First Thursday

An opinionated guide to this week's new gallery and museum shows.

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Lectures and Events

Stephen Shore (and Opening Gala) The influential photographer discusses his work and his medium as fine art with the Henry's Chief Curator Elizabeth Brown. Talk: 7 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 5. Opening party: 8-10 p.m. Fri. Oct. 6. Henry Art Gallery (UW Campus), 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. $8-$10 for each event.

Rebecca Albiani The vividly odd characters of Francisco Goya's intensely populated paintings are the subject of her lecture "The Dark World of Goya's Caprichos." 11 a.m. Fri. Oct. 6. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. $4-$10.

Fremont First Friday Over 16 local galleries and shops participate in this monthly art walk. Guide maps are available at various locations. 6-9 p.m. Fri. Oct. 6. www.fremontseattle.com. Free.

Monotype Demonstration California print artist Kevin Fletcher demonstrates and discusses his technique. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 7. Sev Shoon Print Center, 2862 N.W. Market St. 206-624-1324 for more info. Free.

Mary Ellen Mark The accomplished photographer discusses her work. 6:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 7. Seattle Academy, 1100 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. $8.

First Thursday

Art Patch Gallery "Populai," Jite Agbro's current works on paper, are inspired by illuminated manuscripts and old-style graphics. Reception: 5-9 p.m. 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 206-388-2373, www.sweatshopinc.com. By appointment only, Sun. Ends Oct. 27.

Benham Gallery An attempt to understand their 21-year-old brother's mysterious drowning in Gray's Harbor this past January is the sorrowful subject of "Estuarine Project," a photographic installation by Reymont Cantil and Brendan Basham. Opens Wed. Oct 4. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 5. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 11.

Catherine Person Gallery Painter Colleen Hayward and young sculptor Kensuke Yamada, 26, share the space in "Dwell." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 11.

D'Adamo/Woltz Quirky mixed media work by local artist Jim Stoccardo in "Florafaunaphobia." Reception: 5-8 p.m. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 31.

Davidson Contemporary Abstract landscapes in oil by painter Dion Zwirner in "Elsewhere." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Davidson Galleries Sharp lines and light variations distinguish the crisp monotypes of California print artist Kevin Fletcher in "Light Orchestration," while in the Antique Print Dept. "The Age of Satire" encapsulates British caricatures from 1790-1830. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Form/space atelier This new gallery, curated by Paul Pauper, opens with "Micro/Macro," photography by Signe Drake and Jonelle Lind. Reception: 6-10 p.m. 1907 Second Ave., 206-448-2302, www.formspaceatelier.com. Noon-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., Noon-7 p.m. Fri., Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Through Oct.

Foster/White In "Arboreum," Canadian artist Robert Marchessault explores trees with a romantic realism in oil on panel. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Friesen Gallery Paintings and sculpture by Jane Rosen in "Tracking." Reception: 5-8 p.m. 1200 Second Ave., 206-628-9501, www.friesengallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 26.

G. Gibson Gallery New finely rendered oil paintings by Michael Brophy in "The Wilderness Act," and mixed-media paintings by new gallery artist Faryn Davis. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 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 Nov. 11.

Gallery 110 Composite photography by Dave Kennedy in "Photographic Translations" and Gary Oliviera's evocative black-and-white images of seemingly ordinary moments in "Every Day." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Ends Oct. 28.

Gallery IMA "All Too Human" features bright geometric paintings by James Wille Faust and such delights as the "Erector Set Schnauzer" by Harold Hoy. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-625-0055, www.galleryima.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 1.

Gallery4Culture Saya Moriyasu's "Floating Worlds" chandelier sculptures are informed by 17th-century Japanese Ukiyo-e art. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 101 Prefontaine Place S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 27.

Greg Kucera Seattle artist Whiting Tennis debuts at the gallery with collage paintings and scavenged source sculpture, including a beast of an installation named "Bovine." Also: prints by L.A. artists Raymond Pettibon and Mark Bennett. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Artist talk: Noon, Sat. Oct. 7. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Nov. 11.

