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Art of the Northwest Coast Aldona Jonaitis celebrates the release of her anthology of the same name with a reading and signing. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 8. Also: "A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico" is a bilingual photography exhibit honoring Oaxaca's annual tradition, typically celebrated on the first of November and throughout the month. Also: "Sacred Portraits from Tibet", hand-tinted photographs from the turn of the century. Burke Museum, N.E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. N.E., 206-543-5590. www.burkemuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on First Thursdays. "Souls" Ends Dec. 31. "Tibet" ends Feb. 4.
Ballard artwalk Over 20 galleries and shops participate in the neighborhood's second Saturday walk. Guides are available at several locations. Ballard Ave. and N.W. Market St. 6-9 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11. www.inballard.com.
Bemis Fall Exhibition The large South Seattle building opens its studio doors to the public, with work from the over 30 painters, photographers, sculptors, and digital artists that live and work there. 6-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11. The Bemis Building, 55 S. Atlantic St., 206-621-2146. Free.
Mathias Klotz The Space.City Art and Architecture Forum present a lecture by the innovative Chilean architect. 6:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 13. Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 4th Ave., 206-264-1120. $12-$15.
nutcracker preview party Over 40 locally designed nutcrackers will be on display at this artist meet-and-greet/auction to benefit Northwest Center programs for children with developmental disabilities. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 13. Grand Lobby, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-378-6379.
Richard Kehl Celebration A 70th birthday celebration and exhibition honoring the life and art of UW professor Richard Kehl plays out all weekend. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Fri. Nov. 10. and 12-8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11. 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 is a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 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.
SOIL 2006 Auction This year's SOIL soiree puts work from over 65 artists at your fingertips. Silent auction at 3:30 p.m. Live auction 5-7 p.m. Sun. Nov. 12. $10.Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. Also: Whiting Tennis' "Bovine." SEE ROUNDUP, PAGE 84. Also: prints by L.A. artists Raymond Pettibon and Mark Bennett. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Nov. 11.
Walid Raad & the Atlas Group The Lebanese artist presents "The Loudest Muttering is Over," a lecture and multimedia performance incorporating slides, notebook pages, and videotape to examine how we "represent, remember, and make sense of war." 7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9. Henry Art Gallery, UW Campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. $6-$10.
Vik Muniz The Brazilian photographer discusses his new show "Reflex." 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.
Ballard Fetherston Dorothy Rissman uses bamboo, thread, and wood panel in "Pieces", her first solo show. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. Nov. 10. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 14.
BLVD Gallery New works from Robert Hardgrave and Warren Dykeman in "Hard Light." Reception: 6-10 p.m. Fri. Nov. 10. 2312 Second Ave., www.blvdart.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri. Ends Dec. 2.
Columbia City "Adornments and Small Works" are new by Columbia City artists; In the guest gallery, "From the Furnace" shows glass art from Viscosity Glass Studio. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843, www.columbiacitygallery.com. Noon-8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 14.
Gallery63Eleven "French Connection," new paintings from Jeff Mihalyo. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 6.
Henry Art Gallery The fall exhibitions opening party is your first glimpse of Walid Raad's (We Decided to let Them Say 'We Are Convinced' Twice. It was More Convincing This Way," "Beyond Territory: neurotransmitter," and "New Works Laboratory." Reception: 8-10 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9. $8-$10. "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. Ends Nov. 12. 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. "Shore" ends Dec. 31.
Jack Straw New Media Gallery Bay Area artist Joe Colley exhibits "Lonely Microphone," an interactive installation on space and sound. Artist talk: 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 8. Reception: 7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 29.
Museum of Glass "Contrasts: A Glass Primer," curated by Vicki Halper, pairs unique works in groupings that highlight differences in technique and conception. Sat. Nov. 11. 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. "Contrasts" ends Nov. 30. "Fresh!" ends Dec. 31. "Transparently" ends May 27.
OKOK Gallery Tra Selhtrow (Worthless Art, anyone?) shows intriguing animal-centered oils and a small-scale installation at this quirky space. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Sat. Nov. 11. 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 Jan. 14.
