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Lectures and Events

Alex Schweder Local artist/architect Alex Schweder shows a bungalow-sized vinyl bubble alluding to "architectonic" references like windows and doors, which expands and deflates in a choreographed sequence three times a day. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. Jan. 12. Artist Talk: noon, Sat. Jan. 13. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave., 256-0809. Ends April 13.

David Whitehouse The Executive Director and Curator of Ancient and Islamic Glass at Corning Museum of Glass conducts presents the first talk in the "History of Glass" lecture series. 2 p.m. Sun. Jan. 14. Also: "Transparently Built" explores the diverse architectural properties of glass though site-specific works. Also: "Contrasts: A Glass Primer" is designed as a compelling introduction to the medium of glass. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750. Through 2007 and 2009.

Lezlie Jane "From Starving Artist to Place of Comfort—My Way of Making it as an Artist," presented by custom jeweler Jane and the Seattle Metals Guild. 7 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 11. $5. Seattle Pacific University, Otto Miller Hall, Room 127, 3307 Third Ave. W.

Nearby History An evening program and reception honoring this year's writing seminar participants, featuring 14 samples of new historical research. 7-9 p.m. Wed. Jan. 10. Free. Also: Holiday-themed covers of the Saturday Evening Post from Norman Rockwell. Ends Jan. 15. Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., 324-1126.

Seattle Print Fair The seventh annual fair features original woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs from five centuries, all for sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Jan. 13. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Jan. 14. Seattle Center Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., 684-7221.

Last Chance

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

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.

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

Nordic Heritage Museum "Tapestry on the Edge." 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707. Ends Jan. 14.

Patricia Cameron Paintings from Oregon artist Lisa Pounders and ceramic sculpture from Seattleite Charlotte Renata Simpson. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 343-9647. Ends Jan. 13.

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

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 the 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 Trimpin's five-octave, room-sized metal and wood instrument, "Colorinpurple." Ends Sun. Jan. 14, with a performance (SEE CLASSICAL) Also: 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). 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Ends Jan. 21.

20Twenty New work from No Space gallery co-founder Gabriel Stromberg. 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 706-0969. Ends Jan. 10.

Wall Space Aline Smithson's multifaceted photographs (SEE SEE FALL ARTS GUIDE). 600 First Ave. #322, 749-9133. Ends Jan. 13.

Openings

Alibi Room Adria Garcia's self-portraits drawn on mirrors, in her first solo show, "Ancestors and Ghosts." 6- 10 p.m. Wed. Jan. 10. Ends Feb. 28.

Ballard Fetherston New work from mixed-media artist and painter Mary Molyneaux. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. Jan. 12. 818 E. Pike St., 322-9440.

Benham Gallery The once-endangered Benham building will remain, and the gallery celebrates with photographs from unrepresented artists in "Give Us Your Best Shot." Wed. Jan. 10. 1216 First Ave., 622-2480. Ends Feb. 10.

Bellevue Arts Museum Chicago artist Barbara Cooper glues layers of wood veneer scraps to return the material to an organic form, creating life-size sculptural forests. Twelve of her pieces will be on display Tues. Jan. 16. Also: 20 works of wood art, from the collection of Jane and Arthur Mason. 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. Ron Ho and Zakariya end Feb. 18. Wood ends April. Cooper ends April 22.

Francine Seders Gallery New and old work from mixed-media artist Dina Barzel, who uses silver thread, wire, clay, and wood in "A Delicate Balance." Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sun. Jan. 14. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 782-0355. Ends Feb. 18.

OKOK Gallery New work from Dave Pauls. Sat. Jan. 13. Closing: Grant Barnhart (Tra Sehltrow)'s brilliant paintings full of fascinating creatures from this young artist with intensity to spare ( See review 11/15). 5107 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-6242. Ends Jan. 12. SUE PETERS

Parklane Gallery An "All Artists Salon-Style Show" kicks off Kirkland's Art Walk evening. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 11. 130 Park Lane, Kirkland, 425-827-1462. Ends Feb. 4.

Purr James Purpura's abstract acrylics are "Music Interpretations on Canvas." Reception: 6 p.m. Wed. Jan. 10. Ends Jan. 31.

SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental Current work from Elizabeth Jameson, Kristen Ramirez, Junko Yamamoto, and four more fascinating local artists. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 11. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 343-1101.

Western Bridge SEE THE WIRE, SATURDAY

3412 Fourth Ave. S., 838-7444.

Galleries

ArtPatch "Seattle Correspondence School," featuring Darla Barry Benson, Joanna Lepore, Flatchestedmama, Nate West, Amanda Mae, and more. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 852-JERK. Ends Jan. 28.

The Artspace A multimedia show of paintings and textile art celebrating the artistry and accomplishments of the women of rural Weya in Eastern Zimbabwe. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1245 10th Ave. E., 323-0300. Ends Jan. 31.

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

Bluebottle "Fire Season," new paintings from Paul Chatem. 415 E. Pine St., 325-1592. Ends Jan. 31.

blvd gallery Mike Leavitt's Guerilla Army—sculpted action figures of artists—and other "hip hopjects." 2312 2nd Ave. Ends Feb. 1.

Catherine Person Gallery Abstract paintings inspired by Berlin from the late, great Drake Deknatel. 319 Third Ave. S., 763-5565. Ends Feb. 3.

Corridor Gothically eerie mixed-media assemblages by Brian White. Corridor Gallery, Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 856-7037. Ends Jan. 28.

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

Davidson Galleries Mezzotints and recent paintings from Holly Downing. In the Antique Print department, German Expressionist prints. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 624-6700. Ends Jan. 27.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery "The New Guard": An exhibition of original artwork from MOME, the essential anthology of emerging comics talent curated by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds. 1201 S. Vale St., 658-0110. Ends Jan. 31.

Form/Space Atelier Abstract Expressionist painters Barry Connolly, Jeff Jacobsen, Steven Schrock, Shai Steiner, and Kenneth Susynski. Schrock will paint live using a paintball gun and a suit of paint-soaked sponges. 1907 Second Ave., 448-2302, Ends Jan. 31.

Foster/White Gallery James Martin has been populating his lively gouache on brown paper paintings with zany characters in odd burlesque circumstances for many years now from the "Donald Duck Ranch," his home in Edmonds. In "No Wooly Mammoths Here," the 78-year-old artist introduces marionettes into his tableaux like tiny alter-egos or as belittling commentary on personal fortitude. This solo show at Foster/White this month marks Martin's 20-year anniversary with the gallery. (SEE THE WIRE, 1/03). 220 3rd Ave. S. #100, 622-2833. Ends Jan. 27. SUE PETERS

Fountainhead Oils and watercolors from William Hewson, and new paintings from Lou Wall. Sat. Jan. 6. 625 McGraw St., 285-4467. Both end 28.

Frame Up Studios "Rustic Botanicals," mixed-media photography from Drew Forsell. 3515 Fremont Ave. N, 547-4657. Ends Jan. 30.

G. Gibson Gallery New paintings and drawings from Mark Thompson. 300 S. Washington St., 587-4033. Ends Feb. 10.

Gallery 110 Cornish alum Jason Matsune shows his moody "Modern Cave Paintings," and Jason Sobottka's "Topo and Paper" mixes landscape reference with animal imagery. 110 S. Washington St., 624-9336. Ends Jan. 27.

Garde Rail John Taylor's new mixed media ships, and large-scale depictions of Jonah and the Whale and Noah's Ark. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 621-1055. Ends Jan. 27.

Glasshouse Studio An annual Holiday Display of over 40 Northwest glass artists. 311 Occidental Ave. S., 682-9939. Ends Jan. 31.

Greg Kucera Gallery Prints inspired from sign and billboard imagery from prolific L.A. art figure Ed Ruscha, and recent prints and drawings by D.C. artist Benjamin Edwards. 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770. Ends Jan. 27.

Grover/Thurston Gallery Portland-based artist Judy Hill's new work in kiln cast glass and raku ceramic. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 223-0816. Ends Jan. 27.

Henry Art Gallery SEE THE WIRE, THURSDAY. Also: new work from Walid Raad. Henry Art Gallery, 5th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 543-2280. Raad ends Feb. 4.

