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Art Patch "Next in Line" is a performance installation by artist in residence Jodi Rockwell that vividly explores the transformative relationship between ice, heat, and salt. Tashiro Kaplan Building (Ste. 102), 306 S. Washington St., 5-9 p.m. Thurs. Jan 5.

Concert and Last Bash at SAM Seattle Art Museum celebrates its last day in its old space before closing for renovation on Thursday, Jan. 5 (until spring of 2007). Featuring art activities for kids and adults, prizes, performances, a midnight toast, and live music by Central Services, Math and Physics Club, Plan B, and Queen Lucky. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St., 206-654-3100, Free with museum admission. 5 p.m.-midnight. Wed. Jan. 4.

Glass History Lecture Series Tacoma's Museum of Glass kicks off a 10-lecture series on the history of glass. This week, glass artist Walter Lieberman discusses glassmaking in ancient Egypt and the Middle East. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. (Tacoma), 253-284-4750, Free with museum admission. Lecture: 2 p.m. Hot Shop demonstration: 3-5 p.m. Sun. Jan. 8.

Greg Kucera Tim Roda's large black-and-white photographs on fiber paper depict slightly dark, ambiguous scenes starring the artist, his wife, and his young son. Roda's work will show simultaneously at New York's Gasser and Grunert Gallery. Also: Peter Millett's sumi ink on paper and selected sculptural works resemble geometric natural elements. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, Artist talk with Roda and Millett: noon, Sat. Jan 7. Opens Thurs. Jan 5.

First Thursday

Artist's Gallery of Seattle "A Tribute to Color" features oil and acrylic still-life paintings by Hanna Vater and her young art students. Reception: 6-10 p.m. 902 First Ave. S., 206-340-0830, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 31.

Catherine Person "In Climate" is the work of Seattle artist Ron Lambert, who explores the natural environment's effect on the human psyche through sculpture, audio, video, photography, and drawing. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Corridor Multimedia artist Brian Quinn explores pattern and form through photographic and oil paint manipulations. Reception: 6-9 p.m.306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan 28.

Davidson Contemporary Russian painter Alexander Gorenstein creates dramatic, surrealist scenes featuring European architecture against barren landscapes, and people or wooden figures; Shura Petrov's identity as a Russian and American painter is reflected in references to both cultures in his colorful, subtly ironic new works. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Davidson Galleries Seiko Tachibana uses Western printmaking techniques to create minimal, elegant images resembling traditional Japanese art. Also: Davidson Galleries' antique print department displays original hand-colored etchings of New World birds by British naturalists Mark Catesby (1683–1749) and George Edwards (1694–1773). Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, Ends Jan. 28.

Foster/White James Martin's paintings in "Carnival Grotesque" combine gouache-on-brown-paper evocations of Northwest mysticism with influences of burlesque and mass-media culture. Also: "Seed" by Sandra Zeiset Richardson is a collection of ceramic sculptures that express a personal struggle between resolute constancy and quiet sadness. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Gallery 110 Detailed, fanciful collages of woodblock prints by Harry Clewans are paired with Midge Williams' colorful, abstract paintings inspired by L.A. freeways. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Grover/Thurston David Kroll explores the coexistence of nature and mankind through new paintings that juxtapose still-life foregrounds with rolling, natural landscapes. Opens Thurs. Jan. 5. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Linda Hodges Painter Christopher Martin Hoff explores the built environment, with particular emphasis on stages of development. Reception: 6-8:30 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 206-375-3814, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Lisa Harris "Mostly Italy" is a collection of Wendy Thon's mixed-media wall-relief paintings, some of which are urn-shaped and depict Italian landscapes in warm, nostalgic tones. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 28.

Platform Gallery "Build" is an exploration of conceptual architectural space. This multimedia exhibit includes the work of Lucas Kelly, Sebastian Lemm, and Will Yackulik. Opens Thurs. Jan. 5. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Feb. 11.

Shift "Perimeters and Markings" features Kevin Haas' photo-based prints, which explore construction sites as points of visual disorientation and the traces left behind by anonymous city dwellers. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Tashiro Kaplan Building (Ste. 105), 306 S. Washington, 206-547-1215, Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

SOIL Artists Vaughn Bell and Ron Lambert ask: "Where do we want to be?" They investigate the emotive qualities of environment through sculpture and video in "Psychogeographies." Also: "Hardline Organics—Part One," a group show curated by Craig Miller and Yuki Nakamura, looks at conceptual forms and spaces that would be difficult to manifest in reality. Reception: 6-9 p.m. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Jan. 29.

