Weekend arts & culture picks: a stunning exhibition at the Frye, dwell new music, and out of doors theatre

Most Fridays on KUOW’s All Items Deemed, we are providing tips for the weekend. Nowadays, our guidebook is Margo Vansynghel, arts & tradition reporter for Crosscut.

Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem

“It is just a entirely dazzling exhibit. There are about 90 artworks by 80 artists and it ranges from the 1920s to now. You can find sculpture, pictures and portray and video clip and tapestry.

There is Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, and Jacob Lawrence, of program. I assume anyone will obtain some thing they like in this show. And even the function that was built about a century back feels incredibly modern.”

The Campfire Competition

“It variety of marks the comeback of in-particular person theater. The performers will sing and communicate by way of microphones from the portico, or the balcony, of the Rainier Arts Middle, and the audience will be seated on the garden beneath. You are going to be sitting down in your pod of course, so you’re also socially distanced.

It really is arranged by the theater collective, The Williams Project, and they are recognized for staging in primary locations, like church buildings and cafeterias. They’ve created 4 50 percent-hour exhibits that they’re likely to current outdoors. Every single evening or afternoon, you can expect to see two different shows. And I would say that all of them appear to be actually intriguing.”

Artists At the rear of Glass

“This is taking place tonight [Friday] on Capitol Hill at the Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar. The thought is that musicians execute inside of the gallery. You will find a massive window. So it is a bit like a fishbowl problem, and the viewers is outside on the avenue.

I was there two weeks ago, and it was my 1st concert with an audience in a lot more than a calendar year. The sky was getting dark. Within there was a light show. There were I think two dozen people. And then by the time we were being like 5 tracks in, it experienced grown to 50 people — individuals just walking by on Capitol Hill and getting like, ‘music, you should!'”