Lectures and Events

ART DETOUR 2003 CoCA's annual event opens scores of artists' studios throughout the city. This is the first of three weekends. Noon-6

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Visual Arts Calendar

Lectures and Events

ART DETOUR 2003 CoCA's annual event opens scores of artists' studios throughout the city. This is the first of three weekends. Noon-6 p.m. Fri. Oct. 3 and Sat. Oct. 4, various locations, tickets available through CoCA, 1420 11th Ave., $5-$20, 206-709-4573.

WESTCOAST UNDERGROUND ARTISTIC ALLIANCE A party celebrating this new DIY outfit, featuring a bunch of bands from Seattle and the Bay Area, plus a selection of artists who demonstrate "a unique artistic vision and a proven grass roots Do-It-Yourself ethic": L.A. printmaker Kirsten Ferrell and Seattle's Alice Tippit and Eric Salsbury. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (music starts at 8 p.m.) Sat. Oct. 4. Café Venus, 609 Eastlake Ave. E., $5, 206-624-4516

SEE TACOMA! UW instructor Michael Sullivan leads a walking tour of downtown Tacoma. Noon, Sun. Oct. 5, Tacoma Art Museum, 701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, $3-$7, 253-272-4258.

ARTIST LECTURE: DAVID KROLL Kroll discusses nature painting as a form of resistance to the onslaught of human industry. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Oct. 7, Seattle Academy of Fine Art, 5031 University Way NE, Room 111, free, 206-526-2787.

ARTIST LECTURE: GERARD TSUTAKAWA A second-generation Northwest sculptor, he discusses his work in bronze (including the suddenly very apropos baseball glove with a hole in it outside Safeco Field). 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wed. Oct. 8, Pratt Fine Art Center, 1902 S. Main St., free, 206-328-2200.

First Thursday

ACE STUDIOS Seattle artist Su Job's "Soft Porn" transposes ubiquitous Internet porn images into carefully stitched wool needlepoint, drawing attention to issues of sex work and disposable images. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 619 Western Ave., 206-623-1288, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

BENHAM "Dreamscapes" serves up sensual photography from the dark night of consciousness by John Casado, Frank Dituri, Karin Rosenthal, and Bulgarian photographer Tseno. Reception: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

BALLARD/FETHERSTON Seattle painter Michael Schulteis first trained as a mathematician and his new solo show of abstract paintings, "Correlations," is all about patterns, space, and music. Reception: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

CDA GALLERY In Helen Curtis's "Caught," net-like structures, glass balls, and metal casts of bones will take over the county gallery dedicated to promoting artists without gallery representation. Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 506 Second Ave., Suite 200 (Smith Tower), 206-528-6878. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.

DAVIDSON John Grade's "Route" will include sculptures that allude to microscopic structures in the natural worldone pays tribute to coccolithophore, a tiny organism from which the white cliffs of Dover are composed. Also on display: British artist Norman Ackroyd's moody etchings of misty hillsides and crumbling abbeys. Reception: 6 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

FENIX ABOVE GROUND "Synchronicity" is an extravaganza of art, film, fashion, spoken word, and music, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit ChildHaven. Music is provided by Two Loons for Tea, Lucy and others. Aerial dance is performed by the Cabiri Troupe. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs. Oct. 2, 109 S. Washington St., $9-$12, 206-405-4323

GALLERY 110 Possessing the shock value of Goya's "Disasters of War," Seattle artist Selma Waldman's "Naked/Aggression" series seeks to redefine obscenity. Just as Goya's etchings documented battlefield atrocities, Waldman's work is rife with violence. But integral to that violence are potent images of male sexuality: There are as many erections here as AK-47s. The pictures I've seen from this show raise the question: Which is more obscene, a boner or a summary execution? The troubling implication of Waldman's work is that male sexuality is at the root of our troubles, from ethnic cleansing to regime change. Are we doomed by testosterone to endless cycles of violence? This show should set the after-artwalk debates in motion. Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.

