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March 18, 2015

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music — and Native Art Weekend

As we approach spring break, sit back, relax and take in an event or two. This week, the Henry Art Gallery hosts a slew of collaborative events including a performance by the Seattle Chamber Players and Juan Pampin, director of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS).

Over the break, don’t miss the weekend-long celebration of Northwest Native art hosted by the Burke Museum in conjunction with its current exhibit “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired.”

Object Narratives

The Young Child’s A, B, C; or, First Book. New-York: Samuel Wood & Sons, 1818. Historical Children’s Literature Collection, Rare, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections. Gift of Pamela K. Harer, PE1119.A1 Y63 1818. Rare

Catalyst Quartet
7:30 p.m., March 19 | Meany Hall
The mission of the ensemble is to advance diversity in classical music and inspire new and young audiences with dynamic performances of cutting-edge repertoire by a wide range of composers. Founded by the Sphinx Organization, the Catalyst Quartet combines a serious commitment to education with a passion for contemporary works. More info.

Object Narratives
7 p.m., March 19 | Henry Art Gallery
Join Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Books Curator with UW Special Collections, for a presentation centered on how artists, writers, and researchers are inspired by direct connection with the historical object.  More info.

“…that language is shaped air…”
7 p.m., March 20 | Henry Art Gallery
When the Seattle Chamber Players approached DXARTS Director Juan Pampin for a commission, he proposed a site-specific composition inspired by the Henry Art Gallery exhibition, “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.”  In the resulting piece, Pampin establishes a dialogue with the mechatronic bullroarers on view at the Henry. The piece features chamber members Paul Taub (flutes), Laura DeLuca (clarinets), Mikhail Shmidt (violin) and David Sabee (cello) plus UW School of Music faculty members Stuart Dempster (trombone), Richard Karpen (piano), Ted Poor (percussion), and Cuong Vu (trumpet). More info.

Dew Eagle Strike Through the Sky.

Dew Eagle Strike Through the Sky by Linley Logan. Logan is a participating artist (prints and cards) at the Native Art Market on March 29 at the Burke Museum.Linley Logan

A silent reading with Ann Hamilton and Joshua Bechman
7 p.m., March 26 | Henry Art Gallery
This collaboration between artist Hamilton and poet  Beckman focuses on silent reading as shared experience. Working with Beckman’s meticulously collected text fragments that reference the lives, songs and calls of eighteenth– and nineteenth-century birds, Hamilton created video fragments to be projected on the walls of the Henry Art Gallery’s lower level gallery housing the field of bullroarers. More info.

Native Art Weekend
March 27-29 | Burke Museum
This two-day art symposium, in conjunction with the Burke Museum’s current exhibition, “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired,” brings together Native artists and scholars to discuss current trends in the distinctive art traditions of the Northwest.

  • March 27: ArtTalk Keynote Program: “We Got Styles!”
  • March 28: ArtTalk Symposium
  • March 29: Northwest Native Art Market

“Israel Among the Angels: Views from Jewish Antiquity”
7 p.m.,  March 31 | Hillel UW, 4745 17th Ave NE
Professor Mika Ahuvia,Assistant Professor of Classical Judaism in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, discusses how and why angels appeared in mystical, liturgical, and magical contexts in Jewish antiquity. This event is free and open to the public. Kosher reception will follow the lecture. More info. 

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