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February 22, 2017

Arts Roundup: Wendy Red Star, Melia Watras, The Jake Legacy Residency, and Voice and Dance Exhibitions

This week in the arts, hear how Wendy Red Star explores Native American ideologies through photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance; explore a special group exhibition honoring the the 100th birthday of Jacob Lawrence at this namesake gallery; and witness UW faculty and students performing in array of forms, including classical violin, voice, and dance.

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice — Wendy Red Star
7p.m., February 23| Henry Art Gallery
Wendy Red Star’s work explores the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, her work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. More info. 

Melia Watras — 26
7:30 p.m., February 24| Brechemin Auditorium
Faculty violist Melia Watras performs selections from 26, her newly released CD on the Sono Luminus label. The program includes a video presentation and commentary by the artist. More info. 

Jake Exhibit – Utopia Neighborhood Club: A Student Response Part II — The Jake Legacy Residency
Through March 4 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Due to the overwhelming number of submissions for A Student Response to Utopia Neighborhood Club, the Gallery is pleased to present a special group exhibition of student work as part of its popular Jake Legacy Residency program that began in 2015 as a way to honor our namesake and celebrate Black History Month. More info.

Voice Division Recital
7:30 p.m., February 27| Brechemin Auditorium
Students of Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Cyndia Sieden perform art songs and arias from France, Germany, Italy, and beyond. More info.

Dance Majors Concert
7:30 p.m., March 1-5; 2 p.m., March 5| Meany Studio Theater
A fresh and youthful energy comes alive in this contemporary dance concert created by UW Dance Majors. Enjoy the exuberance these dance majors display in every aspect of dance from choreography to production and design.  More info.

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