Grover/Thurston Gallery "Second Thoughts" presents paintings and wood, tin, and mixed-media sculptures by Terry Turrell. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

James Harris Geoffrey Chadsey deftly creates provocative moments and entanglements in watercolor pencil on Mylar in his "New Work on Paper." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 11.

Lawrimore Project Daredevil New York photographer Kerry Skarbakka pictures himself submerged underwater in "Fluid." Also: "fermata," a video installation by inspired recent UW arts grad (and Seattle Weekly Best Emerging Artist 2006) Susie J. Lee. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 206-501-1231, www.lawrimoreproject.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 11.

Linda Hodges David French plays with color in his cube-form sculptures, "Encounters." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Lisa Harris Botanically inspired impressionistic "Monotypes" by Kim Osgood. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Place, 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 28.

Punch Gallery Jen Erickson contemplates "Lost Thoughts and Abandoned Information" in paint and graphite. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 119 Prefontaine Place S., 206-621-1945, www.punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Oct. 29.

Shift Gallery Cara Jaye's "Set Theory" explores celebrity, insects, and mathematical concepts in paint, blood, photos, and sculpture. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 306 S. Washington St., Ste. 105, 206-547-1215, www.shiftstudio.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Soil Eleven artists explore modern possibilities of photography in "Facade," curated by Chris Engman. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Oct. 28.

Stonington Gallery "Contemporary Masters of the Northwest Coast" features handmade books and works on paper and cedar by Jean Ferrier and sculpture by Loren White. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040, www.stoningtongallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 31.

Vetri Boyd Sugiki's cocktail sets demonstrate sleek experiments with "Stripes." Reception: 5-8 p.m. 1404 First Ave., 206-667-9608, www.vetriglass.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 31.

William Traver Whimsical filigree decorates local artist Dante Marioni's vivid blue vessels in "Form Color Pattern," while Danish artist Tobias Mohl creates black-and-white textures in "Woven in Glass." Reception: 5-8 p.m. 110 Union St. #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 Oct. 29.

Zeitgeist New paintings by "urban realist" Susie Wind. Also: Pauline Smith's black-and-white Holga photos capture dreamy European landscapes. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 171 S. Jackson St. 206-583-0497, zeitgeistcoffee.com. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Openings

Henry Art Gallery In "The Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1968-1993," large-format color photos demonstrate Shore's influential vision of the last half century. Opens Sat. Oct. 7. Also: "Monsen 75 at 75" presents 75 groundbreaking and significant photos from the vast collection of Joseph and Elaine Monsen in honor of Joseph's 75th birthday. The collection spans 1843-1993 and ranges from Man Ray to Cindy Sherman. Also: "day ring, night ring" are sound artist Steve Roden's two new installations that respond to the museum's permanent wonder room, Skyspace by James Turrell. Also: Akio Takamori's "The Laughing Monks" combines the UW art professor's own ceramic work with pieces from the Henry's collection. 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Ring" ends Oct. 15. "Monks" and "Monsen" end Oct. 22. "Shore" ends Dec. 31.

Fountainhead Oil paintings and figurative drawings by Jennifer Frohwerk in "Still Life" share the space with Andrew Hare's bright acrylic realism depicting urban architecture. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sat. Oct. 7. 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 Oct. 29.

Francine Seders Gallery Fine and airy oil-on-canvas paintings by Norman Lundin in "About Landscape." Also: heavily textured "Paintings" by James Deitz. Opens Fri. Oct. 6. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. and Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tues., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 12.

Northwest Craft Center Gallery Ceramic vessels and sculpture by Dan Ishler, Donna Tousley, and Jeff Tousley. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 6. 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Ends Nov. 12.

