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October 23, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: the Paco de Lucia Project, CabLab, Jenny Odell at Town Hall, and more

CAS: CAS Advancement Individual Giving

This week in the arts, kick-off School of Drama’s new season, view local artist’s work at the Center for Urban Horticulture, learn about Dakota Sioux artist Mary Sully, and more.

Reclaiming our Attention in an Age of Distraction

November 1, 7:30 pm | Town Hall Seattle

UW Communications Leadership Program presents author and artist Jenny Odell in discussing the impact digital media has on our everyday lives. Joined by political reporter Austin Jenkins, this lecture addresses the dilemma of life in an age of constant distraction. Together Odell and Jenkins advocate for us to reclaim our own attention, redefining what we think of as productivity and reconnecting with the people and places that surround us.  Tickets are FREE for students under 22!

Tickets are $0 – $5 | More Info

The Paco de Lucía Project; Flamenco Legends by Javier Limón

October 29, 8 pm | Meany Center

Paco de Lucía was widely considered the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by some to be Spain’s greatest music ambassador.  Javier Limón, his longtime collaborator, producer and a ten-time Latin Grammy winner, has reassembled the original band that toured with de Lucía for the last decade of his career. With The Paco de Lucía Project, Limón honors the master’s legacy while paving a new path into the future of flamenco.

Tickets are $47 – $55 | More info

$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.

Announcing School of Drama 2019 – 2020 Season

Help bring theatre to life with seven performances this season! Whether you like to preview the show, celebrate on opening night, or catch the show on your own schedule, School of Drama is offering a subscription for everyone. Your support allows students to practice, learn, entertain and bring relevance to the theatre and world.

Subscriptions are $48 – $114 | More info

Upcoming: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
October 31 – November 10 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Kick-off School of Drama’s 2019-2020 season with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. PATP alumnus Scott Kaiser, a 27-year veteran of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directs.

Tickets are $5 – $20 | More info

Awakening the Archive & Bringing Voices Alive

October 29, 7 – 9 pm | Kane Hall

UW Libraries presents A Collaborative Restoration of Kwagu’ł Films with Franz Boas, 1930-2019. The archival films of 20th-century anthropologist Franz Boas record critical fragments of cultural intellectual property and creative expressions. A UW scholar and curator working together with members of the Kwagu’ł First Nation seeks to re-integrate recordings of Kwagu’ł crafts, games and dancing from the 1930s into proper relations with their cultural context and histories.

Free, RSVP encouraged | More info

Closing Soon: A Celebration of Botanical Art, Silk, and Glass

October 2 – October 30 | Center for Urban Horticulture, Miller Library

Two Lopez Island artists share their creations inspired by trees they have known and loved. Linda Vorobik shows her hand-painted silk panels of some of her favorite trees along with her botanical watercolors, line drawings, and scraperboard ink drawings of her other favorite ferns and flowers (including the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, and the tree Tea Tree oil is derived from, Melaleuca alternifolia). Terri Roush will have a selection of her kiln-formed glass whose colors and form complement Linda’s work.

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Workshop: Theater for Young Audiences

October 30, 6 – 8 pm| Hutchinson 201

Join Youth Theatre NW’s Mimi Katano and Kate Swenson for a clinic on theater education, workshopping, and strategies for young actors. From the classroom, to the stage, to new works, they’ve seen it all and are ready to share their knowledge. Come with questions, curiosity, and be ready to play.

Free More info

School of Art + Art History + Design Faculty Lectures

Six faculty members will each give presentations during autumn quarter as part of the promotion process. They are listed below in order of date. All lectures take place in the Art Building.

Free | More info

Making Meaning: Digital Forms, Tactile Processes
Timea Tihanyi, Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
October 30, 6pm | Room 227/229


Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract

October 30, 7:30 pm | Kane Hall

Between the late 1920s and the mid 1940s, Dakota Sioux artist Mary Sully created a unique portfolio of art, completely unknown to contemporary American or American Indian art history.  In this talk, Philip Deloria will offer close readings of several images in order to make the case that Sully’s art belongs in, and alters, the canon of American and American Indian arts of the twentieth century—and that its engagement with “culture and personality” anthropology helped produce a politics visible in both form and content.

Free, RSVP required | More info

CabLab: Ada and the Engine

October 30 – November 2 | The Cabaret Theater

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge—a world she might not live to see. Second-year MFA director Kristie Post Wallace directs.

Tickets are $0 – $10 | More info

Audition for Cabaret!

November 2, between 1:30 – 6:30 pm | The Cabaret

Everyone—yes, everyone—is invited to audition for this spring’s all-school production of Cabaret, directed by faculty member Tim Bond. Sign up for an audition slot on the callboard in the lobby of Hutchinson Hall.

Free | More info