Openings & Events
A Tribute to Paul Havas Muted tones and serene landscapes are featured in this collection of the recently deceased Puget Sound painter’s work. First Thursday opening: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Woodside Braseth Gallery, 2101 Ninth Ave., 622-7243, woodsidebrasethgallery.com, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through June 1.
Stream to Sea evokes the mysterious undertones of nature. Artist reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs., May 2. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315, lisaharrisgallery.com, Opens May 2, Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 3.
Arty Party A day of family fun featuring hands-on art-making with Henry staff, an edible art workshop with Shorecrest High School Culinary Arts students, music by Caspar Babypants, and more. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., 543-2280, henryart.org, Free for children and Henry members. $10 general admission. Sun., May 5, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sheri Bakes Her new show Wind Song is dedicated to a friend who passed away. In it, her paintings consider the fragile bond between nature and humanity. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave. S., 622-2833, fosterwhite.com, Opens May 2, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through May 31.
BAM’s Free First Fridays Strapped for cash? BAM offers free admission every first Friday of the month. Here’s your chance to check out the museum’s current shows, Zoom (a showcase of stylish postwar Italian photography and design), Love Me Tender (in which artists mess with money) and Maneki Neko: Japan’s Beckoning Cats–From Talisman to Pop Icon (very kawaii ceramics). Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, bellevuearts.org, Free, First Friday of every month, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Clare Belfrage Inspired by the new exhibit at Tacoma’s Museum of Glass, Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest, the Australian artist presents Threads, a collection of lacey, organic glass sculptures. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave. S., 622-2833, fosterwhite.com, Opens May 2 with First Thursday reception, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Through May 31.
Joel Brock This mixed-media exhibition titled Shadows Cast embodies a unique representation of everyday objects, with layers of emotion emanating from within these abstract still lifes. First Thursday reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs., May 2. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315, lisaharrisgallery.com, Opens May 2, Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 3.
Gust Burns In review studies, the composer and educator presents an installation made up of several components, including text and sound recordings that examine questions about how we “understand that which is heard by musical listening, and how we listen to language.” First Thursday pening reception 6-8 p.m. Thurs., May 2. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 296-7580, 4culture.org, Opens May 2, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Larry Calkins The surreal subjects and scenarios in under my hat appear in magical landscapes draped in murky color; in these shadows, both image and storyline are never fully revealed. 6-8 p.m. First Thursday artist reception, 6-8 p.m. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 319 Third Ave. S., 223-0816, groverthurston.com, Opens May 2, Tues., Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 1.
Crusade for Art Jennifer Schwartz hosts this pop-up gallery out of her blue 1977 VW bus as a means to a encourage engagement with art and inspire a new wave of art collectors. Photographs by local artists will be given away for free at the event. Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St., Wed., May 1, 12-3 p.m.
Spangled Manner is a storefront video installation depicting two blank-faced nine-year-old girls as they undergo some unsettling makeovers. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Place S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 296-7580, 4culture.org, Opens May 2, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Fremont Art Walk Venues include Activspace, Fremont Brewing Co., 509 Winery and Tasting Room, Caffe Vita, and Fremont Abbey. (See fremontfirstfriday.com for participating artists.) First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Tom Hoffmann Cool earth tones and geometric patterns make up the landscapes and aggregated color fields in his Balance series. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Sat., May 4. Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W. McGraw St., 285-4467, fountainheadgallery.com, Opens May 2, Thurs., Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 12-5 p.m. Through May 26.
Kent Holloway In Light, Glass, and Crows, she depicts clouds, flowers, glass, and other organic forms. First Friday Art Walk opening, 5-7 p.m. May 3. Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N., 842-8569, bainbridgeperformingarts.org, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Doug Jeck and Ginny Ruffner In separate solo exhibits, the ceramic and mixed-media artists explore themes of human physicality and genetic engineering, often to unsettling and haunting effects. First Thursday reception, 5-8 p.m. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., 587-6501, travergallery.com, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 2.
Elizabeth McElveen Captured in and around the artist’s home of Verona, Italy, the series of black and white photographs that make up A Tragic Love & All evoke the romance and tragedy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Zeitgeist Art and Coffee, 171 S. Jackson St., 583-0497, zeitgeistcoffee.com, Opens May 2 during the First Thursday art walk. Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Through June 5.
mo·sa·ic The patchwork technique is represented through various media, from oil-dyed wood chips to metal leafing, through the work of Bui Cong Khanh, Hai and Thanh Le, Jongsook Lee, and Naoko Morisawa. First Thursday opening Reception: 5-8 p.m. ArtXchange, 512 First Ave. S., 839-0377, artxchange.org, Opens May 2, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Through June 1.
MOHAI Free First ThursDAYS The museum is open late; and, in addition to its permanent collection (artifacts from our civic and maritime history), you can see John Grade’s 65-foot-tall sculpture Wawona (salvaged from the schooner of the same name), plus new exhibits on video games and Seattle’s history at the movies. Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Avenue N., 324-1126, mohai.org, Free, First Thursday of every month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Kris Ekstrand Molesworth The land and seascapes, estuaries, and farmland vistas of the Samish valley are featured in Fragments of Place. Artist Reception 5-8 p.m. Sat., May 4. Smith & Vallee, 5719 Gilkey Ave. (Bow), 360-766-6230, smithandvallee.com, Opens May 4, Weds.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 26.
Meg Murch Presenting work from her 18-month residency, Coloring Outside the Lines features sculpture of vibrant color including busts, self-portrait masks, abstract figures, and wall pieces. Opening reception 6-8:30 p.m. Fri., May 3 (includes artist talk). Pottery Northwest, 226 First Ave. N., 285-4421, potterynorthwest.org, Opens May 3, Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 24.
New Members’ Show Julie Alexander, Julia Freeman, and Shaun Kardinal present work in different media on themes of memory and sensory perception, with pieces that aim to connect with the natural and everyday world. First Thursday opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Soil Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061, soilart.org, Weds.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. Through June 1.
Path with Art Spring Exhibit This one-night event showcases over 50 student artworks created during the past six months. Artist presentations, 6 p.m. during the First Thursday gallery walk. Frye Hotel Apartments, 223 Yesler, 722-6848, Thu., May 2, 5-7 p.m.
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Expressions in Haida Mythology are his new works examining the folk history of the Haida tribe. First Thursday preview before Sat., May 4 opening. (Artist reception 3 p.m. Sat., May 12.) Steinbrueck Native Gallery, 2030 Western Ave., 441-3821, steinbruecknativegallery.com, Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through May 25.
Oceanic celebrates the diverse aquatic wildlife found in the Puget Sound. Octopuses, seals, and salmon are brought to life through colorful and detailed glasswork. First Thursday opening reception 6-8 p.m. Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson St., 405-4040, stoningtongallery.com, Opens May 2, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. Through May 31.
Tentacles! A collection of pieces is dedicated to “the love of all those slimy squiggly things.” Opening reception 7-11 p.m. Sat., May 4. Ltd. Art Gallery, 307 E. Pike St., 457-2970, ltdartgallery.com, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 12-6 p.m. Through June 1.