LINDA HODGES Born in Michoacan, Mexico, and based in Seattle since 1959, artist Alfredo Arreguin's new collection of spiritual paintings possess a kaleidoscopic array of colors and forms. Native American motifs, Atzec symbols, and shimmers of color give some of this recent work the intensity of a peyote trip. Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 316 First Ave., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

LISA HARRIS "Subtle Substance" features new, exuberant abstract canvases by Seattle painter Victoria Johnson. Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.

NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION Photographs and paintings from the Carbon River Valley of Mount Rainier National Park. Reception: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. 313-A First Ave., 206-903-1444, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

NICO Urban visions by Seattle painter John Ohannesian and landscapes by Georgetown artist Sam Watts. Reception: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. 619 Western, Suite 22, 206-229-4593, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

POST ALLEY SCULPTURE GARDEN Bent squiggles in steel by Randy Bolander. Reception: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. 413 and 1417 Post Alley (just below Pike Place Market), free, anytime.

WILLIAM TRAVER Polish-born artist and Seattle resident Anna Skibska's "In the Neighborhood" collects new work in keeping with her trademark métier: elemental shapes constructed from fine filaments of melted and stretched glass. Reception: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 110 Union St., second floor, 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.

Other Openings

SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SEE BOX, ABOVE.

ATELIER 31 Rebecca Raven's paintings on aluminum and copper include her "transfigurations"little portraits that can be rotated within their shadow boxes to reveal a hidden side to each subject. Also on display is Judith Kindler's "Defining Truth"paintings investigating girlhood and identity. Reception: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. Wed. Oct. 1. 2500 First Ave., 206-448-5250. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Tues.; 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.

BURKE MUSEUM "Reverent Remembrance," is the Burke's exploration of how five cultures deal with Mister Death: from an Egyptian mummy to the Celtic roots of Halloween. Opens Thurs. Oct. 2. UW campus, N. E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. N.E., 206-543-5590. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.).

GARDE RAIL Self-taught artist John Taylor creates detailed and accurate vintage ships using found objects. Reception: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 3. 4860 Rainier Ave. (Columbia City), 206-721-0107. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST SEE SW THIS WEEK, P. TK.

PITCAIRN SCOTT Allison Crane Trundle's big-motioned abstract canvases, plus Bruce Pitcairn's strange, haphazard paintings and sketches of assorted flora and fauna. Reception: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 3. 2207 Second Ave., 206-448-5380. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

PRICELESS WORKS Chloe Rizzo's oddly dainty "reanimator" sculptures are full of detached fingers and other body partsall the doilies and lace make them look like demented See's Candies. Plus: paintings from Chauney Peck. This weekend the gallery holds a sale of work by glass artist Nadege Desgenetez to fund her travel to Scotland for a residency. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri. Oct. 3. 619 N. 35th St., Suite 100, 206-349-9943. Noon-7 p.m. Fri.-Sun.

SECLUDED ALLEY WORKS This month, "humans super structure" will present four installations that explore humans in relation to large objects and spaces. The first, "Babel" offers wall-covering paintings and assemblages in concrete and paper by Stan Mastalerz, Rebecca Woodhouse, Bruce Fleming and Joe Dierker. Reception: 7 p.m. Fri Oct. 3. Exhibit is this weekend only. 413 12th Ave. (at Yesler), 206-839-0880. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

VIVEZA Variations on the theme of Dia de los Muertos (Mexico's Day of the Dead) in painting, sculpture, mixed media and video by 18 regional artists. Reception: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 3. 2604 Western Ave., 206-355-0070. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

MUSEUM OF GLASS Possessing the same spare gestures of Zen brush and ink painters, Michael Kenna's black and white landscape photographs in the show "Japan" evoke a simple, alternate dreamworld. Opens Sat. Oct. 4. 1801 East Dock St. Tacoma, 253-396-1768. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.

