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Lectures and Events

Aleksandar Macasev A lecture from the Serbian designer on contemporary media culture. 7 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 7. $10-$25. New work from Walid Raad, Robert Campbell, and Yuki Nakamura, and winners of The Stranger's Genius Awards winners over the years. Also: Stephen Shore's large-format color photos demonstrate his influential vision of the last half century. Henry Art Gallery, Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 543-2280.

Capitol Hill Art Walk Browse galleries and boutiques along Pike, Pine, and the side streets. 6-9 p.m. Tues. Dec. 12. Where to start: www.myspace.com/2Tue.

E-GAD! The Art Institute's Expo for Game Art and Design, celebrating a new BFA program of the same name. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Dec. 9. Art Institute of Seattle, 2323 Elliott Ave., 800-275-2471.

Friday at the Frye Extended hours, musicians traveling through the chambers, and stop-motion animation projects are highlights. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. Dec. 8. Recent work by Viennese artist Erwin Wurm. Also: The depiction of children in the 19th century is the unifying theme of a collection of paintings, primarily by New England artists from that era. Also: The latest kinetic sculptural installation from sound artist Trimpin. 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250. Wurm ends Jan. 28. Trimpin ends Jan. 21. "Children" ends Feb. 4.

Richard Marquis A conversation and slide show with the visiting glass artist. 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 10. 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. "Fresh!" ends Dec. 31.

Pratt Holiday Art Sale Glass, jewelry, painting, and sculpture for every budget. 6-10 p.m. Fri. Dec. 8. Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., 328-2200. $20.

T-K Holiday Art Show/Sale The name says it all: Tashiro-Kaplan building artists put it all on display and up for sale. 5-9 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 7. Corridor Gallery, 306 S. Washington St., 856-7037.

Barry Wong A gallery talk from the Pulitzer Prize–nominated photographer. 4-5 p.m., reception to follow. Sun. Dec. 10. HIGO, 604 S. Jackson St., 381-3000. Ends Dec. 30.

First Thursday

Alibi Room John Berry's dreamy oils and multimedia sound piece. Reception: 6 p.m.-12 a.m. 85 Pike St. (in Post Alley), 623-3180. Ends Dec. 31.

Benham Gallery Photographers Phil Borges and Luis Delgado exhibit "a visual commentary on culture, power, poverty, torture, perseverance and exceptional heroes." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1216 First Ave., 622-2480. Ends Dec. 23.

D'Adamo/Woltz The gallery's first show of photography from their represented artists. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 652-4414. Ends Feb. 6.

Davidson Contemporary Vibrant new paintings from Camille Patha. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 310 S. Washington St., 624-7684. Ends Dec. 23.

Form/Space Atelier Alfredo Vilches Roque's Mexican votive paintings/retablos, with music from Lori Goldston and Kyle at the Reception: 6-10 p.m. 1907 Second Ave., 448-2302, www.formspaceatelier.com.

Gallery4Culture Tivon Rice's new installation explores "the reduction of televised information to form and light." SEE THE WIRE, THURS. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 296-7580. Ends Dec. 29.

Gallery IMA A grand opening of the gallery's newly remodeled exhibition space, in conjunction with the Annual Holiday Show of paintings and sculpture. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 625-0055. Ends Jan. 1.

Garde Rail John Taylor's new mixed-media ships, and large-scale depictions of Jonah and the Whale and Noah's Ark. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Artist talk: 1 p.m. Sat. Dec. 9. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 621-1055. Ends Jan. 27.

Gibson Guitars Showroom Local rock documentarians Justin Renney, Blush Photo, and Feel Royal serve exciting photographs and the champagne of beers. Reception: 6-9 p.m. 159 S. Jackson St. Suite 300.

Grover/Thurston Gallery Arizona artist John Randall Nelson shows new paintings in "Flower." 309 Occidental Ave. S., 223-0816. Ends Dec. 22.

Harbor Lofts This Pioneer Square co-op hosts an open house. 420 Second Ave.

Linda Hodges Oils from Jennifer Beedon, inspired by "postwar suburbia in the 1940s and 1950s." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034. Ends Dec. 30.

Lisa Harris Paintings from Joel Brock. 1922 Pike Pl., 443-3315. Ends Dec. 30.

Patricia Rovzar An annual group show of oils, acrylics, mixed media, and more. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273. Ends Jan. 2.

Punch Gallery New sculptural work from Howard Barlow. Reception: 5-8 p.m. "Billy in the Lowground" investigates the ballad's pit stops in between 18th-century England and Appalachia. The film/installation is essentially a meditation on how the story of history travels through time. (See review 11/22). 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., 621-1945. Ends Dec. 3. Barlow ends Dec. 31. SUZANNE BEAL

Stonington Gallery "Winter Celebration," a group exhibition featuring over 15 gallery artists. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 119 S. Jackson St., 405-4040. Ends Dec. 31.

