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January 28, 2015

Arts Roundup: Music, lectures – and ‘Twelfth Night’

As we approach the end of January, enjoy a show or two. The School of Drama’s production of “Twelfth Night” sets Shakespeare in the Roaring Twenties, the School of Music offers a variety of performances including the Modern Music Ensemble and a Student Chamber Concert and the UW World Series presents Ukranian pianist Vadym Kholodenko.

Also this week, UW arts fans and sports fans will become one for a lunchtime Seahawks rally Friday at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

In the visual arts, the School of Art + Art History + Design continues with its Critical Issues in Contemporary Art public lecture Series, and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery opens its special project with the YAMS Collective, “The Way Black Machine.”

Seahawks rally at the Burke Museum, Jan. 30.

Seahawks rally at the Burke Museum, Jan. 30.

“Yellow Face”
Through Feb. 1 | Cabaret Theater, Hutchinson Hall
The Undergraduate Theater Society presents Tony-Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang’s fun mockumentary that questions the constitutions of race, identity and nationality. More info.

“Twelfth Night”
Through Feb. 8 | Meany Studio Theater
Beloved for its rebellious portrayal of gender ambiguity, William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will” is a comedy about a cross-dressing shipwreck survivor who finds herself at the center of a not-so-ordinary love triangle. Third-year MFA directing candidate Leah Adcock-Starr takes this delightfully comic tale of mistaken identities and weaves it into the jazz-infused world of the Roaring Twenties. More info.

  • Jan. 30: “Twelfth Night” Night– Join the School of Drama for a New Orleans-style evening including food, a live Dixie band, and the story of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

Modern Music Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Jan. 29 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
The Modern Music Ensemble (Inverted Space), the UW’s contemporary music ensemble, presents three on-campus concerts a year, performing both the classics of the modern era and hot-off-the-presses works from the best of today’s composers, including our own UW faculty and students. In its winter quarter performance, the group performs works by George Crumb, Alfred Schnittke, and UW student composers. More info.

Object Narratives: Fur and Fashion
7 p.m., Jan. 29 | Henry Art Gallery
Join Clara Berg, collections specialist for costumes and textiles at the Museum of History and Industry, for a presentation about the local history of fashionable fur. Object Narratives is a multi-part series that introduces visitors to the historical and cultural contexts of objects included in the Henry Art Gallery exhibit, “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.” More info.

Relief sculpture by forensic artist Frank Bender based on Fortune’s skull. Collection of the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut.

Relief sculpture by forensic artist Frank Bender based on Fortune’s skull. Collection of the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut. “Ethics and Human Remains” at the Burke, Jan. 29.

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.  Organized by Eric Fredericksen for ART 361/595, the course and lecture series are 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.

  • Jan. 29– Fabian Marti, Zurich
  • Feb. 12– Mitch McEwen, Detroit
  • Feb. 19– Gareth Moore, Vancouver
  • March 12– Liz Craft with Pentti Monkkonen, Los Angeles

Ethics and Human Remains
7 p.m., Jan. 29 | Burke Museum
Human remains are inadvertently discovered in Washington State more than 50 times a year. These remains are then the subject of a complicated and evolving set of state and federal laws. In light of the Seattle Theater Group’s upcoming presentation of “Fortune’s Bones” — a performance based on the story of Fortune, an enslaved African whose remains were used for research and display — the Burke has assembled a panel of experts who confront these issues every day. More info.

Super Bowl Rally with the Mask
11:30 a.m., Jan. 30 | Burke Museum
Join the Burke staff as they host a special rally to celebrate the coming game. The rally includes a performance by “One Crazy Raven” storyteller Gene Tagaban and the UW Cheer Squad. Souvenir noisemakers are provided for the first 500 who attend.

The Nile Project, Jan. 30, at Meany Theater.

The Nile Project, Jan. 30, at Meany Hall.

The Nile Project
8 p.m., Jan 30 | Meany Theater
Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Egyptian musicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero created their own, localized concert experience—one that uses the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world’s longest river. The Nile Project bridges the polyrhythmic styles of Lake Victoria and the pointed melodies of the Ethiopian highlands with the rich modal traditions of Egypt, Sudan, and others to create the new sound of a shared Nile identity. More info.

Student Chamber Concert: Trio Andromeda
4:30 p.m., Jan. 31 | Brechemin Auditorium
The UW School of Music presents a concert by Trio Andromeda, winners of the 2014 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition. Ensemble members are violinist Allion Salvador, cellist Hye Jung Yang, and pianist Li-Cheng Hung. More info.

Vadym Kholodenko
7:30 p.m., Feb. 3 | Meany Theater
In June 2013, Kholodenko received the Gold Medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then the young Ukranian pianist has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA to great critical acclaim. This performance is presented by the UW World Series. More info.

"The Wayblack Machine" at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery opens Feb. 14.

“The Way Black Machine” at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Feb. 3-28.

“The Way Black Machine”
Feb. 3-28 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
This special project, presented by the YAMS Collective, provides a fully-immersive, multi-media experience and an internet archive of activism around black embodiment. The Collective is composed of artists, writers, composers, academics, filmmakers and performers from around the world who collaborate across disciplines and cities. More info.

  • Feb. 3: opening reception from 5-8 p.m.

3D4M Open House and Exhibits
6:30 p.m., Feb. 3 | Ceramic and Metals Arts Building
Tour the Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Fine Art Studios. See the exhibits in the galleries, including work by first-year MFA students Ben Gale-Schreck and Anna Mlasowsky in the North Gallery and selected work by 3D4M undergraduates in the South Gallery. Music, food and drink provided. More info.

“Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here”
Feb. 3-14 | Room 009, School of Art Building
Artwork by first-year MFA students Paul Baughman, Sarah Skwira and Ellen Xu in the Photomedia Program. More info.

“City Life On and Off the Grid”
Through April 13 | Ethnic Heritage Gallery in the Seattle Municipal Tower
Sharon Egretta Sutton, Seattle artist and UW Professor of Architecture and Urban Design presents an exhibition that plays with the orthogonal grids ubiquitous to cityscapes. The exhibition is sponsored by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. More info.

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