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Angle Gallery "AIDS Is Knocking" is a fund- and consciousness-raising multimedia project by acclaimed photographer Amanda Koster in support of the Rabuor Village Project. Koster's richly compelling portraits and video and sound installation give a human face to the suffering in this western Kenyan community. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 2. 312 S. Washington St. (Tashiro-Kaplan Building), 206-856-7037.

Celebration of New Zealand Culture at the Burke The Burke Museum offers a weekend full of Maori artists, local Native weavers, carvers, tattoo art, and panel discussions to kick off its new exhibit, "Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread." Among the scheduled talks: a lecture (Saturday at 1 p.m.) on"Contemporary Maori Art and Culture" by Darcy Nicholas of New Zealand's Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture. Events: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Feb. 4-Sun. Feb. 5. Burke Museum, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543-5590, Free with museum admission ($8; $6.50 seniors, $5 youth). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. "Toi Maori" ends May 29.

David Chatt Bead Workshop Seattle bead artist David Chatt leads a three-day workshop in his craft, focusing on his specialized technique, the single needle right-angle weave. (See spotlight, this page.) 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 3-Sun. Feb. 5. $300. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (Bellevue), 425-519-0750,

Keith Shawe and the Roma Tacoma-based documentary photographer Keith Shaw presents his photos and discusses the plight of the Roma people in "Jekhipe (Oneness): A Portrait of the Roma of Southern Macedonia." 7 p.m. Fri. Feb. 3. Free. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222,

Smallest Witnesses: The Conflict in Darfur Through Children's Eyes Darfur may have fallen from the headlines, but the 3-year-old conflict in this western Sudanese region remains devastating. This traveling exhibit presents 27 vivid and disturbing drawings by children in the refugee camps along the Sudan-Chad border who escaped Darfur physically, but not psychologically. Cosponsored by Human Rights Watch, whose researcher, Olivier Bercault, will discuss the artwork, along with UW social-work professor Nancy Farwell and Amna Ibrahim, a UW fellow from Sudan. Other sponsors include: the American Jewish Committee, the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, and SaveDarfurWashingtonState. (See article.) Reception and discussion: 6:30 p.m. Wed. Feb. 1. Odegaard Library, UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2990. Free. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.; 1-10 p.m. Sun. Ends Feb. 22.

Wanda M. Corn—The Great American Thing: A Transatlantic Affair A leading American art historian and author of the book that inspired the new exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum, Dr. Corn discusses the artistic exchanges between American modernists and European avant-garde artists in the early 20th century. 1:30 p.m. Sun. Feb. 5. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave. (Tacoma), 253-272-4258, Free with museum admission ($7.50; $6.50 seniors/students).

First Thursday

Artists' Gallery of Seattle Kenneth Lee Johnson presents acrylic paintings and illustrations. 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 Feb. 28.

Catherine Person In "Hortus Ortus: Davis Freeman and Kensuke Yamada," the local photographer and the young Japanese sculptor both find inspiration in the garden. Reception 6-8 p.m. Artists' talk: noon, Sat. Feb. 18. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Davidson Contemporary The quiet terrain east of the Washington Cascades inspires Leslie Williams Cain's landscapes in "Recent Pastels." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Davidson Galleries In "The Mezzotint," two New York artists revive the laborious 400-year-old engraving process to new effect. Carol Wax re-creates antique typewriters, fans, and clocks, while Fred Merhsimer interprets contemporary cityscapes from his Brooklyn neighborhood. Also: "English Landscape Scenery" consists of artful mezzotint engravings by David Lucas of paintings by John Constable dating back to 1829. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Foster/White Bratsa Bonifacho responds to the symbols and sounds of classical musical scales and chords in his vivid new abstract canvases, "Moderato Cantabile." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Gallery4Culture In a commentary on consumerism, Julia Haack uses recycled materials with architectural references in "Salvage/Selvage." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 24.

Gallery 110 "Restating Empire" takes a wide-ranging, critical look at images of American hegemony. This juried exhibit features work by 21 artists from across the country and is curated by Deborah Paine. Opening reception and award presentation: 6-8 p.m. Wed. Feb. 1. First Thursday reception: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Globe Gallery Photos of Myanmar (formerly Burma) by Julie McMackin will support the efforts of the Free Burma Coalition. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 105 S. Main St. (#100), 206-612-7655. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 28.

Grover/Thurston Intriguing mixed-media imaginings by Berlin-born local painter Anne Siems. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

Lisa Harris "Gouache" by Richard Morhous is just what it says—bright gouache paintings by the Seattle artist, inspired by his favorite cities. 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 Feb. 26.

