Literal and Metaphorical Point of Entry

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Artist Trust Benefit Auction The 20th Anniversary auction helps fund programs and services for Washington State artists. Also: commemorative art from Jeffry Mitchell and Yuki Nakamura, and entertainment from Bill Horist and Nana Bao. 6 p.m. Sat. Feb. 3. $150 and up. Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., 467-8734 x16. Red76's Sam Gould The Portland-based artist Gould's collaborative group, with musical guests, aims to facilitate discussion, thought, and action in public spaces. 8 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2. $8-$10. Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823. Sand Point Open Studios There you have it. 6-9 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2. 7527 63rd Ave. N.E., School of Art, Building 5, Bay C, Second Floor. Benham Gallery SEE THE WIRE, THURSDAY. 1216 First Ave., 622-2480. Ends Feb. 10. Corridor Mixed-media artist Betty Bastai invites you to write a love note and then scrap it, creating an "emotional dumpsite" to be used in a future piece. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Corridor Gallery, Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 856-7037. Ends Feb. 24. Davidson Contemporary New paintings from Stephanie J. Frostad focus on the "literal and metaphorical meaning of a point of entry." Also: small sculptures from M.J. Anderson. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 310 S. Washington St., 624-7684. Ends Feb. 24. D'Adamo/Woltz An Emerging Student exhibition showcases students from Cornish, Pratt, SU, and SCCC. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 652-4414. Ends March 1. Davidson Galleries New monotypes and etchings from Jonelle Johnson. In the Antique Print Department, woodcuts from Jacques Hnizdovsky. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 624-6700. Ends Feb. 24. Form/Space Atelier "Designated Landmarks," work from Paula Rebsom and Stephanie Robison, with a live performance from Vladmaster (artist-constucted viewmaster). Reception: 6-10 p.m. Ends Feb. 28. Also: Abstract Expressionist painters Barry Connolly, Jeff Jacobsen, Steven Schrock, Shai Steiner, and Kenneth Susynski. 1907 Second Ave., 448-2302. Ends Jan. 31.Foster/White Gallery New works from Tom Burrows. 220 Third Ave. S. #100, 622-2833. Ends Feb. 26. Gallery4Culture "Read/Un-Read," a new installation by Ruth Marie Tomlinson. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 296-7580. Ends Feb. 23. Gallery IMA Gallery artists Emmanuel Ranny and James Brown show drawings, oils, and acrylics. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 625-0055. Ends Feb. 25. Gallery 110 An exchange of works from Portland's Blackfish Gallery. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 624-9336. Ends Feb. 24. Garde Rail Collaborations in painting, collage, and stencil from married artists Tom D. and Melissa Duimstra. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 621-1055. Ends Feb. 24. Glasshouse Studio Hand-crafted goblets by over 50 glass artists. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Last chance: An annual Holiday Display of over 40 Northwest glass artists. 311 Occidental Ave. S., 682-9939. Both end Jan. 31. Greg Kucera Gallery Paintings, photographs, and works on paper from Jane Hammond. Artist Talk: 12 p.m. Sat. Feb. 3. 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770. Ends March 10. Grover/Thurston Gallery A solo show of new paintings from Deborah Mersky. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 223-0816. Ends Feb. 24. Howard House SEE THE WIRE, THURSDAY. 604 Second Ave., 256-6399. Ends March 10. La Familia Gallery Screenprints and acrylics from Lucas Vindana. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 117 Prefontaine Pl., 291-4608. Ends Feb. 28. Linda Hodges Nancy Loughlin's debut exhibition of oils. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034. Ends Feb. 24. Lisa Harris New paintings from Michael Greenspan and mezzotints from Anthony Dimichele. 1922 Pike Pl., 443-3315. Ends Feb. 24. Patricia Rovzar Gallery Bold interpretations of nature in Paul Brigham's recent paintings. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273. Ends Feb. 28. Punch Gallery Just in time for Valentine's Day, Justin Gibbens' watercolor drawings—inspired by scientific illustration—detail the conjugal and territorial goings-on of birds and bees. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., 621-1945. Ends Feb. 25. Shift "Preternatural," new sculptures by Eugene Parnell. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 306 S. Washington St., Ste. 105, 547-1215. Ends Feb. 28. SOIL SEE THE WIRE, SUNDAY. 112 Third Ave. S., 264-8061. Some Space Gallery Prints, drawings, and paintings from Lorie Ransom. Reception: 6-9 p.m. 625 First Ave., 718-3104. Ends Feb. 23. Vain New works from eight studio artists, plus music from DJ Teenage Rampage at the Reception: 6-10 p.m. 2018 First Ave., 441-3441. Ends Feb. 28. William Traver Alex Gabriel Bernstein and Joshua Weintraub. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 110 Union St. 200, 587-6501. Ends Feb. 25. Zeitgeist Dennis Kempe's Seattle-based, silver gelatin prints from the last two decades. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Ends Feb. 28. Large-format color Holga photos of Orcas Island by Pipi. 171 S. Jackson St., 583-0497. Ends Jan. 31.The Artspace A multi-media 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. Ballard Fetherston New work from mixed-media artist and painter Mary Molyneaux. 