Tacoma Art Museum Here's your chance to see the original colorful collages made from hand-painted papers by the beloved children's book illustrator and author Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar). Opens Sat. Oct. 7. Also: In "Symphonic Poem: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson," the African-American artist uses an array of media to recount narratives in a folk-art style. Also: "Between Clouds of Memory: The Ceramic Art of Akio Takamori." 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. $6.50-$7.50. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Between Clouds" ends Oct. 8. Carle ends Jan. 21. "Symphonic" ends Jan. 28.

Viveza Mixed-media digital explorations by contemporary artist Eva Speer in "Primordial Soup." Opens Wed. Oct. 4. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Nov. 5.

Winston Wächter Two of the gallery's new artists make their debuts interpreting landscapes. Angelina Nasso updates Pissarro in her bright abstract oils, "Substance of Space," while Tracy Rocca offers a more blurred vision in "Walking Distance." Reception: 6-8 p.m. Wed. Oct. 4. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 4.

Last Chance

Art & Soul Bright Impressionistic acrylic paintings by Amy Pleasant. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 6.

Art/Not Terminal "Tetrascope," a group show featuring Catherine Houston, Shirley Travis, Keith Johnson, and William Fahey. Also: Avant-garde painter Phil Fagerholm takes on science and religion in "Creation Is Not an Ism: Art of an Intelligent Design." 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Creation" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Tetrascope": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat., 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. Both end Oct. 5.

Ballard Fetherston Born into a family of seafarers, Mercer Island painter Melinda Hannigan, 57, has long found inspiration in the rusted hulls of weathered ships streaked by opalescent residues of oily water. Though Ireland is the subject of "New Works," her latest abstract oil-on-paper paintings, her beautiful palette of burnished hues and sophisticated textured technique remain constant. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 7.

BLVD Gallery Work by prolific street artist David Choe in "COME ME!" 2312 Second Ave., www.blvdart.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., and Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri. Ends Oct. 6.

CoCA Various media are in play in "Robert Kantor: The Hope Series." 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Oct. 8.

Gallery63Eleven Colorful oil paintings by Elizabeth Aurich. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 7.

Kirkland Arts Center "The Other Side of the Grassy Knoll" features mixed-media sculptures that explore nature from an urbanite angle, by Jessica Balsam, Jessyca Burke, Carmen Lozar, and Tammie Rubin, who also curates. Kirkland Arts Center, 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., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursdays. Ends Oct. 7.

Nordic Heritage Museum In the vast black-and-white canvases of "The Promise of Happiness," young British painter Mark Thompson effectively captures the dramatic loneliness and quiet unseen forces of the remote areas of Scandinavia, Alaska, and Iceland, where weather ravages the terrain and ignites the psyche. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. $4-$6. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 8.

Platform Gallery SEE BOX, PAGE TK.

Roq la Rue "Tiki Art Now! Vol. 3" features art with a pseudo-Polynesian theme by over a dozen artists from the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Germany. Curated by Otto Von Stroheim of Tiki News magazine (who knew?). 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., and Sat., 1-7 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 9.

20Twenty Paintings and drawings by Willow Robin and August Heffner explore personal issues in "I Don't Shut Up, I Grow Up." 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969, www.twentytwentyballard.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Thurs. Ends Oct. 10.

Two Bells Bar & Grill "Collagraphs" by Tom Lundholm. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Oct. 4.

Galleries

ArtsWest "One Moment in Time" presents work by the Northwest Collage Society. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 4.

ArtXchange "Textures of Contemporary Vietnam" features handsomely rendered lacquer work by Khanh Bui & Phong. 512 First Ave. S., 206-839-0377, www.artxchange.org. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 31.

Baas "New Paintings" by Rachel Maxi present a vaguely Hopperesque glowing realism in oil. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Bluebottle The petty criminals of "San Francisco 1940-1942" are the subject of local artist Chris Crites' latest collection of deft mug-shot portraiture on humble brown paper bags. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Oct. 29.

