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Art Without Limits A teen-run collaboration of visual art and music, Art Without Limits launches its new venue in Brick:House at Golden Gardens Park with music by Mobile Sex Priests, Oblong Potato, and the Villains. Reception (all ages): 5 p.m. Sat. May 29. The Brick:House at Golden Gardens, 8498 Seaview Pl. NW., $3, 206-551-6875.
Artist Talk: Traditional Indian Textiles Reuel Satyavrata, an artist's representative for the Asha Handicrafts Association of Mumbai, India discusses the revival of the traditional kalamkari textile process. 2 p.m. Sat. May 29. Ten Thousand Villages, 6417 Roosevelt Way NE, free, 206-524-9223.
Seattle Art Museum "Van Gogh to Mondrian: Modern Art from the Kröller-Müller Museum." The opening "SAMsterdam" celebration offers the added enticement of free flowers, music, and clog dancing. SAMsterdam: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. May 29. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. (See preview, p. 24)
Frye Art Museum The new selection of works on paper offers a tutorial in such techniques as lithography, drawing, and engraving. Reception: 6 p.m. Thurs. May 27. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.
Atelier 31 Elegant photos of European cityscapes sans people by Michael Eastman, as well as Adele Sypesteyn' s mixed-media geometric abstractions incorporating handmade papers. 2500 First Ave., 206-448-5250. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Tues.; 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Mon. May 31.
Bluebottle Big, superflat paintings of all creatures fast and slow by Seattle artist Kynan Antos. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Sat. May 29.
D'Adamo/Woltz Sorta-mysterious paintings of imagined landscapes by Cary Henrie. 303/307 Occidental S., 206-652-4414. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sat. May 29.
Francine Seders Seattle artist Lynda Rockwood's abstract elliptical wall sculptures and other free- standing works utilize a variety of materials including cast bronze, sheet lead, marine fossils, and gypsum cement. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sun. May 30.
Davidson Seattle artist Susan Bennerstrom's oil pastels of interior and outdoor spaces have evolved into such refined studies of pattern, form and color that it's a stretch to call them realist. Bennerstrom's art is clean and formalist, but never cold. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 29.
Gallery 110 Chris Buening's mixed-media paintings, "The Mind's Last Great Trick" are peppered with elements of the surreal: visual tropes remind us we're just a bunch of overgrown infants with oral fixations. Also, Betsy Best-Spadara's lovely, patterned linocut abstract collages. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 29.
Grover/Thurston Seattleite Gary Nisbet's collage/paintings draw upon symbols from everyday life: birds, flowers, etc. 309 Occidental St., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 29.
Global Art Venue Korean glass art by Jong Pil Pyun, Sang Min Lee, and others. 314 First S., 206-264-8755. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Mon. May 31.
Gallery 4 Culture "The Art of Maritime Modeling" aims to remind us of the city's disappearing boat history. 506 Second Ave., Suite 200 (Smith Tower), 206-296-7580. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Ends Sat. May 29.
G. Gibson Lori Nix's wonderfully twisted tableaux photographs depict understated tragedies (car crashes and such) using cheap model railroad scenery and dramatic lighting. 514 E. Pike St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Sat. May 29.
Garde Rail Folsky figurative sculptures in found scraps of wood and tin by Ohio artist Kevin Titzer. 4860 Rainier Ave. (Columbia City), 206-721-0107. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 29.
Linda Hodges In "Accepting Nature," Seattle sculptor Deloss Webber encases found stones in rattan basketry influenced by traditional Native American and Japanese designs. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 29.
Lisa Harris There's a heavy dose of nostalgia and cuteness in the recent paintings of Lois Silver, but there's no denying she has a genuinely adept sense of color and composition. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Sat. May 29.
Martin-Zambito Recent work by Danny Pierce, who's been painting realist, vigorous everyday scenes of New York City since he was an instructor at Hunter College in the 1950s. 721 E. Pike St., 206-726-9509. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Ends Wed. June 2.
Pitcairn Scott Dari Stolzoff's abstract paintings combine foggy, atmospheric effects and hard-edged fields of color. 2207 Second Ave., 206-448-5380. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Mon. May 31.
Priceless Works "The Human Factor," a multi-media solo show by Jennifer Elek, attempts to skewer conspicuous consumption. 619 N. 35th St., Suite 100, 206-349-9943. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Sun. May 30.
Viveza Heinrich Toh's solo show, "More Fish Balls for Dinner" includes various mixed media sculptures; Marilyn Jones' accompanying show of abstract paintings is titled, "Sugar Daddys and Taffy Pulls." 2604 Western Ave., 206-355-0070. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 29.
William Traver Katja Fritzsche's glass-and metal sculptures evoke stylized deer and other ungulates, while Richard Royal's glass sculptures twist and seethe like crystal flames. 110 Union St., second floor, 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Thurs. May 27.
Zeitgeist Photographer PIPI's off-kilter snapshots, taken with a Russian Lomo camera. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Wed. June 6.
Baas Gallery Fulgencio Lazo's vibrant abstract paintings allude to the community festivals of Mexico. 2703 E. Madison, 206-324-4742. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat.
Benham "The True Nature of Light" presents photographs by nudist specialist Jock Sturges and chronicler of the garden Tod Gangler. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.
Bryan Ohno In her show of photographs, "60-Watt Fairy Tales," Anna Daedelus masterfully intertwines the realms of childhood and adulthood using light and shadow and a number of stuffed-animal costumes. 155 So. Main St., 206-667-9572, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends. Sat. May 15.
City Space "Seattle Collects" showcases 2003 City of Seattle purchases of art by Claudia Fitch, Patrick Holderfield, Akio Takamori, and others. 701 Fifth Ave. (Bank of America Tower), 3rd floor, 206-749-9525, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Fri. Sept 20.
