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Create a Whimsical Garden Sculpture with Artist Lynn DiNino Tacoma artist Lynn DiNino teaches you how to make a sculpture from balsa foam and colored concrete veneer. 1701 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 253-272-4258 ext. 3030, $45 ($35 TAM members; includes museum admission and supplies). 1-5 p.m. Sat. Jan. 28.

Elizabeth A. Brown, Susan Dory, and Brian Murphy Henry Art Gallery's chief curator will lead an informal discussion with local painters Susan Dory and Brian Murphy about the process and inspiration behind their work. (RSVP required!) Winston Wächter, 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 26.


Francine Seders Barbados-born artist and UW art professor Denzil Hurley presents his abstract tonal oils under the rubric "Variant/Glyphic/Negation/Redact." Opens Fri. Jan. 27. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sun. Jan. 29. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

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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.

Artists' 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.

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.

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, while Shura Petrov refers to his Russian and American identity in his colorful, 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: 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.

Fenomena Three Russian artists present elaborate etchings and works on paper: Stanislav Nikireev, Margarita Kuzminskaya, and Yuriy Nozdrin. 200 Roy St. (#104), 206-213-0080, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; noon-1 a.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Jan. 29.

Foster/White "Carnival Grotesque," James Martin's latest compilation of zany gouache-on-brown-paper paintings, combines Northwest mysticism with a dash of burlesque. 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 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 Harry Clewans' fascinating and vast canvases are composed of insanely intricate collages of his own reassembled woodblock prints. Also: Midge Williams' colorful, abstract paintings inspired by L.A. freeways. 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 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.

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.

Kimzey Miller In "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 shaped like urns that 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.

Local Color Artists Janis Graves, Ilana Cone Kennedy, Patti Christie, Scott Bourret, Timothy Stephens, and Sharon Dale present their paintings, leather masks, and photography. 1606 Pike Pl., 206-728-1717, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ongoing.

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. 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.

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 other atypical media. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Jan. 29.

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.

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.


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.

Ballard/Fetherston In "The Calendar Project," Port Townsend artist Kim Kopp creates a small painting for each day of the year using collage, a recurring boat shape, and a nuanced palette, grouping each panel by month. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 18.

Bluebottle Tampa artist Kathie Olivas reinterprets childhood cuteness in her slightly twisted cartoonish menagerie of small-scale oil paintings, "The Accomplices." 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Jan. 29.

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.

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." 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. 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 multiple-exposure color photos in "Becoming Language." Reception: 4-6 p.m. Sat. Jan. 28. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Gallery63Eleven Local artist and writer Molly Norris Curtis displays her whimsically 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 (see spotlight, p. 67). 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.

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, emphasizing his first few years in town at the onset of the digital revolution. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634- 0919, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 24.

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

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.

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 slightly 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, also known as 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.

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.

Winston Wächter Susan Dory investigates color and repetition in her 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.


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 Candida Höfer's fascination with empty public spaces is on display in "Architecture of Absence," the first North American retrospective of this German photographer's work. Also: 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. Cahun and Moore ends Feb. 12; Höfer ends April 16.

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, 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 re-imagined 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 5-17). 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. Weds.-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" includes 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 five 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 after a reroofing hiatus with four new shows. "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime" delves into the museum's permanent collection of Asian Buddhist art, representing 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 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.

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