818 E. Pike St., 322-9440. Ends Feb. 3. Bluebottle "Fire Season," new paintings from Paul Chatem. 415 E. Pine St., 325-1592. Ends Jan. 31.BLVD Mike Leavitt's Guerilla Army—sculpted action figures of artists—and other "hip hopjects." 2312 Second 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. 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. Frye Museum 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. 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250. Ends Feb. 4. James Harris New text-based work from Mark Mumford. 309A Third Ave. S., 903-6220. Ends Feb. 3. Kirkland Arts Center Contemporary functional ceramics from six national and local artists is shown in "Intelligent Design." Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland, 425-822-7161. Ends Feb. 3. Parklane Gallery An "All Artists Salon-Style Show." 130 Park Lane, Kirkland, 425-827-1462. Ends Feb. 4. Pioneer Square Saloon New photography from Thomas Krueger. 73 Yesler Way, 349-3348. Ends Jan. 31. Purr James Purpura's abstract acrylics are "Music Interpretations on Canvas." 1518 11th Ave., 325-3112. Ends Jan. 31.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 Photographer and artist Richard Gilbert's ten color images of the trash and treasure people accumulate inspire a voyeuristic thrill as well as a nod of recognition. Who doesn't have a secret stash of twist-ties, take-out menus and superglue somewhere around the house? The project's inspiration, as he writes in his bio, "was a sudden pang of nostalgia for that place in the corner of my childhood kitchen where the detritus of our lives ended up—objects often of marginal consequence, but sometimes great importance, somehow too special to throw away, seldom animal or vegetable, and always, by necessity, smaller than a breadbox." 2214 N.W. Market St., 789-5006. Ends Jan. 31. RACHEL SHIMP Solo Iconic music photographs from the '70s through today from Darrell M. Westmoreland. 200 Roy St., 213-0080. Ends Jan. 31.Stonington Gallery A Winter Celebration Exhibition featuring decorative and ceremonial pieces for the holiday season. 119 S. Jackson St., 405-4040. Ends Jan. 31.Woodside/Braseth Gallery Mixed-media painting, sculpture, and illustration from Judith Kindler. 2101 Ninth Ave., 622-7243. Ends Feb. 6. Art/Not Terminal "The Transformation Window" from Don Farrell. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Sat. Feb. 3. Ends Feb. 28. Seattle Weekly arts writer Suzanne Beal's 3D creations using urban detritus; in the Subterranean Room, work from Reba S. Bigelow, Harry Bonnette, Hope Braswell, and Cybele Barr. 2045 Westlake Ave., 233-0680. Ends Jan. 31.Fancy + Pants Clare Bowers, aka clare cupcake, and her painterly collages. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2. 1914 Second Ave., 956-2945.Frame Up Studios New paintings in acrylic and collage from Debbie Bianchi. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2. 515 Fremont Ave. N, 547-4657. Ends Feb. 27. Joe Bar Steve Hanson's photographs of empty freeways. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2. 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407. Ends Feb. 28. Tacoma Art Museum 60 photographic portraits of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Opens Sat. Feb. 3. Also: "Paul Strand Southwest" features some never-before-seen prints from the influential photographer's estate. His early-1930s images of the Southwestern landscape, including decayed ghost towns and adobe churches, are as striking as his portraiture. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Strand ends May 23; Kahlo ends June 10. Alibi Room Adria Garcia's self-portraits drawn on mirrors, in her first solo show, "Ancestors and Ghosts." 85 Pike St., 623-3180. Ends Feb. 28. ArtsWest Martha Carey's abstract oils, Billy Colby's woodblock prints and etchings, and oils from Lee Mohr all feature the artists responding to interior and exterior landscapes. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 938-0963. Ends Feb. 17. Belle & Wissell "Beasts," an exhibit of "mythological menagerie." 6014 12th Ave. S., 322-7908. Ends Feb. 17. CoCa Concurrently exhibiting work at Woodside/Braseth, Judith Miller takes on consumer marketing toward children with her sculptures in "Consuming Youth." Center on Contemporary Art, 410 Dexter Ave. N., 728-1980. Ends Feb. 11. Columbia City Woodblock prints and paintings from Nigerian artist Eze Anamelechi; ruminations on shelter from photographer Tara McDermott, Stephanie Dickie, Mark Ditzler, and Hannah Voss in the main gallery. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 760-9843. Ends March 11. Convention Center "Coming of Age," a juried exhibit of contemporary quilt works. Galleria Level 2, 800 Convention Place, www.wsctc.com. Ends March 26. Cornish College Gallery The work of 40+ interior design students, who've applied "spatial and visual elements to the places in which people live, work and play." 1000 Lenora St., 726-5011. Ends Feb. 15.Crawl Space The gallery's first juried exhibition includes work from Mike Calway-Fagen (Tennessee), Justin Gibbens (Washington), Christoph Gielen (New York), Janet Lee (Washington), and Storm Tharp (Oregon). 504 E. Denny Way #1, 322-5752. Ends Feb.Facere An exploration of contemporary jewelry materials from 12 artists. City Centre, 1420 Fifth Ave., 624-6768. Ends Feb. 15. 