BLUEBOTTLE Seattle schoolteacher and artist Erin Shafkind's "Falling Like Forever" includes whimsy-filled etchings and paintings. Reception: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat. Oct. 4. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

SOIL "The Farm Where My Mother Lives," documents four years on an overgrown sheep farm by Seattle photographer Kelly Kempe. Reception: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Oct 4. 1317 E. Pine St., 206-264-8061. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.

FRANCINE SEDERS Juliana Heyne's "Road Trips" promises landscapes inspired by the vast open country of Eastern Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. Reception: 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. Oct. 5. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

SUYAMA SPACE In "Degrees of Appearance" Katy Stone creates another of her lush, site-specific installations using layer after layer of cascading painted acetate sheets. Opens Mon. Oct. 6. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809.

Last Chance

CLASSICAL GRANDS & GALLERIES The endearing circusy-fantasy world of Kamala Dolphin-Kingsleywhose lush paintings draw inspiration from tattoo art and art nouveauis a place populated with frogs, miniature dogs, and big-eyed princesses. 1900 4th Avenue, 206-297-6717. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Mon. Ends Thurs. Oct. 2.

KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER "Transcode," a collection of representational paintings thick with symbolism, from three Seattle artists: Kevin Wilson's deadpan dump trucks and other childhood objects, Laurie LeClair's tornados and other disasters, and Jessica Dodge's pop icons transformed into emblems of everyday struggle. 620 Market St. 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Fri. Oct 3.

MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST ART "Five Part Harmony:" abstract monoprints by longtime Seattle artist Elizabeth Sandvig, as well as glass by Pilchuck alum Deborah Horrell and modernist sculpture by M.J. Anderson, Anne Hirondelle, and Julie Speidel. 121 South First St., La Conner, 360-466-4446. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends Sun. Oct. 5.

PATRICIA ROVZAR A solo exhibition of Z.Z. Wei's overly nostalgic and sentimental interpretations of rural Eastern Washington landscapes. 118 Central Way, Kirkland, 425-889-4627. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Wed.; 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sun. Oct. 5.

ROQ LA RUE Painter Marion Peck, who resides part-time in Seattle, is the epitome of the kitsch-surreal art that Roq La Rue has made its truck and trade. Little dolls, lush scenery, and random floating heads abound. Also on display, L.A. artist Camile Rose Garcia creates dreamscapes, but of the toxic nightmare variety. The paintings are a magnificent mess: paint drips everywhere and little punk cartoon figures and Bambi-like deer all corrode under the assault of what looks like acid rain. 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Sun. Oct. 5.

TOM LANDOWSKI With the seemingly critic-proof title "If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, Then Come and Sit By Me," Jennifer Hellman's bed filled with 85 pillows embroidered with designs inspired by literature has the advantage of being comfy if you find it boring. 403 Cedar St., 206-380-2172. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.Tues.-Fri, 11. a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. Ends Thurs. Oct. 2.

Galleries

CITY SPACE Drawing upon the city's Portable Works collection, "Telling Stories: Narrative Photographs" presents images thick with stories open to multiple interpretation. 701 Fifth Ave. (Bank of America Tower), 3rd floor, 206-749-9525, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

G. GIBSON New-York born Colombian photographer Hector Acebe's black and white photographs, taken on expeditions to Africa in the late 1940s and early '50s, capture the traditional dress and ornamentation of African culture at the cusp of independence while lending a dignity to his subjects, whether they're prostitutes in Mali or tribesmen from Guinea. 514 E. Pike St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

HOWARD HOUSE Seattle artist Dan Webb, who has long worked in wood, presents more carved wooden sculptures, plus several mixed-media, Rube Goldberg-like contraptions in which steel and glass balls navigate wooden tracks to approximate states of insomnia and daydreaming. 2017 Second Ave., 206-256-6399. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

JEFFREY MOOSE The paintings of Manya Dobnack, who is president of the board at Pratt, and Colombia native Gloria Ruiz. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, second level, 206-467-6951. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon. Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.