City Hall "Five Blocks to Green Lake" are 32 sharp black-and-white portraits by local photographer and psychoanalyst Gary Grenell, an homage of sorts to his local neighborhood: some rather wry, like "Green Lake Gothic" featuring a frumpy fishing couple. (Grenell repays his subjects with framed copies of their portraits.) City Hall lobby, 600 Fourth Ave. 206-684-7171. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 30.

Columbia City Six Jewish artists interpret their heritage in "Drawing in the New Year: Work about Memory and Ancestry," curated by Karen Kosoglad. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843, www.columbiacitygallery.com. Noon-8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 5.

Cornish College Gallery In her Alumni Exhibition, Diem Chau makes fascinating small-scale sculpture out of underappreciated items like toothpicks and crayons. 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 20.

Crawl Space "Landscapes for Phantom Limbs: RG Region CS2" features a video and drawing installation by Seattle-based artist Wyndel Hunt. 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Oct. 15.

Experience Music Project "DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein" pairs in unexpected ways 28 modern and classic paintings from Paul Allen's private collection, many not 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 Jan. 1.

Howard House Large-scale sculpture by New Yorker Will Ryman in "Private Moments." Also: Matthew Offenbacher's finely detailed owl paintings in "God, Sex, the Great Outdoors." 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Oct. 14.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery "HULDRE" is an interactive sound installation by S. Lyn Goeringer. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 27.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery "Selected Works 1981-2006" by Alfredo Arreguin, and Mariana Yampolsky's "Imagenes de Mexico." School of Art, UW campus, 206-685-1805, www.art.washington.edu/jlg. Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

Jeffrey Moose Local artists Barbara Benedetti Newton and Randena Walsh capture flora in pastel on paper. 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 Oct. 21.

Lee Center for the Arts "Intricate Matter" is Seattle-based artist Eric Eley's cool, sprawling sculptural installation. Seattle University, 901 Twelfth Avenue, 206-296-2444. 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Tues.- Sat. Ends Oct. 27.

"Lot's Tribe" On Sept. 11, sculptor and Gage art instructor Michael Magrath placed his three life-size sculptures of Iraqi war victims, made of ordinary table salt, in Occidental Park: a captive boy, a weeping man, and a mourning father. They will remain on view, exposed to the elements, as a stark reminder of the ongoing pain of war, until they dissolve like so many fleeting news headlines. Occidental Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street. Ends: first big rain.

911 Media Arts Center "The Flattening and Opening of Space" by Carrie Bodle and Margie Livingston, and "Floating Plaster/City Motion" by Robert Campbell and Yuki Nakamura are the intriguing results of experimental collaborations between visual and digital artists. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave. N., 206-682-6552, www.911media.org. Noon-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 27.

OKOK Gallery Sweet little girls in slightly menacing situations populate the deft ink and watercolor drawings of Rhode Island artist Jen Corace. 5107 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-789-6242. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 11.

Patricia Cameron Dave McGranaghan's oil paintings capture local locales with a dreamy realism, while Sam Chapman works with mixed media and pastels in "Lost in the Woods." 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Both end Oct. 14.

Photographic Center Northwest In "Tiny Over the Years," Mary Ellen Mark documents the life of a Seattle runaway. Also: photos by James Carbone, David Darby, Jose Martinez, and Marcela Taboada in "El Corazon de Oaxaca." Reception: 8-9:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 7. 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 Oct. 31.

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Lummi Island bronze sculptor Ann Morris explores the eerie elegance of nature in "Bone Journey." 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, 360-457-3532, www.pafac.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Oct. 29.

SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental "Structures," interesting contemporary work exploring patterns by artists like Tram Bui, Etsuko Ichikawa, Christopher Martin Hoff, and Blake Haygood. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. "Structures" ends Oct. 14.

Suyama Space A spiraling geometric web of precisely joined hemlock by New York artist Ben Butler fills the space in "All Things Long to Persist in Their Being." 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 8.

Wall Space New photos by Alexey Titarenko in "St. Petersburg." 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 4.

