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Lectures and Events

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An opinionated guide to what's showing in museums and galleries this week.

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Lectures and Events

Sol Kjøk The Brooklyn-based artist gives a slide show and talk about the symbolism in her latest drawings. 2 p.m. Sat. April 15. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. Free with museum admission ($4-$6).

Design in an Age of Adversity Four Czech artists, René Roubícek, Petr Novotný, Jirí Pacinek, and Charlie Parriott, share memories of creating art during various regimes in the history of the Czech Republic, in conjunction with the museum's current exhibit. Sponsored by PONCHO. 2-3 p.m. Sun. April 16. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. Free with museum admission ($8-$10).

Openings

Crawl Space "Personally Public" presents an array of concepts by 11 artists and artistic teams that make art public. Leg-warmers for mail boxes (by artist and show curator Diana Falchuk), tiny heads clandestinely attached to urban architecture (Peter Bonnell), and cereal boxes returned to supermarket shelves inside-out (Robert Zverina) are some of the clever and playful ideas on display. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. April 15. Opens Sun. April 16. 504 E. Denny Way (#1), 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends May 14.

Nordic Heritage Museum Bodies intertwine in "Swift and Slow," drawings by Norwegian-born (now Brooklyn-based) artist Sol Kjøk. Reception: 6-8:30 p.m. Thurs. April 13. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. Free with museum admission ($4-$6). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends June 11.

Wall Space Mark Vercammen's sensual monochromatic photos of the naked male body in "Structure" have the textured feel of etchings. 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Ends May 12.

Winston Wächter Vast white skies fill the oil and linen canvases of Vashon Island painter Victoria Adams in "Weather Shift: New Landscapes." Also: "Group Photography" features the work of Tom Baril, Rena Bass Forman, and Kris Cox. Also: "Spring Highlights" showcases the work of nine artists, many new to the gallery: Jeffrey Bishop, Heather Hutchison, Angelina Nasso, Erin Parish, Tracy Rocca, Christopher Reilly, Michael Schultheis, Seton Smith, and Julie Speidel. Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Tues. April 18. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. "Spring" ends April 13. "Weather" and "Group" end May 31.

Last Chance

Cornish College "Design 1.2.3 Show" is a juried exhibit of work by students from the first three years of the school's Design Department. 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 14.

Frye Art Museum Candida Höfer's fascination with empty public spaces is the subject of "Architecture of Absence," the first North American retrospective of the German photographer's work. Ends April 16.Also: "Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection" is the provocative first museum show of this local multimedia contemporary collection. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends May 14.

G. Gibson Gallery New Yorker Bill Jacobson's painterly blurred-focus images are collected in "Photographs." 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.gibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 15.

SAM Rental/Sales Gallery "Introductions 2006" presents eight of the gallery's new artists: Tori Ellison, Scott Foldesi, Claire Johnson, Irene Mahler, Inez Stoere, Heinrich Toh, Marie Watt, and Malei Young. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends April 15.

Wing Luke Asian Museum "Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" aims to illuminate the history and heritage of this long-standing yet misunderstood local community through various media. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, www.wingluke.org. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends April 16.

Galleries

Art Patch Gallery "My Dear & Unfortunate Successor" is Sweatshop Inc. member Kenichi Yamagucci's mixed media "kaleidoscopic adventure of adorable animals, innocent children, and mystical monsters." 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 206-388-2373, www.sweatshopinc.com. By appointment only, Sun. Ends April 21.

ArtsWest "Art Defined and Undefined" challenges perceptions of art through conventional and unconventional work by six artists: Kristen Ramirez, Adriana Grant, Dan Rhoads, Jimm Nawrocki, Rick Simpson, and Barbara Stout. 4711 California Ave. S.W. (West Seattle), 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Baas Art Gallery European summer landscapes and still lifes on trompe-l'oeil tiles are the subjects of watercolors by local artist and SAFA instructor Jo Gershman. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Ballard/Fetherston Ohio transplant Jane Richlovsky finds seductive juxtapositions in her observations of vintage Americana in "Domestic Bliss and Other Temptations," new narrative paintings on found textiles. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 6.

Benham Gallery R. Mac Holbert presents a solo show of his photos, while "Side by Side" pairs and compares his work with fellow photographer Graham Nash. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Catherine Person The gallery has a Japanese focus in time for the cherry blossom festival, with contemporary sculpture by Etsuko Ichikawa, Nori Morimoto, and Norie Sato. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Wed. April 19. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

CoCA "Coupling IV: Secret Handshake" matches 10 local artists with 10 UW art students who create work together. Their collaborations are auctioned to benefit Strangeco, the coalition that organizes the annual event. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends April 23.

Corridor Vivid oil paintings by Wyatt Landis in "Fool's Gold." 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 29.

D'Adamo/Woltz Mysterious oil paintings by local artists Robert Keller and collagelike acrylic landscapes by Mary Carlton. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 30.