Photographic Center Northwest "Chick Flick" explores family and fantasy life, gender roles, sexuality and more in the works of four nationally established female artists. 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.
Roq la Rue "?Retrorama!?" is a hyper burst of color with dreamlike and timelessly weird work from Mark Frauenfelder, Wednesday Kirwan, Ren & Stimpy artist Chris Reccardi, Lynne Nailor, and Johnny Yanok. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Nov. 10. 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 1.
SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental "aesthetics/ANALYTICS" explores the intersection of art and science through the work of ten established local artists, including Deborah Bell, Jaq Chartier, and Michael Schultheis. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 9.
Viveza SEE ROUNDUP, PAGE 84. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Wed. Nov. 8. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Dec. 24.
Winston Wächter Bo Bartlett's "Manifest Destiny" paintings show Northwest scenes through an appropriately misty oil palette. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 9. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20Twenty "Old Growth New Growth" showcases whimsical collaborations from Sarah Sandman and seven-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.
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.
Art/Not Terminal Painter Ed Baines shows stylized "Window Panes." "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. 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! 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. 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. 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.
Davidson Contemporary Francesca Sundsten's darkly whimsical new work of hand-painted alterations on found 19th-century portraits. Also: Colorful distemper paintings are paired with 'hoardings' inspired by Indian advertising in "Outsourced: Donald Fels in India." 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. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. Dec. 2.
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.
Form/Space Atelier "Portrait Sprawl/Canvas Hardscape" focuses on the small-scale, 2D aspect of built environment through the work of four painters. 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. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 25.
Fountainhead Max Grover's whimsical acrylics show a "Detour Through Mexico." 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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
Gallery 110 "Imprimo" is Seattle Print Arts' Annual Juried Exhibit. 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.
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.
Glasshouse Studio Local glass artists Lon Clark and Annette Ringe show new work. 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. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.
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 multimedia installation at Howard House. Each winter, tens of thousands of starlings swarm to the Rome suburb of EUR, the site where Mussolini once planned the Universal Exhibition, his unrealized homage to fascism. Together, the artists succeed in 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
Jacob Lawrence Gallery Recent paintings from Philip Govedare, and David Brody. 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. 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.
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.
Lee Center at Seattle University "Screen Shots" focuses on the changing shape of art through modern technologies in the digital and audiovisual work of Justin Beckman, James Coupe, and Tivon Rice. 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, NW-inspired oils by Thomas Wood. 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. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Suite 100 Gallery "Motifs" features new "progressive pointillistic" paintings from David N. Jayne. 2222 Second Ave., 206-956-3900. www.suite100gallery.com. noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 17.
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.
Vain 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. Vain, 2018 First Ave., 206-441-3441. www.vain.com. Ends Nov. 30.
Wall Space Photographs from Kevin Cruff and Kathy Smith. 600 First Ave. Ste. 322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 9.
Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers Printmaker/wood engraver Shinsuke Minegishi presents his first one-person U.S. exhibition. 208 First Ave. S., 206-682-3545. www.wlbooks.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 30.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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 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.
Museum of Flight "Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" exhibits 50 working models based on the artist's notes and sketches, along with his written observations, illustrations, and reproductions of some of his most famous paintings. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, www.museumofflight.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $7.50-$14. Ends Jan. 28.
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. Great art is hiding in grade school libraries everywhere. This fact is illustrated beautifully in "The Art of Eric Carle," a display of the beloved children's illustrator/author's work. Though the bright tissue-paper collages of Carle's 70-odd books (notably The Very Hungry Caterpillar) are already appealing in print, up close you realize how many layers are involved in each sea creature, polar bear, and strand of kelp. Also: In "Symphonic Poem," African-American artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson uses an array of media to recount narratives in an endlessly creative folk-art style. Also: "Coloninpurple," sound-sculptor Trimpin's suspended 17-octave deconstructed purple xylophone-horn contraption is irresistible—and rather loud! Tacoma Art Museum (TAM), 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. Trimpin ends Jan. 14. Carle ends Jan. 21. Robinson 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.