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Lectures and Events

Arts Etc. 2006 This third annual celebration of Asian-American art includes pop music and a fashion show along with visual art from Mia Bradsaw, Diem Chau, Michael Curato, Joby Shimomura, Aki Sogabe, and Nha Vuu. 7-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Port of Seattle Atrium on Pier 69, 206-624-3925. www.iexaminer.org. $15 adv./$20.

ArtsLaunch Forum The quarterly event supporting the works in progress of established and emerging artists features performances from composers (Garrett Fisher), choreographers (Sherri Brown, Wobbly Dance), poets (Anna Maria Hong), painters (Jonathan Clarren and Jane McGehee), and more. 8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, Vandenbrink Community Room, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, www.garde-rail.com. $5-$15.

Blank Canvas Artist Throwdown Collaborative works will be made by restaurant/bar staff, followed by a cocktail party and charity auction of the art, to benefit FareStart. Artist Throwdown: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. .twist., 2313 First Ave., 206-448-9478.

Chinese Art in a Persian Mirror The Silk Road lecture series, which brings specialists in Eurasian cultural history to Seattle, kicks off with this talk from Harvard's David Roxburgh. 7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. Kane Hall at UW, 206-628-0888. depts.washington.edu/silkroad. Free.

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. Nov. 3. www.fremontseattle.com. Free.

Islamic Women Artists Karen Mathews, a lecturer in the Art History department of UW, discusses both modern and historical art made by Islamic women. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fri. Nov. 3. Stimson Auditorium, Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100. Free.

Jewish Arts Festival Hillel at UW celebrates its first Arts Month. 7-9:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 1. Hillel Center, 4745 17th Ave. Nß.E., 206-527-1997. wwwjconnectseattle.org. $5.

Pratt Open House Bronzers will be pouring, welders will be welding, and you get to snoop on them all in the throes of artistic creation. 6-9 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., 206-328-2200. www.pratt.org.

SUNNY ARMS OPEN HOUSE Members of this South Seattle Artist Cooperative open the studios in their renovated factory to the public. Everything from photography to sculpture to glass will be on display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. 707 S. Snoqualmie and Seventh Ave., www.sunnyarms.com. Free.

First Thursday

CORRIDOR GALLERY "BTW, OMG! WTF" is a selection of ink drawings and the final Seattle show of TAR ART RAT, newly relocated to Berlin. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037, www.tashirokaplan.com/corridor/ Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.

Davidson Contemporary Colorful distemper paintings are paired with 'hoardings' inspired by Indian advertising in "Outsourced: Donald Fels in India." Also, Francesca Sundsten's intriguing new work of hand-painted alterations on found photographs. 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 Sat. Dec. 2.

Davidson Galleries Hand-colored woodcuts detail Japanese travels in Lockwood Dennis' "Nine Days in Kobe," along with new oils showing American scenes. "Shunga," in the Archive Print Department, features erotic Japanese prints from Edo period. 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 Sat. Dec. 2.

Form/Space Atelier "Portrait Sprawl/Canvas Hardscape" focuses on the small-scale, 2-D aspect of built environment through the work of four painters. 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. Ends Dec. 3.

Foster/White Dale Lindman's Substance of Matter features textural, strikingly cool minimalist paintings. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 25.

Gallery4Culture 23 artists and craftspeople display functional objects—such as handmade doors or light fixtures—as part of the Arts Parts: Artist Made Building Parts Registry Artists showcase. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends. Fri. Dec. 1.

Gallery IMA "Cue Mnemonic," new works by sculptor Paul Metivier, and "ad rem," abstract paintings from Glenn Ossiander. Reception: 6-9 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 Fri. Dec. 1.

Garde Rail "Blackstock's Collection" is filled with meticulously organized drawings of birds, trains, and other objects by Seattle artist Gregory Blackstock. Artist signing: 6-8 p.m. 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.

Glasshouse Studio Local glass artists Lon Clark and Annette Ringe show new work. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 311 Occidental Ave. S., 206-682-9939, www.glasshouse-studio.com. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends Nov. 30.

