ArtSci Roundup: Serious Tings, Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series, and more



arts and entertainment

June 28, 2021

Through public events and exhibits, connect with the UW community every week! This week, watch a UW alumnus on NBC’s Making It, hear a discussion hosted by the Henry Art Gallery, and more. While you enjoy the summer vacation, connect with the campus via the live UW webcams of Red Square and the quad bike.

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

July 7 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Online

On the occasion of Gary Simmons: The Engine Room, Henri art gallery hosts Serious tings, a round table presented by Black cinema collective as part of their series, Black Spatial Elegance: a new cinematic language of global black music. Held in community with Wa Na Wari, LANGTON, Seattle International Film Festival, and the Henry, the inaugural gathering of Black spatial elegance recognizes and celebrates Black Music Month in Seattle, showcasing the influence of black music through the visual and cinematic legacy of videos, films, art direction + design produced by black diaspora storytellers.

Free | Book tickets and more information

do it

Thursdays at 5:00 PM PST | CNB

Adam kingman (BDes 2014) is one of the directors of season 3 of do it, an NBC show. Discover his YouTube design drawing playlist to see more of his work.

At do it, the best manufacturers from across the country are embarking on a series of handmade projects that they have to do their own way. As the competition progresses, the challenges get harder and harder and the underperforming manufacturer is knocked out every week. The show ends with a final craft between the last two manufacturers. Taking place in a serene outdoor setting, the positivity, character, and camaraderie of craft culture shines through as comedic hosts and judges provide encouragement, guidance, and plenty of laughs.

Free with NBC access | Watch online

Sonolocations: a series of sound works

June – August | Online

the Henri art gallery and Jack Straw Cultural Center are pleased to partner to order a three-part audio art series, which will be released for free and online throughout the summer of 2021. Participating artists have been invited to review the theme of the place and its unique resonance throughout the pandemic, to provide directed sound experiences to listeners wherever they may be. The participating artists are Byron Au Yong (born 1971, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Chenoa Egawa (born 1964, Ellensburg, WA), Bill Lowe (born 1946, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and Naima Lowe (born 1979, Middletown, Connecticut).

The audio works will be available on SoundCloud and on the Jack Straw website. You can also subscribe to Sonolocations in podcast to receive each song when it is launched.

Free | More information

Will Rawls: The Eternal Stranger

July 17 – August 15 | Henri art gallery

In Eternal stranger, New York choreographer and writer Will rawls (born 1978, Boston, MA) activates the relationships between language, dance and image through the fragmentary medium of stop-motion animation. In her installation, time and movement slow down as a live automated camera photographs the frame-by-frame actions of four dancers. As the performers work to become images, the visual capture is staged as a constant obsessive process but compromised by the movement it aims to fix. Here, as in his previous work, Rawls develops strategies of escape and engagement within systems that mediate, distort and abstract the body.

Free for UW staff, students, faculty and retirees | Book tickets and more information

During your free time

Looking for other ways to connect with UW? Discover this recorded and asynchronous content accessible at any time.

ArtsUW: on demand


Discover the arts at the University of Washington from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace. These event archives give you the ability to watch the latest lectures and virtual performances, and view recent digital exhibits. More, visit ArtsUW Events to see what’s coming up.


Owen Olivier, graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in Native American Studies and Political science in the spring of 2021, created a walking tour of the University of Washington Seattle campus, highlighting the Indigenous presence on campus. His final year, with the support of the Husky Seed Fund and Amerindian and Native Studies Center, he researched and wrote the tour.

The 40-page full-color booklet tells the story of Indigenous places through the eyes of a member of the Indigenous community through seven campus stops. Stops include the Burke Museum, wǝɫǝbÊ”altxÊ· [Intellectual House], indigenous artwork, the Herbal Garden, the Ethnic Cultural Center, the Husky Union Building (HUB) – where one of his father’s works is on display – and the Union Bay Natural Area. The booklet, with physical copies available in university libraries and other campus buildings from fall 2021.

Free | More information

Looking for more?

Discover the UWAA Stronger Together webpage for more digital engagement opportunities.

Tag (s): ArtsUW • Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture • College of Arts & Sciences • Department of Native American Studies • Department of Political Science • Henry Art Gallery • Meany Center for the Performing Arts • Meany Hall for the Performing Arts • School of Art + History of Art + Design • School of Drama • School of Music



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