Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2005

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Lectures and Events

Drawing Jam The Seattle Academy of Fine Art presents its sixth annual Drawing Jam, 12 hours of drawing, live music, and food. The fest also features free art supplies, figure and portrait models, and a kids' art room. 1501 10th Ave. E. $10 (free with donation of an art book); kids free. 206-526-2787, www.seattlefineart.org. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Dec. 3.

Gary Schneider: Nudes The experimental photographer will talk about images from his new book, Gary Schneider: Nudes, as part of the Aperture West Collaborative Lecture Series. Henry Art Gallery, UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-221-3792, www.henryart.org. 2 p.m. Sat. Dec. 3.

THE LOOTING OF THE IRAQ NATIONAL MUSEUM: A CURATOR'S PERSPECTIVE Cori Wegener was stationed in Baghdad in May 2003, a month after the infamous looting of the city's museums. A retired U.S. Army major and current assistant curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Wegener will present an update on the status of the Iraq National Museum and the war-torn country's endangered archeological sites. 3 p.m. Sat. Dec. 3. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Free with museum admission.

Seattle Sampling 2005 This self-guided arts-and-crafts tour lets shoppers sample the wares of 64 artists at 10 studios throughout Seattle. Jewelry, pottery, and glassware are among the items on offer. Proceeds will help artists affected by Hurricane Katrina via the Crafts Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). Visit www.seattlesampling.com for map and more information. 4-9 p.m. Fri. Dec 2. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Dec. 3-Sun. Dec. 4.

Wilderness and Imagination As Congress toys with the fate of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, it's a timely moment to reassert the value of wilderness. At this panel discussion, acclaimed Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee, ornithologist/illustrator David Allen Sibley, and poet/environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will discuss the relationship between nature and culture from a variety of perspectives. Banerjee's stunning photos of ANWR, currently on display at the Burke Museum, reveal the nuance, color, and life in what some mistakenly think is barren tundra. His images put the lie to Interior Secretary Gale Norton's uniformed comment that this pristine landscape is a "flat white nothingness." Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-621-2230. $10-$50. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Dec. 6.

First Thursday

Cornish College Gallery Alumna Dawn Cerny's "Storm and Stress" illustrations play with co-opted symbols from past centuries. Also: "Copy," student self-portraits examined under the influences of popular culture. Receptions: 4 p.m. "Copy"; 5 p.m. "Storm." 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www. cornish.edu. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 23.

Davidson Contemporary Painter Lisa Buchanan explores abstract imaginings with lines, patterns, and color in "Escape." Reception 6-8 p.m. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 23.

Davidson Galleries "Stilleben" features fantastic-realist work by German master painter and etcher Friedrich Meckseper. Also: the gallery's annual exhibit of original antique maps. Reception 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 23.

G. Gibson Gallery "Ink + Paper" displays work by 13 contemporary printmakers. Reception 6-8 p.m. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.ggibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 14.

Gallery 4 Culture "In Good Company" presents emotional moments captured in color photographs and video by Seattle artist Anne Mathern. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.

Grover/Thurston Fay Jones combines sumi ink, acrylic, and collage in her offbeat figurative paintings. Reception 6-8 p.m. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 21.

Linda Hodges Gallery Landscape oils by Gayle Bard. Reception 5:30-8:30 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.

Lisa Harris Gallery Northwest artist Kent Lovelace re-creates his recent travels in oil on copper plate, an uncommon technique, for "Landscape Journal: Ireland and France." Reception 6-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 30.

SOIL "Catalog" collates work by 12 artists who like to list, categorize, and enumerate in a variety of media. Reception 7-10 p.m. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Dec. 31.

Wall Space Elizabeth Carmel's photographs study the healing qualities of nature in "Gathering Calm," land- and waterscapes of the Western states and Alaska. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 600 First Ave. (#322), 206-330-9137, www.wallspaceseattle.com. (Call for hours.) Ends Jan. 1.

