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March 10, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Re/frame: Orange, Sharon Isbin, and More

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Re/frame: Orange

March 17, 12:00 PM | Online

Orange can symbolize power, danger, excitement, and enlightenment. In different contexts, orange evokes images ranging from a bountiful fall harvest to a fiery explosion of energy. How does color affect the way we feel? How many different applications can one color have? How can the choice of color help communicate a central idea? Join us to discuss these questions and more as we examine a selection of works from the Henry Art Gallery collection featuring the color orange!

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Sharon Isbin

March 18 | Meany Hall

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, classical guitarist Sharon Isbin was named the 2020 Musical America Worldwide Instrumentalist of the Year, the first guitarist ever to receive the coveted honor. Isbin has won multiple Grammys and has recorded over 30 albums ranging from Baroque, Spanish and 20th-century classical guitar to jazz fusion and crossover. She continues to expand the guitar repertoire including recent performances with India’s legendary Amjad Ali Khan in Strings for Peace. In this Meany Center concert, she will perform a selection of Spanish works for solo guitar.

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

March 16 to March 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. School of Drama faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton (Fefu and Her FriendsThe Best of Everything), 2021 recipient of the University of Washington Faculty Lecture Award, directs.

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Duo Recital: Rachel Lee Priday and JP Jofre

March 17, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

Fossils Uncovered

Ongoing | Burke Museum

At the Burke Museum, see the only real dinosaur fossils on display in Washington state (including one of the best-preserved T. rex skulls in the world), intricate plant fossils that document past patterns of climate change, colossal mammals that roamed Washington state during the last Ice Age, and more in the Fossils Uncovered gallery. Discover how fossils reveal evidence of Earth’s transformation over time—and what the future might hold.

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