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Artifact Identification Day at the Burke Have a Native Whatzit from a garage sale or a Rare Thingummy from the attic you've been wondering about? Bring your cultural mystery objects from the Pacific Rim or North America to the Burke for a free ID (no appraisals) by one of the museum's curators. Limit of three items per person. Bones and fossils welcome! Burke Museum, UW Campus, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543-5590, Free with museum admission ($8; $6.50 seniors, $5 youth). 1-4 p.m. Sat. Jan. 21.

Glass History Lecture Series Tacoma's Museum of Glass continues its 10-lecture series on the history of glass with artist and teacher Walter Lieberman, covering glass art from Roman times up to the emergence of stained glass in medieval Europe. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St. (Tacoma), 253-284-4750, Free with museum admission ($10; $8 seniors/students). Lecture: 2 p.m. Hot Shop demonstration: 3-5 p.m. Sun. Jan. 22.

Inside the Music in a Box with a Flashlight BYO flashlight to see "Honest Doubt," an art installation by Ann Cummings in a darkened 8-by-8-foot room accompanied by music by Tom Baker and Chris DeLaurenti. Proceeds support Sedrat Arts. S.P.A.C.E., Sandpoint Magnuson Park, 7400 Sandpoint Way N.E. (#30), $5. 8 p.m. Fri. Jan. 20-Sat. Jan. 21.

Seattle Asian Art Museum Grand Reopening SAAM celebrates its reopening with music, dance, and theater from various Asian cultures and art activities for kids. There'll also be mural painting, Sumo wrestling suits to try on, and taiko drum performances. Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleart Free. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. Jan. 21.


Cornish College Gallery Cornish alum Heather Hart highlights the absurdities of identity politics with crocheted objects introduced into stereotypically male contexts, like her "Uzi Coozie" gun cozies. Also: an exhibit of student work exploring the theme of "HomeLand." Hart reception: 5 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 19. 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 17.

Crawl Space "Illusion, Disillusion" reconfigures the gallery with inflating rooms and transforming sculpture by Shawn Patrick Landis. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. Jan. 21. Opens Sun. Jan. 22. 504 E. Denny Way (#1), 206-322-5752, Noon- 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Feb. 12.

G. Gibson Gallery Young Seattle artist Maija Fiebig presents her latest oil-on-board paintings in "Moss," and graphic designer Doug Keyes shows his large-scale color photos in "Becoming Language." Opens Wed. Jan. 18. Reception: 4-6 p.m. Sat. Jan. 28.300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.ggibson 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Patricia Cameron In "{Cafe}LIFE," Argentine-born photographer Armando Lindner exposes intimate moments in cafes. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Jan. 18. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 28.


Art Institute of Seattle The 23rd annual Faculty Show features design, media art, fashion, photography, installations, and other 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.

Art/Not Terminal Northwest photographer Bill Butler digitally captures the Pacific madrona tree, peeling bark, and other natural objects in "Digital Nature," and painter David Gorospe studies "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." 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. "Digital": 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 2.

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

Ballard/Fetherston Port Townsend artist Kim Kopp takes on the challenge of creating a mixed-media painting for each day of the year in "The Calendar Project." 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 18.

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.

Catherine Person With his show "In Climate," Seattle artist Ron Lambert explores nature's effect on the human psyche through sculpture, audio, video, photography, and drawing. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

CoCA In "Evidence," local photographer Mateo Zapata Zachai's 20 suggestive black-and-white images show recently vacated restaurant tables. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, Noon- 5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Feb. 5.

Corridor Multimedia artist Brian Quinn explores pattern and form through photographic and oil-paint manipulations. 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, while Shura Petrov refers to his Russian and American identity in his subtly ironic works. 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: The gallery's antique-print department displays original hand-colored etchings of New World birds by British naturalists Mark Catesby (1683–1749) and George Edwards (1694–1773). 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Foster/White "Carnival Grotesque," James Martin's latest compilation of zany gouache-on-brown paper paintings combines Northwest mysticism with a dash of burlesque. In a completely different vein, but also compelling, is "Seed," Sandra Zeiset Richardson's collection of modern ceramic sculptures. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Fountainhead Russian painter Vasily Reshchuk displays new watercolors, primarily of landscapes from his native Vladivostok. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Jan. 29.

Gallery4Culture In "Everywhere/Nowhere," local artist Kristen T. Ramirez has created a large painted and mixed-media installation that embraces the signage and visual clutter of urban American life. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Jan. 27.

Gallery 110 Detailed, sometimes frightening, images made from collages of woodblock prints by Harry Clewans are paired with Midge Williams' colorful, abstract paintings inspired by L.A. freeways. (See spotlight, p. 59.) 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.