William Traver Gallery Life-size terra-cotta sculptures by Kathy Venter ("Immersion"), and "Pilchuk 2005," new work by teachers and artists at the esteemed glass school. Reception 5-8 p.m. 110 Union St. (#200), 206-587-6501, www.travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 1.

Other Openings

Baas Art Gallery "Shared Vision, A Celebration of the Spiritual in Life and Art" features paintings by Robert Drucker, Nobuhiro Kagami, and Fulgencio Lazo. Opens Dec. 5. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 14.

Floating Leaves Tea Seattle photographer Rachael Jackson captures images with a naturalist's eye. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. Dec. 10. 2213 N.W. Market St. (#100), 206-529-4268. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.).

Fountainhead Gallery Fabulous art can be found in children's books, as this show by four Washington artists reveals. Reception and book signing: 4-7 p.m. Sat. Dec. 3. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www.fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 23.

Francine Seders Marita Dingus fashions elaborate sculptures from fabric, leather masks, baby dolls, and other recycled curiosities in "We Don't Come Back Brand New." Reception: 1-4 p.m. Sun. Dec. 4. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 15.

Joe Bar Local painter Chrissa Arazny uses glitter and acrylic to depict women in "Hiding." Reception: 6-9 p.m. Wed. Dec. 7. 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, www.joebar.org. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Jan. 31.

Richard Hugo House Gallery Symbols and fragments make up "Whispers & Cries," intriguing mixed-media drawings by Betty Bastai. Reception 5-7 p.m. Fri. Dec. 2. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, www.hugohouse.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 23.

Last Chance

Art/Not Terminal Georgetta Marie Gancarz honors her late mother with "Artists for Breast Cancer," a fund-raiser for women with stage three or four breast cancer. Also: "In the Mix," the latest mixed-media paintings by Harry Bonnette. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 1.

ArtsWest "Still Life & Other Things" presents colored-pencil paintings by Kay Dewar, atypical still lifes by Gisela Scheer, Patricia Seggebruch's mixed-media abstractions, and Takuya Tokizawa's playful art glass. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 3.

BallardWorks Painter Matthew Calcavecchia monkeys around with evolution; Avraham Zorea's paintings colorfully explore the nexus of personal and universal experience; and Katherine Morgan delves into water abstractions with pencil and solvent on transparencies. 2856 N.W. Market St., 206-784-9987, www.ballardworks.org. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 3.

InfoHazard Jesse Lindsay's dark fantasy paintings and mixed-media industrial horror. Also: Cliff Hare's digital photographs of alien landscapes. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 1.

Kinsey Gallery Pat Conlon paints the "Seven Deadly Sins" on billboard vinyl. Seattle University, 900 Broadway Ave., 206-296-5360. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 2.

Parklane Gallery Patricia Seggebruch explores depth through encaustic painting; Stan Pollock's "The Night Ghost Series" features complex, ghostly visions. 130 Park Lane (Kirkland), 425-827-1462, www.parklanegallery.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Ends Dec. 4.

Patricia Cameron "Symbols and Signs" features kinetic new paintings and drawings by Slovak-born artist and architect Milan Heger. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 3.

Roq La Rue Pop-culture icons and Japanese manga comics inform the paintings of Yumiko Kayukawa's "Beasts from the East" and Moira Hahn's "Sunset Serenade." 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 3.

Two Bells Tavern New paintings by longtime art-scene figure Rolon Bert Garner, a visual-arts curator in the early days of Bumbershoot. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Dec. 6.

Galleries

Art and Soul Celebrity photographer Nikolas Muray was both lover and friend to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Muray's portraits of Kahlo have been reprinted by Art and Soul using a rare color carbon printing process. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.

Artcore Studios "Citizens in Hell" is a collection of sculpture, prints, and paintings by eight local artists. The works explore hell as a literal, personal, or allegorical place. 5501-A Airport Way S., 206-767-2673, www.artcorestudios.com. Noon-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-7 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 9.

