The Week Ahead @ Henry

Get ready — summer at the Henry is just revving up!

Thinking Differently About Dirt: A Lecture with David Montgomery
Wed, June 3, 7 – 8:30 PM
David R. Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, will be presenting on the cultural history of soil and how the conceptions of dirt have shifted from ancient times.

Photo courtesy of David Montgomery.
Photo courtesy of David Montgomery.

Senses of Summer Music Series: Tomo Nakayama
Sat, June 6, 4 – 5 PM
Join us for a performance by multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Tomo Nakayama. His crystalline high-tenor voice and intricate chamber folk compositions have been praised by NPR, New York Times, and KEXP. This is the first performance in our summer series of outdoor concerts held at the Henry.

Tomo Nakayama. Photo credit: Alicia Palaniuk.
Tomo Nakayama. Photo credit: Alicia Palaniuk.

ArtBreak: Lanxia (Summer) Xie
Sat, June 6, 2:30 – 3 PM
Lanxia (Summer) Xie, MFA candidate in Painting and Drawing, will be speaking about her work in the 2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition.

Photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

Coming up this week…

Speaking, In a Sense: Discussion with Jeff Riffell
Sat, May 30, 4 – 5 PM
Combining storytelling and scientific research, Jeff Riffell, UW Assistant Professor of Biology, will lead a conversation on plants that use scents to communicate with insects. This lecture will be held at University of Washington’s Medicinal Herb Garden and Botany Greenhouse.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Riffell.
Photo courtesy of Jeff Riffell.

ArtBreaks happening this weekend…

Beck Tench
Thurs, May 28, 12:30 – 1:00 PM
Join designer and technologist Beck Tench to explore experimentation and space-making in our current exhibitions.

Photo courtesy of Beck Tench. Photo credit: Alan Levine.
Photo courtesy of Beck Tench. Photo credit: Alan Levine.

Megumi Shauna Arai
Sat, May 30, 2:30 – 3:00 PM
Photographer Megumi Shauna Arai will be digging into the themes of urban photography in Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer.

Photo courtesy of Megumi Shauna Arai.
Photo courtesy of Megumi Shauna Arai.

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It’s nearly graduation time which means…

UW School of Art + Art History + Design MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

Each year, the Henry presents the University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design’s Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design thesis exhibition. Throughout their program, students consult with academic advisers and working artists to develop advanced techniques, expand concepts, and discuss critical issues. They emerge with a vision and direction for their own work, which is embodied in the pieces they have chosen to present.

 

The exhibition features the work of Maria Rose Adams, Matthew Schau Allen, Tim Coleman, Shaghayegh Ghassemian, Katherine Groesbeck, Scott Ichikawa, Morgan Mangiaruga, Coley Mixan, Ryan Moeck, Sarah Norsworthy, Krista Schoening, Abigail R. Steinem, Amanda C. Sweet, Zheng Wu, Lanxia (Summer) Xie, and Kun Xu.

 

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition Patron Preview
Thurs, May 21, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Henry Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to preview the work of UW School of Art + Art History + Design Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design candidates. This particular exhibition preview has long been a favorite among Henry supporters.

MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition Opening
Friday, May 22, 7-9 PM
Please join us for the public opening celebration and reception for the MFA +MDes Thesis Exhibition. This opening is being sponsored by Arts Dawgs, a program of ArtsUW. All are welcome!

 

2014 MFA + MDes Preview. Photo credit: Dan Bennett.
Patrons at the 2014 MFA + MDes Preview. Photo credit: Dan Bennett.

Video//Yoga
Thurs, May 21, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Enrich your yoga experience with Julia Greenway, curator and teacher at Interstitial Theatre. Her immersive yoga classes are taught in accompaniment with video art and engage your senses. Event is public and free.

Julia Greenway leads VIDEO//YOGA.
Julia Greenway leads VIDEO//YOGA.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

Much happening this week: New installations! Parties! Workshops!

