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February 20, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: 3D4M Open House, Niyaz The Fourth Light Project, Katz Distinguished Lecture with Anna Tsing, and more

This week there are many opportunities to get involved with the arts including the opening of CabLab’s Frozen: A Play, a free whirling meditation workshop, Critical Issues lecture series, recitals with School of Music faculty, and more! To learn about more events taking place, visit ArtsUW.


3D4M Open House

February 25, 6:00 PM | Ceramic And Metal Arts Building (CMA)

Join the School of Art + Art History + Design to explore the facilities of our 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program; talk with 3D4M faculty, staff, and students; see student studios and watch people work in the glass hot shop; visit two exhibitions of student work, and leave with a custom-made cup.

One of the exhibitions will be a juried selection of undergraduate work. The other will feature the first-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students: Payton Cahill, Jacob Fetterman, and Jia Jia.

Free, RSVP encouraged | More Info and RSVP


Bach cello suites examined in lecture-recital by Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir

February 25, 1:30 pm | Brechemin Auditorium

Join the School of Music for the second to last lecture-recital before faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performance at Meany Hall in May.

Thorsteinsdóttir presents six Tuesday afternoon lecture-recitals in 2019-20—one for each of the six cello suites of J.S. Bach. She performs the complete works at Meany Hall over two consecutive evenings, May 21 and 22, 2020.

Free More Info

Music of Today / DXARTS: Winter Listening

February 25, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

The Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media and the School of Music are pleased to present a program of holographic sound works. Jonathan Harvey’s seminal Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco, is presented along with recent works from composers deploying the latest technical and aesthetic advances in Ambisonic sound holography.

Free More Info


Katz Distinguished Lecture: Anna Tsing, “Feral Atlas and the More-than-Human Anthropocene”

February 25, 7:00 – 8:00 PM| Kane Hall

Humans have been unable to make the Anthropocene by ourselves. Indeed, the Anthropocene is a series of “feral” ecologies—ecosystems that have been encouraged by human infrastructures (such as dams, drilling rigs, and industrial parks), but which develop and spread beyond human control. Bringing together a hundred scientists, humanists, and artists, the Feral Atlas studies these ecologies and how they’ve changed the conditions for how humans interact with each other and with nonhuman others, whether biological, technological, or ephemeral.  Drawing on her collaborative and interdisciplinary work curating the Feral Atlas, Anna Tsing’s lecture will explore how digital visualization and storytelling might create a new community of resisters in this more-than-human Anthropocene.

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CabLab: Frozen: A Play

February 27, 7:30 PM to March 1, 2:00 PM | The Cabaret, Hutchinson Hall

One sunny evening, a young girl walks to visit her grandmother. She never arrives. A play about retribution, remorse, evil, and redemption, Frozen explores the interwoven lives of three strangers as they try to make sense of the unimaginable. Second-year MFA director Andrew Coopman directs.

This show is part of the School of Drama’s new CabLab series. CabLabs take place in the Cabaret Theatre in Hutchinson Hall. They are free for students and subscribers.

Free for students and subscribers, $5 for UW Employees, $10 general admission | More Info and Tickets


CANCELLED: Critical Issues with Trisha Donnelly

February 27, 7:00 PM | Henry Art Gallery

Trisha Donnelly’s work encompasses sound, video, drawing, performance, photography, installation, and sculpture. She has participated in international exhibitions such as the 2011 and 2013 Venice Biennales, the 2011 Sharjah Biennial, and Documenta 13, and she has had one-person exhibitions at museums and galleries across the United States, Europe, and Japan, including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. In 2012, she curated the exhibition Artist’s Choice at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Donnelly was born in San Francisco in 1974 and currently lives in New York.

Free, RSVP encouraged | More Info


Whirling Meditation Workshop 

February 27, 2:30 PM | UW Department of Dance, Studio 266

Join us for a FREE Sufi whirling meditation, or sema, workshop with Tawhida Tanya Evanson of Niyaz. Sema is a fusion of mystic audition, sacred music, poetry and movement. It’s a powerful, challenging and ecstatic meditation based on the practice of Rumi, the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes and beyond. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. 

Free | More Info


Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project

February 28, 8:00 PM | Meany Hall

Known for its electroacoustic trance music, Niyaz is “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music” (Huffington Post). The band embraces the collision of the old and the new as a means to create something entirely its own. With The Fourth Light Project, Niyaz pays tribute to Rabi’a al-Basri, the first female Sufi mystic and poet. Persian folk songs and poetry meld with the immersive multi-media projections by artist Jérôme Delapierre and the sacred dance of the dervish to create a shared experience that’s both sensual and devotional.

Discounts available for UW staff, faculty and students More Info and Tickets


Craig Sheppard, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Rachel Lee Priday

February 29, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

Spend your leap day with School of Music faculty colleagues Craig Sheppard, piano; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; and Rachel Lee Priday, violin, with a presentation of the second part of a three-concert performance, of the complete Beethoven piano trio cycle.

Tickets $10 – $20 More Info and Tickets

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