Emily Longbrake describes her upcoming exhibit, "Touch Me," as "a tactile ceramic experience." Her feats of clay will be displayed for examination by both eyes and (it seems) fingers from Monday to Sept. 13 at the UAA Student Union Gallery. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, and a "Midday Reception" at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The gallery in the Student Union Building is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Dancer and choreographer Leslie Kimiko Ward was in St. Michael last year when an accidental death sent the village into mourning. Her efforts to cope with the tragedy by making origami cranes turned into a worldwide Internet phenomenon. A new performance piece based on the experience, "1,000 Cranes," will be presented at Out North, 3800 DeBarr Road, at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. Admission is $25 at centertix.net. But if you make your own crane and post a picture of it on Facebook with Out North tagged, you can experience the multimedia production for $15. Start folding.
Classics at Central
Prize-winning violinist Christine Harada Li and her parents, violinist Hiroko Harada and conductor Tai Wai Li, will be joined by cellist Linda Marsh-Ives in a concert featuring Bach, Glinka and Mendelssohn at Central Lutheran Church, on the corner of 15th Avenue and Cordova Street. The music will start at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and admission is free.