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Art to check out this week

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Lectures and Events

ART MART The United Indian Elders' Program features the wares of a dozen Native American artists and craftspeople, and the Northwest Native American Basketweaving Association with a demonstration. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Nov. 25. Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 3801 W. Government Way (in Discovery Park), 206-228-1410.

Lelavision Physical Music You know that saying, "writing about music is like dancing about architecture?" In Physical Music, the Lelavision dance troupe's choreography comes from the playing of "musical sculptures" designed to evoke movement. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 24. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org.

Mark Magrath: Temporary Public Art SEE THE WIRE. Also: "Portrait Sprawl/Canvas Hardscape" focuses on the small-scale, 2-D aspect of built environment through the work of four painters. 7 p.m. Wed. Nov. 22. Form/Space Atelier, 1907 Second Ave., 206-448-2302, www.formspaceatelier.com. "Portrait" ends Dec. 3.

Xaveer De Geyter Space.City Art and Architecture forum presents a lecture by the Belgian architect and educator. 6:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 27. $12 adv. from www.brownpapertickets.com. $15. Seattle Central Library Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-264-1120.

Openings

Fine Art Vision Gallery "From a Different Angle," the vibrant oils of Russian artist Igor Kashinsky, inspired by "the psychology of the music world." Reception: 1-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 25-26. 3833 156th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, 425-681-9772, www.fineartvision.com. Ends Jan. 4.

Last Chance

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Bellevue Arts Museum Garry Knox Bennett has created 52 wry and funky chairs in "Call Me Chairmaker." Ends Nov. 26. 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. "Tapestry" ends Jan. 6. "Dim Sum" and Zakariya end Feb. 18.

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. 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.ballard fetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 14.

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." Reception on Thurs., Dec. 1. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 23.

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.

Catherine Person Gallery Local artist Yancy Wright exhibits "Illumine," a series of lushly illuminated photographs. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com, noon-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. noon-5 p.m. Sat. and by appointment. Ends Dec. 22.

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.

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 11 other local and national artists. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Dec. 30.

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's 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.doubletakeex hibit.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $7-$8. Ends Jan. 1.

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.

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." 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.

G. 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. 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.

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. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. www.gallery110.com. noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.

Gallery63Eleven 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.

Greg Kucera Gallery 50 etchings from printmaker Robert Motherwell's collaborations with Catherine Mosely are on display, with Mosely present on opening night. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 23.

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.)," neuroTransmitter's "Beyond Territory," and Robert Campbell and Yuki Nakamura's fascinating "Floating Plaster/City Motion." Also: "Take the Cake", celebrating The Stranger's Genius Awards winners over the years, with revealing work from Susan Robb, Lead Pencil Studio, Jonathan Raban, On the Boards, and others. 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. "Cake" ends Dec. 14. "Shore," "Beyond Territory," and "Floating" end Dec. 31. "Convinced" ends Feb. 4.

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.

James Harris Photographer Roy McMakin's new body of work, "Actual," aims to "capture the essence of domestic found objects." 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 22.

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. Noon-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 30.

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. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 206-501-1231, www.lawrimoreproject.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 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.linda hodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 2.

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." 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Ends Dec. 31.

OKOK Gallery Kansas-born artist Grant Barnhart, 28, created the sardonic pseudonym Tra Selhtrow when he noticed artists with more exotic names getting more work than he was. Sure enough, interest in his work picked up. He has since proved that his art is not worthless at all. Here, his "Sincere Intentions" are brilliant paintings full of fascinating creatures from this young artist with intensity to spare. Selhtrow's work evokes the wild ink-blotch illustrations of Ralph Steadman, but with more detail and obsession. His deft graphite drawings are set ablaze with well-controlled oils, from the subtle greens and blacks glimmering through the feathers of a raven's wing to the pensive gaze of a red-faced uakari monkey—or the fascinating octopus with the dark glistening eye and bubbling textures of its orange-red skin, achieved with a mix of paint, linseed oil, and mineral spirits. 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. SUE PETERS

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

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

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 10 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.

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.

T(ea) Gallery A black woman at the airport hesitates to use the "white courtesy phone." President Bush's advisers tremble in fear as the Syntax Mangler in Chief steps up to a podium to pronounce the word "Niger." These are the sorts of situations that Keith Knight captures in his single-panel cartoon, (th)ink—the latest foray for the award-winning cartoonist who has been ironically inking his experience as an urban activist, musician, and black man in San Francisco for 10 years, primarily in his nine-panel strip, The K Chronicles. From his standpoint as an African-American artist in modern America—not something you see enough of in the funny pages—Knight necessarily touches on some cogent topics of race and politics. "The K Chronicles is a multipanel, semiautobiographical take on all things around me. It's sorta like that weird uncle telling you a story about life. It's funny, but you're not sure whether to believe it or not," says Knight. "(th)ink, my weekly single panel, deals more with current events in the news—anything from politics, movies, hip-hop, etc." 2707 California Ave. S.W., 206-932-4805, www.myteagallery.com. Ends Dec. 16. SUE PETERS

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 mind-sets 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 SEE THE WIRE. "In Plain View," ethereal photographic depictions of the Emerald City from Kathy Smith and Kevin Cruff. 600 First Ave. #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.

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.

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). 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243, www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 1.

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

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.burke museum.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.

Frye Art Museum "I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time," recent work by Viennese artist Erwin Wurm. 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.

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.

Museum of History & 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.

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. "Reflex" ends Jan. 15. 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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