Solomon Fine Art Nik Tongas uses steel, lead, resin, and cast plaster to create his dramatic and somber wall-mounted sculptures in "Obscure Domain." Also: paintings, charcoal drawings, and paper sculptures by Russ Havard, Kazuo Kadonaga, Paul Shakespear, and Chris St. Pierre. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 27.

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. Two video works by Josh Azzarella, chronicling the attacks of 9/11 and the Kennedy assassination, are added for the new year. Western Bridge reopens Thurs. Jan. 5. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, Noon- 6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.

William Traver Tom DeGroot's "New Paintings" appear on an unusual canvas: corrugated cardboard. Also, the annual Pilchuck Glass Exhibition continues its run. Reception: 5-8 p.m. 110 Union St. (Ste. 200), 206-587-6501, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan 29.


Art/Not Terminal Northwest photographer Bill Butler digitally captures the Pacific madrona tree, peeling bark, and other objects in nature; David Gorospe seeks to understand "The Power of Women" in fashion imagery. Also: Mixed-media abstract figures inhabit paintings by Venezuelan "New Age" artist Leopolld J. Cardozo in "Heretic: Retrospective of a Choice." Also: "Winter Sparkle," dream-inspired paintings by Haitian artist Yanick Moravia, and handmade books, illustrations, and a paper corset by Elizabeth Beronich Sheets. Reception for Butler and Gorospe: 7-10 p.m. Sat. Jan. 7. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, "Women": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 1-6 p.m. Sat.; 1:30- 5 p.m. Sun. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Butler and Gorospe end Feb. 2; "Winter" ends Jan. 4; others end Jan. 5.

CoCA Local photographer Mateo Zapata Zachai's 20 suggestive black-and-white images show recently vacated restaurant tables. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, Reception: 8 p.m.-midnight Sat. Jan. 7. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Feb. 5.

Fountainhead Russian painter Vasily Reshchuk shows new watercolors. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sat. Jan. 7. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Jan. 29.

Hospice Photography Providence Hospice of Seattle presents "Portraits of Healing: Celebrating the Gift of Hospice." The photographs, by Nancy Medwell, depict end-of-life moments between patients and their caregivers. City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave. (second floor), 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Jan. 31.

Infohazard "Introversion Boxes and Travel Stories" is a collection of shadowbox worlds created by Eerie Art (Lisa Mei Ling Fong). Fong says she surrenders her privacy by playing the "writer, director, set designer, and actor" in each box. Also: "The Monstrous and the Misunderstood" features 3-D pieces and photographs by sculptors Keith Amarak Waters and Jessica Geiger. Reception: 6-9:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 7. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Feb. 3.

Jack Straw "Trimpin: Archival Investigations" celebrates composer and sound artist Trimpin's 25 years in Seattle. The show, which focuses on Trimpin's first few years in town at the beginning of the digital revolution, is part of a yearlong, multivenue tribute. Reception: 7 p.m. Fri. Jan. 7. Artist talk: 7 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 12. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. Ends Feb. 24.

ToST Gentress Myrrh (Monica Rene Rochester) likens her collage work to "transcribing dreams, inner turmoil, or tribulation." Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Jan. 6. 513 N. 36th St., 206-547-0240, 5 p.m.-midnight Mon.; 5 p.m.- 2 a.m. Tues.-Sat.

Winston Wächter Susan Dory investigates color and repetition in abstract paintings; Brian Murphy paints moody watercolor portraits. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Tues. Jan. 10. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 24.

Last Chance

Ballard/Fetherston Intriguing new paintings by Michael Shultheis, whose past passions for math and economics slip into his acrylic paintings as seemingly random numbers and subconscious calculations. If synapses were paintable, they might look like this. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 7.

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 (late 19th/early 20th century). This is a well-assembled and beautifully lit show, but a bit cautious for the museum's swan song before it closes on Thursday, Jan. 5, for renovation. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Ends Jan. 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, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 6.


Art Institute of Seattle The 23rd Annual Faculty Show features design, media art, fashion, photography, installations, and other new work. 2323 Elliott Ave., 206-233-0680, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.