Grover/Thurston Gallery Austin-based Lance Letscher shows his "Curtains and Windows," dreamlike collages made from found materials. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.

HENRY Art Gallery ArtPatch surveys past and present recipients of the Stranger's Genius Awards, including Lead Pencil Studio, Jonathan Raban, Sarah Rudinoff, Rebecca Brown, and many more. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Free. "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.

Lee Center at Seattle University "Screen Shots" focuses on the changing shape of art through modern technologies in the digital and audiovisual work of Justi Beckman, James Coupe, and Tivon Rice. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 901 12th Ave., 206-296-2244. 1:30-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2. Free.

Lisa Harris Christopher Harris' "Two Coasts" are digital C-prints taken with a handmade pinhole camera. Also new are Recent Allegorical Paintings, Northwest-inspired oils by Thomas Wood. 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 Sat. Dec. 2.

Linda Hodges "Nature Alive" is a one-person show of exquisite colors and forms from painter Alfredo Arreguin. 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 Dec. 2.

Punch Gallery "Billy in the Lowground," a new film/installation by Mary Simpson, Fionn Meade, and Rob Millis explores and re-imagines early American ballads. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-621-1945, www.punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Dec. 3.

Shift Gallery Introducing the work of eight new studio members in various mediums, including drawing, sculptural installation, and glass. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 306 S. Washington St., Ste. 105, 206-547-1215, www.shiftstudio.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Dec. 16.

Soil Opolis plays with urban environments through the pairing of Sydney-based Salvatore Panatteri's lens media with a video installation from Seattleite Thom Heileson. Reception: 6-9 p.m. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Nov. 26.

Stonington Gallery Myths' Immortal Characters feature new juniper and bronze creatures from Hib Sabin. 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 Thurs. Nov. 30.

Vain There's more art than you might think in the halls of this hip salon: tonight, photographer Breanne Koselke shows local musicians in their work habitats in "The Way We Get By," while Michael Lane's "Rockstar Heroes" shows stencils of music icons on canvas. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Vain, 2018 First Ave., 206-441-3441. www.vain.com. Ends Nov. 30.

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers Printmaker/wood engraver Shinsuke Minegishi presents his first one-person U.S. exhibition. Thurs. Nov. 2. 208 First Ave. S., 206-682-3545. www.wlbooks.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 30.

William Traver Three variations on sculpture are found in Swedish artist Bertil Vallien's Transparent Boundaries abstracts, Katja Fritzsche's fanciful animals in Into the Woods, and Meditations' blown-and-cast goblets from Mary Fox. Reception: 5-8 p.m. William Traver Gallery, 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 Sun. Dec. 3.

Zeitgeist For his new paintings, Scott J. Morgan draws inspiration from music and a 25-year background as landscape architect. 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. Ends Dec. 6.

Openings

Art/Not Terminal Painter Ed Baines shows stylized "Window Panes." Reception: 7-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. "Artists for Breast Cancer," created by Georgetta Gancarz, is in the Subterranean Room. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Mon. Dec. 4.

ArtsWest "Visual Ensembles" features mixed media and pottery works from four local artists. Reception: 3-5 p.m. Sun. Nov. 5. Also: "One Moment in Time" presents work by the Northwest Collage Society. Ends Nov. 4. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.

Christoff Gallery Tim Marsden shows paintings, drawings, and assemblages "exploring the absurd nature of being and mankind's petty vanities." Sure, have some wine! Reception: 6-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. 6004 12th Ave. S. #17, 206-767-0280. Tues.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m. Fri. and Sun., Noon-5 p.m. Sat., 8-12 p.m. Ends Dec. 3.

Cornish College Gallery The design department unveils a new faculty exhibition, featuring work from Brian Murphy, Dan Shaffer, Ellen Forney, Emilie Burnham, and more. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 2. 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Nov. 30.

D'Adamo/Woltz Thomas Gehrig shows muted, emotional oils. Thurs. Nov. 2. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 4.

Fountainhead Max Grover's whimsical acrylics show a "Detour Through Mexico." Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. 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 Nov. 30.