James Harris New text-based work by Mark Mumford. 309A Third Ave. S., 903-6220. Ends Feb. 3.

John McKinney Studio Large-scale black-and-white photographs by John McKinney. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 856-7037. Ends Jan. 27.

La Familia Gallery Painter Michelle Anderst's first solo show, and sculpted wire creatures from Jason Stauffer. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 117 Prefontaine Pl., 291-4608. Ends Jan. 27.

Linda Hodges Local artists David Allison, Maya Chachava, and Brenna Helm investigate the "psychological and symbolic aspect of iconic structures." 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034. Ends Jan. 27.

Lisa Harris New paintings from Emily Wood. 1922 Pike Pl., 443-3315. Ends Jan. 27.

M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery A documentary exhibit of several families and their travels home to New Orleans from the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, 344-4397. Ends Jan. 25.

Patricia Rovzar Gallery "Introductions" features the work of new artists Rick Monzon, Greg Skol, Morgan Brig, and Jean Larson. 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273. Ends Jan. 30.

Pioneer Square Saloon New photography by Thomas Krueger. 73 Yesler Way, 349-3348. Ends Jan. 31.

Platform Gallery Multimedia artist Carlee Fernandez juxtaposes her image—through photographs, video, and sculpture—as a "dark reconciliation with her envy of 'man.'" 114 Third Ave. S., 323-2808. Ends Feb. 10.

Print Zero Studios A site-specific mural and new prints from Abraham Mong and Zach Bohn. 323 N. 105th St., 363-2997. Ends Jan. 21.

Punch Gallery New gallery members Nathan DiPietro, Patricia Hagen, and Natalie Schmidt Dotzaur show egg tempera paintings, mixed-media paintings, and "reconstructed home salvage," respectively. 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., 621-1945. Ends Jan. 28.

Roq la Rue Lovely, spooky paintings from New York artists MaDora Frey and Jean Pierre Roy. 2312 Second Ave., 374-8977. Ends Feb. 2.

Secret Garden Bookshop Local photographer Richard Gilbert exposes the contents of people's junk drawers. 2214 N.W. Market St., 789-5006. Ends Jan. 31.

SOIL Sculptures and video from Debra Baxter and Robert de Saint Phalle. In the Backspace: "Controlled Fire: Variations," new work by Ben Hirschkoff. 112 Third Ave. S., 264-8061. Ends Jan. 28.

Solo Iconic music photographs from the '70s through today from Darrell M. Westmoreland. 200 Roy St., 213-0080. Ends Jan. 31.

Suite 400 "re-Rendered," new work by Laura Ward in this unusual space. 1601 2nd. Ave. (above Nordstrom Rack), 624-3854. Ends March 2007.

22 Doors Portrait and floral paintings from Willow Heath. 405 15th Ave. E., 324-6406. Ends Feb. 11.

Two Bells Selected early paintings from David Kane. 2313 4th Ave., 441-3050. Ends Jan. 30.

William Traver New work from glass artist Danny Perkins. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St. 200, 587-6501. Ends Jan. 28.

Woodside/Braseth Gallery Mixed-media painting, sculpture, and illustration from Judith Kindler. 2101 9th Ave., 622-7243. Ends Feb. 6.

Zeitgeist Large-format color Holga photos of Orcas Island by Pipi. 171 S. Jackson St., 583-0497. Ends Jan. 31.

Museums

Burke Museum Hand-tinted photographs from turn-of-the-century Tibet. N.E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. N.E., 543-5590. Ends Feb. 4.

Frye Museum Recent work by Viennese artist Erwin Wurm. SEE WIRE, 12/13. 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. Trimpin ends Jan. 21. Wurm ends Jan. 28. "Children" 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.

Whatcom Museum Handmade American Indian objects from the high plateau region of the Northwest interior, from the collection of the Maryhill Museum. Sun. Jan. 14. 121 Prospect St., Bellingham, 360-676-6981. Ends June 9.

Wing Luke "How the Soy Sauce Was Bottled: Uncommon Stories of Common Objects" features five Asian Pacific Americans' perspectives on photos and documents in the Museum's permanent collection. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 623-5124. Ends Nov. 30.

 
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