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June 19, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Last week to see MFA + MDes exhibition at the Henry, opening of Beverly Semmes, concert at the library, and more

This week in the arts, visit an exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery or the Center for Urban Horticulture, attend a concert at the library, attend a field poetics workshop, and more!

Closing weekend: 2019 School of Art + Art History + Design Graduation Exhibitions

Each year we celebrate graduating Art and Design undergraduate and graduate students with a series of exhibitions in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and Henry Art Gallery.

May 25 – June 23 –  MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition | Henry Art Gallery | More info (free admission for Henry members; UW students, faculty, and staff)

June 14 – June 22 – Design Show | Jacob Lawrence Galley | More info

Related article | UW News: Design, art thesis projects fill Henry Art Gallery for eclectic annual exhibition

More info about all exhibitions

Carletta Carrington Wilson: field notes

June 3 – 28 | UW Botanic Gardens – Center for Urban Horticulture

Artist Carletta Carrington Wilson’s mixed media collages are letters written, during the plantation era, by enslaved African Americans, using an inventive language, which she depicts with twisted and knotted paper lines, botanical imagery, and symbolic objects. As she explains, “My work is an exploration of the ‘text of textiles.’ The exhibit, field notes, reconstructs the field as a landscape of literature, its rows written upon by hands mapping a place of ancestral memory in code.”

Free | More info

Exhibition: Beverly Semmes

June 22 – October 13

The Henry is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Beverly Semmes’ Six Silvers. Created in the 1990s, the suite of dresses, along with four new paintings by the artist, will be exhibited. Semme’s is a sculptor whose practice also incorporates painting, photography, and performance. These complementary elements adhere in surprising ways, probing the paradoxes and complexities of the female body and its representation.

Free admission for Henry members; UW students, faculty, and staff | More info

Image taken from the course, Ecopoetics Along Shorelines, taught by Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and July Hazard. Courtesy of the instructors.

Transects & Diffractions: A Field Poetics Workshop

June 22, 11 – 2 PM | Henry Art Gallery

This exploration of the Portage Bay shoreline will plunge you into a field writing exercise that explores your own poetics of relation to local waters.

$5 tickets for UW students| More info and tickets

Fourth Wednesday Concert Series: Laura Kulesa, voice & Andrew Romanick

June 26, 12:30 pm | North Allen Library Lobby

Recent UW Music alumni Lauren Kulesa, voice and Andrew Romanick, piano perform in this lunchtime concert series co-hosted by UW Music and UW Libraries.

Free | More info

Image • Left: Camilo Godoy, Noticiero, 2002/2017. Video, sound, 10 minutes on loop, television set, wall mount, green screen wall. Courtesy of the artist. • Right: Angélica Maria Millán Lozano, Quinsiañera, 2018. Silk screen on bleached velvet. Courtesy of the artist.

Angélica Maria Millán Lozano + Camilo Godoy:  Lugar del Trabajo

Opening reception: June 27, 5 – 8 PM | Exhibition dates: June 28 – July 20 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Join us in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery for the opening of Lugar del Trabajo, which shares work by New York-based, Bogotá-born artists Angélica Maria Millán Lozano and Camilo Godoy. Through artworks that include photography, textiles, video, and works on paper, the artists question how we can represent the past and, moreover, how those representations bear on our contemporary situation. In doing so, the exhibition examines the politics of memory and the violence of forgetting. The works investigate history, gendered labors and rituals, news media, and archives as entry points for visitors. The exhibition is curated by Juan Franco.

Announcing the School of Drama’s 2019-2020 season!drama

“We think of our stages as laboratories where students practice what they are learning in our classrooms. It is essential for their artistic growth to have a nurturing environment where they can experiment, risk, explore, and test themselves and their impact on audiences. We are fortunate to have audiences that wonderfully support our students in this endeavor. We aim to have a diverse range of styles, time periods, theatrical genres, and characters in our season because it gives our students a vast breadth of experiences while they are here.

But also, our season must be relevant, both to our audiences and to our students. If it’s not relevant, we are failing to teach our most important lesson, which is that theatre can and should be in conversation with the world around it—that theatre can change the world.” – Geoff Korf, Associate Director, UW School of Drama