West Edge Sculpture Invitational A lively array of sculptures has sprouted up along the waterfront in the third annual effort by a coalition of sculptors and art lovers to bring the work of 29 artists (some big names like Ann Morris, Phillip Levine, and Gerard Tsutakawa) to the pedestrians around the Harbor Steps and Benaroya Hall. 206-334-5040, www.westedgesculpture.com. Through Oct. 29.

Western Bridge The fall show plays with shadow and light, in Hadley Maxwell's ingeniously simple tricks with a light bulb (Um . . . ), Claude Zervas' delicately strewn cathode light installation (Elba), Spencer Finch's large fluorescent light installation (The Light at Lascaux), and work by Euan Macdonald, Paul Morrison, Doug Aitken, Linda Connor, Morris Graves, Sterling Ruby, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Olafur Eliasson, Neil Goldberg, and Jason Dodge (Into Black, photo paper exposed to the sun on the vernal equinox at various places across the globe). 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 16.

Windows Acrylic and encaustic on board and canvas by local artist Barbara Mallon in "The Legacy of Trees." 4131 Woodland Park Ave. N. 425-806-8044. By appointment only. Ends Oct. 31.

Wright Exhibition Space Poetry is presented as visual art in this exhibit of work by "five contemporary visual poets" (is there such a thing as a "nonvisual poet"?): Joshua Beckman, Jen Bervin, Mary Ruefle, Robert Seydel, and Nico Vassilakis. Organized by Wave Books. 407 Dexter Ave. N. 206-264-8200, www.wavepoetry.com, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Ends Nov. 15.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum Garry Knox Bennett has created 52 wry and funky chairs in "Call Me Chairmaker." 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. Ends Nov. 26.

Frye Art Museum The depiction of children in the 19th century is the unifying theme of "Little Women, Little Men: Folk Art Portraits of Children from the Fenimore Art Museum," a collection of paintings, primarily by New England artists from that era. Also: The secret trove of idiosyncratic pencil and watercolor pictures and manuscripts by the self-taught recluse Henry Darger (1892-1973) was only discovered upon his death. They illuminate an imaginary world at war whose heroes are young girls. Also: "Klompen" is the latest kinetic sculptural installation from sound artist Trimpin featuring nearly 100 wooden clogs hanging from the ceiling connected to a computer. 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. Darger ends Oct. 29. "Klompen" ends Jan. 21. "Little Women" ends Feb. 4.

Museum of Glass Various artists explore the properties of glass through site-specific installations in "Transparently Built." Also: "Kickin' It with Joyce J. Scott" is a 30-year retrospective of the multifaceted artist's lively work in sculpture, textiles, and performance. Also: "Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory" juxtaposes contemporary glass art with other media. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs.), noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Kickin' It" ends Oct. 22. "Fresh!" ends Dec. 31. "Transparently" ends May 27.

Museum of History & Industry "Picturing the Century" features 100 years of photos of both historical and cultural fascination from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-324-1126, www.seattlehistory.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $5-$7. Ends Dec. 17.

Seattle Art Museum Closed for expansion until spring 2007; the waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park opens January 20, 2007. See Web site for details. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Seattle Asian Art Museum German-born sound artist and sculptor Trimpin unveils his latest work, "Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations," which involves hundreds of random slides found at flea markets projected on the gallery walls accompanied by a percussive composition. Also: 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. Also: "A Northwest Summer: Six Exhibitions—One Celebration" includes studio glass art from the Jon and Mary Shirley collection; art deco sculpture from SAM's early days; and "Night Sounds," 14 significant interconnected works by Mark Tobey and Morris Graves. 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. "Picnics," "Tooba," and "Northwest Summer" end Oct. 15, "Buddha" is ongoing.

Wing Luke "These Walls Can Speak: Untold Stories From Three Historic Buildings" celebrates the Kong Yick Buildings, Higo, and the Eastern Hotel through history, testimony, and artifacts. 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 Dec. 10.

 
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