Vetri James Minson and Renata Crowe's glass jewelry. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 1404 First Ave., 667-9608. Ends Dec. 31.

William Traver New work from glass artist Danny Perkins. Reception: 5-8 p.m. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St. 200, 587-6501. Ends Jan. 28.

Openings

ArtsWest "Surreal" paintings from artist/cremationist Rob Clarke. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Sat. Dec. 9. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 938-0963. Ends Jan. 4.

Bellevue Arts Museum 120 works of wood art, from the collection of Jane and Arthur Mason. Tues. Dec. 12. A juried exhibit of contemporary weavers. Also: the work of Northwest jewelry artist Ron Ho, and Mohamed Zakariya's elegant script work. 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770. "Tapestry" ends Jan. 6. Ron Ho and Zakariya end Feb. 18. Wood ends April 2007.

Christoff Gallery Hand-painted photographs from Andrew Miller, plus the Reidster Reid Short Film Festival and music from Ghosts I've Met and others at the reception: 6 p.m. Sat. Dec. 9. 6004 12th Ave. S. #17, 767-0280. Ends Dec. 31.

Gallery 110 A juried show of the gallery artists' best of 2006. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Wed. Dec. 6. Also 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 7. 110 S. Washington St., 624-9336. Ends Dec. 30.

Patricia Cameron Paintings from Oregon artist Lisa Pounders and ceramic sculpture from Seattleite Charlotte Renata Simpson. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Wed. Dec. 6. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 343-9647. Ends Jan. 13.

Roq la Rue Lovely, spooky paintings from New York artists MaDora Frey and Jean Pierre Roy. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Dec. 8. 2312 Second Ave., 374-8977. Ends Feb. 2.

20Twenty New work from No Space gallery co-founder Gabriel Stromberg. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Sat. Dec. 9. 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 706-0969. Ends Jan. 10.

Wall Space Aline Smithson's multifaceted photographs (SEE FALL ARTS GUIDE). Tues. Dec. 12. Two local photographers capture contemporary Seattle: Kathy Smith finds unusual angles in black and white with a Diana (a cheap plastic camera), while Kevin Cruff uses the more modern Holga to draw out mystical beauty in the mist-shrouded landscapes of Discovery Park, and color abstractions in his series, "3 Mile Range," views within his otherwise unromantic neighborhood of Magnolia. 600 First Ave. #322, 749-9133. Ends Dec. 9. SUE PETERS

Last Chance

SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental 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., 343-1101. Ends Dec. 9.

Suyama Space A spiraling geometric web of precisely joined hemlock by New York artist Ben Butler. 2324 Second Ave., 256-0809. Ends Dec. 8.

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. Free. Ends Dec. 10.

Wing Luke The Kong Yick Buildings, Higo, and the Eastern Hotel celebrated through history, testimony, and artifacts. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 623-5124. Ends Dec. 10.

Zeitgeist New paintings from Scott J. Morgan. 171 S. Jackson St., 583-0497. Ends Dec. 6.

Galleries

Ballard Fetherston Dorothy Rissman uses bamboo, thread, and wood panel in "Pieces," her first solo show. 818 E. Pike St., 322-9440. Ends Dec. 14.

Baas Five gallery artists exhibit new paintings and small format prints. Sat. Dec. 2. 2703 E. Madison St., 324-4742. Ends Jan. 13.

Belle & Wissell "Beasts," an exhibit of "mythological menagerie." 6014 12th Ave. S., 322-7908. Ends Feb. 17.

Bluebottle Robots, robots, and more robots from illustrator R. Nicholas Kuszyk. 415 E. Pine St., 325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.

Catherine Person Gallery Local artist Yancy Wright exhibits a series of lushly illuminated photographs. 319 Third Ave. S., 763-5565. Ends Dec. 22.

CoCA The 2006 Annual, organized by guest juror Jennifer Gately of the Portland Art Museum, features work from over 15 local and national artists. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 728-1980. 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., 760-9843. Ends Jan. 14.

Cornish College Gallery SEE THE WIRE, WED. Wed. Dec. 6-Fri. Dec. 8. 1000 Lenora St., 726-5011.

Experience Music Project Unexpected pairings 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), 770-2702. Ends Jan. 1.

Fine Art Vision Gallery The vibrant oils of Russian artist Igor Kashinsky, inspired by "the psychology of the music world." 3833 156th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, 425-681-9772. Ends Jan. 4.