Ballard/Fetherston Intriguing new paintings by Michael Shultheis, whose past passions for math and economics slip into his acrylic paintings as seemingly random numbers and subconscious calculations. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 7.

Catherine Person Seattle artist Lynne Saad creates richly textured and textual paintings on panel and stitched-together oversized playing cards. Also: Rachel Illingworth's glistening multilayered monoprints of plant patterns, and a flowing bridal dress made of old underwear by Nole Giulini. (See box, p. 83.) 319 Third Ave. S. 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (6-8 p.m. first Thursdays). Ends Dec. 23.

Crawl Space "Collections" features an array of photography, sculpture, and painting by the gallery's owners: Bradley Biancardi, Diana Falchuk, Anne Mathern, Todd Simeone, Chad Wentzel, and Jason Wood. 504 E. Denny Way (#1), 206-322-5752, www.crawlspace.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 11.

Fenomena With pen and paper, Yossi Veissid creates "Architectural Dreamscapes" without preliminary sketches or calculations, suggesting both destruction and optimism. 200 Roy St. (#104), 206-213-0080. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; noon-1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 18.

Foster White "Small Works" unites an interesting array of small-scale paintings, sculpture, and glass work by various artists. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 23.

Greg Kucera Oil and wax minimalist block paintings by Anne Appleby and seemingly simple drawings of structures by Philippe Weisbecker. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.

Garde Rail James "Buddy" Snipes presents his Southern bricolage folk art. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, www.garde-rail.com. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 31.

Howard House "The Sea is the Ghost of the World" is a series of new abstract and figurative paintings by Los Angeles artist Tony de los Reyes. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 30.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Tania Kupczak's "sonic neighborhood" piques curiosity about our impulse to preserve what we don't understand. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.

James Harris Jeffry Miller's "Ceramic Sculpture" is folk art-inspired terra-cotta earthenware. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 23.

Jeffrey Moose Multitalented Chinese artist Long Gao displays scrolls, stone-cut prints, surrealist oils, and other work. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Fri. Dec. 2. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.

Platform "Dark States" is a collection of ominous photographs by Jesse Burke, Bill Finger, and Stephen Hilyard. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, ,a href="http://www.platformgallery.com">www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.

Richard Hugo House Gallery at Belltown In "The de Chirico Overlap," five poems by Hugo House co- founder Frances McCue are paired with five paintings by her friend Mohammed Daoudi in what could be the smallest gallery in town. 2721 First Ave. (actual space is on Clay Street), 206-322-7030, www.hugohouse.org. Viewable 24 hours daily. Ends Dec. 31.

Sam Day Gallery New bronze works by bas-relief metal sculptor Heidi Wastweet. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 3.

Seattle Aquarium "Water's Edge" showcases an array of beautiful aquatic-themed quilts by 21 artists from the Contemporary Quilt Arts Association. All display an amazing use of color, texture, and deft handwork. Particularly striking are "Kelpbed II" by Janet Kurjan, "Turtle Totem" by Patty Hieb, and Donna DeShazo's "Flowers of Coral," while Audree DeAngeles incorporates white organza and long strands of twisting yarn to create 3-D jellyfish in "Jelly Float." 1483 Alaskan Way (Pier 59), 206-386-4320, www.contemmporaryquiltart.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with aquarium admission. Ends Jan. 31.

Seattle Central Community College "Youth in Focus Photography Project" presents the latest group of images from the perspective of Seattle urban youth. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Wed. Nov. 30. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, SCCC, 1701 Broadway Ave., 206-344-4379, www.seattlecentral.org. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 5-7 p.m. Tues.-Wed. Ends Dec. 16.

Sessions Gallery In "Real Art—A Question of Culture," an assembly of cartoon artists and illustrators turn their sardonic eyes on the art world. The show features Peter Bagge, Jeremy Eaton, Megan Kelso, David Lasky, Bob Rini (who doubles as a security guard at the Henry Art Gallery), and Greg Stump. 2220 N.W. Market St., 206-234-5000, www.sessionsgallery.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 18.