Consolidated Works In "Frozen Moments," Cathy McClure, Seth Sexton, Buddy Bunting and others revisit previously exhibited works, presenting them in a new or altered context. 500 Boren Ave. N., 4-8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 1-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 206-860-5245.
Forgotten Works Three photographers try their hand at primitive or pinhole cameras: Amy Bates uses a cheap Chinese camera called the Holga, Patrick Gergen shoots flowers as they combust, and David Chick builds and snaps shots with giant pinhole cameras. 619 Western Ave., 206-343-7212. noon- 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Greg Kucera "The BIG Print Show" offers large-scale prints from BIG names like Chuck Close, Ed Ruscha, and Helen Frankenthaler. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Howard/Mandville Gallery "Oil Painters of America," is a juried national show of more than 200 realist oil paintings. 120 Park Lane, Kirkland, 425-889-8212.
James Harris In Keith Tilford's magnificent debut solo show, "Plicature," explosions, books, and cryptic bits of language erupt in intricately scribbled drawings. Up close, the fizzes and pops of Tilford's work have a crazy, chemistrylike order. Step back, and many of the drawings have a tendency to resolve into images. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Jeffrey Moose Good goddess, a bunch art on the feminine within by UW textile professor Lou Cabeen, Lummi Island sculptor Ann Morris, and others. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, second level, 206-467-6951. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.
Key Tower Building Gallery Portraits of "Northwest Masters" (Guy Anderson, Morris Graves, Jacob Lawrence, Wesley Wehr, et al.) by the grande dame of Northwest photography, Mary Randlett. 701 Fifth Ave., third floor, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Kirkland Arts Center KAC's resident ceramic artists show their stuff. 620 Market St. 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Kuhlman Back in the 1970s, ads from the Art Instruction Institute promised that by taking the Institute's aptitude test, you could scientifically determine if you had right stuff to be an artist. Local artists including Tom Bagley, Ellen Forney, Joe Newton and Erin Norlin create their own twisted versions of Tippy the Turtle and other AII favorites. 2419 First Ave. (Belltown), 206-441-1999. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sat.
Photographic Center Northwest Five graduating students from PCN's certificate show off their thesis work. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Sun.
Roq La Rue "Now We are Six" celebrates six years of wonderfully lowbrow, creepy, and oddball art at the Roq. 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.
SCCC M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery "Windows on the Old Country" displays work by two Ukrainian artists: Oleksiy Kovalenko's paintings of Kiev and Oleksandra Pryveda's finely-wrought twists on traditional Ukrainian crafts using batik and other materials. 801 E. Pine, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 5-7 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 206-344-4379
Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery SAM Rental/Sales gives some wall time to Lisa Harris Gallery artists, including Richard Hutter, Victoria Johnson and Richard Morhous. 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Solomon Fine Art The group show "Yarns" plays on both senses of the word: The works include Jenny Hellmann's embroidery and Dave Hughes' gothic text in Plexiglass. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
State Convention & Trade Center The Seattle-based nonprofit Blue Earth Alliance stages its Spring Photography Exhibition. Included are Anna Mia Davidson' images of contemporary Cuba, Rebecca Norris Webb's unblinking shots of urban zoos, and Subhankar Banerjee's famous photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.800 Convention Pl., 206-694-5000. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
Winston Wachter New work from the sculptural, geometric California painter Kris Cox. 403 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Frye Art Museum "Here I Am! Passages in Portraiture" taps into the Frye's collection. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.
Henry Art Gallery "Selections from the Collection of William and Ruth True" offers a sampling from the collection of these two keen-eyed art collectors (see "True to Form," p. 98). Also on display, "Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961–2001" chronicles Trisha Brown's collaborations with visual artists. UW campus, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun; 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thurs.
Museum of Flight Artist Steve Maloney somehow acquired heaps of box cutters, pocketknives, and other dangerous objects confiscated at airport security checkpoints and has incorporated them into installations. Also on display, John Dibbs' aeronautical photography. 9404 East Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily.
Museum of Glass Taking the medieval stained glass panel as her launching pad, Judith Schaechter creates sappy, violent, and just plain weird vignettes of early 21st-century life, all executed in absolutely gorgeous swirling, fractured bits of color. Also on display, 60 glass faces created by Marita Dingus during a recent five-day residency at the Museum and a retrospective of Italo Scanga, who was a frequent guest artist at the Pilchuck School until his death in 2001. 1801 East Dock St. Tacoma, 253-396-1768. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (third Thurs. of the month until 8 p.m.), noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Nordic Heritage Museum In "Tvert Imot" ("Just the Opposite") Scandinavian-American painter Royal Nebeker's figurative paintings spin off themes from the works of playwright Henrik Ibsen. 104 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun.
Seattle Art Museum "Only Skin Deep," an exhibit from New York's International Center of Photography, explores the art world's own complicity in perpetuating, even creating, racial stereotypes over the last 150 years or so. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.
Seattle Asian Art Museum "Larger than Life Heroes" presents Ukiyo-e and woodblock prints on the subject of sumo wrestling. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect Ave., 206-625-8900. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Thurs.
Tacoma Art Museum The theme of Tacoma Art Museum's latest Northwest Biennial is "Buildingwise" (guess it has something to do with the new building). In "Lewis and Clark Territory," contemporary artists investigate themes of race and place in the West 200 years after the Corps of Discovery. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Every third Thursday free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Wing Luke Asian Museum The juried exhibit "Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race" attempts to break open the lockbox of dialogue on race with Ronald Hall's rage-filled paintings, Wes Kim's short films, and MalPina Chan's monoprints of the immigrant experience, among others. 407 Seventh S., 206-623-5124. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon- 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.