KURT LIDTKE Stone sculpture by longtime Seattle artist James Washington, Jr. 408 Occidental Ave. S. 206-623-5082. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

LITTLE THEATRE Iggy Green's sculpted creatures resemble post-apocalyptic Muppets: Green uses fur, glass taxidermy eyes, and a mishmash of materials to create "Crossbreeds," little mutant figures that are part animal, part human. 608 19th Ave. E. (at Mercer), 206-675-2005. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Museums

BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM So long, for now.

FRYE ART MUSEUM "An Imperial Collection: Women Artists from the State Hermitage Museum," consists of 45 accomplished, but somewhat ho-hum royal family portraits, history paintings, and self-portraits culled from the walls of the Hermitage. Some of these painters were active members of Catherine the Great's court, including Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Marie-Anne Collot, and Christina Robertson. Other works were acquired during Catherine's reign, including a painting by Sofonisba Anguissola, a Renaissance-era painter whose work was often attributed to Titian in order to make it more saleable. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.

HENRY ART GALLERY James Turrell's otherworldly chambers of light throw wide the doors of perception. His new permanent pavilion, the Skyspace, magically re-frames the sky as a field of flat color (catch it near dusk if you have the chance). Then there's the traveling show "Crosscurrents: Contemporary Art from the Neuberger Berman Collection," an electric jolt of candy-colored fabulousness. Nothing wispy or subtle herejust oversized, high impact pieces like Gregory Crewdson's inexplicably hilarious chromogenic print of a mountain of junk in a suburban back yard and Don Brown's shiny all-pink cast resin sculpture of himself. Also on view is "On Wanting to Grow Horns: The Little Theatre of Tom Knechtel," surreal, decadent, vaguely allegorical paintings that draw on zoology and Freud; Aubrey Beardsley meets James Audubon. UW campus, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.

MUSEUM OF GLASS "Glass of the Avant Garde," selections from the Torsten Brohan collection of middle European twentieth-century art glass. Plus: a new triptych installation by Seattle artist Cappy Thompson that lays out, in mythic form, the evolution of glass art. 1801 East Dock St. Tacoma, 253-396-1768. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM A gallery show of "Scandinavian Masters" features paintings, etchings, and drawings by Bruno Liljefors, Carl Bille, Gustav Rydberg, and others. All work is for sale and benefits NHM. 104 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM SAM opens the second installment of its "International Abstraction: Making Painting Real" by digging into its collection and coming up with fine examples of the post-World War II abstract expressionist and minimalist movements. Pollock, Frank Stella, and Arhile Gorky are well represented, but the surprises will come in work by lesser know artists, including one-time Western Washington University student and mystical minimalist Agnes Martin. Part I offers work by heavy hitters Joseph Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Marcel Duchamp. I "The View From Here: The Pacific Northwest 1800-1930" offers up a predicable potpourri of paintings, photographs, and Native American art from the region's first boomtime: an Albert Bierstadt painting, an Imogen Cunningham photograph, etc. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM "Discovering Buddhist Art: Seeking the Sublime, " recycles Buddhist pieces from the museum's permanent collection to highlight the diversity of Buddhist sacred art, from simple, quiet Bodhisattva sculptures to colorful Tibetan thanka paintings. Also on display, luminous Japanese prints from the 19th century onward, including atmospheric, nocturnal scenes by Kawase Hasui. "A Feast" two contemporary scrolls by Chinese ink painter Li Jin, includes one 59-foot behemoth that pokes fun at the excesses of Chinese celebrations and cuisine. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect Ave., 206-625-8900. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.

TACOMA ART MUSEUM A retrospective of 40 years of landscapes and portraits from Bay Area painter Nathan Oliveira. Plus Dale Chihuly's "Mille Fiori" (a thousand flowers to you and me). 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Every third Thursday free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

WING LUKE ASIAN MUSEUM "It's Like That: APAs and the Seattle Hip-Hop Scene," explores the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the music, graffiti art, and dance in the city's hip-hop community. 407 Seventh S., 206-623-5124. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

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