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Cornish College of the Arts Events Calendar, January – May 2013

December 17, 2012

SEATTLE, WA – Cornish College of the Arts presents hundreds of arts and cultural events each year. Audiences experience the talents of hundreds of the newest artists – in fine art, design, dance, music, theater and performance production – before their creativity is unleashed upon the world, making an impact on art, culture and more.  Exhibitions and performances also feature the mastery of Cornish faculty and visiting professional artists from around the globe.

Ticket prices range from $5 to $20 and many free events are also offered.

To purchase tickets for events requiring them, visit http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

ART
2012-13 Visiting Artists Program
Free and open to the public
Information: http://www.cornish.edu/events or 206.726.5141.
The 2012-13 Art Department Visiting Artists Program is made possible with generous support from The Catherine Eaton Skinner and David Skinner Visiting Artist Fund, The Thelma Lehmann Endowed Fund and the Maybelle Clark MacDonald Fund.

Jonas Wood
Thu., Jan. 31, 6:30 – 8 pm
Artist lecture
Main Campus Center, 1000 Lenora St., 7th Floor, Board Room
Wood received his BA in psychology and his MFA in painting. His paintings often reference art history and, as The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture notes “channels a bit of the “Unheimliche” to create off-kilter works. His works radiate with a sincere interest in the stuff art is made of: geometry, perspective, color and the uncanny.”  Wood’s work has been published in Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture and his solo exhibitions include Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium; David Kordansky, Los Angeles; LaMontagne Gallery, Boston; 
Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; MinMin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Hasan Elahi
Artist lecture
Sat., Feb. 23, 3 – 4:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum
An interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. His work has been included in the Venice Biennale, Centre Georges Pompidou, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, and the Sundance Film Festival. He has been a visiting speaker at the Tate Modern, TED talks, and the Colbert Report. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, and Director of the Digital Cultures and Creativity Honors Program.

Han Dai-Yu
March 7, 6:30 – 8 pm
Artist lecture
Main Campus Center, 1000 Lenora St., 7th Floor, Board Room
Han Dai-Yu received his BFA and MFA from the China National Academy of Art. He taught drawing and painting for over ten years in several art schools in China and is currently an Associate Professor at Loyola-Marymount in Los Angeles. Dai-Yu has published five books on drawing and painting. His most recent, Drawing Code, was published in 2009 and a new publication goes to press in April. He has exhibited internationally at the Shanghai Art Museum and Museum of Chinese Painting Institute in Shanghai, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and the LA Contemporary Art Gallery in Los Angeles and SCOPE Miami. “…one of China¹s hot new crop of neo-post-modernists… His work relies on technical brilliance to convey a more intricate regard for both art and the human condition. A representational figurative artist, Dai-Yu¹s work is a dialogue between contemporary reality and a culture of tradition.” Peter Frank, Art Critic, LA Weekly & The Village Voice

DANCE

2013 Dance BFA Concerts
February 14 – 23
Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway
Tickets are free but reservations are required.
Reserve online at www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
An eclectic array of dance styles and viewpoints will be represented, ranging from modern dance to contemporary ballet, jazz and performance art, with some dances performed to live music. The concert series will also include performances of works commissioned from professional guest choreographers, including Leann Alduenda, Kelly Ann Barton, Elissa Eskridge, Sandra Mann Garcia, Iyun Harrison, Kristina Kirshner, Kristen Legg, Sarah Lofgren, Daniel Marshall, Brenna Monroe-Cook, Franco Nieto, Kemba Shannon, Alia Swersky, Kate Wallich, and Oliver Wevers.
Program 1: February 14-15 at 8 pm
Program 2: February 16 at 2 pm & 8 pm
Program 3: February 21-22 at 8 pm
Program 4: February 23 at 2 pm & 8 pm

Cornish Dance Theater Spring 2013 Concert
April 12, 8 pm and April 13 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway
Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 seniors (62+), students, Cornish alum. Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.
Purchase online at www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, is pleased to present its Spring 2013 Concert, with choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Tim Lynch, Mary Sheldon Scott, and Deborah Wolf.