Davidson Contemporary Nature, Inuit culture, math, and books inspire the latest drawings and sculptures of Allan Packer in "64 degrees n 14'- 76 degrees w 32'AP." 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Davidson Galleries An intriguing desolation haunts the figures in the contemporary Finnish woodcut prints by multiple artists. Also: "20th Century Works on Paper" are a varied collection of prints from the estate of Seattle collectors John McCall Case and Mary Ellen Krug. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Experience Music Project "DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein" pairs 28 modern and classic paintings from the private collection of Paul Allen in unexpected ways. Many paintings have not been seen by the public in over 50 years. Some sample matches: Van Gogh and Ernst, Monet and DeKooning, Signac and Rothko. Curated by art historian and Impressionism expert Paul Hayes Tucker. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave. N. (Seattle Center), 206-770-2702, www.doubletakeexhibit.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $7-$8. Ends Sept. 24.

Foster/White The gallery opens in its new and bigger location with "Things Made," woven earthenware sculptures by Jim Kraft and abstract landscapes by Northwest painter Lloyd Blakely. And, of course, a giant Chihuly in the front corner window. 220 S. Main St., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Fountainhead Tapirs, lizards, and crows roam Louise Britton's incongruous landscapes and animal portraits in "Creatures," while Japanese koi swish through Paul McCall's paintings in "Tranquil Journey." 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 April 30.

Francine Seders Northwest painter Caryn Friedlander's evocative "Tributaries" feature large oil on linen impressions, pastels, and charcoals inspired by water. Also: SAFA professor Olivia Britt's richly textured colors in "Dissections: Transpose and Fuse." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 30.

Friesen Gallery "Alignment" presents over 30 mixed media works from a group of the gallery's artists. 1200 Second Ave., 206-628-9501, www.friesengallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 1.

Gallery 110 Oil, plastic, and neoprene visions by Canadian artist Stefanie Denz, and abstract figures in acrylic ink on linen by Joan Kimura. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Gallery4Culture Etchings, drawings, film, and sound collaborations by Mary Simpson in "Wait Until Spring, Brother." 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 28.

Gallery63Eleven New work by local artist Alix Lorance in "Women." 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 10.

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Grover/Thurston There's an emotional austerity to the mysterious people interacting against sparse landscapes in Utah painter Brian Kershisnik's "Unknown Allegory." 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Howard House The Russian Navy's mapping project of the Arctic Ocean bed is the launching point of Matthew Picton's "Volumetric Drawings" and mixed-media sculptures, while Donnabelle Casis paints with a cartoonist's sense of color and fluidity in "Hunch." 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 13.

Jack Straw A large bougainvillea vine embedded with transducers projects sounds from the U.S.-Mexico border in "Fences-Borders," the intriguing new sound and video installation by Richard Lerman exploring this politically and emotionally charged geographic point. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 28.

James Harris Unfurnished rooms and still-life leftovers are the subjects of Laura Letinsky's crisp and painterly color photographs in "Somewhere, Somewhere." 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 6.

Jeffrey Moose Photographs and handmade textures infused with Native American themes in "Collages/Composites" by Alyssa Hinton, and stone and earthenware sculpture by Hannah Alex-Glasser. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. April 13. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 27.

Kimzey Miller After 30 years, this downtown gallery is closing its doors for good next month. Until then, there will be rotating exhibits of its artists. 1225 Second Ave., 206-682-2339. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Closes May 26.

Kirkland Arts Center "Altared" presents visions of altars and other sacred spaces by 21 Northwest artists. 620 Market St., Kirkland, 425-822-7161, www.kirklandartscenter.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 3.

Linda Hodges Gallery New paintings by established artist Gaylen Hansen. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Lisa Harris The figurative and narrative oil paintings by local artist Lois Silver capture moody moments. 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 April 30.

Local Color Works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, and photography by Moon Lee, Kelly Rae Cunningham, Adrianna Lobo Dalo, and Eric Beauzay. 1606 Pike Pl., 206-728-1717, www.localcolorseattle.com. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Through April.

MusaDesign "Counter Points: Metaphors of Expression" features work by contemporary New York artist Seth Ely. Also: a collection of African sculpture. 2617 Fifth Ave., 425-246-8464, www.musadesign.net. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends June 2.

OK Hotel Gallery "ANTI-terrorism HANDbook (an art show)" features work that reflects the current political climate by five local young artists: William Corr, Megan Holden, David Confused, Greg Boudreau, and TAR ART RAT. 212 Alaskan Way S. Through April.

Patricia Cameron "Connect/Disconnect" unites the varied work of a geographically disparate group of artists: Deanne Belinoff, Andree Carter, Martha Carey, Adela Gonzalez, Kloe Kang, Mary Mitsuda, Joan Stuart Ross, and Stuart Tume. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 22.

Phinney Center Mixed-media sculpture by Julie Lindell in "Intelligent Design." 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244, www.phinneycenter.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends April 28.

Photographic Center Northwest Moved by her grandmother's Alzheimer's-induced memory loss, Jessica Todd Harper's "Portraits from Private Spaces" place family and friends in classic portraiture settings in an effort to recapture memories. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon., 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends May 15.

Platform Gallery Irreverent scribbling, art critic rants, hit lists, and other works on paper and paintings by Brooklyn bad boy William Powhida promise to provoke in "Paper Beings." 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends May 6.

