UW News

July 6, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Seattle Art Fair Online, Drop-In Meditation Session, and More

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Seattle Art Fair Online: New Media Artworks and Their Future Lives

July 14, 4:00 – 5:30 PM | Online

This Seattle Art Fair panel will explore how new media art presents unique challenges from a preservation and collection standpoint due to the rapid and ongoing evolution of technology. Artist and assistant professor of DXARTS James Coupe and art conservator Liz Brown will be joined by current DXARTS students to discuss how their artworks may exist into the future.

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Tangled: Why Your Hair Matters to Society

July 14, 6:00 PM | Online / hosted by North Olympics Library System and Humanities Washington

From twists and tapers to braids and buns, what’s on top of our head and how it is received by others often reflects society’s standards of beauty and desirability. Using song, video, poetry, and imagery, this interactive presentation encourages us to examine our cultural conceptions of gender, class, and race. Why, for example, is one kind of hair or hairstyle understood as “better” than another? Who says so? What are the consequences of sporting an unruly doo, and how has that changed over the years? Join UW Department of English Professor Anu Taranath of Humanities Washington to untangle the meaning of hair, and better understand the stories we tell about beauty, bias, and belonging.

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Drop-In Session: Practices for Radical Acceptance 

View at your leisure | Zoom

What is the role of Radical Acceptance in current times? This session from the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, hosted by Megan Kennedy (MA, LMHC) will guide participants through a sequence of mindfulness practices related to Radical Acceptance. These practices support us in accepting the facts of reality and meeting our experiences where they’re at in each moment.


Jackson School Lecture: Jewish Folktales of the Mediterranian

View at your leisure | Online

The Jackson School’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies hosts Paris-based author François Azar as he discusses Sephardic folktales and his two collections of tales, “The Jewish Parrot” and “Bewitched by Solika,” which are written in both Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and English. Members of Seattle’s “Ladineros” Ladino-speaking group also perform the humorous Sephardic folktale “El Papagáyo Djudió” (“The Jewish Parrot”), adapted from Azar’s folktale collection of the same name.

Art Zone: The Mind-Expanding Music of Indigo Mist

View at your leisure | Online

Chair and professor of jazz studies Cuong Vu, assistant professor of drums Ted Poor, bass artist in residence Steve Rodby, and professors of composition Richard Karpen and Juan Pampin are Indigo Mist. These five brilliant musicians, all of whom are faculty in the Department of Music at the UW, compose experimental music through improvisation that is beautiful, jarring, and everything in between.

Wing Luke Museum: Digital Collections                                          

View at your leisure | Online

Even amidst COVID_19, the Wing Luke Museum has plenty of opportunities for online engagement. Learn about Seattle’s Chinatown-International District and the first Asian pioneers who settled here through artifacts and archival pieces dating back to the early 20th century.

Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.