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Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk Enjoy art on display in over 50 businesses along Greenwood and Phinney Avenues between 65th and 87th Streets. 6-9:30 p.m. Fri. May 12 and noon- 5 p.m. Sat. May 13. Also through May 27 at Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244,, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.

Barbara Brotherton SAM's curator of Native American art speaks on "Kwakwaka'wakw Performance Art: Visual Art of the Potlatch." 6 p.m. Thurs. May 11. Stimson Auditorium, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3131,

Vashon Art Tour Enjoy a self-guided tour of 21 Vashon Island art studios and group shows, with everything from paintings, printmaking, and sculpture to garden art, jewelry, glass, weaving, pottery, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. May 13-Sun. May 14.; for transportation schedules.


Ballard Fetherston Melissa Furness works with acrylic paint, digital photography, and glassy resin glaze to explore identity, sexuality, alienation, and shared environment. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. May 12. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 10.

BLVD Gallery A new gallery that will showcase underground street art and graffiti culture from across the nation.Their inaugural show, "Groundswell," features work by Space Invader, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave, Bigfoot, Mear One, Iosefatu Sua, and more. Opening: 6-10 p.m. Fri. May 12. 2312 Second Ave., 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri.

Columbia City This first annual regional juried exhibition examines our "plugged and caffeinated" culture via work by 17 local artists. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Sat. May 13. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843, Noon-8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends July 9.

Consolidated Works The annual Cornish CollegeDesign BFA Exhibition. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Fri. May 12. 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-381-3218,, Noon-7 p.m. daily. Ends May 26.

Davidson Contemporary John Grade's Cleave will transform the gallery into an artificial environment, constructed of clay, goat fur, and resin, that intends to replicate the landscape—think the canyons of Escalante in Utah or the glaciers of Mount Rainier. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. May 11. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 24.

Jack Straw New Media Korean artist Kichul Kim's Rapport is a sound installation exploring the connection between seeing sound and reaching Nirvana, an idea he has worked with for over 10 years. Reception: 7 p.m. Fri. May 12. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends June 23.

James Harris "About Strange Lands: Sculpture and Watercolor" is artist Claire Cowie's third solo show at the gallery. Inspired by an old story about a rhinoceros named Clara who was captured and displayed as an exotic animal before crowds of Europeans, Cowie explores objectification and preconception. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. May 11. 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., by appointment Tues. Ends June 17.

Kirkland Arts Center "Menu: Edible Elements in Art" explores the use of food in contemporary art, featuring artwork by Josephine Balakrishnan, Patty Cokus, Dee Fontans, Edward Kranz, Theresa Lovering-Brown, Tom Muller, Toi Sennhauser, and Carmen Valdes. Opening: 6-9 p.m. Thurs. May 11. 620 Market St., 425-822-7161, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursdays. Ends June 3.

Terry Avenue Studios The annual Cornish College Art BFA Exhibition. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Fri. May 12. 2000 Terry Ave., Noon-7 p.m. daily. Ends May 26.

Last Chance

Crawl Space The connecting thread of "Personally Public," a group show of Fluxus-style concepts by 11 local artists and artistic teams, is the absurdist's glee in creating incongruities for public reaction. 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends May 14.

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.

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 London-born Matthew Picton captures the spaces between the cracks, crannies, and crooks in parking lots, streets, lakes, ocean beds, and other entities, and turns them inside out. In his obviously patient hands, carefully photographed cracks in the road are reproduced as either spidery, hanging sculptures or as ink-and-paper drawings of incredible detail. His recent sculptural series based on floor mapping of the Arctic Ocean done by the Russian Navy seems to lack romance in comparison. Perhaps it's because we can relate to the ever-present cracks on the street (and in our lives) that they stir something more within us than scientifically mapped ocean beds, depicted in large, somewhat cold plastic or aluminum-wire sculptures. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 13. MOLLY LORI

Kirsten Gallery "Around the World in Forty Paintings" features Leon White's works, inspired by 30 years of travel. 5320 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-522-2011, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Ends May 16.

Mikijio Arts Woodblock prints by Jeera Ratanangkoon. 114 1/2 First Ave. S. #4, 206-624-2588, Hours by appointment. Ends May 12.

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.

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.

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.


Art/Not Terminal Sam Caldwell works with everything from paint and paper to wax and coffee in "Experimentation." Also, Tarot readers will be in the Subterranean Room daily for "Art of the Tarot Oracle." 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, Tarot Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Gallery Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 1.

Art Patch "Wanderings" is the fourth show in the sweatshop inc. series. Sweatshop Inc. member Adam Wallace explores himself and his surroundings through photographs. 306 S. Washington St., Ste. 102, 206-388-2373. Hours by appointment only. Ends May 25.

Baas Judy Talley explores the range of perception and association that people place on dolls in "Memory and Symbol." 2703 E. Madison, 206-324-4742, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends May 31.

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, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Catherine Person Gallery Artist Linda Davison conveys her process of perception through oil paintings and graphite drawings. 319 Third Ave. S., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Corridor Gallery Garek J. Druss' "Things I Don't Want To Do" takes interesting objects and skews them into intentionally "absurd" perspectives. Tashiro-Kaplan building, 306 S. Washington, 206-856-7037. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 27.