Fountainhead The third annual Children's Book Art Invitational, featuring Richard Jesse Watson, John Nez, and more. W. McGraw St., 285-4467. Ends Dec. 22.

Frame Up Studios "Not So Stories," Beatrice Billard's painterly interpretations of folk and "cautionary" tales from around the world. 3515 Fremont Ave. N, 547-4657. Ends Dec. 31.

Francine Seders Gallery Gail Grinnell's tender works in ink and acrylic; Marc Wenet's mixed media constructions. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. Ends Dec. 24.

G. Gibson Gallery 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., 587-4033. Ends Dec. 23.

Greg Kucera Gallery Scott Trimble's boardwalks of shifting scale and direction. SEE THE WIRE, THURS. Also: 50 etchings from printmaker Robert Motherwell's collaborations with Catherine Mosely. 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770. Ends Dec. 23. Trimble ends Jan. 27.

Howard House Dan Webb's carved wood sculpture and photography in "Never Always." 604 Second Ave., 256-6399. Ends Jan. 13.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Bay Area artist Joe Colley's interactive installation on space and sound. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 634-0919. Ends Dec. 29.

James Harris Photographer Roy McMakin's new body of work aims to "capture the essence of domestic found objects." 309A Third Ave. S., 903-6220. Ends Dec. 22.

Lawrimore Project Sami Ben Larbi's installation, as well as paintings, audio, and new prints; prints from Ben Beres, and a video from Erwin Wurm, concurrently exhibiting work at the Frye. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 501-1231. Ends Dec. 30. Gallery closed Wed. Dec. 6-Sun. Dec. 10.

Northwest Craft Center Gallery New work from Gerry Newcomb, Mary Robinson, Ernest Hilsenberg, Jeffrey Brown, Regnor Reinholdsten and John Morgan. 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), 728-1555. Ends Dec. 31.

OKOK Gallery Grant Barnhart (Tra Sehltrow)'s brilliant paintings full of fascinating creatures from this young artist with intensity to spare (See review 11/22). 5107 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-6242. Ends Jan. 14. SUE PETERS

Photographic Center Northwest The PCNW Juried Members' Exhibition features selections chosen by Whatcom Museum's Scott Wallin. 900 12th Ave., 720-7222. "Juried" ends Jan. 15.

Platform Gallery Stephen Hilyard's striking digital photographs that "reference the world but do not depict it." 114 Third Ave. S., 323-2808. Ends Dec. 30.

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, 547-1215. Ends Dec. 16.

Suite 400 "re-Rendered," new work by Laura Ward in this unusual space. 1601 Second Ave. (above Nordstrom Rack), 624-3854. Ends March 2007.

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 (See review 11/22). 2707 California Ave. S.W., 932-4805. Ends Dec. 16. SUE PETERS

Viveza 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. (See review 11/22). 2604 Western Ave., 956-3584. Ends Dec. 24. SUE PETERS

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers Printmaker/wood engraver Shinsuke Minegishi presents his first one-person U.S. exhibition. 208 First Ave. S., 682-3545. 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., 838-7444. Ends Dec. 16.

Winston Wächter Bo Bartlett's paintings show Northwest scenes through an appropriately misty oil palette. Thurs. Nov. 9. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 652-5855. 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., 622-7243. Ends Jan. 1.

Museums

Burke Museum A bilingual photography exhibit honoring Oaxaca's annual Day of the Dead tradition. Also: hand-tinted photographs from turn-of-the-century Tibet. N.E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. N.E., 543-5590. "Day of the Dead" Ends Dec. 31. Tibet ends Feb. 4.

Museum of Flight 50 working models based on Leonardo da Vinci's notes and sketches. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 764-5700. Ends Jan. 28.

Museum of History and Industry The Youth in Focus nonprofit encourages teens to capture their here-and-now in a new photography exhibit. Also: "Essential Seattle" and "Picturing the Century," images and artifacts of local history and photos from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., 324-1126. Ends Dec. 17.

Nordic Heritage Museum Paintings and prints from Norwegian artists interpret Henrik Ibsen's plays in honor of the 100th anniversary of his death. Also: "Tapestry on the Edge." Both open Thurs. Nov. 30. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707.

Seattle Asian Art Museum Vik Muniz shows the Mona Lisa as finger-painted in chocolate syrup. Dracula depicted in caviar. Marlene Dietrich laid out in diamonds. And portraits of kids made of sugar in this 20-year survey of Brazilian-born photographer's work (See review 11/08). Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 654-3100. ends Jan. 15.

Tacoma Art Museum. Great art is subversively hiding in grade school libraries everywhere. This fact is illustrated beautifully in this retrospective of beloved children's illustrator/author Eric Carle's work (see review 11/01). Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Ends Jan. 21. SUE PETERS

 
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