 

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Catherine Parr
May 9 – July 26

This photographed image of the wax figure of Henry VIII’s last wife invites questions about perceptions of history and popular culture through Sugimoto’s creation of visual dissonances. Three UW faculty members’ responses to the latest piece in our Viewpoints series are on view alongside the image on our mezzanine.

Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Hiroshi Sugimoto. Catherine Parr, 1999. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, 2014.185. Courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Copyright Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 2015 Brink Bash
Fri, May 15, 6 – 8 PM
Contemporary and Patron Circle members are invited to join us to celebrate the 2015 Brink Award finalists. Meet the seven finalists at Hilliard’s Taproom while enjoying snacks, drinks, and music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose. The Brink Award supports rising regional visual artists “on the brink” of exceptional professional careers. (Wondering how you can be invited to awesome events like this?)

The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.
The Brink Bash 2013. Photo credit: Robert Wade.

On Cultivation and Preservation: Growing a Summer Cocktail Garden with Amy Pennington
Sat, May 16, 11AM & Sat, June 27, 12PM
Renowned author Amy Pennington offers a two-part workshop on creating a summer cocktail garden and a homemade summer amaro, a classic Italian herbal liqueur. Pennington is the author of Urban Pantry: Tips and Recipes for a Thrifty, Sustainable, and Seasonal Kitchen, and the host of the PBS show Check Please! Northwest.
Tickets: $15 per workshop; $25 for both. Limited space available.

Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.
Courtesy of Amy Pennington. Photo credit: KK Dundas.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

In this week’s news…

Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer

May 2 — October 18
Visit the Henry for an exhibition of images by Ilse Bing, an early pioneer of photographing with the 35 mm Leica hand-held camera. A commercial photographer between the late 1920s and 1950s, she is recognized today as one of the key contributors to the development of modern photography.

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Ilse Bing. Garden wire, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Henry Art Gallery, gift of Yuri and Zoe Gurevich, 2012.91. © Estate of Ilse Bing.

ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation
Thurs, May 7, 12:30 PM
Come de-stress and soak in art during this meditation session by engaging and observing your physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Practicing mindfulness helps to promote a general sense of health and well-being. Please check in at the front desk for location information. Event is public and free.

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ArtBreak: Mindfulness Meditation

2015 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
May 23 — June 21
The exhibition will be featuring the work of graduating Master of Fine Arts and Masters of Design students from University of Washington’s School of Art + Art History + Design.

University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.
University of Washington 2014 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition. Installation view: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014. Photo credit: Mark Woods.

Also,

This is a reminder that GiveBIG is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5th. You have the opportunity to support contemporary art and the Henry by donating online through the Seattle Foundation. Thank you for your continued support!

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Image courtesy of Seattle Foundation.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

While you’re enjoying the sun, make sure to stop by the Henry for an art break!

ArtBreak: Corrie Befort and Ensemble
Sat, April 25, 2:30 – 4 PM
Peruse the galleries of Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E with dancers and choreographers of Corrie Befort and Ensemble as they create a sensory experience  for you.

Image courtesy of Corrie Befort.
Image courtesy of Corrie Befort.

There’s less than a week left to experience Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E!

Come visit before it closes April 26th.

The Week Ahead @ Henry

It’s Spring Break in Seattle this week. Wondering what to do with the kids? Oh, we have a few ideas!

Image courtesy of Jennifer Salk.
Image courtesy of Jennifer Salk.

ArtBreak with Jennifer Salk
Saturday, April 18, 2:30 – 3 PM
Watch Jennifer Salk, Associate Professor and Director of the UW Dance Program, perform a series of intimate and animal-like solos and duets in the gallery spaces of the Henry. These pieces respond to and were inspired by Ann Hamilton’s exhibition, the common S E N S E.

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Arty Party
Sunday, April 19, 1 – 4 PM
Come to the Henry for our third annual Arty Party! Join us for an afternoon filled with fun activities including drawing, dancing (music by KEXP DJ Larry Rose), and storytelling. Bring your whole family to engage in some hands-on art activities. Tickets are available in advance here.

P.S. Been meaning to buy or renew a membership? Your ticket price can be applied to the membership cost!