The UW is a huge campus.
A lot of students make art here. It’s always a plus when we get to know these students – and the two-way (Henry to students / Students to Henry) street is busy. Student exhibitions happen all the time, every now and then these students send out press releases and encourage non-students and non-faculty to come and check them out.
The communication lines seem more open than ever. It could be the founding of SHAG (the Student Henry Advisory Group), or ArtsUW, ArtsLink, or maybe we’re all just getting better at communicating, all the time. Maybe it’s just Facebook! Whatever the reason, I’m delighted. One of the great things about working at the Henry is that we are part of this HUGE research facility, and new ideas are all around us. Getting to witness the development of these ideas and meeting the emerging artists here is a great fringe benefit of being here.
More to the point:
The paper invitation was an overexposed Costo-printed photo, rubber-stamped with the show title, carefully wrapped in a janitorial-issue paper towel. The electronic info is equally mysterious and intentionally ambiguous.
Hashemi Hirata. Show 1.
Opening Monday Oct. 13th, 6-8PM.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Show runs Oct. 14-17th 10-6PM.
University of Washington
Art Building, Basement, Room 10.
UW students Sol Hashemi and Jason Hirata seem to be playing Seattle’s art world for all it’s worth. You can’t swing a cat in this town without hitting them at an art event, lecture, opening, or exhibition. It’s been great having them as part of SHAG (the Student Henry Advisory Group) this past year.