Visual Arts Picks

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM

A reader writes: "Nothing, in your last three issues listing what is on at the NORDIC MUSEUM. Can you explain the exclusion for my benefit." Fair reader, you are correct. We have been remiss recently in our listings of Ballard's favorite art institution, which we now rectify. On view at the museum: "Sampler Threads Through Time," an exhibit of decorative needlework pieces, some centuries old, some by current participants in the Northwest Sampler Guild (whose members, the museum says, "are experiencing a renaissance right now"). Also: "Beauty and Pleasure" presents ceramics from famed designer Stig Lindberg, who (anticipating Michael Graves) mass-produced his fine art pieces in the mid-1900s, offering a touch of high design to the middle classes throughout Scandinavia. Finally, a photography exhibit showcases the work of the late Dr. Karl Wedholm, who captured images of the Swedish and Norwegian countryside between 1928 and 1937. Lost for decades, his damaged negatives were made into prints by his Canadian son-in-law, Anton Borys (the author, as it happens, of the letter quoted above). Borys also has five photographs on view. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. MARK D. FEFER

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