Davidson Galleries "Contemporary Finnish Woodcuts" features an array of traditional and modern styles. Also, Jay Steensma's oil paintings and drawings on everything from canvas to paper bags, inspired by religion, mysticism, nature, and the Northwest School. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Experience Music Project "DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein" pairs in unexpected ways 28 modern and classic paintings from Paul Allen's private collection, many not 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.

Foster/White "Synergy" features glass works by Merrilee Moore. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Fountainhead "Innervision" features landscape paintings by 11 area artists. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., and by appointment. Ends May 28.

Francine Seders Gallery Robert McNown's ink-on-paper series resembles a literal tapestry of intricate designs. Bradd Skubinna creates mosaiclike collages from found paper and plastic. Also in the upstairs gallery, Jeffrey Burgert's "monochroform," oils on canvas. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. and Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tues., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 4.

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.

Gallery 110 Christopher Buening disguises airplane barf bags with intricate drawings. Also, Linda Horsley's colorful surrealism. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, Ends May 27.

Gallery 4 Culture A satirical examination of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries by Dawn Cerny, loosely based on Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project. 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends May 26.

Gallery IMA "Fractal Utopia & The Yellow Sanctuary Room" features recent paintings and installation art by Cerj Lalonde. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-625-0055, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun., by appointment Mon. Ends June 29.

Grover/Thurston Gallery Bay Area artist Inez Storer's collage, paint, and found-object works reflect identity, history, and gender, including her own European-Catholic upbringing. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Howard/Mandville "The Love of the Land" features landscape art by various artists. 120 Park Lane, Suite D, Kirkland, 425-889-8212, Ends May 31.

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.

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

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

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.

Lisa Harris "10 Years of Paper" is Seattle-based artist Richard Hutter's retrospective collection of prints, collages, and paintings. 1922 Pike Place, 206-443-3315, 10:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sun. Ends May 28.

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.

Nancy Bishop Harvey The third annual "Art of Our Mothers" exhibition, featuring works by over 25 artists, celebrates the mother as artist and invites children and grandchildren to interpret the pieces. Proceeds benefit the Edmonds Center for the Arts. 524 Main St., 206-550-4372, 1-5 p.m. Wed., 1-8 p.m. Thurs., 1-5 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Special Family Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. May 13.

Nordic Heritage Museum Bodies intertwine in "Swift and Slow," drawings by Norwegian-born (now Brooklyn-based) artist Sol Kjøk. Also, "The Landscapes of Clyde Aspevig—A Closer Look." 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.

NW Craft Center Gallery Ed Cox's Temple Garden exhibit features oil paintings, carpets, ceramic sculptures, wood-carvings, and mosaic. 305 Harrison St., 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (closed Mon. May 15 and 22). Ends June 25.

Oasis Paintings by Mila Faulkner, Oleksiy Kovalenko, and Erin MacCoy, silk tapestries by Oleksandra Pryveda, painted silk by Miranda Roberts, and black-and-white photographs by Ariel Soto. 3644 Wallingford Ave. N., 206-547-5177, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.

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.

Sam Day Gallery SEE BOX, PAGE 81.

Seattle Public Library Presented by Americans for UNFPA, "Family of Woman" is a photographic celebration of women across the globe, with works by Washington Times photo editor Julie Danesha, Dana Gluckstein, Beth O'Donnell, and other photographers. 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636,, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. Ends May 30.

Shift Collaborative Elise Richman's oil paintings reflect the ordered chaos of the wilderness. Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex #105, 306 S. Washington St., 206-547-1215. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends May 27.

Soil "Nooksandcrannies," by Julie Custer, Marc Dombrosky, and Etsuko Ichikawa, is a site-specific installation interpreting the space. Also, "Substrata: New Photographs" by Thom Heileson. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends May 28.

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.

Stonington "Borne of Myth & Fire" celebrates glass art of the Northwest coast. 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 May 29.

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. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends July 28.

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.

Underground Gallery Color and black-and-white photos of Machu Picchu by Malcolm L. Edwards. Studio B-12, 214 First Ave. S., 206-340-9395, 1-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends May 31.

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.

William Traver Exquisite blown glass by artist Lino Tagliapietra. 110 Union St. #200, 206-587-6501, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Ends July 2.

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 Robyn O'Neil's epic drawings, exploring death and man's relationship to nature. Also, Amy Helfand's "Modern Nature" collages and tapestries. 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. Both end July 30.

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. 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. 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). Also: "A Northwest Summer: Six Exhibitions—One Celebration" includes studio glass art from the Jon and Mary Shirley collection; art deco sculpture from SAM's early days; "Made in Seattle," contemporary art from their permanent collection; "Night Sounds," 14 significant interconnected works by Mark Tobey and Morris Graves; and "Elegant Earth," photographs by Johsel Namkung. Trimpin's "Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations" joins the lineup in August. 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" and "Northwest Summer" end Oct. 15, "Buddha" is ongoing.

Wing Luke "These Walls Can Speak: Untold Stories From Three Historic Buildings" celebrates the Kong Yick Buildings, Higo, and the Eastern Hotel through history, testimony and artifacts. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 10.

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