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." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 782-0355. Ends Feb. 18. G. Gibson Gallery Wintry, travel-inspired new paintings and drawings from Mark Thompson, and a portfolio of photos from Walker Evans. 300 S. Washington St., 587-4033. Ends Feb. 10. Hedreen Gallery "Charting Maps: The Topography of Contemporary Art" with Leo Saul Berk, Kristen Ramirez, and Brad Winchester. Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., 296-2244. Ends March 13. Henry Art Gallery "Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne." Also: new work from Walid Raad. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 543-2280. Raad ends Feb. 4; Cologne ends April 22. Jeffrey Moose Paintings from Neil Andersson, Karen Schroeder, and Michele Soderstrom. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 467-6951. Ends March 3. Kittredge Gallery New mixed-media sculpture from Michael Johnson. Also: Recent paintings and drawings from local artist Karen Ganz. Artist talk: 2:30 p.m. Wed. Jan. 31. University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. and N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, 253-879-2806. M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery Paint media, drawing, printmaking, and 3-D from Seattle Central's Fine Arts program. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Wed. Jan. 31. Ends Feb. 23. Closing: 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.Patricia Cameron Dreamlike works on paper and sculpture of paper by Alla Goniodsky; and mixed media works on paper from Deborah Walker. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 343-9647. Ends Feb. 24. Photographic Center Northwest Jonas Bendiksen's photographs show the "scattered enclaves, unrecognized mini-states, and other isolated communities that straddle the southern borderlands of the former USSR." 900 12th Ave., 720-7222. Ends Feb. 27. Platform Gallery Multi-media 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. SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental Current work from Elizabeth Jameson, Kristen Ramirez, Junko Yamamoto, and four more fascinating local artists. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 343-1101. Ends Feb. 10. South Seattle Community College A juried show of local amateur and professional African American photographers. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 764-5337. Ends Feb. 7. Suite 400 "re-Rendered," new work by Laura Ward in this unusual space. 1601 Second Ave. (above Nordstrom Rack), 624-3854. Ends March. Suyama Space Local artist/architect Alex Scheweder 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. 2324 Second Ave., 256-0809. Ends April 13.Triangle Art Gallery Photographic works from Kentridge High School students in "Finding the Light." 909 Fourth Ave., 382-5003. Ends Feb. 28. 22 Doors Portrait and floral paintings from Willow Heath. 405 15th Ave. E., 324-6406. Ends Feb. 11. Viveza For his fourth showing at the gallery, Raymond Morrow's paintings are a study in the universal desires of love. 2604 Western Ave., 956-3584. Ends Feb. 18. Western Bridge A forty foot, four-channel video installation, Christian Marclay's Video Quartet (shown at the Tate Modern), is the focal point of this new show. Kit Bashing features a selection of "interventions and appropriations" with work by Gretchen Bennett, Steven Brekelmans, Ryan Gander, Paul Morrison, Carsten Höller, Steve Roden, and Ben Rubin. Höller's Birds documents ten new species of cross-bred birds in photogravure. Venturing into the apartment bedroom (upstairs) you'll feel deliciously like a voyeur, enjoying Ben Rubin's 12-screen loop of dreams, The Quiet Ticking of Dreams, which incorporates text from dream chat-rooms. Steve Rodin's sound installation possesses a decidedly space-based focus: exploring John Glenn's orbit of the earth, using the noises of collected satellite transmissions. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 838-7444. Ends May 5. ADRIANA GRANT Winston Wächter In his abstract paintings, Michael Schultheis uses his background in mathematics to express analytical problems visually. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 652-5855. Ends Feb. 9. Wright Exhibition Space Also at Howard House, Mary Henry shows selected modernist paintings from 1965 to 1992 in a new survey of her work. 407 Dexter Ave. N., 264-8200. Ends March 30. 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. 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. Museum of Flight 50 working models based on Leonardo da Vinci's notes and sketches. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 764-5700. Ends Feb 28. Museum of Glass "Quantizing Effects: The Liminal Art of Jim Campbell" showcases 38 of the artist's interactive multi-media works. 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. 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750. "Quantizing" ends June 3. Through 2007 and 2009. Nordic Heritage Museum "Immigrants—Graphic Images from Funen Graphic Workshop" offers 80 Danish artists' takes on immigration. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707. Ends March 25. Whatcom Museum Handmade American Indian objects from the high plateau region of the Northwest interior, from the collection of the Maryhill Museum. 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.

 
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