Terpsichore’s Landing 2013
April 28, 3 pm & 8 pm
PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy, Seattle
Free and open to the public; no reservations required
A showcase of new dance works featuring an eclectic variety of movement styles choreographed and performed by students in the Cornish College of the Arts Dance Department.

Cornish Junior Dance Company Spring Concert
May 18, 3 pm & 7:30 pm, May 19, 3 pm
Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Avenue
Tickets: $18 general admission, $14 seniors (62+), students, Cornish alum. Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.
Purchase online at www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
The Cornish Junior Dance Company Spring Concert offers intermediate and advanced students enrolled in the Preparatory Dance Program the opportunity to work with choreographers and perform a variety of dance styles.

CORNISH MUSIC SERIES

PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy, Seattle
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 seniors (62+), $10 students, Cornish alum, faculty and staff. Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.
Purchase online at www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Trio de Kooning
Friday, January 18, noon (free masterclass)
Friday, January 18, 8 pm
Trio de Kooning (TdK) is a newly formed string trio named after the Dutch-American painter Willem de Kooning. These three American musicians, based in The Hague, possess a special love and ambition for contemporary music by both Dutch and American composers.

eighth blackbird
Wednesday, January 23, noon (free masterclass)
Consisting of Tim Munro (flutes), Michael J. Maccaferri (clarinets), Yvonne Lam (violin & viola), Nicholas Photinos (cello), Matthew Duvall (percussion) and Lisa Kaplan (piano), the Chicago-based, two-time Grammy Award-winning sextet combines the finesse of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company.

Jillon Stoppels Dupree
Sunday, January 27, 7 pm
Johann Sebastian Bach—the consummate composer of counterpoint, fugues, and other highly structured forms—was also a composer of great expression, emotion and passion. This recital by Jillon Stoppels Dupree features some of Bach’s greatest expressive works for solo harpsichord.

Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble
Friday, February 1, noon (free masterclass)
Friday, February 1, 8 pm
Far from just an unusual collection of instruments, Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble is committed to playing a hybrid music that brings together the best of jazz, chamber, free improvisation and folk.

Seattle Modern Orchestra
Friday, February 8, 8 pm
Seattle Modern Orchestra performs three masterworks of post-WWII modernism: Bruno Maderna’s lyrical Serenata No. 2 for eleven instruments, Luigi Nono’s Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica, and Pierre Boulez’s sensual Le Marteau sans Maître for mezzo soprano and six instruments with surrealist poems by René Char.

The Unknown Flute Music of Hermeto Pascoal
Friday, February 15, 8 pm
The heralded and influential Brazilian composer, pianist, and flutist Hermeto Pascoal has penned dozens of unpublished works for flute. Cornish faculty members Jovino Santos Neto and Paul Taub bring these works to life in this special concert presentation.

Music of Emily Doolittle
Sunday, February 24, 7 pm
The Seattle Chamber Players along with Oksana Ekhozina and Cristina Valdes, piano, Maria Mannisto, soprano, and others perform the music of Canadian composer, and Cornish faculty member, Emily Doolittle.

Michael Nicolella,  Johnaye Kendrick and Friends
Friday, March 1, 2012 at 8 pm
Guitarist Michael Nicolella and singer Johnaye Kendrick perform an eclectic array of music ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, including music of John Dowland, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Jimmy Webb and Jimi Hendrix.

La Voce di Gabriele
Sunday, March 3, 7 pm
Kris Kwapis (baroque trumpet) and Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) play works by Girolamo Fantini and Girolamo Frescobaldi, two of the most accomplished instrumentalists of the early 17th Century.

The Seattle Chinese Orchestra
Sunday, March 24, 7 pm
The Seattle Chinese Orchestra featuring Warren Chang, erhu, Roger Nelson, conductor, and special guest artists presents an eclectic concert of both traditional and contemporary works from China and the U.S.

The Rez Abbasi Trio
Friday, March 29, 8 pm
The Rez Abbasi Trio with the always-inventive Rez Abbasi (guitar), John Hebert (bass), and Satoshi Takeishi (drums).

