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May 25, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Jazz Performance, Art Thesis Exhibition, Book Club Readings and more

This week, head to Meany Hall for music performances, get inspired by the fine arts and design student’s work at the Henry Art Gallery, hear Dean Dianne Harris’ favorite summer reads and more.

May 27 – June 25 | 2023 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery North Galleries

The Henry Art Gallery will present the UW’s School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their programs, fine arts and design students work with advisers and other artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, discuss critical issues, and emerge with a vision and direction for their own work. Henry staff conduct two studio visits and work closely with the students to facilitate their projects and prepare them for exhibition at the museum. A digital publication is produced in conjunction with the exhibition to highlight the students’ artistic endeavors and the Henry’s commitment to this exciting and important step in the students’ development as practicing artists and designers.

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May 27 – July 29 | Reader’s Choice: “The Overstory” by Richard Powers, Online

Dianne Harris, Dean of the UW College of Arts and Sciences, suggested three of her favorite books for our summer read. The readers’ votes landed on “The Overstory.” This novel presents interlocking fables about people who learn to see the world from the trees’ point of view. Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
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May 30, 7:30 PM | Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band with Carrie Shaw, soprano: Cityscapes, Meany Hall

The UW Wind Ensemble (Timothy Salzman, director) and Symphonic Band (Shaun Day, director) present their end-of-year concert, performing music by Marie A. Douglas, Jennifer Higdon, Nigel Hess, Paul Dukas, Augusta Read Thomas, and Michael Colgrass. With Carrie Shaw, soprano soloist on Augusta Read Thomas’ Of Being is a Bird.

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May 31, 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Art Against Dictatorship in Peru, Allen Auditorium

All are welcome to listen in on this panel discussion with Peruvian artists Jorge Miyagui and Mauricio Delgado on the intersections of art and activism in contemporary Peru.

Mauricio Delgado is an award-winning visual and performance artist, trained at the Institute of Visual Arts Edith Sachs. His work has been showcased internationally in Cuba, El Salvador, the United States and throughout Peru. He is active in public, collaborative and multi-media artistic collaborations like “Peruvian Art after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”

Jorge Miyagui is a celebrated visual artist, trained at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in Helsinki, Finland and various cities in Peru, and has been included in various collective exhibitions in Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Germany, Spain, the United States.

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June 1, 7:30 PM | Jazz Innovations, Part II, Brechemin Auditorium

Student jazz ensembles coached by Cuong Vu, Marc Seales, Ted Poor, and Steve Rodby pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

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June 2,  7:30 PM | UW Symphony and Combined UW Choirs with Garret Dillahunt, Meany Hall

The UW Symphony (David Alexander Rahbee, director) performs works by Stravinsky, Poulenc, and Fauré in this end-of year performance. The orchestra is joined by the combined University Choirs in a performance of Fauré: Requiem, Op.48, with Giselle Wyers conducting. Special guest for this performance is actor Garret Dillahunt.

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June 3,  7:30 PM | Undergraduate Composers Concert, Brechemin Auditorium

Undergraduate composers at the UW School of Music explore new sonic landscapes in this year-end concert of original music.

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Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).