Gallery63Eleven Local artist/writer Molly Norris Curtis displays her offbeat watercolors and sculptures in "Something Borrowed." 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 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. Also: Peter Millett's "Drawings from Oysterville," sumi ink on paper and selected sculptural works that resemble geometric natural elements. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 11.

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

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.

Howard House In his latest acrylic paintings, local artist Mark Danielson continues to explore postwar American architecture in a minimalist, graphic-art style. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends. Feb. 11.

Infohazard "Introversion Boxes and Travel Stories" is a collection of shadowbox worlds created by Eerie Art (Lisa Mei Ling Fong). Also: "The Monstrous and the Misunderstood" features 3-D pieces and photographs by sculptors Keith Amarak Waters and Jessica Geiger. 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 the artist's first few years in town at the onset of the digital revolution, is part of a yearlong, multivenue tribute. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 24.

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

Joe Bar Local painter Chrissa Arazny uses glitter and acrylic to depict women in "Hiding." 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Jan. 31.

Kimzey Miller In his "New Paintings," Gregg Robinson uses dry pigment on plaster finished in high gloss to create vibrant geometric canvases. 1225 Second Ave., 206-682-2339. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 31.

Linda Hodges Young painter Christopher Martin Hoff finds poetry and fascination in construction sites throughout Seattle. 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 shaped like urns and depict Italian landscapes in warm, nostalgic tones. 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.

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.

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

Sam Day Gallery This gallery continues its support of local women artists by presenting painter Laura Sherrow's first solo show of de Kooning–esque acrylics. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Jan. 31.

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, Free with aquarium admission ($12; $8 youth 6-12). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends Jan. 31.

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. 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 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. 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. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Jan. 27.

South Seattle Community College Art Gallery A joint exhibit by Alfredo Arreguin, known for his intensely detailed and richly colored paintings, and Gordon H. Wood, who creates surreal organic abstractions in acrylic. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-764-5337, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. -Fri. Ends Feb. 8.

Suyama Space In his site-specific installation "Dis- place in Time," Los Angeles artist John O'Brien uses cast fiberglass to create a membranous wall with aluminum beams to depict how memory is evoked. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 7.

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

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.

Viveza Six new artists—Doug Smithenry, Eric Olson, Raymond Morrow, Francesca Berrini, Lenka Konopasek, and Rebecca Woodhouse—make their "Resolutions" from found Internet images, text collage, vintage maps, and various other atypical media. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Jan. 29.

Wall Space "Sacred Spaces" features black-and-white photography by Gregg Krogstad. 600 First Ave. (#322), 206-330-9137, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 4.

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. 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. 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.

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

Woodside/Braseth Tranquil new landscape impressions by Northwest painter Paul Havas. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 28.


Bellevue Arts Museum "Two Hands, Twenty Years, and a Billion Beads" is a survey of renowned Northwest artist David Chatt's intricately beaded sculpture and assorted jewelry, by turns goofy and satirical. Also: 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. 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. Chatt ends Feb. 19; "Looking Forward" ends Feb. 26.

Frye Art Museum Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were pioneering gender-benders in the freewheeling art world of 1920s Paris. Images from the two female photographers explore complex notions of sexuality and identity. 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 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; 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, www.henry 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 ($14; $13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Ends Feb. 2.

Museum of Glass "Czech Glass, 1945-1980: Design in an Age of Adversity" presents glasswork from a difficult era in Czech postwar history. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St. (Tacoma), 253-284-4750, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs. of the month); noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 18.

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 ($6; $5 seniors/college students; $4 kids 5 and up). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 5.

Seattle Art Museum (Closed for expansion until spring of 2007; see Web site for details.) 100 University St., 206-654-3100,

Seattle Asian Art Museum SAAM reopens with four new shows. "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime" delves into the museum's permanent collection of Asian Buddhist art; nearly 100 works will represent the influence of Buddhism on the art and culture of China, Korea, India, Japan, Thailand, and Tibet. Also: Tooba, an allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who turns into a tree; "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art"; and "Fragrance of the Past: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Ch'ung-ho Chang Frankel and Friends." Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Orchid" and "Fragrance" end April 2; Tooba ends Sept. 30; "Buddha" is ongoing.

Tacoma Art Museum In "Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies," 15 American and European photographers interpret the symbolism and structure of gardens. 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 April 30.

Wing Luke Asian Museum "Home Grown: Asian Pacific American New Years" is a family-oriented exhibit focusing on New Year's celebration traditions that have been brought to the Pacific Northwest by Asian-American immigrants. It features photography, multimedia presentations, and entertaining educational material for kids. Also: "Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" aims to educate visitors about the history and heritage of this misunderstood yet longstanding local community through artifacts, photographs, oral history, and other media. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, www.wing 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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