Arthead Gallery "Arthead Alumni" showcases a wide range of small-scale work by over twenty established and up-and-coming regional artists who've been a part of this gallery's 30-year history. 5411 Meridian Ave. N., 206-633-5544, Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 14.

Baas Art Gallery "Shared Vision, A Celebration of the Spiritual in Life and Art" features paintings by Robert Drucker, Nobuhiro Kagami, and Fulgencio Lazo. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 14.

Capitol Hill Arts Center "Pane in the Glass" should draw people in for its brilliant title and premise alone: Nine local artists have transformed nine recycled windows into illuminated art in four weeks. Presented by the Twilight Artist Collective. 1621 12th Ave., 206-388-0500, 6-10 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.

Floating Leaves Tea Seattle photographer Rachael Jackson captures images with a naturalist's eye. 2213 N.W. Market St. (#100), 206-529-4268, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.). Ends Jan. 13.

Francine Seders Marita Dingus fashions elaborate sculptures and wall hangings from fabric, leather, glass, odd hardware, and other recycled curiosities in "We Don't Come Back Brand New." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 15.

G. Gibson Gallery "Ink + Paper" highlights a rich array of work by 13 contemporary printmakers. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 14.

Gallery63Eleven Local filmmaker Karl Krogstad displays his colorful new Raoul Dufy-esque paintings. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 11.

Jeffrey Moose Multitalented Chinese artist Long Gao displays scrolls, stone-cut prints, surrealist oils, and other work. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 206-467-6951, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.

No Space Gallery "Diamonds and Pearls" is a purposely eclectic assortment of new work: paintings by local artist Ryan Iverson, a line of clothing by designer Kristopher Whitman, and sculpture by Nic Barbeln and Hiro Nakanishi. 534 Summit Ave. E., 206-354-9424. 2-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Feb. 1.

Patricia Cameron With pen, ink, and charcoal, New York artist Bo Culpepper captures strange angst and angles in his adept drawings of New York rooftops and whimsical interpretations of toy cars in "Murmurings." 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 14.

Photographic Center Northwest The center's annual Members' Exhibition presents a juried selection of photographs from nearly 40 artists. Benham Gallery owner Marita Holdaway is this year's juror. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, 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 Jan. 15.

Seattle Aquarium "Water's Edge" showcases an array of 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, Free with aquarium admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends Jan. 31.

Two Bells Bar & Grill Nha Vuu elegantly reinterprets traditional Chinese painting in "Cliff and Clear Springs," her natural ink and watercolor abstractions. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Jan. 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. (Museum closed for remodeling Jan. 6–16.) 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. Ends Feb. 12.

Henry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art," a compelling exhibit designed by architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, allows viewers to establish their own connections among 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; Argentinean-born artist Santiago Cucullu fills the East Gallery with an expansive and somewhat befuddling new contact-paper mural and minimalist sculpture installation, "The Fates Await: (Serious Delirium, or You Will Die Tomorrow)," inspired by the German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; and "Sign Language" features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee. 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. Cucullu ends March 12.

Museum of Flight "Suitcase Sightings," curated by longtime Seattle (now Tacoma) artist Lynn DiNino, features a creative array of suitcases reimagined by local artists, most remarkably as a giraffe named Tallulah. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, Free with museum admission. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily. Ends Feb. 2.

Nordic Heritage Museum "Parallel Paths—Two Generations in Art" features contemporary embroidery and fiber art by Finnish mother and daughter Riita-Liisa Haavisto and Anne-Ritta Haavisto. Also: "Boundary Crossings—Temperal Dialogues in Finnish Landscape Photography," with work by Johannes Grano, Jorma Puranen, Pentti Sammallahti, and Taneli Eskola. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, Free with museum admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 5.

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. 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. Ends Jan. 15.

Wing Luke Asian Museum "Home Grown: Asian Pacific American New Year's" is a family-oriented exhibit focusing on New Year's celebration traditions that have been brought to the Pacific Northwest by Asian-American immigrants. Also: "Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" hopes to educate visitors about the heritage of this misunderstood yet long-standing local community through artifacts, photographs, oral history, and other media. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon- 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. "Home Grown" ends April 2; "Sikh Community" ends April 16.

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