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February 24, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Lauren Williams: Wake Work*, Concert and Campus Bands, and More

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Don’t Miss Before it Closes! Lauren Williams: Wake Work*

Through March 5 | The Jacob Lawrence Gallery

What happens in the wake of state violence, particularly against Black people in the United States? Absence and erasure challenge the imagination in Lauren Williams: Wake Work*, an exhibition created as part of Williams’ 2022 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency. 

Drop by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery this week between 10am-5pm to see Wake Work* before it closes.

Free | More info

Stereotypes in Storytelling: UW Alumni Book Club Conversation

March 3, 5:00 PM | Zoom

In collaboration with UW Alumni Book Club’s reading of “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu, join Professor of English Shawn Wong, Teaching Professor of English Michelle Liu, and Society of Scholars Fellow Xin Peng to share a conversation about how stereotypes are often used in storytelling. Our conversation will range from issues around identity, representation of Asian Americans in storytelling and challenging these stereotypes.

No spoilers! You don’t need to have read Charles Yu’s “Interior Chinatown” to participate in this event.

Free | Register & more info

Concert and Campus Bands

March 1, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

The Campus Band (Corey Jahlas, conductor) and Concert Band (Roger Wu Fu, conductor) present works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Vincent Persichetti, and William Grant Still.

$10 | Buy tickets & more info

Birthing Ideas in Ancient Greece and the Modern World: A Personal and Professional Story 

March 4, 3:30 PM | Paccar 395 and via Zoom

The Department of Classics presents a lecture by Yurie Hong, Professor and Chair in Classical Studies and Affiliated Faculty in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College and a 2007 PhD of the UW Department of Classics. Her research focuses on representations of pregnancy and childbirth in ancient Greek literature, including historical and medical texts. She is nationally active in discussion of and advocacy for issues of diversity and social justice in academe and within Classics as a profession.

Free | More info

Modern Band and UW Jazz Faculty

March 2, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

The UW Jazz Studies program presents an evening of modern jazz featuring a set by the UW Modern Band (Cuong Vu, advisor) followed by a set by Jazz Studies faculty Marc Seales, piano; Ted Poor, drums and Steve Rodby, bass.

Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3

March 16 – 20 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Offered his freedom if he joins his enslaver in the ranks of the Confederacy, Hero must choose whether to leave the woman and people he loves for what may be yet another empty promise. As his decision brings him face-to-face with a nation at war with itself, the loved ones Hero left behind debate whether to escape or wait for his return, only to discover that for Hero, free will may have come at a great spiritual cost. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home From the Wars is an explosively powerful drama about the mess of war, the cost of freedom, and the heartbreak of love, with all three parts seen in one night. Part 1 introduces us to Hero. In Part 2, a band of rebel soldiers test Hero’s loyalty as the cannons approach. Part 3 finds Hero’s loved ones anxiously awaiting his return. Faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton (Fefu and Her FriendsThe Best of Everything), 2021 recipient of the University of Washington Faculty Lecture Award, directs.

2022 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Anthony White

March 4, 12:00 PM | Online via Zoom

The general public is invited to join degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. This week, for the final lecture in the series, Anthony White will speak. White’s work consists of intimate and intricate portraits, still-lifes, and objects meticulously spun from common PLA plastic. His work blurs the line between fact and fiction and disrupts hierarchies of status and wealth by framing figures, trivial souvenirs, and low-brow accouterments in luxurious environments. 

Free | More info

Looking for more?

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