November and December Events in the College of Arts and Sciences

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
November 12, 2023

The College of Arts and Sciences has several opportunities to enjoy visual art, theatre, music and the literary arts.

Precious, Precious, Unprecious

Through December 21, Hedreen Gallery

The exhibit explores the provocative medium of self-publication as a spectrum, as seen through the works of Seattle-based artists and bookmakers, Colleen Louise Barry and Craig Mammano. By erasing the guidelines and constructs of the publishing world juggernaut, artists are left only with their freedom to create exactly what they want, how they want it. Curated by Jake Alexander. This exhibition has been made possible with support from the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts at Seattle University.

  • Art Walk Event December 7, 5-8 p.m.

Hedreen Gallery is the public facing exhibition space of Seattle University, FREE and open to all. More information here.

Hookman by Lauren Yee

November 8 -18, Lee Center for the Arts

Freshman year at college is hard when your roommate is weird, you’re feeling homesick, and a hook-handed serial killer is slashing girls’ throats. But if Lexi can overcome what happened to her high school best friend on that car ride to the movies, everything will be okay. In this existential slasher comedy, Lexi and her friends learn what it means to grow up – and it’s not pretty. Directed by Sunam Ellis. Presented by the Seattle University Theatre Department. Tickets: $6 students; $10 faculty/staff/alumni; $12 general admission. Purchase online or through the Lee Center Box, Wednesday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m., 206-296-2244.

Night of Wonder: Seattle University Choirs Holiday Concert

December 1, 8 p.m., Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave.

The Seattle University Chamber Singers, University Treble Chorale, and University Singers, with Choral Directors Leann Conley-Holcom and Anjali Chudasama, Pianist in Residence Susan Bloomfield, and guest instrumentalists, will perform a variety of pieces celebrating the season.  Tickets are $10, general admission and $5, SU community and under 18. You can also join the concert virtually via livestream. Buy tickets and register to receive the livestream link here.

Rev. Liên Shutt in Conversation with Dr. Sharon Suh

December 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Company

Rev. Liên Shutt presents Home Is Here: Practicing Antiracism with the Engaged Eightfold Path. Sharon Suh, PhD, Professor of Buddhism in Theology and Religious Studies, moderates the discussion. Home is Here builds on foundational Buddhist teachings—the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path—offering an intersectional frame to help you embody antiracist practices and tend to your own healing under racism and oppression. Grounded in practice, memoir, and mindful self-help skill-building, Rev. Liên Shutt’s Engaged Four Noble Truths illuminate a path toward healing and liberation. She shares her own experiences with anti-Asian hate—as a teen riding her bike, meditating in whitewashed monasteries—and asks, what does it mean to attend to our suffering in body, heart, and mind when racism can cause such intense hurt and pain? What does it look like to heal? While written mainly for Asian American Buddhists and other BIPOC practitioners, Home is Here moves us all from knowing and contemplation to a place of action and wholeness. More information here.