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March 12, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: The Bomba Experience, Seattle Symphony with UW Music Faculty, and more

This week in the arts, see In the Heart of America, experience recent augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) projects from UW students, attend a free concert with the Seattle Symphony and UW School of Music faculty, and more!

In the Heart of America

March 6 – 17 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

In the shadow of the Gulf War, a young Palestinian woman’s quest to learn what happened to her Marine brother, Remzi, leads her to a Kentuckian Marine named Craver. Through a poetic web of time leaps and apparitions, we see the two soldiers fall in love against the backdrop of war. Woven into that story, the ghost of a Vietnamese mother, Lu Ming, seeks justice for her infant daughter, a victim of the 1968 massacre at My Lai. Obie Award-winning Playwright Naomi Wallace, known for her signature blend of politics, eroticism, and lyricism, here masterfully rings the gong of histories that still reverberate through our national body.

$10 for UW students | More Info.

Amarilys Ríos | The Bomba Experience

Amarilys Ríos is a professional percussionist, singer and dancer from San Juan, Puerto Rico and is the winter quarter 2019 Community Artist-in-Residence with the UW School of Music Ethnomusicology Program. At the UW, Ríos is teaching classes in drumming, dance and singing, and is collaborating with local arts organizations to host free community bomba workshops and performances:

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert
March 14, 7:30 pm | Brechemin Auditorium
Free | More Info.

Women Who Rock
March 16, 2:00 pm | Centilia Cultural Center
Free | More Info.

Joe Costello, ARCAD - Augmented Reality Computer aided Design, MDes Thesis, 2018

Joe Costello, ARCAD – Augmented Reality Computer aided Design, MDes Thesis, 2018

Exhibition: Untethered

March 11 – 18 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Untethered showcases recent augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) projects from students in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and the Interaction Design (IxD) Program in the Division of Design, School of Art + Art History + Design.

Free | More Info.

Image: Lizzi Bougatsos. Self–portrait, 2009. Donald Duck mask, fluorescent Nike sneaker, cross, aluminum bust, fencing jacket, shoe sole, liquid nails. 155 x 39, 5 x 77 cm.

Critical Issues Lecture: Liz Magor

March 14, 7:00 pm | Henry Art Gallery

Liz Magor is a Vancouver-based artist who studied at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver; Parsons School of Design, New York; and the Vancouver School of Art. Since the early 1970s, Magor has produced sculptural and photographic works concerned with the latent, affective range of familiar materials, images, and objects.

Her work has been exhibited in major international exhibitions such as Documenta VIII, Kassel; the 41st Venice Biennale; and the 4th Biennale of Sydney. More recently, she has had solo exhibitions at Le Credac, Ivry-sur Seine, France; Peephole, Milan, Italy; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2016, the Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal mounted a 40-year retrospective, which travelled through 2017, first to the Migros fur Gegenwartskunst , Zurich; then on to the Kunstverein in Hamburg; and the MAMAC in Nice. The exhibition was accompanied by a publication from JRP/ Ringier, Zurich. In 2019, Magor will open an exhibition of new work at Carpenter Center for Visual Art, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The exhibition will travel to the Renaissance Society in Chicago accompanied by a publication.

Free | More Info. and RSVP

Seattle Symphony with UW Music Faculty

Ludovic Morlot (photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

March 15, 7:30 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Members of Seattle Symphony and School of Music faculty Melia Watras, viola, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello, and Cristina Valdés, piano, present a program including world premieres by UW Music director Richard Karpen and faculty (and SSO) bassoonist Seth Krimsky, the U.S. premiere of a work by Austrian composer Thomas Larcher, and music by Icelandic composer Páll Ragnar Pálsson.  Seattle Symphony Music Director (and head of UW Conducting) Ludovic Morlot and David Alexander Rahbee conduct.

Free | More Info.

Daymé Arocena

March 16, 8:00 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Burning up stages wherever she plays, Cuban singer and composer Daymé Arocena is taking the global music scene by storm. With a powerful voice and charismatic presence, she is “one of the most exciting artists to come along in years” (Songlines). Backed by a sterling trio of musicians, she roots her music in Cuba’s classic rhythms, mixing in Santerían chant with a fluid jazz styling and nuanced soulfulness. NPR calls her an “artist for the ages” and named her debut album, Nueva Era, one of the year’s best.

$10 tickets for UW students when you show your Husky ID in advance at the ArtsUW Ticket Office or on the night of the show at the Box Office at Meany Hall. | More Info.

taleaTalea Ensemble Composition Reading Workshop

March 19, 5:00 pm | Meany Studio Theater

Members of New-York’s acclaimed Talea Ensemble perform composition readings of new UW student works. This event is open to the public for observation.

Free | More Info.