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Trimpin The endlessly creative composer/inventor discusses his latest sound installation, SHHH. Noon, Sat. April 29. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, Free.

Birdhouse Auction Roy McMakin, Eva Isaksen, Lois Graham, and Carl Smool are just some names in the flock of 42 artists who have painted, deconstructed, and embellished cedar birdhouses in this annual fund-raiser for Seattle's Stevens Elementary School. Ten houses, visible at, will be included in the live auction; the remainder will be auctioned silently. Proceeds benefit the school's art curriculum. 6-11 p.m. Sat. April 29. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E. Free.

Playdate at the Henry Kids are invited to explore the museum, its two big current shows, the splashy Roy Lichtenstein exhibit, and the huge wood and wire landscape abstractions by Maya Lin, with art activities, treats, and live music in the Sculpture Court. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. April 29. Henry Art Gallery, UW Campus, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, Free.


Joe Bar Scrappy little sock animals and playground scenarios make up "Friends of Little Roy," black-and-white images by local photographer Erin L. Shafkind that explore themes of childhood and loyalty. Opens May 1. 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 May 31.

Patricia Cameron "In Puris Naturalibus" by Cuban artist Tomas Oliva is a collection of sculptures and charcoal drawings of female nudes. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Wed. April 26. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends June 3.

Suyama Space German-born local composer and inventor Trimpin presents a new site-specific installation, SHHH. A large metal sphere rhythmically orbits on a circular rail, its movement and sound responding to the proximity of the viewer. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. April 28. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends July 28.

Last Chance

ArtsWest "Art Defined and Undefined" challenges perceptions of art through conventional and unconventional work by Kristen Ramirez, Adriana Grant, Dan Rhoads, Jimm Nawrocki, Rick Simpson, and Barbara Stout. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Baas Art Gallery Watercolors by local artist and SAFA instructor Jo Gershman incude European summer landscapes and still lifes on trompe-l'oeil tiles. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Bluebottle Cute meets creepy in "Touchy Feely," work by Ryan Bubnis that brings to mind the oddly lovable Ugly Dolls. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends April 30.

Catherine Person The gallery has a Japanese focus in time for the cherry blossom festival, with contemporary sculpture by Etsuko Ichikawa, Nori Morimoto, and Norie Sato. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Corridor Vivid oil paintings by Wyatt Landis in "Fool's Gold." 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends April 29.

D'Adamo/Woltz Mysterious oil paintings by local artists Robert Keller and collagelike acrylic landscapes by Mary Carlton. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 30.

Davidson Contemporary Nature, Inuit culture, math, and books inspire Allan Packer's latest drawings and sculptures in "64 degrees n 14'- 76 degrees w 32'AP." 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Davidson Galleries An intriguing desolation haunts the figures in the contemporary Finnish woodcut prints by multiple artists. Also: "20th Century Works on Paper" are a varied collection of prints from the estate of Seattle collectors John McCall Case and Mary Ellen Krug. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Foster/White The gallery opens in its new and bigger location with "Things Made," woven earthenware sculptures by Jim Kraft and abstract landscapes by Northwest painter Lloyd Blakely. And, of course, a giant Chihuly in the front corner window. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Fountainhead Tapirs, lizards, and crows roam Louise Britton's incongruous landscapes and animal portraits in "Creatures," while Japanese koi swish through Paul McCall's paintings in "Tranquil Journey." 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends April 30.

Francine Seders Northwest painter Caryn Friedlander's evocative "Tributaries" feature large oil on linen impressions, pastels, and charcoals inspired by water. Also: SAFA professor Olivia Britt's richly textured colors in "Dissections: Transpose and Fuse." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 30.

Friesen Gallery "Alignment" presents over 30 mixed-media works from a group of the gallery's artists. 1200 Second Ave., 206-628-9501, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 1.

Gallery 110 Oil, plastic, and neoprene visions by Canadian artist Stefanie Denz, and abstract figures in acrylic ink on linen by Joan Kimura. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Gallery4Culture Etchings, drawings, film, and sound collaborations by Mary Simpson in "Wait Until Spring, Brother." 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 28.

Grover/Thurston There's an emotional austerity to the mysterious people interacting against sparse landscapes in Utah painter Brian Kershisnik's "Unknown Allegory." 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Jack Straw A large bougainvillea vine embedded with transducers projects sounds from the U.S./Mexico border in "Fences-Borders," the intriguing new sound and video installation by Richard Lerman exploring this politically and emotionally charged geographic point. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 28.

Lisa Harris The figurative and narrative oil paintings by local artist Lois Silver capture moody moments. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends April 30.

Local Color Photographs and works in oil, acrylic, and mixed media by Moon Lee, Kelly Rae Cunningham, Adrianna Lobo Dalo, and Eric Beauzay. 1606 Pike Pl., 206-728-1717, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Through April.

OK Hotel Gallery "ANTI-terrorism HANDbook (an art show)" features work that reflects the current political climate by five local young artists: William Corr, Megan Holden, David Confused, Greg Boudreau, and TAR ART RAT. 212 Alaskan Way S. Through April.

