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Wilderness and Imagination As Congress once again toys with the fate of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, it's a timely moment to reassert the value of wilderness. At this panel discussion, acclaimed Arctic photographer Subhankar Banerjee, ornithologist/illustrator David Allen Sibley, and poet/environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will discuss the relationship between nature and culture from a variety of perspectives. Banerjee's stunning photos of ANWR, currently on display at the Burke Museum, reveal the nuance, color, and life in what some mistakenly think is barren tundra. His images put the lie to Interior Secretary Gale Norton's uninformed comment that this pristine landscape is a "flat white nothingness." The panel is presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures and North Cascades Institute. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Dec. 6. Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium, 200 University St., $10-$50, 206-621-2230.
Jeffrey Moose Multitalented Chinese artist Long Gao displays scrolls, stone-cut prints, surrealist oils, and other work. Opens Nov. 23. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Fri. Dec. 2. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Platform "Dark States" is a collection of ominous photographs by Jesse Burke, Bill Finger, and Stephen Hilyard. Opens Nov. 25. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Seattle Central Community College "Youth in Focus Photography Project" presents the latest group of images from the perspective of Seattle urban youth. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, SCCC, 1701 Broadway, 206-344-4379, www.seattlecentral.org. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 5-7 p.m. Tues.-Weds. Ends Dec. 16.
Artforte Vancouver artist Jennifer Jean Tazwell Mawby makes her U.S. solo debut with paintings that interpret the Northwest landscape through an American Tonalist perspective. 213 First Ave. S., 206-748-0187. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 30.
Artists Gallery of Seattle "My View" features new oil paintings by R.J. Stockwell. 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 30.
Baas Art Gallery Fulgencio Lazo's whimsical oil paintings evoke Paul Klee and Marc Chagall in their vivid depictions of family, heritage, and community in his native Oaxaca. Also: Wendy McMillan's "Road Trip" features mixed-media prints. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Nov. 30.
Consolidated Works continues a year-long celebration of local kinetic artist Trimpin with Sheng High, a musical creation employing 25 flutes played by a series of mechanically controlled suspended buckets. 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-860-5245, www.conworks.org. 4-8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 1-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
Corridor Kevin Furiya's "New Works" paintings focus on gritty details, like those found in red industrial cranes or tarred rooftops. 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 26.
D'Adamo/Woltz Simona Foggitt bisects her abstract acrylic paintings with empty spaces and stainless steel. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, dada mowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 29.
Davidson Contemporary New York-based artist Brian Novatny combines oil, collage, and watercolor to create enigmatic assemblages of people in curious situations. His deft line drawings evoke 1950s clip art and a Pop Art fascination with cartoonlike images. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 26.
Davidson Galleries Contemporary mixed-media prints by local artists Barbara Robertson and Mark Meyer are full of intriguing detail. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 26.
Foster White Eva Isaksen's enigmatic collages share space with Tony Angell's lithographs, sculptures, and stark clayboard and ink birds. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 26.
Fountainhead Gallery Seattle painter William Hewson explores still life and local scenery in "Oil and Water." 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www.fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
Francine Seders Abstract line paintings by Julie Shapiro, and paintings and paper sculptures by the late artist and UW professor Wendell Brazeau. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
G. Gibson Gallery Ruth Bernhard's sleek, elegant photographs of the human form are displayed in rotation to celebrate her 100th birthday, with Michael Kenna's new black-and-white photographs of Japan. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.ggibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 26.
Gallery 4 Culture Cat Clifford uses drawings, video, sculpture, and animation to create a narrative of the changes occurring in rural western landscapes in the evocative "Deer Observations & Other Stories of Place." 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Nov. 25.
Globe Gallery Kristen Imig's color photographs capture the world illuminated by "headlights." 105 S. Main St. (#100), 206-612-7655. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Nov. 29.
Joe Bar Cornish grad Benjamin Hanawalt's oil paintings reflect an interest in old Hollywood film stills, nature photography, and geometric patterns. 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, www.joebar.org. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 30.