Richard Hugo House Gallery "Memory: Capturing Our Fleeting Existence" is a collection of "introversion (or shadow) boxes" by Lisa Mei Ling Fong. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, www.hugohouse.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 28.

Sam Day Gallery Local outdoor adventure photographer Carl Skoog died while climbing in the Andes last October at age 46. "Backcountry Visionary" is the first posthumous exhibit of his work and includes his personal favorites. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 30.

SOIL "Presto!" presents work by six artists that will change each week, curated by Sara Osebold. Also: new drawings by local artist Satomi Jin. 12 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends April 30.

Solomon Fine Art Oil paintings by Fred Holcomb in "Panorama." Also: work by Tom Gormally, Isabel Manalo, and Susan Schwalb. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, www.solomonfineartinc.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends May 19.

Shift Collaborative Studio Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour's collaborative collections make up "Inventory." Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex, #105, 306 S. Washington St., 206-547-1215, www.shiftstudio.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Shoreline Community College Gallery Richly textured metal and wire sculptures frayed, twisted, and glued together make up "Ether Space, Gourd and Screen Works" by Anacortes artist Lanny Bergner. 16101 Greenwood Ave. N. 206-546-4101 x4433, www.shoreline.edu/gallery/. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 29.

Space Urban and Pop art, abstract paintings, microphotography, and clay sculpture by Stashu Smaku, Scott Morgan, Nubby Twiglet, Gregory Fields, Derek Voss, Jose Torres Jr., Roland Rodriguez, Brian White, Jess Edwards, and gallery owner Guy Warren. 1907 Second Ave., 206-443-7743. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends May 4.

Stonington Gallery "Dimensions" contrasts large-scale sculpture with the fine detail of jewelry by multiple artists. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 30.

20Twenty Hand-silkscreened posters by young poster artist and musician Nat Damm in "A Far Out Trip Through a Hard Rock Tunnel." 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969, www.twentytwentyballard.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Thurs. Ends May 10.

Viveza In "Art by Increment," Eric Olson corresponds colored paint dabs with a random number generator, exploring the "delicate balance" between the world we desire and what actually exists. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends April 30.

Western Bridge Inspired by Kirsten Stoltmann's video about adolescent skateboarders, "Boys and Flowers" features an eclectic array of commissioned and award-winning local and international work. Highlights include: a magnificent botanical mural by British artist Paul Morrison; "The Four Seasons of Veronica Read" by Turkish-British video artist Kutlug Ataman, which pays homage to ordinary obsessions (here, gardening); an ornate Japanese screen and saucy paean to a doomed bathhouse by local suggestive ceramicist Jeffry Mitchell; and a project to rebuild Denny Hill by the architects of Universal Nonlinear Design. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Aug. 12.

William Traver Nude men admiring art and other nicely uncomfortable situations make up Friese Undine's latest monochromatic acrylics in "I Too Am in Arcadia." Also: New York artist Merrill Wagner's colorful abstracts on metal in "New Work." 110 Union St., Suite 200, 206-587-6501, www.travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 28.

Woodside/Braseth "Spring Salon" is this established gallery's 45th annual group show, this year featuring work by 25 artists including Kenneth Callahan, Gloria DeArcangelis, Paul Horiuchi, Ginny Ruffner, Judith Kindler, and William Cumming. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends April 26.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum "Rozome Masters of Japan" showcases the unique Japanese art of batik with work by 15 artists. Also: Asian textiles inform the work of two American artists in "Wrapped in Color: Kimonos by Tim Harding, Jackets by Jon Eric Riis." Also: New Orleans artist Thomas Mann collects and frames fragments he found in the streets of his lost city in "Storm Cycle, An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina," while collage artist Maureen McCabe draws upon superstition, Catholicism, and wit in her odd assortments, collectively titled "Shadow Boxes, Assembled Tales of Fate, Magic, and Wit." 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.), 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. "Storm Cycle" and "Shadow Boxes" end May 21, "Rozome" and "Kimonos" end June 18.

Henry Art Gallery "Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956-97" includes 77 prints, lithographs, etchings, sculptures, and woodblocks by the Benday-pointillist Pop Artist. Also: Video artist Kelly Mark's amusing footage of conversations with statues and other engagingly off-kilter situations in "Thanks for Everything." 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Both shows end May 7.

Museum of Glass "Czech Glass, 1945-1980: Design in an Age of Adversity" presents glasswork from a difficult era in Czech postwar history. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs.), noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 18.

Seattle Art Museum Closed for expansion until spring of 2007; see Web site for details. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Seattle Asian Art Museum In "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime," nearly 100 works represent the influence of Buddhism on Asian art and culture. The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. Also: Tooba, a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree (it makes sense when you see it). Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Tooba" ends Oct. 15; "Buddha" is ongoing.

Tacoma Art Museum "The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935" promises 120 seminal American and European works, including Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Max Weber. Also: In "Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies," 15 American and European photographers interpret the symbolism and structure of gardens. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. Every third Thurs. free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Garden" ends April 30; "Great American" ends May 21.

 
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