Solomon Fine Art "Paper" is a collection of Kazuo Kadonoga's works from the 1980s exploring the nuances of paper and its relationship to water. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, www.solomonfineartinc.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 9.

Suyama Space Christine Waller builds 3-D abstract planes of light and form out of thousands of fine-gauge wires. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 9.

The Legacy Ltd. "From the House of the Thunderbird" celebrates Northwest Coast wood sculpture, including masks by Namgis artists Don Svanvik, Johnathan Henderson, and Sean Whonnock. 1003 First Ave., 206-624-6350, www.thelegacyltd.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.

Western Bridge "Crash. Pause. Rewind." powerfully explores disaster imagery generated by pop culture and the media. Includes works by Richard Barnes, E.V. Day, Tacita Dean, Christoph Draeger, John Haddock, Timothy Hutchings, Chris Larson, Euan Macdonald, and Robert Lazzarini. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.

Winston Wächter Oneiric beeswax and oil paintings by Hiro Yokose and dramatic sepia-toned photos of Iceland, Patagonia, and Niagara Falls by Rena Bass Forman. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 6.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum The Northwest Designer Craftsmen retrospective show "Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50" displays over 100 contemporary and historic works by NWDC artist members. Also: "Two Hands, Twenty Years, and a Billion Beads" is a survey of David Chatt's intricately beaded sculpture and assorted jewelry, by turns goofy and satirical. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (Bellevue), 425-519-0770, www.bellevueart.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.); 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 1.

Burke Museum Subhankar Banerjee's magnificent photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are the result of a two-year expedition among caribou and tundra. UW campus, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543-5590, www.washington.edu/burkemuseum. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Dec. 31.

Frye Art Museum Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were pioneering gender-benders in the freewheeling art world of 1920s Paris. These images from the two female photographers explore complex notions of sexuality and identity. Also:"William Cumming: The Image of Consequence" offers an authoritative retrospective of the 88-year-old Northwest painter's long career. Curated by local art critic Matthew Kangas, the show follows the evolution of Cumming's work from reform-minded realism to a more formal fusion of representation and abstraction. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryeart.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. William Cumming ends Jan. 1; Cahun & Moore ends Feb. 12.

PHenry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art," an exhibit designed by architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, allows viewers to establish their own connections between a variety of photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Also: "Hershmanlandia: The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson" presents the first comprehensive look at this innovative multimedia artist's provocative work; and an exploration of our culture's symbolic communication, "Sign Language," features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Sign Language" ends Jan. 29; "Hershmanlandia" and "150 Works" end Feb. 26.

Museum of Flight "Suitcase Sightings," curated by longtime Seattle (now Tacoma) artist Lynn DiNino, features an array of suitcases re-imagined by local artists, most remarkably as a giraffe named Tallulah. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, www.museumofflight.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with museum admission ($14; $13 seniors; $7.50 youth 5 to 17). Ends Feb. 2.

Seattle Art Museum "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages" shows that the craftsman/entrepreneur, with his exquisitely detailed lamps and windows and luxurious sensibility, was actually an artist of his times (late 19th-early 20th century). This is a well-assembled and beautifully lit show, but a bit cautious for the museum's swan song before it closes in January for renovation. Also: "Africa in America" is a varied and complex exploration of slavery, displacement, and ethnic culture as portrayed in African-American art of the late 20th century, including work by James W. Washington Jr., Kara Walker, Ellen Gallagher, Oliver Jackson, and Marita Dingus. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Africa ends Dec. 11; Tiffany ends Jan. 4.

Tacoma Art Museum "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design" displays the 20th-century photojournalist's early work, focusing on formalist studies, industrial sites, and machinery. Also: "The Romantic Visions of Michael Brophy" offers 25 paintings of Northwest images executed over the past 10 years. 1701 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 253-272-4258. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Brophy ends Jan. 1; Bourke-White ends Jan. 15.

 
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