This Week in Art 2/10 – 2/16

11 Feb

Tuesday

JRR Tolkien: A Storyteller’s Story, “Allegory and Farewell”

This lecture takes up the question of how Tolkien’s work has been interpreted and received over the years, from accusations of racism and sexism to Peter Jackson’s recent film adaptations. The last word, however, is given to Tolkien himself. Join us as we examine the stories and poems of his later years and watch him reflect on how he chose to spend his life, and on the frequently tortured relationship between creator and creation. Kane Hall Room 130 UW Seattle Campus. 7-9 PM $5 Students $15 Non-Students. More Info

Wednesday

ArtsLink Presents: Parnassus Emerging Artist Series!

Come and hear the amazing musical talents of music major Charlotte Dike, enjoy a good cup of coffee, and take advantage of the cafe’s extended hours and musical entertainment! 5 – 6:30 PM at Parnassus Cafe (Basement of Art Building)

Jazz Innovations Part 1 

Student jazz ensembles, coached by faculty jazz artists Tom Collier, Marc Seales, Phil Sparks, and Cuong Vu, present unique programs on two evenings (second concert is March 6).  Brechemin Auditorium, School of Music. 7:30 PM $5 all tickets, at the door only, cash or check.

Thursday – Valentine’s Day

Second Thursdays at the SAM = Jazz + Poetry. Free with Museum Admission. Both events listed below, Student Suggested Admission $7.

Art of Jazz My Funny Valentine  5:30–7:30 p.m. Brotman Forum.

 Fine jazz vocals for Valentine’s Day: performances by top singers Beth Winter, Katy Bourne and Gail Pettis, with a great piano trio.

SAM Word Love & Woe 8–9 p.m. South Hall

Seattle’s Poet Populist Cody Walker is in residence at SAM for these newly formed evenings of creative wordsmithing. Walker selects some of Seattle’s finest poets to share works related to the museum’s collection and current events. Tonight we feature Rebecca Hoogs, Julius Larios and Linda Bierds.

Friday

Stray-Poetry Reading

Come hear three artists from the student group Stray read their poetry. 5:30 – 7PM Parnassus Cafe+Gallery (basement of the art building)

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