Gallery 110 Imprimo is Seattle Print Arts' annual juried exhibit. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Wed. Nov. 1. First Thursday reception: 6-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. www.gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.

Gallery63Eleven Jeff Mihalyo shows new work. Wed. Nov. 1. 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.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery Recent paintings from Philip Govedare and David Brody. 4-6 p.m. Tues. Nov. 7. School of Art, UW campus, 206-685-1805, www.art.washington.edu/jlg. Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 30.

Joe Bar Rickie Wolfe's "Shapes and Navigations," curated by Jess Van Nostrand, are two-dimensional wood panels and new experimental works. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Wed. Nov. 1. 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 Thurs. Nov. 30.

911 Media arts center Slovokian artist (and 911's current artist-in-residence) Anetta Mona Chisa hosts a video presentation of student works from the New Media Department of Fine Arts in Prague. 7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 4. 402 Ninth Ave. N., 206-682-6552, www.911media.org. Noon-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Photographic Center Northwest Chick Flick explores family and fantasy life, gender roles, sexuality and more in the works of four nationally established female artists. Opens: Fri. Nov. 3. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 10. 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 Nov. 29.

Schmancy Fancy Pants Aaron Bagley exhibits new paintings at Fancy and Pants. Reception: 7-9 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3. Ends Nov. 30. The second annual "Plush You," with over 100 plush artists from around the world, will change your perception of what a stuffed animal—or toaster, anvil, or wedding cake—can be. Ends Nov. 2. Schmancy, 1930 Second Ave., 206-728-8008, www.schmancytoys.com. Fancy, 1932 Second Ave., 206-443-4621, www.fancyjewels.com. Pants, 1914 Second Ave., 206-956-2945, www.pantsunderpants.com.

Suite 100 Gallery "Motifs" features new "progressive pointillistic" paintings from David N. Jayne. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Fri. Nov. 3. 2222 Second Ave., 206-956-3900. www.suite100gallery.com. Noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 17.

Last Chance

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Galleries

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. 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." 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 11.

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.

Crawl Space Crawl Space member artists Bradley Biancardi, Diana Falchuk, Anne Mathern, Ori Ornstein, Chad Wentzel, and Jason Wood exhibit drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, video, sculpture, and more. 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com, Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and by appointment. Ends Sun. Nov. 12.

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.

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.

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: "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. "Klompen" ends Jan. 21. "Little Women" ends Feb. 4.

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.

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. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Nov. 11.

Howard House "How close can you get to something that terrifies you?" That is the question explored by artist Alex Schweder, Richard Barnes, and Charles Mason in "Murmurs," their fascinating new installation at Howard House, which is terrific in both senses of the word. Each winter, tens of thousands of starlings swarm to the Rome suburb of EUR, which also happens to be the site where Mussolini once planned the Universal Exhibition, his unrealized homage to fascism. Together, the artists succeed in both echoing and drawing visitors into the strangeness and wonder of the birds' behavior. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 25. SUE PETERS

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.

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.

Kirkland Performance Center Arts Stage "Akanyi: Art of Africa" features masks, maternity figures, and more from Africa's six major geographical regions. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, 425-893-9900, www.kpcenter.org. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 30.

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.

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.

Patricia Cameron Czech-born local architect and designer Milan Heger presents paintings and works on paper in "Stealing the Soul." 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.

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.

RE-Store Fifty Puget Sound artists transform everything from bubble wrap to toilet bowls into mixed-media sculptures, paintings, and "haute trash" fashion. Featuring work by Marita Dingus, Chris Jordan, Evan Blackwell, Diane Kurzyna, and others. 1440 N.W. 52nd St., 206-423-0675, www.re-store.org. 3-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 14. Free.

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.

20Twenty "Old Growth New Growth" showcases whimsical collaborations from Sarah Sandman and 7-year-old Maximillian Guelmine, that focus on urban cityscapes. 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 9.

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.

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." 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.

Museum of Glass 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.

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. Also: Tooba is a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree. 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. Tooba Ends April, 2007.

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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