John Page Gallery "Painters Under Pressure" presents diverse work by Seattle area printmakers Quincy Anderson, David Owen Hastings, Ruth Hesse, Iskra Johnson, Stephen MacFarlane, Tracy Simpson and Jon Taylor. 1090 N. Northlake Way, 206- 632-7710, www.johnpagegallery.com. Noon-4p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
Kent Arts Commission Gallery Shelly Hedges makes playful clothing and quilts from out of candy wrappers, wine foils, cocktail umbrellas, and empty bags of sugar. Kent City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S. (Kent), 253-856-5050. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Nov. 28.
Linda Hodges Gallery Chinese artist Chen Lin combines Western and Chinese fine-line styles in her delicate depictions of nature, while local artist Fred Lisaius approaches nature through the bolder lens of Luminist-inspired acrylics. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 26.
Lisa Harris Gallery Kathryn Altus' moody oil paintings of the waterscapes of Puget Sound and beyond capture the uncertain latitudes where humans and nature merge. Also, Michael Greenspan uses plaster and oil to good effect in his textured abstract paintings. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
Photographic Center Northwest In "Sunbird & Crushed," color photographer Jason Fulford finds poetry (and quiet tragedy) in the banal and absurd juxtapositions of life, like a staircase to nowhere or old TV sets. His probing viewpoint will be familiar to readers of the New York Times Magazine, where his work has appeared frequently. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 29.
SOIL "Crime Scene" is an exploration of our culture's fascination with crime and investigation. It features work by artists from Seattle, San Francisco, L.A., and Canada. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
Stonington Gallery "Through the Eyes of the Northwest Coast Woman" features a rich variety of work (carvings, glass, blankets, jewelry, paintings) by 29 artists influenced by Native American art. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040, www.stoningtongallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 28.
William Traver Gallery Cast glass by New Zealander Layla Walter. Also: Ceramic artist Jun Kaneko's "Dango" sculptures; Eric Nelsen explores "Memory Myth Motif" with anagama fired ceramic objets; Catherine Grisez's "Constructing Deconstruction" presents metal sculptures and music boxes. 110 Union St. (#200), 206-587-6501, www.travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
Woodside/Braseth Northwest master Dennis Evans' new mixed-media paintings and Emily Warn's poetry make up "Trace Elements: 22 Kits of Creation." 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 25.
Art and Soul Celebrity photographer Nikolas Muray was both lover and friend to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Muray's portraits of Kahlo have been reprinted by Art and Soul using a rare color carbon printing process. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.
Artcore Studios "Citizens in Hell" is a collection of sculpture, prints, and paintings by eight local artists. The works explore hell as a literal, personal, or allegorical place. 5501-A Airport Way S., 206-767-2673. Noon-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-7 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 9.
Art/Not Terminal Georgetta Marie Gancarz honors her late mother with "Artists for Breast Cancer," a fundraiser for women with stage three or four breast cancer. Also: "In the Mix," the latest mixed-media painting by Harry Bonnette. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 1.
ArtsWest "Still Life & Other Things" presents colored-pencil paintings by Kay Dewar, atypical still lifes by Gisela Scheer, Patricia Seggebruch's mixed-media abstractions, and Takuya Tokizawa's playful art glass. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 3.
Ballard/Fetherston Intriguing new paintings by Michael Shultheis. (See spotlight, this page.) 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 7.
BallardWorks Painter Matthew Calcavecchia monkeys around with evolution, Avraham Zorea's paintings colorfully explore the nexus of personal and universal experience, and Katherine Morgan delves into water abstractions with pencil and solvent on transparencies. 2856 N.W. Market St., 206-784-9987, www.ballardworks.org. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 3.
Crawl Space "Collections" features an array of photography, sculpture, and painting by the gallery's owners: Bradley Biancardi, Diana Falchuk, Anne Mathern, Todd Simeone, Chad Wentzel, and Jason Wood. 504 E. Denny Way, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspace.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 11.