Phinney Center Mixed-media sculpture by Julie Lindell in "Intelligent Design." 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends April 28.

SOIL "Presto!" presents work by six artists that will change each week, curated by Sara Osebold. Also: new drawings by local artist Satomi Jin. 12 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends April 30.

Shift Collaborative Studio Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour's collaborative collections make up "Inventory." Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex, #105, 306 S. Washington St., 206-547-1215, Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends April 29.

Shoreline Community College Gallery Richly textured metal and wire sculptures frayed, twisted, and glued together make up "Ether Space, Gourd and Screen Works" by Anacortes artist Lanny Bergner. 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-546-4101 x4433, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends April 28.

Stonington Gallery "Dimensions" contrasts large-scale sculpture with the fine detail of jewelry by multiple artists. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends April 30.

Tacoma Art Museum In "Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies," 15 American and European photographers interpret the symbolism and structure of gardens. Ends April 30.Also: "The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935" promises 120 seminal American and European works, including Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Max Weber. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, Every third Thurs. free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Great American" ends May 21.

Viveza In "Art by Increment," Eric Olson corresponds colored paint dabs with a random number generator, exploring the "delicate balance" between the world we desire and what actually exists. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends April 30.

William Traver Nude men admiring art and other nicely uncomfortable situations make up Friese Undine's latest monochromatic acrylics in "I Too Am in Arcadia." Also: New York artist Merrill Wagner's colorful abstracts on metal in "New Work." 110 Union St., Suite 200, 206-587-6501, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Both end April 30.

Woodside/Braseth "Spring Salon" is this gallery's 45th annual group show, this year featuring work by 25 artists including Kenneth Callahan, Gloria DeArcangelis, Paul Horiuchi, Ginny Ruffner, Judith Kindler, and William Cumming. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends April 26.


Art/Not Terminal Kites, a teeter-totter, and a gorilla mask can be found at the "17th Annual Functional Art Show." Also: the "Seattle Erotic Art Festival Invitational Gallery Show" in the gallery's Subterranean Room. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, "Functional" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Erotic" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat., 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. Ends May 4.

Ballard/Fetherston Ohio transplant Jane Richlovsky finds seductive juxtapositions in her observations of vintage Americana in "Domestic Bliss and Other Temptations," new narrative paintings on found textiles. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 6.

Benham Gallery R. Mac Holbert presents a solo show of his photos, while "Side by Side" pairs and compares his work with that of fellow photographer Graham Nash. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benham 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Crawl Space

Experience Music Project "DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein" pairs 28 modern and classic paintings from the private collection of Paul Allen in unexpected ways. Many paintings have not been seen by the public in over 50 years. Some sample matches: Van Gogh and Ernst, Monet and DeKooning, Signac and Rothko. Curated by art historian and Impressionism expert Paul Hayes Tucker. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave. N. (Seattle Center), 206-770-2702, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $7-$8. Ends Sept. 24.

G. Gibson Gallery Classic-style paintings by New Yorker Marc Dennis in "Allegories" and large-scale photos by St. Paul artist JoAnn Verburg in "Poet Under Water." 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 27.

Gallery63Eleven New work by local artist Alix Lorance in "Women." 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 10.

Greg Kucera "Splinter. Return." The abstract and figurative canvases and sculptures of Cuban-born painter, poet, and writer Enrique Martinez Celaya are darkly fascinating, as one might expect from an artist whose materials include charcoal, tar, and blood. Also: The intricate "visual algorithms" of the prints of New York artist James Siena. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 13.

Howard House The Russian Navy's mapping project of the Arctic Ocean bed is the launching point of Matthew Picton's "Volumetric Drawings" and mixed-media sculptures, while Donnabelle Casis paints with a cartoonist's sense of color and fluidity in "Hunch." 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 13.

James Harris Unfurnished rooms and still-life leftovers are the subjects of Laura Letinsky's crisp and painterly color photographs in "Somewhere, Somewhere." 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 6.

Jeffrey Moose Photographs and handmade textures infused with Native American themes in "Collages/Composites" by Alyssa Hinton, and stone and earthenware sculpture by Hannah Alex-Glasser. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., 206-467-6951, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 27.

Kimzey Miller After 30 years, this downtown gallery is closing its doors for good at the end of May. Until then, rotating exhibits of its artists. 1225 Second Ave., 206-682-2339. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Closes May 26.

Kirkland Arts Center "Altared" presents visions of altars and other sacred spaces by 21 Northwest artists. 620 Market St., Kirkland, 425-822-7161, www. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 3.

Linda Hodges Gallery Local favorite Gaylen Hansen shows new work that will delight you, yes, but goes beyond color and whimsy. The large paintings, especially, are densely layered and full of free-associative secrets. (Ever noticed before how closely together fish and airplanes reside in your psyche? You will after looking at Blue Fish.). 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 27.

MusaDesign "Counter Points: Metaphors of Expression" features work by contemporary New York artist Seth Ely. Also: a collection of African sculpture. 2617 Fifth Ave., 425-246-8464, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends June 2.

