Visual Arts

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

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Lectures and Events

East Edge Galleries Opening A group of galleries along the city's Third Avenue arts perimeter hosts a less bustling Thursday reception. Includes Catherine Person, Davidson Contemporary, Foster/White, G. Gibson, Gallery4Culture, Greg Kucera, Howard House, James Harris, Pacini Lubel, and Platform. (See individual listings for addresses.) 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 19. www.eastedgegalleries.com.

Kurt Solmssen: Painterly Realism The Northwest artist talks about his bright chromatic paintings of Puget Sound landscapes. 7 p.m. Fri. Oct. 20. Geo Studio, Rm. 304, Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Ave. E., 206-523-4243, www.gageacademy.org. Free.

Illustrated Conversation with Eric Carle The well-loved children's author and illustrator presents and discusses his work (currently on exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum). Sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures. 7 p.m. Sat. Oct. 21. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-621-2230, www.lectures.org. $9-$18.

Colleen Hayward & Kensuke Yamada An informal discussion with the abstract painter and the ceramic artist. Noon, Sat. Oct. 21. Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com. Free.

Annie Leibovitz The renowned photographer discusses her newest work. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Oct. 24. Kane Hall, UW Campus, 206-634-3400, www.bookstore.washington.edu. $5. Sold out; standby tickets may be available.

RE-Store Recycled Art & Fashion Show Fifty Puget Sound artists transform everything from bubble wrap to toilet bowls into sculpture, paintings, and "haute trash" fashion. Featuring work by Marita Dingus, Chris Jordan, Evan Blackwell, Diane Kurzyna, and others. 7 p.m.-midnight (fashion show at 9 p.m.) Fri. Oct. 20 at the RE-Store, 1440 N.W. 52nd St., 206-423-0675, www.re-store.org. Exhibit ends Nov. 14. Free.

Openings

Howard House Starlings swarm to the Rome suburb of EUR in winter, the site where Mussolini planned his unrealized homage to fascism, the Universal Exhibition. In "Murmurs," Alex Schweder, Charles Mason, and Richard Barnes capture this beautiful and eerie phenomenon collaboratively in video, audio, and photographs. Opens Thurs. Oct. 19. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 25.

Patricia Cameron Czech-born local architect and designer Milan Heger presents paintings and works on paper in "Stealing the Soul." Reception: 5-8 p.m. Wed. Oct. 18. 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. 1.

Last Chance

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.

Henry Art Gallery "Monsen 75 at 75" features 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: Akio Takamori's "The Laughing Monks" combines the UW art professor's own ceramic work with pieces from the Henry's collection. Both end Oct. 22. 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: "The Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1968–1993," large-format color photos demonstrate Shore's influential vision of the last half-century. 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" extended to Nov. 12. "Shore" ends Dec. 31.

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.

Museum of Glass "Kickin' It With Joyce J. Scott" is a 30-year retrospective of the multifaceted artist's lively work in sculpture, textiles, and performance. Ends Oct. 22. Also: Various artists explore the properties of glass through site-specific installations in "Transparently Built." 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. "Fresh!" ends Dec. 31. "Transparently" ends May 27.

Galleries

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

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 Hopper-esque 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.

Ballard Fetherston Cathy Sarkowsky's "Fantastic Creatures" are elegantly imagined in clay print and ink on panel. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 7.

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

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.

BLVD Gallery Graphic art meets skateboard culture in "Pushin' 5," a group show that tantalizingly promises "aesthetic carnage" in the form of painting, sculpture, video, and photography. 2312 Second Ave., www.blvdart.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri. Ends Nov. 4.

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

City Hall "Five Blocks to Green Lake" are 32 sharp b&w portraits by local photographer and psychoanalyst Gary Grenell, an homage of sorts to his 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.

CoCA Photographer Tomiko Jones questions the rite of marriage from a bride's perspective in "What Could It Mean to Say Yes?" Meanwhile, after its Bumbershoot debut, Mandy Greer presents her disturbing large sculpture of a stag bleeding to death, its glistening beaded and crocheted red entrails unfurling around him in "Small but Mighty Wandering Pearl." 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Nov. 12.

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.

D'Adamo/Woltz Quirky mixed-media work by local artist Jim Stoccardo in "Florafaunaphobia." 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." 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 to 1830. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

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.

Facere "The Progressives" is a collection of innovative new work by six experimental jewelry artists: Jana Brevick, Lola Brooks, Susan Myers, Mary Preston, Tina Rath, and Anika Smulovitz. CityCenter, 1420 Fifth Ave., 206-624-6768, www.facerejewelryart.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.- Fri. Ends Nov. 6.

Form/space atelier This new gallery, curated by Paul Pauper, debuts with "Micro/Macro," photography by Signe Drake and Jonelle Lind. 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. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

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. 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. 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.

