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Lectures and Events

ARCHITECTS WITHOUT BORDERS The organization celebrates its new nonprofit status by exhibiting its recent projects, including a Sri Lankan orphanage, a Kenyan health clinic, Habitat for Humanity in Judkins Park, and Phinney Neighborhood Association Renovations. Creeping Time will also perform. 6-10 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. Ouch My Eye Studios, 1022 First Ave. S. www.ouchmyeye.com.

BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT Guest artist and curator Jenny Perlin presents over ten short films "in a fugue-like structure that balances the suspense of held-in tensions and anxieties with the explosive release of laughter and violence". 7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. $6.

JACK STRAW ALUMNI READING SERIES Poet Don Kentop curates this reading featuring Kent Chadwick, Kip Robinson-Greenthal, Frances McCue, and Joan Swift. 7 p.m. Wed. Nov. 15. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. Price TK.

KEITH KNIGHT SEE REVIEW 7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. Richard Hugo House Theatre, 1637 11th Ave., 206-323-4032, www.hugohouse.org. $7.

ERWIN WURM The Vienna-based artist lectures on his new Frye exhibit, "I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time." 2 p.m. Sat. Nov. 18. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org.

Yoshiko Wada In "Creative Impulses—Japanese Fashion and Textiles," internationally-known textile artist, scholar, and president of the World Shibori Network, Wada will discuss "the intersection of tradition and technology in post-industrial Japan." 7 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Openings

BENHAM GALLERY Photographers Phil Borges and Luis Delgado and humanitarian organization CARE international exhibit "a visual commentary on culture, power, poverty, torture, perseverance and exceptional heroes." Thurs. Nov. 16. Reception on Thurs., Dec. 1. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat.

CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY Local artist Yancy Wright exhibits "Illumine," a series of lushly illuminated photographs. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. Artist talk: noon Sat. Nov. 18. Free. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com, noon-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri. noon-5 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. Ends Dec. 22.

COCA The 2006 Annual, organized by guest juror Jennifer Gately of the Portland Art Museum, features work from Lucas Blalock, Sylvie Matt Buchler, Susanna Bluhm, Margarida Correia, Tim Cross, and eleven other local and national artists. Reception: 8 p.m.-midnight. Sat. Nov. 18. $5. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Dec. 30.

FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY Gail Grinnell's "Bitter Love" are tender works in ink and acrylic; in the Upstairs Gallery, Marc Wenet presents mixed media constructions in "Up from Down". Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sun. Nov. 19. 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 Dec. 24.

FRYE ART MUSEUM "I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time," recent work by Viennese artist Erwin Wurm. Reception: Fri. Nov. 17. 7 p.m. Free. Opens Sat. Nov. 18. 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. "I Love My Time" ends Jan. 28. "Klompen" ends Jan. 21. "Time" ends Jan. 28. "Little Women" ends Feb. 4.

GIBSON GALLERY "15 + ½" is an anniversary exhibit of new work by over 20 gallery artists, including Alicia Berger, Michael Brophy, Larry Calkins, and Faryn Davis. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. 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 Dec. 23.

GREG KUCERA GALLERY 50 etchings from printmaker Robert Motherwell's collaborations with Catherine Mosely are on display, with Mosely present on opening night. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 23.

JAMES HARRIS Photographer Rory McMakin's new body of work, "Actual," aims to "capture the essence of domestic found objects." Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 22.

LAWRIMORE PROJECT Exciting new work at this edgy gallery, including Sami Ben Larbi's "Are We There Yet?" installation, as well as paintings, audio, and new prints; prints from Ben Beres, and a surprise video from Erwin Wurm, concurrently exhibiting work at the Frye. Opens: Sat. Nov. 18. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 206-501-1231, www.lawrimoreproject.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 30.

MUSEUM OF HISTORY And INDUSTRY "Essential Seattle" spans 150 years of local history using images, artifacts, films, and oral histories. "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.

Northwest Craft Center Gallery Six artists exhibit their new work, including "Cast Glass" from Gerry Newcomb, "Anatolian Goddesses" by Mary Robinson, "Concrete" Boats from Ernest Hilsenberg, "Tribute to S.B." by Jeffrey Brown, Regnor Reinholdsten's "Pottery," and John Morgan's "A Fork in the Road." Reception: 6-8 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17. 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Ends Dec. 31.

PLATFORM GALLERY Stephen Hilyard's "King Wave" offers striking digital photographs that "reference the world but do not depict it." Reception: 5:30-8 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 30.

WOODSIDE BRASETH GALLERY A Centennial Celebration and Exhibition Honoring Northwest Master Guy Anderson, and the original members of the Northwest School (Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and William Cumming). Preview: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 16. 2101 9th Ave., 206-622-7243, www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 1.

WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE Text and imagery combine in "Five Contemporary Visual Poets," the works of Mary Ruefle, Jen Bervin, Joshua Beckman, Nico Vassilakis, and Robert Seydel. Wed. Nov. 15. 407 Dexter Ave. N. 206-264-8200, www.wavepoetry.com, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.

Last Chance

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.

Galleries

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.

BALLARD FETHERSTON Dorothy Rissman uses bamboo, thread, and wood panel in "Pieces", her first solo show. 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". 2312 Second Ave., www.blvdart.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri. 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.

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. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843, www.columbiacitygallery.com. Noon-8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 14.

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.

DADAMO 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.

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 I/M/A "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.

GALLERY 63 ElEVEN French Connection, new paintings from Jeff Mihalyo. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 6.

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.

HENRY ART GALLERY 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". Also: "Take the Cake", celebrating the fruits of The Stranger's Genius Awards over the years, with revealing work from Susan Robb, Lead Pencil Studio, Jonathan Raban, On the Boards, and more. 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.

H0WARD 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

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.

JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY Bay Area artist Joe Colley exhibits "Lonely Microphone", an interactive installation on space and sound. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 29.

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 Justi 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.

okok GALLERY SEE REVIEW 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.

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.

PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST "Chick Flick" explores family and fantasy life, gender roles, sexuality and more in the works of four nationally established female artists. 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.

PUNCH GALLERY "Billy in the Lowground" investigates the pit stops in the ballad's migration from 18th-century England to Appalachia. The installation is essentially a meditation on how the story of history travels through time. Writer and musician Fionn Meade, composer Rob Millis, and artist and recent PONCHO Special Recognition Award recipient Mary Simpson use restrained movement, repetitive motion, music, and mise-en-scene as metaphor for fractured narrative. 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-621-1945, www.punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Dec. 3. SUZANNE BEAL

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. 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. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 9.

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.

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.

VIVEZA Americans are notoriously geographically challenged. As if to take advantage of this ignorance, local artist Francesca Berrini creates maps that will only reinforce viewers' misplaced concepts, or else orient them to the vivid terrain of Berrini's own imagination, a fantastic land of places that exist only figuratively or not at all. In "Terraform: Traversing the Imaginary Landscape," Berrini adeptly tears vintage maps into tiny pieces and rearranges them according to a playful logic. Finely and colorfully wrought, these paper and resin collages look almost genuine—until you study them up close. Then Berrini's keen sense of irony pops out. Some of her maps are wonderfully imprecise, like "Swampy Regions"; others are entirely made up, like the (Greek? Siberian?) region of "Illupi"; still others make a sly commentary more on mindsets than geopolitical boundaries, such as "Us vs. Them" or "Good & Evil." SUE PETERS 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Dec. 24.

WALL SPACE "In Plain View," Kathy Smith's ethereal photographic depictions of the Emerald City. 600 First Ave. C322, 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.

WINSTON WäCHTER Bo Bartlett's "Manifest Destiny" paintings show Northwest scenes through an appropriately misty oil palette. Thurs. Nov. 9. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 4.

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.

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.

BURKE MUSEUM "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. 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.

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.

MUSEUM OF GLASS "Contrasts: A Glass Primer", curated by Vicki Halper, pairs unique works in groupings that highlight differences in technique and conception. 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.

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM Vik Muniz's "Reflex" shows the Mona Lisa as finger-painted in chocolate syrup. Dracula depicted in caviar. Marlene Dietrich laid out in diamonds. Portraits of kids made of sugar. In "Reflex," a 20-year survey of Brazilian-born photographer's work, the SAM presents 100 photos by the 45-year-old artist, who uses an inspired array of materials in his wry and fastidiously rendered tableaux: dirt, jewels, peanut butter, cigarette butts, hole-punch holes. Muniz makes the medium challenge the subject for control of the message. In his junk-art series he fills a room with detritus and then clears out space in the shape of forms from Goya and Caravaggio. He replicates the work of old masters in colored thread or paint chips. A bit of a punk artist in spirit, his talent, though, is wide-ranging and insightful. He demonstrates that it doesn't take much to turn a dusty icon into something unintended and new. SUE PETERS 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.

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 subversively hiding in grade school libraries everywhere. This fact is illustrated beautifully in "The Art of Eric Carle," a respectful and cheerful 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, it's only up close that you realize how many layers are involved in each sea creature, polar bear, and strand of kelp. There's no hyperbole to Carle's comment: "I steal from the Impressionists!" 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! If you do make a trek to TAM, these are three rather different and interesting shows. SUE PETERS Tacoma Art Museum, 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.

 
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