Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project

North Street Cabaret 610 North Street, Madison, WI

Arun Luthra (saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist) will be performing with Madison-based musicians Matt Endres (drum set), Luke Leavitt (piano), and Nick Moran (bass). Arun Luthra is the fall 2021 interdisciplinary artist-in-residence. Note, this performance is organized by The North Street Cabaret and attendees need to follow their event guidelines.

$20

Arts Together!

Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall 1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Arts Together! events bring faculty together to meet each other, share in collaborative ideas, and explore opportunities for funding creative research as we celebrate the arts on campus. This month, we are convening around the possibilities of screendance, screen performance, and ideas of the live digital performance.

Free

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project

Café Coda 1224 Williamson Street, Madison, WI

Arun Luthra (saxophonist, composer, and konnakol artist) will perform with UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music faculty: Matt Endres (drum set), Nick Moran (bass), and Johannes Wallmann (piano).

$20

Tala Mela: A Celebration of the Universal Language of Rhythm

Art + Literature Lab

This final residency celebration event features performances by Arun Luthra, including konnakol, with the UW–Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (Mead Witter School of Music), students in the class, and guest artist Rohan Krishnamurthy (percussion). Tala is an Indian music word for rhythm and mela means a celebration fair in Punjabi and Sanskrit and in Hindi - mele.

Free

Our Kind of Happy Hour: Judy Frater

Join us for a virtual Our Kind of Happy Hour with Judy Frater as she discusses "Embroidery: A Women’s History of Kutch" on the Chazen Museum of Art's Facebook Page. 

Free

Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

This exhibition is a collaboration between traditional textile artisan designers in the Kutch district in northwest India and students enrolled in Judy Frater's Interdisciplinary Arts Residency course at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. These final works, along with their inspiration object from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, will be on view in celebration of the language of tradition, collaboration, and hand work in textile design.

Free

Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation Trunk Show & Exhibition Reception

The Link, Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

Co-design teams comprising UW–Madison students enrolled in Judy Frater's spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency course and traditional artisans from Kutch, India have worked together this semester to present the exhibition Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation and a public trunk show. The work being sold will consist of limited editions of the co-designed textiles as well as pieces designed and produced by the artisans. During this time, the exhibition will be open and there will be a reception. The trunk show is supported by the Global Artisans Initiative.

Free

Public Presentations by Design Studies 527: Global Artisans Students

Wisconsin Idea Room, 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI

This semester, students in the spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency course with Judy Frater collaborated with traditional weaving, embroidery, block-printing, and bandhani artists from the Kutch district of India. The students look forward to sharing their collaboration experiences throughout this class in a public presentation.

Free