UW News

July 13, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Will Rawls: Everlasting Stranger Performance, Northwest Modernism: Four Japanese Americans, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend gallery exhibitions, watch recorded events, and more. While you’re enjoying summer break, connect with campus through UW live webcams of Red Square and the quad.

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

Will Rawls: Everlasting Stranger Performance

July 24, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Henry Art Gallery

In Everlasting Stranger, New York-based choreographer and writer Will Rawls (b. 1978, Boston, MA) activates relationships between language, dance, and image through the fragmentary medium of stop-motion animation. In his installation, time and movement slow as a live, automated camera photographs the frame-by-frame actions of four dancers. While the performers occupy the labor of becoming images, visual capture is staged as an obsessive process that is constant yet compromised by the movement it aims to fix. Here, as in previous works, Rawls develops strategies of evasion and engagement within systems that mediate, distort, and abstract the body.

Free for UW Staff, Students, Faculty & Retirees |  More Info

Northwest Modernism: Four Japanese Americans

Ongoing | Seattle Art Museum

This gallery celebrates four of Seattle’s leading Japanese American artists, including UW alum (BFA, 1937| MFA, 1950) and former faculty member George Tsutakawa. Read more about Tsutakawa and the exhibition in the Daily’s review. Special discount for students with ID and TeenTix members.

$12.99 – 19.99 | Reserve Tickets and More Info


Ongoing through September 12 | Henry Art Gallery

For her exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery, Elaine Cameron-Weir has created new work conceived in conversation with dynamic double-height volume of the museum’s lower level. At the center of the installation are two human-sized, metal cases—military equipment designed to transport bodily remains—that serve as counterweights to conveyor belts that rise up from the ground like suspended bodily stand-ins. Human vulnerability is a central theme across Cameron-Weir’s work and is particularly potent in the artist’s Henry exhibition, which is informed by the way social systems arbitrate the value of corporeal existence.

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On Your Own Time

Looking for more ways to connect with the UW? Check out this recorded and asynchronous content that can be accessed anytime.

Music of Today: DXARTS Spring Concert


After a year of online rehearsals, view a recording of a stream of Indigo Mist’s concert back on stage for a set of genre-defying music based on improvisation. Initially the brainchild of Richard Karpen and Cuong Vu, Indigo Mist has become a vehicle for the musical musings of a group of forward reaching artists with tendencies towards experimentation. Having crossed paths over the years as University of Washington faculty, the group is currently comprised of Cuong Vu (trumpet), Richard Karpen (piano), Juan Pampin (electronics), Ted Poor (drums) and Steve Rodby (bass).

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ArtsUW: On Demand 


Engage with the arts at the University of Washington from the comfort of your own home, in your own time. This archive of events offers you the opportunity to watch the latest virtual lectures and performances, and see recent digital exhibitions. In addition, visit ArtsUW Events to see all that is coming up. 

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Looking for more?

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