Fenomena With pen and paper, Yossi Veissid creates "Architectural Dreamscapes" without preliminary sketches or calculations, intending to suggest both destruction and optimism. 200 Roy St. (#104), 206-213-0080. Noon-5p.m. Wed.-Sun.; noon-1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 18.
Greg Kucera Oil and wax minimalist block paintings by Anne Appleby and seemingly simple drawings of structures by Philippe Weisbecker. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Grover/Thurston Colorful mixed-media collages by Fay Jones. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 21.
Garde Rail James "Buddy" Snipes presents his Southern bricolage folk art. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, www.garde-rail.com. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
InfoHazard Jesse Lindsay's dark fantasy paintings and mixed-media industrial horror. Also: Cliff Hare's digital photographs of alien landscapes. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 1.
Howard House "The Sea is the Ghost of the World" is a series of new abstract and figurative paintings by L.A. artist Tony de los Reyes. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 30.
Jack Straw New Media Gallery Tania Kupczak's "sonic neighborhood" intends to pique curiosity about our impulse to preserve what we don't understand. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.
James Harris Jeffry Miller's "Ceramic Sculpture" is folk art-inspired terra cotta earthenware. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 23.
Kinsey Gallery Pat Conlon paints the "Seven Deadly Sins" on billboard vinyl. Seattle University, 900 Broadway Ave., 206-296-5360. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 2.
Ming's Asian Gallery Korean-born Kim Man Hee's art draws upon motifs from old Korean folk paintings in an effort to preserve his culture's artistic traditions and pass them on to new generations. 10217 Main St. (Bellevue), 425-462-4008. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 30.
Parklane Gallery Patricia Seggebruch explores depth through encaustic painting; Stan Pollock's "The Night Ghost Series" features complex, ghostly visions. 130 Park Lane (Kirkland), 425-827-1462. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily. Ends Dec. 4.
Patricia Cameron "Symbols and Signs" features kinetic new paintings and drawings by Slovak-born artist and architect Milan Heger. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 3.
Richard Hugo House Gallery at Belltown In "The de Chirico Overlap," five poems by Hugo House co-founder Frances McCue are paired with five paintings by her friend Mohammed Daoudi behind windows in what could be the smallest gallery in town. 2721 First Ave. (actual space is on Clay St.), 206-322-7030. Viewable 24 hours daily. Ends Dec. 31.
Roq La Rue Pop-culture icons and Japanese manga comics inform the paintings of Yumiko Kayukawa's "Beasts from the East" and Moira Hahn's "Sunset Serenade." 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Dec. 3.
Sam Day Gallery New bronze works by bas-relief metal sculptor Heidi Wastweet. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 3.
Seattle Aquarium "Water's Edge" showcases an array of beautiful aquatic-themed quilts by 21 artists from the Contemporary Quilt Arts Association. All display an amazing use of color, texture, and deft handwork. Particularly striking are "Kelpbed II" by Janet Kurjan, "Turtle Totem" by Patty Hieb, and Donna DeShazo's "Flowers of Coral," while Audree DeAngeles incorporates white organza and long strands of twisting yarn to create 3-D jellyfish in "Jelly Float." 1483 Alaskan Way (Pier 59), 206-386-4320, www.contemporaryquiltart.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with aquarium admission. Ends Jan. 31.
Sessions Gallery In "Real Art—A Question of Culture," an assembly of cartoon artists and illustrators turn their sardonic eyes on the art world itself. The show features Peter Bagge, Jeremy Eaton, Megan Kelso, David Lasky, Bob Rini (who doubles as a security guard at the Henry Art Gallery), and Greg Stump. 2220 N.W. Market St., 206-234-5000. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 18.
Solomon Fine Art "Paper" is a collection of Kazuo Kadonoga's works from the 1980s exploring the nuances of paper and its relationship to water. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 9.
Suyama Space Christine Waller builds 3-D abstract planes of light and form out of thousands of fine-gauge wires. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 9.
10 Dravus Gallery "Sculptural Vessels," a collection of ceramic work by local artist John Ellefson. 10 Dravus St., 206-283-1810. Noon-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 9.
