand, whose composition “Le Tombeau de Rameau III” will be presented in its world premiere performance. More info. RSVP to the free pre-show reception here, hosted by Arts Dawgs.

“Migration Now!,” at the School of Social Work through March 27.

“Migration Now!,” at the School of Social Work through March 27.Felipe Baeza

“Migration Now!”
Through March 27 | UW School of Social Work, first floor gallery
The exhibit features visual art addressing social justice and immigration issues such as deportation, the hazards of border crossings, the separation of families, the rights of LGBT individuals, and the economics of detention.The exhibit is curated by Justseeds and CultureStrike. More info.

  • Join the School of Social Work, Jan. 22, 12 p.m., for a panel discussion on migration issues in the first floor gallery.

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