Friesen Gallery Paintings and sculpture by Jane Rosen in "Tracking." 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. 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 b&w images of seemingly ordinary moments in "Every Day." 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Ends Oct. 28.

Gallery IMA "All Too Human" features such delights as the "Erector Set Schnauzer" and other dogs by Harold Hoy, and bright geometric paintings by James Wille Faust. 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. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 27.

Gallery63Eleven Self-taught local artist Mark Eaton presents new glazed oil paintings of inner and outer scapes. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 8.

Garde Rail "Blackstock's Collection" is filled with meticulously organized drawings of birds, trains, and other objects by Seattle artist Gregory Blackstock. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, www.garde-rail.com, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 25.

Greg Kucera Seattle artist Whiting Tennis debuts 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. 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. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.

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.

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

Joe Bar Portland artist Hayley Barker explores nostalgia and loss in paintings and video in "Dolls of Air and Space." 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 Oct. 31.

Kirkland Arts Center The intersection of nature and technology is the focus of "Wired Forest," video, sculpture, photography, and digital imagery by an array of local artists, including Justin Beckman, Vaughn Bell, Cat Clifford, and Susie Lee. Curated by Tracey Fugami of Davidson Contemporary. 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 Nov. 15.

Lee Center for the Arts "Intricate Matter" is Seattle-based artist Eric Eley's cool, sprawling sculptural installation. Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., 206-296-2444. 1:30-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 27.

Lawrimore Project New York photographer Kerry Skarbakka captures himself falling from high buildings and other precarious perches in "Struggle to Right Oneself" and submerged underwater in "Fluid." Also: "fermata," a video installation by inspired recent UW arts grad (and SW Best Emerging Artist 2006) Susie J. Lee. 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 attractive cube-form sculptures, "Encounters." 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. 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 Oct. 28.

"Lot's Tribe" On Sept. 11, 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 "Floating Plaster/City Motion" by Robert Campbell and Yuki Nakamura and "The Flattening and Opening of Space" by Carrie Bodle and Margie Livingston 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.

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

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." 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.

Platform Gallery "Word: Language in Contemporary Art" demonstrates how current artists incorporate text into their work. Featuring Marc Dombrosky, John Jenkins III, Patte Loper, William Powiha, Nicola Vruwink, Wayne White, and Will Yackulic. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Nov. 11.

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

Roq la Rue "Monster Mayhem and Day of the Dead Delights" is the seasonally appropriate work of Michael "Pooch" Pucciarelli and Jim "Ojimbo" Sheely. 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 4.

Shift Gallery Cara Jaye's "Set Theory" explores celebrity, insects, and mathematical concepts in paint, blood, photos, and sculpture. 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. Also: "breath-memory" is new three-dimensional abstract work by inventive Tokyo and Seattle-based artist Etsuko Ichikawa. 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, works on paper and cedar, and handsome linocut prints by Jean Ferrier and sculpture by Loren White. 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.

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.

Vetri Boyd Sugiki's cocktail sets demonstrate sleek experiments with "Stripes." 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.

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

Wall Space New photos by Russian artist Alexey Titarenko in "St. Petersburg." 600 First Ave. Ste. 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 an 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 Howes and Maxwell Stephens' 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.

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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.

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." 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 4.

Woodside/Braseth Delicately beautiful natural oil paintings by young Northwest artist Jared Rue in "Still Point." 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243, www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 2.

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 "non-visual 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.

Zeitgeist New paintings by "urban realist" Susie Wind. Also: Pauline Smith's b&w Holga photos capture dreamy European landscapes. 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. Through October.

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum Garry Knox Bennett has created 52 wry and funky chairs in "Call Me Chairmaker." Also: "American Tapestry Alliance Biennial 6" is a juried exhibit of contemporary weavers. Also: "Dim Sum at the On-On Tea Room" presents the work of Northwest jewelry artist Ron Ho. Also: "Mohamed Zakariya, Islamic Calligrapher" presents 18 samples of the Virginia-based artist's elegant script work. 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. "Chairmaker" ends Nov. 26. "Tapestry" ends Jan. 6. "Dim Sum" and Zakariya end Feb. 18.

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 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.

Nordic Heritage Museum "Uncommon Threads" features work by the Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild. 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 Nov. 12.

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. 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. Ongoing.

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

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 (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) Carle. 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. Carle ends Jan. 21. "Symphonic" ends Jan. 28.

Whatcom Museum A writhing array of over 30 bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin from Stanford University's Gerard B. Cantor collection has made it to Bellingham, along with the 19th-century French artist's many writings. See what drove Rodin's muse and fellow artist Camille Claudel over the edge. Worth the trip. 121 Prospect St., Bellingham, 360-676-6981, www.whatcommuseum.org. Free. Ends Dec. 10.

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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