The Legacy Ltd. "From the House of the Thunderbird" celebrates Northwest Coast wood sculpture, including masks by Namgis artists Don Svanvik, Johnathan Henderson, and Sean Whonnock. 1003 First Ave., 206-624-6350. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Two Bells Tavern New paintings by longtime art-scene figure Rolon Bert Garner, a visual-arts curator in the early days of Bumbershoot. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Dec. 6.
Viveza "Travelers" features 10 ghostly oil paintings by Seattle artist Carole d'Inverno. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Dec. 31.
Western Bridge "Crash. Pause. Rewind." powerfully explores disaster imagery generated by pop culture and the media. Includes works by Richard Barnes, E.V. Day, Tacita Dean, Christoph Draeger, John Haddock, Timothy Hutchings, Chris Larson, Euan Macdonald, and Robert Lazzarini. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.
Winston Wächter Oneiric beeswax and oil paintings by Hiro Yokose and dramatic sepia-toned photos of Iceland, Patagonia, and Niagara Falls by Rena Bass Forman. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 6.
Bellevue Arts Museum The Northwest Designer Craftsmen retrospective show "Looking Forward, Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50" displays over 100 contemporary and historic works by NWDC artist members. Also: "Two Hands, Twenty Years, and a Billion Beads" is a survey of David Chatt's intricately beaded sculpture and assorted jewelry, by turns goofy and satirical. 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (Bellevue), 425-519-0770. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.). 11 a.m-5:30 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 1.
Burke Museum Subhankar Banerjee's magnificent photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are the result of a two-year expedition among caribou and tundra. Savor these images, before ExxonMobil and BP bring their "low-impact" drilling apparatus to ANWR. UW campus, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543-5590. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Dec. 31.
Frye Art Museum Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were pioneering gender-benders in the freewheeling art world of 1920s Paris. These photographs from the two female photographers explore complex notions of sexuality and identity. Also:"William Cumming: The Image of Consequence" offers an authoritative retrospective of the 88-year-old Northwest painter's long career. Curated by local art critic Matthew Kangas, the show follows the evolution of Cumming's work from reform-minded realism to a more formal fusion of representation and abstraction. 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. William Cumming ends Jan. 1; Cahun & Moore ends Feb. 12.
Henry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art," an exhibit designed by architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, allows viewers to establish their own connections between a variety of photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Also: "Hershmanlandia: The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson" presents the first comprehensive look at this innovative multimedia artist's provocative work, and an exploration of our culture's symbolic communication, "Sign Language" features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee, among others. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Sign Language" ends Jan. 29; "Hershmanlandia" and "150 Works" end Feb. 26.
Museum of Flight "Suitcase Sightings," curated by longtime Seattle (now Tacoma) artist Lynn DiNino, features an array of suitcases re-imagined by local artists, most remarkably as a giraffe named Tallulah. (See review, p. 83.) 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, www.museumofflight.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free with museum admission. Ends Feb. 2.
Seattle Art Museum "Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages" shows that the craftsman/entrepreneur, with his exquisitely detailed lamps and windows and luxurious sensibility, was actually an artist of his times (the late 19th and early 20th centuries). This is a well-assembled and beautifully lit show, but a bit cautious for the museum's swan song before it closes in January for renovation. Also: "Africa in America" is a varied and complex exploration of slavery, displacement, and ethnic culture as portrayed in African-American art of the late 20th century, including work by James W. Washington Jr., Kara Walker, Ellen Gallagher, Oliver Jackson, and Marita Dingus. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Africa ends Dec. 11; Tiffany ends Jan. 4.
Tacoma Art Museum "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design" displays the 20th-century photojournalist's early work, focusing on formalist studies, industrial sites, and machinery. Also: "The Romantic Visions of Michael Brophy" offers 25 paintings of quintessentially Northwest images executed over the past 10 years by the Portland-based artist. 1701 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 253-272-4258. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Brophy ends Jan. 1; Bourke-White ends Jan. 15.