Openings & Events •  EXPO 92 Cairo’s annual arts/music festival, this year

Openings & Events


EXPO 92 Cairo’s annual arts/music festival, this year with the theme “Under Construction,” features art from Minh Nguyen, Al Bee, Christopher Ando, Max, and others. Cairo, 507 E. Mercer St., 7-10 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 15.


MELT A group show of local and international artists responding to issues pertaining to youth, childhood, and education. Opening reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 15. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2999, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Ends March 15.

On Capturing Transient Bodies Patty Haller, Ingrid Lahti, Edward Lee, and Trung Pham set out to “capture what cannot be captured” in this painting exhibit. Opens Thurs., Jan 15. ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave. S.W., 938-0963, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 7.

Nature vs. Nurture A group show themed around scenes that have a nurturing or naturing element. Opening reception 5-9 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 15. EAFA Gallery, 5701 Sixth Ave. S., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 28.


Terminal A group show dealing with the subject of mortality and the effort to make space for beauty in the face of approaching death. Photographers include Richard Misrach, Sylvia Plachy, Eugene Richards, and a dozen more. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 15. Photo Center NW, 900 12th Ave., 720-7222, Noon-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends April 5.



Zack Bent

Lean-out, Lean-to is an installation inspired by a chance encounter with a truck canopy in Spokane. Bent takes that form and adopts it into a “monolithic chamber of secrets.” Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 634-0919, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 6.


M Biennial: Knock on Wood Again, there’s a very materials-focused emphasis to this biannual group show. Clay and fiber art were featured in 2012 and 2010, respectively; now it’s the chisel-and-mallet set’s turn to display their creations. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, $5-$10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends March 29.

Alix Brodeur

A Shovel a Shovel features minimalist pottery. Pottery Northwest, 226 First Ave. N., 285-4421, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Ends Jan. 31.



ity Dwellers A dozen contemporary Indian artists are represented in this show organized by SAM and originating entirely from the private local collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and Malini Balakrishnan. Scenes and icons from Mumbai to New Delhi are represented via photography and sculpture. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., 654-3121, $12–$19. Weds.-Sun.

Ends Feb. 15.

Cross Pollination Gallery artists invite a guest to show a piece alongside their own works. Shift Gallery, 312 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Jan. 31.


Patrick Driscoll & Barry Stone Driscoll is a painter, but he prefers T-shirts and underwear to canvasses. Stone’s “data-bending” work uses technology to warp his photo and video pieces. James Harris Gallery, 604 Second Ave, 903-6220, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 14.


antation and Follies

Incantation is group show with strong mystical influences. Mark Mitchell’s Follies features clothing inspired by pharmaceutical companies and the AIDS epidemnic. Roq La Rue, 532 First Ave S., 374-8977, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Jan. 31.