Jessika Kenney and friends
Sunday, April 7, 7 pm
Jessika Kenney and friends in a concert of Javanese chamber music (gadhon) and contemporary compositions based on classical Persian music and Sufi poetry, with very special guests Midiyanto, Jarrad Powell, and Eyvind Kang.

Tom Baker
Friday, April 12, 8 pm
A concert of new works for dance, film, and interactive live electronics by composer Tom Baker featuring choreographer Corrie Befort, drummer Greg Campbell, and saxophonist Michael Monhart.

Kiran Ahluwalia
Sunday, April 21 at 7 pm
Kiran Ahluwalia is a modern exponent of the great vocal traditions of India & Pakistan. Yet she departs from that which she honors so intensely with a personal fl air and determination that can only come from a confidence and a deep understanding of the form she is building upon – and moving beyond.

Gamelan Pacifica
Sunday, May 5, 7 pm
Gamelan Pacifica and special guests present a concert of both traditional and contemporary works by Indonesian and American composers.

EXHIBITIONS / DESIGN

Design Faculty Exhibition
January 18 - March 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 5 - 8 pm
Gallery hours: Mon. – Fri., noon – 5 pm; Sat., noon – 4 pm
Main Gallery, 1000 Lenora St., Floor 1
Free event
This biennial exhibition features work from Cornish’s Design Faculty. Outside of the classroom, these educators are professional artists and designers in their own right, collectively displaying a diverse set of conceptual and technical applications.

Mary Iverson: Flip
March 18 - May 25, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, March 29, 5 – 7 pm
Cornish Alumni Gallery, 1000 Lenora St., Floor 3
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9 am – 5 pm
Mary Iverson received her BFA in Design from Cornish in 1995 and her MFA in Painting from the University of Washington in 2002. For more information about her, visit maryiverson.com.

2013 BFA Art + Design Show
Art: May 10 – 25
Design: May 10 – 24
Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 5 – 9 pm
Cornish College of the Arts Campus
Annual showcase of the graduating seniors in Art and Design.

THEATER

Cornish Theater and Performance Production Departments present
Nickel and Dimed
By Joan Holden
Directed by Kerry Skalsky
February 27 – March 2
Skinner Theater, Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Ave.
Tickets: $ 15 general admission, $5 seniors (62+); students; Cornish alum, faculty and staff. Teen Tix at the door, subject to availability.
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Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won’t pay the rent: she’ll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn’t the first surprise for acclaimed author Barbara Ehrenreich, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Based upon Ehrenreich’s vivid and witty, yet always deeply sobering, bestseller, Holden’s stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy.

Cornish Theater and Performance Production Departments present
Bat Boy: The Musical
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Kathryn Van Meter; musical direction by Katherine Strohmaier
April 10 – 13
The Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St.
Tickets: $ 15 general admission, $5 seniors (62+); students; Cornish alum, faculty and staff. Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.
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Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. “Big laughs It’s remarkable what intelligent wit can accomplish jaggedly imaginative mix of skewering humor and energetic glee.” New York Times

Working
From the book by Studs Terkel, Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor
Directed by Kathleen Collins; musical direction by Scott Warrender and Jeff Bell
Performed by the Sophomore Ensemble
April 23 – 28
Skinner Theater, Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Ave.
Tickets: $ 10 general admission, $5 seniors (62+); students; Cornish alum, faculty and staff. Teen Tix at the door, subject to availability.
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Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, and the housewife, just to name a few. This new 2010 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. The strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself.

Sophomore Ensemble Generative Productions
Created by the Ensemble
Directed by Tyler Polumsky and Hal Ryder
April 24 - 28
Skinner Theater, Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Ave.
Tickets: $ 10 general admission, $5 seniors (62+); students; Cornish alum, faculty and staff. Teen Tix at the door, subject to availability.
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The generative projects will use Nickel and Dimed and Working as a jumping-off point for a thematic investigation, but the methodology of the process and the shape of the eventual production will be developed by the ensemble and the director.