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October 16, 2018

ArtsUW Roundup | Peacock in the Desert Lecture, Earshot Jazz Festival Concerts, and more!

This week in the arts, UW faculty take us into the community, from the Seattle Art Museum to the Royal Room. There will be music, art history lectures, drama, and more!

Image: Maharaja Abhai Singh on Horseback, c. 1725, Dalchand, Jodhpur, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, photo: Neil Greentree.

Image: Maharaja Abhai Singh on Horseback, c. 1725, Dalchand, Jodhpur, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, photo: Neil Greentree.

SAM Talks: Peacock in the Desert Discussion

October 18, 7:00 pm | Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle

Dr. Karni Singh Jasol, Director of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur, and Dr. Sonal Khullar, Associate Professor of Art History at University of Washington, discuss the themes and works on view in the new Seattle Art Museum exhibition, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.

Free with RSVP.

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Ted Poor

Photo credit: Piper Hanson

Ted Poor, “The Blues and Otherwise”

October 19 | The Church, 1300 E Olive Street, Seattle

LA-based sound engineer David Boucher will record Ted Poor (drummer), assistant professor of School of Music Jazz Studies and frequent collaborator and performer with indie pop artist Andrew Bird, and friends Kris Davis (piano) and Tyler Chester (bass, keyboard) in a concert in Capitol Hill.

$10 tickets for students.

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Cuong Vu and Indigo Mist featuring George Garzone

October 22, 8:00 pm | The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., Seattle

Indigo Mist has become a x_Cuong_Vu_George_Garzonevehicle for the musical musings of a group of forward reaching artists with tendencies towards experimentation. Having crossed paths over the years as University of Washington music faculty, the group is currently comprised of UW faculty Richard Karpen, Cuong Vu, Juan Pampin, Ted Poor, and 15 time Grammy winner, bassist/producer Steve Rodby. Invited into the fold is world renown tenor saxophone master/improviser George Garzone.

$10 tickets for students.

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Incident at VichyIncident at Vichy

Previews October 20 & 23rd, Opening October 24, Closing November 4  | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

UW School of Drama’s season opener is a production that the New York Times considered “one of the most important plays of our time” in 1964. The questions at the heart of this story—about evil, complicity, self-preservation, and the death of human decency—are perhaps more resonant now than at any time since that first production. Guest Director Kelly Kitchens, who is well-known to local audiences for her work at Seattle Shakespeare Company and Seattle Public Theater, among others, directs an all-male cast.

$10 tickets for students.

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Music of Today: Mivos QuartetMivos Quartet

October 23, 7:30 pm| Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

The New-York-City-based Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting new music to diverse audiences. In this performance, the quartet performs music by UW faculty composers Huck Hodge and Joël-François Durand, including Durand’s String Quartet (2008) and other works.

$10 tickets for UW students.
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sonny assu

Sonny Assu, The Paradise Syndrome, Voyage #11 and #12, 2017. Archival pigment print. 50 in. x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Opening Reception for Sonny Assu: Études for the Settler

October 24, 5:00 to 7:00 pm | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

This exhibition brings together a new body of work by Sonny Assu, Territorial Acknowledgements, alongside his prior series that problematize colonial conceptions of the landscape: The Paradise Syndrome (2017), 1UP (2016), and Interventions On The Imaginary (2014). Through these works, Assu offers corrective visions of colonized landscapes.

“Sonny Assu: Études for the Settler” is organized in partnership with yəhaw̓, an exhibition celebrating Indigenous art made in the Pacific Northwest. The yəhaw̓ exhibition opens at Seattle’s King Street Station in early 2019.

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