Nordic Heritage Museum Bodies intertwine in "Swift and Slow," drawings by Norwegian-born (now Brooklyn-based) artist Sol Kjøk. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, Free with museum admission ($4-$6). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends June 11.

Photographic Center Northwest Moved by her grandmother's Alzheimer's-induced memory loss, Jessica Todd Harper's "Portraits from Private Spaces" place family and friends in classic portraiture settings in an effort to recapture memories. 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 May 15.

Platform Gallery Irreverent scribbling, art critic rants, hit lists, and other works on paper and paintings by Brooklyn bad boy William Powhida promise to provoke in "Paper Beings." 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends May 6.

Richard Hugo House Gallery "Memory: Capturing Our Fleeting Existence" is a collection of "introversion (or shadow) boxes" by Lisa Mei Ling Fong. 1634 11th Ave., 206-322-7030, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 28.

Roq la Rue Latin-American folklore inspires the colorful hallucinogenic paintings and prints by Catalina Estrada in "Once Upon a Time." Also: "Ever After"—new paintings by L.A. artists Moira Hahn and Amy Crehore, and Eugene, Ore., artist Gretchen Ryan. 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends May 6.

Sam Day Gallery Local outdoor adventure photographer Carl Skoog died while climbing in the Andes last October at age 46. "Backcountry Visionary" is the first posthumous exhibit of his work and includes his personal favorites. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 30.

Solomon Fine Art Oil paintings by Fred Holcomb in "Panorama." Also: work by Tom Gormally, Isabel Manalo, and Susan Schwalb. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends May 19.

Space Urban and Pop art, abstract paintings, microphotography, and clay sculpture by Stashu Smaku, Scott Morgan, Nubby Twiglet, Gregory Fields, Derek Voss, Jose Torres Jr., Roland Rodriguez, Brian White, Jess Edwards, and gallery owner Guy Warren. 1907 Second Ave., 206-443-7743. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends May 4.

20Twenty Hand-silkscreened posters by young poster artist and musician Nat Damm in "A Far Out Trip Through a Hard Rock Tunnel." 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Thurs. Ends May 10.

Two Bells Bar & Grill Photography by local designer Darrell Davis. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends May 31.

Wall Space Mark Vercammen's sensual monochromatic photos of the naked male body in "Structure" have the textured feel of etchings. 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri. Ends May 12.

Western Bridge Inspired by Kirsten Stoltmann's video about adolescent skateboarders, "Boys and Flowers" features an eclectic array of commissioned and award-winning local and international work. Highlights include a magnificent botanical mural by British artist Paul Morrison; The Four Seasons of Veronica Read by Turkish-British video artist Kutlug Ataman, which pays homage to ordinary obsessions (here, gardening); an ornate Japanese screen and saucy paean to a doomed bathhouse by local suggestive ceramicist Jeffry Mitchell; and a project to rebuild Denny Hill by the architects of Universal Nonlinear Design. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends August 12.

Winston Wächter Vast white skies fill the oil and linen canvases of Vashon Island painter Victoria Adams in "Weather Shift: New Landscapes." Also: "Group Photography" features the work of Tom Baril, Rena Bass Forman, and Kris Cox. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 31.


Bellevue Arts Museum "Rozome Masters of Japan" showcases the unique Japanese art of batik with work by 15 artists. Also: Asian textiles inform the work of two American artists in "Wrapped in Color: Kimonos by Tim Harding, Jackets by Jon Eric Riis." Also: New Orleans artist Thomas Mann collects and frames fragments he found in the streets of his lost city in "Storm Cycle, An Artist Responds to Hurricane Katrina," while collage artist Maureen McCabe draws upon superstition, Catholicism, and wit in her odd assortments, collectively titled "Shadow Boxes, Assembled Tales of Fate, Magic, and Wit." 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. "Storm Cycle" and "Shadow Boxes" end May 21, "Rozome" and "Kimonos" end June 18.

Frye Art Museum "Swallow Harder: Selections from the Ben and Aileen Krohn Collection" is the provocative first museum show of this local multimedia contemporary collection. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends May 14.

Henry Art Gallery Maya Lin plays with blocks, shadows, wire, and perspective in "Systematic Landscapes," the visionary artist/architect's first museum show in eight years. It's an expansive collection of gallery-filling sculptures, smaller works, and her models for the ongoing Confluence Project, seven sites along the Columbia River commemorating the journey of Lewis and Clark. Highlights include Water Line, a wire topography that webs across the East Gallery, and 2x4 Landscape, a wavy hill made of 65,000 blocks of hemlock. Wire Landscape, a smaller piece, entangles wire with its own shadow. Also: "Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956-97" includes 77 prints, lithographs, etchings, sculptures, and woodblocks by the Benday-pointillist Pop Artist. Also: Video artist Kelly Mark's amusing footage of conversations with statues and other engagingly off-kilter situations in "Thanks for Everything." 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Lichtenstein" and "Thanks" end May 7; Lin ends Sept. 3.

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.), 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 In "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime," nearly 100 works represent the influence of Buddhism on Asian art and culture. The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. Also: Tooba, a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree (it makes sense when you see it). Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Tooba" ends Oct. 15, "Buddha" is ongoing.

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