Jan. 26PULLMAN – More than 120 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints will be displayed in “Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain,” a retrospective exhibition at the Washington State University Museum of Art here representing 40 years of work by the American Indian artist.
The exhibit opens with a reception and lecture from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Rebecca Dobkins, professor of anthropology and curator of Native American art at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, will give the lecture. The exhibit continues through March 11.
Works in the exhibit are drawn from public and private collections as well as the artist’s studio, according to a news release. Bartow was born in Newport, Ore., in 1946 and died last year. He was a member of the Wiyot tribe of Northern California.
His work is permanently held in more than 60 public institutions in the U.S. In 2012, Bartow created “We Were Always Here,” a pair of sculptures, more than 20 feet high, which were installed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Accompanying the exhibition is a fully illustrated catalog with essays, and it is available for sale the evening of the reception in the museum gallery.
The museum is along Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
PULLMAN – Charlene A. Carruthers, a community organizer, writer and advocate for racial justice and feminism, will give the free keynote address during Washington State University’s 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26.
Her speech, titled “Building on the Dream: Continuing a Black Radical Tradition in the Movement for Black Lives,” will be in the Compton Union Building senior ballroom.
Carruthers, 31, recently was recognized as one of the top 10 most influential black Americans by TheRoot.com. She is national director of the Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization of 18- to 35-year-olds in the greater Chicago area.
PULLMAN – A jazz concert by members of the Washington State University music faculty will feature rock and fusion beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Kimbrough Hall on campus here.
The Brad Ard Jazz Combo, a new group that includes faculty members Ard on guitar; Dave Snider on electric bass; and Mindy Ard on percussion, also features Pullman jazz drummer Dan Smith.
The works will include “Frankenstein,” a funk/fusion instrumental originally released in 1972 by the Edgar Winter Group; Jeff Beck’s medium rock blues groove “Lead Boots;” Dizzy Gillespie’s Afro-Cuban “Tanga;” Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy” jazz piano composition done as a bass solo; Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing;” John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” and “Jamaica Farewell” with steel drums. All arrangements are done specifically for this concert by members of the group.
Tickets will be available in the lobby 30 minutes before the concert. Admission is $10 regular price, $5 for non-WSU students and those age 60 and older, and free for WSU students. All proceeds from this Faculty Artist Series concert will fund music student scholarships.
MOSCOW – University of Idaho international students and employees will showcase the culture, food and music of about 30 countries during the annual Cruise the World event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Bruce M. Pitman Center’s International Ballroom here.
Cruise the World will feature a free photo booth, a passport for children to collect stamps from each country and samples of traditional foods. The International Programs Office has held the event for more than 20 years.
Cultural performances will be given about once an hour, with students performing traditional dances and songs and demonstrating other activities from their home countries. The event begins with a procession of flags representing each country present at the event.
Tickets for Cruise the World are available at the door. The cost of admission is $3 per person, or $9 for a family (two adults and up to three children). Additional food is available for purchase.
PULLMAN – “America’s Got Talent” finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma will bring action and African culture to the stage at Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre on the Washington State University campus here for two shows Jan. 28.
Performances, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., are billed as “the ultimate African circus” and feature acrobatics, contortionism, mime work, clowning and magic, according to a news release. The performance uses traditional African dance and music, colorful costumes and dramatic lighting to showcase the cast’s talents.
Admission for reserved seating is $18 regular price, $15 for those age 60 and older, and $9 for non-WSU students and youth. WSU student are admitted free.
Tickets are available at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at TicketsWest.com, by phone at (800) 325-SEAT, at WSU’s Beasley Coliseum box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and Rosauers in Lewiston.
Cirque Zuma Zuma, established in 2005, is a touring arm of African Acrobats International Academy, founded in east Africa with the goal of providing entertainment to tourist hotels.
The 40th annual Domey/Gillespie Young Artist Concert will be on stage this weekend in performances in Pullman and Clarkston by the Washington Idaho Symphony.
The first performance is 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Pullman High School with the second at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Clarkston High School auditorium.
Leading the program is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite” by John Williams. The concert also will include Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, 1st Mov’t and Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5.
The symphony is under the direction of Jeremy Briggs Roberts, music director and conductor.
Admission is $25 regular price, $15 for students and $10 for ages 12 and younger. Advance tickets are available online at washingtonidahosymphony.org.