UW News

June 3, 2015

Arts Roundup: Drama, design – and meditation

College of Arts & Sciences

Don’t stress about upcoming finals this week. Instead, calm the mind and spirit at a Mindfulness Meditation class at Henry Art Gallery. Afterwards, browse the Willem De Rooij exhibit “Bouqet XI,” featuring beautiful floral sculptures that are a playful nod to Holland’s role as a major hub in the international flower trade; and stop by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery for the 2015 UW Design Show, featuring the work of graduates in Industrial Design, Interaction Design, and Visual Communication Design.

UW Symphony and Combined University Choirs
7:30 p.m., June 5 | Meany Theater
Geoffrey Boers conducts the University Symphony and combined UW Chamber Singers and University Chorale in a performance of works by Verdi, Bernstein, and Prokofiev. More info.

On the Verge

“On the Verge” by Eric Overmyer, directed by Rosalind Phelps. May 28 – June 7 at the Cabaret Theater.

3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture BFA Show
Through June 6 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
This graduation exhibition features the work of students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program. More info.

“On the Verge”
Through June 7 | Cabaret Theater, Hutchinson Hall
In this Undergraduate Theater Society production, three intrepid lady explorers embark on their greatest adventure yet: an expedition into the last uncharted jungle in the world, Terra Incognita. Little do they know they are ‘on the verge’ of a deliciously verbose, joyously feminist, and ultimately serendipitous romp through time. Armed with pith helmets and journals, our heroines encounter treacherous obstacles, several eccentric characters, and a myriad of pop culture references. More info.

“Boy’s Life”
Through June 7 | Penthouse Theater
This bitingly funny comedy of manners by Howard Korder follows three former college buddies as they stumble through their 20s-–and their various relationships with women–-attempting to come to terms with life and the meaning of manhood. Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton directs the School of Drama’s talented undergraduate students in this intelligent, modern story of what it means to grow up. More info.

The 2015 UW Design Show will feature the work of graduates in Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design, and Interaction Design. June 10 – 20 at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

2015 UW Design Show
June 10 – 20 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
The graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Design degrees, which includes Industrial Design, Interaction Design, and Visual Communication Design. More info.

Mindfulness Meditation
12:30 p.m., June 11 | Henry Art Gallery
Practicing mindfulness helps to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. Registration is not required, but please check in at the front desk for location information. More info.

Willem De Rooij: Bouquet XI
Through August 16 | Henry Art Gallery
This summer, Bouquet XI (2014) by Dutch artist Willem de Rooij occupies the Henry’s Test Site. Composed of flowers originating from the Middle East, Bouquet XI is created in collaboration with a local florist. The exuberance of the bouquet is counterbalanced by an abundance of allergens produced by the flowers that allude to the complex history and conflicts in the region. More info.


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