Museum of Flight World War I airplanes fill the skies of the "Heritage of the Air Collection," 43 realistic paintings from 1959 to 1970, primarily by representational artist Merv Corning. This exhibit unites for the first time collections from aerospace defense company, the Esterline Corporation, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Air Force, and private collectors. Reception with the artist: 5-7 p.m. 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 April 9.

OK Hotel Gallery "When Words Fail: A Retrospective of the Unredundant Art of Kenneth A. Marulis" features Marulis' oil and pigment paintings. Reception: 6-10 p.m. 212 Alaskan Way S., 206-621-7903. Ends Feb. 28.

Sam Day Gallery In "Stephanie Sachat/Floral Savant" the photographer/poet displays pix of flowers. Reception 5-8 p.m. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 3.

Shift Michelle Forsyth's intricate works on paper make up "Loops & Dashes." Reception: 5-8 p.m. Tashiro Kaplan Building (Ste. 105), 306 S. Washington, 206-547-1215, Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Feb. 25.

SOIL Three new members of this gallery co-op showcase their work. Multimedia artist Satomi Jin explores botanical repetition, Isaac Layman's color photos find beauty in common items, and Chauney Peck builds a small replica of a mountain in the French Alps in a commentary about global warming and human and nature reversals. Also: Nicholas Nyland creates an optical-illusion abstract mural for "Mirage." Reception for both shows: 6-8 p.m. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

William Traver Lyrical abstract blown-glass and aluminum sculptures by Tom Farbanish in "Bunt," and rondel-decorated modern three-panel "Leaded Glass Screens" by Dick Weiss. 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 Feb. 26.


ArtsWest "Extravagant Icons" features acrylics by Layne Cook, oils by Louise Britton, found-object assemblages by Douglas Remy, and Julie Lindell's ceramics. 4711 California Ave. S.W. (West Seattle), 206-938-0963, 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 11.

Fountainhead Saigon-born painter Thu Nguyen depicts landscapes, figurative portraits, and trains with a romanticized realism. "Waterbeings" are her newest oils. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sat. Feb. 4. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Feb. 26.

Infohazard Sculptures by Jason Soles are "Beyond the Pale," and fetish photography by Artana DeCarlo asks "What Is Your Sin?" Also: "Introversion Boxes and Travel Stories," a collection of shadowbox worlds created by Eerie Art (Lisa Mei Ling Fong); and "The Monstrous and the Misunderstood," 3-D pieces and photographs by sculptors Keith Amarak Waters and Jessica Geiger. Reception: 6-9:30 p.m. Sun. Feb. 4. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. "Introversion" and "Monstrous" end Feb. 3. "Beyond" and "Sin" through February.

Richard Hugo House Gallery "The Eight Essential Ingredients" brings together art and poetry by eight artists, including poet Marvin Bell, in a collaborative installation organized by Born magazine. Reception: 7-11 p.m. Fri. Feb. 3. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends March 31.

Tacoma Art Museum "The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915–1935" promises 120 seminal works of American and European art from this era, including Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe, May Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Max Weber. Also: 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. "Garden" ends April 30. "Great American" opens Feb. 4 and ends May 21.

Wall Space Seattle photographer Douglas Ethridge explores a world of shadowy people, places, and mannequins in "Convergence," uniting four of his series. Opens Feb. 7. Reception 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 16. 600 First Ave. (#322), 206-749-9133, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends March 11.

Last Chance

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.

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.

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.

Wall Space "Sacred Spaces" features black-and-white photography by Gregg Krogstad. 600 First Ave. (#322), 206-749-9133, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 4.


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.

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.

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

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." 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. 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.

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.

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.

Photographic Center Northwest San Francisco–based artist Todd Hido uses natural light and long exposures to create moody images, frequently taken through the windshield of his car, in his "Unfinished Narratives." 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 Feb. 27.

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 Rental/Sales Gallery Nine artists from the south-of-downtown scene are showcased in "Studios: Part 3—SODO." Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Feb 25.

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 large but opaque 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.

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. (See spotlight, p. 59.) 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.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. "Hershmanlandia" and "150 Works" end Feb. 26; Cucullu ends March 12.

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.

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 represent the influence of Buddhism on the art and culture of China, Korea, India, Japan, Thailand, and Tibet. Also: Tooba, a powerfully haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree (it makes sense when you see it); "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." The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. 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 Oct. 15; "Buddha" is ongoing.

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 material for kids. Also: "Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest" aims to educate visitors about the history and heritage of this long-standing yet misunderstood local community through artifacts and various 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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