Weekend arts & society picks: a dazzling exhibition at the Frye, reside songs, and outdoor theatre

Most Fridays on KUOW’s All Items Considered, we are offering recommendations for the weekend. Today, our guidebook is Margo Vansynghel, arts & society reporter for Crosscut.

Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem

“It is just a totally dazzling display. There are about 90 artworks by 80 artists and it ranges from the 1920s to these days. You will find sculpture, photography and painting and video and tapestry.

There’s Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, and Jacob Lawrence, of course. I think all people will uncover a little something they like in this show. And even the get the job done that was produced about a century ago feels very modern.”

The Campfire Pageant

“It form of marks the comeback of in-person theater. The performers will sing and speak via microphones from the portico, or the balcony, of the Rainier Arts Center, and the audience will be seated on the garden below. You will be sitting down in your pod of program, so you’re also socially distanced.

It is really organized by the theater collective, The Williams Undertaking, and they are recognised for staging in original locations, like church buildings and cafeterias. They’ve made four 50 %-hour shows that they’re going to present outside. Each individual evening or afternoon, you are going to see two distinct shows. And I would say that all of them look truly intriguing.”

Artists Behind Glass

“This is going on tonight [Friday] on Capitol Hill at the Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar. The plan is that musicians carry out within the gallery. You can find a major window. So it’s a little bit like a fishbowl scenario, and the viewers is exterior on the road.

I was there two weeks in the past, and it was my 1st concert with an viewers in a lot more than a year. The sky was finding dim. Inside there was a light clearly show. There had been I consider two dozen persons. And then by the time we ended up like five tunes in, it experienced grown to 50 persons — men and women just walking by on Capitol Hill and staying like, ‘music, remember to!'”

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