On the Walls

An opinionated guide to this week's gallery and museum shows.

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Lectures and Events

Rebecca Albiani This art historian expounds on William Morris' revolutionary influence on decorative arts. Frye Art Museum, 11 a.m. Fri. June 9. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. Free.

Mike Wang This local photographer exhibits his compelling portraits from Bolivia to benefit nonprofit health organization PATH. Brazillis, 5404 22nd Ave. N.W. 206-297-2800. Opens Sat. June 10.

Deborah F. Lawrence The artist discusses her current show of satirical mixed-media visions of "Utopia." Noon. Sat. June 10. Catherine Person Gallery, 319 Third Ave. S., www.catherinepersongallery.com. Free.

Larry Calkins The Issaquah artist discusses his latest sculpture and paintings. 1 p.m. Sat. June 10. G. Gibson Gallery, 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.gibsongallery.com. Free.

David Garrard Lowe The historian and author of Art Deco New York will talk about Art Deco influence in early 20th-century American cities. 2 p.m. Sat. June 10. Stimson Auditorium, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3121, www.seattleartmuseum.org. $7.

Michelle Bolinger The local artist and Pratt Fine Arts instructor discusses her vividly colorful abstract canvases. 6 p.m. Tues. June 13. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. Free.


Art & Soul Matt Calcavecchia presents his latest array of irreverent ape paintings. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. June 10. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223. Through June.

BLVD Gallery "Return to Sender" features new abstract and contemporary paintings by New York artist Jill Simonsen and Chicago painter Ray Noland at this new gallery showcasing underground street art and graffiti culture from across the nation. Opens Fri. June 9. 2312 Second Ave., www.blvdart.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., and Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri. Ends July 1.

Floating Leaves Tea Understated images by Japanese-born photographer Kiyoshi Toda. Opening reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. June 10. 2213 N.W. Market St., #100, 206-529-4268, www.floatingleavestea.com. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.). Through July.

Francine Seders Gallery Juliana Heyne's oil stick on paper landscapes in "Variable Terrain" and Michelle Bolinger's "Color Construction," abstracts in pen and oil. Opens Fri. June 9. Reception: 2-4 p.m. Sun. June 11. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. and Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Tues., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends July 9.

Gallery 4 Culture Painter Dianna Molzan melds abstract textures and references in the obscurely titled "The Future is Our Only Goat." 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends June 30.

Kirkland Arts Center "Clay?" presents juried work by 21 ceramic artists from around the country, curated by Jason Huff. Awards reception: 6-9 p.m. Thurs. June 8. 620 Market St., 425-822-7161, www.kirklandartscenter.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursdays. Ends July 29.

Patricia Cameron Linda Kane's serene and otherworldly charcoal drawings and installations are inspired by her native Hawaii in "Long After the Silence." Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m. Wed. June 7. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends July 15.

SAM Rental/Sales Gallery "Referencing Nature" presents the work of nine artists: Bobbi Ambrosini, Michael Brophy, Lanny DeVuono, Victoria Haven, Fred Holcomb, Maya Kabat, David Kroll, Steven Miller, and Jason Wood. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thurs. June 8. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends July 8.

Tacoma Art Museum SEE BOX, THIS PAGE. "The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas." Also: "Between Clouds of Memory: The Ceramic Art of Akio Takamori" and "Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters." 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. www.tacomaartmuseum.org. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Lichtenstein" ends Sept. 4. "Essence" ends Sept. 17. "Between Clouds" ends Oct. 8. $6.50–$7.50.

Winston Wächter Eerily accurate architectonic portraits of empty rooms and places by Northeast artist Peter Waite. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 28.

Last Chance

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

Consolidated Works UW's first DXARTS graduates display their experimental video, sound art, and mechatronics. Work by Matt McDowell, Peter Brun, Scott Carver, Alan Strathmann, and Kevin Olsen. If the recent show at Jacob Lawrence by some of these artists is any clue, this sophisticated new student work is worth a look. 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-381-3218, www.conworks.org., www.cornish.edu. Noon-7 p.m. daily. Ends June 11.

Crawl Space Local artist Chad Wentzel ambitiously fills the gallery with 2-D and 3-D paper sculpture in "Everything I've Ever Wanted All at the Same Time." 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends June 11.

Gallery63Eleven "Mojo the Fifth" features colorful new paintings crowded with naive characters by Ballard native C. L. Utley. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 7.

Nordic Heritage Museum Bodies intertwine in "Swift and Slow," drawings by Norwegian-born artist Sol Kjøk. Also, "The Landscapes of Clyde Aspevig—A Closer Look." 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. $4-$6. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends June 11.


Art/Not Terminal "Scapes," oil paintings by Mark Eaton, and "Souls," erotic photography by John Tozzi. 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Souls" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat., 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. "Scapes" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Both end July 6.

Baas Colorful new abstractions by painter Julia Ricketts in "Reveal." Reception: 5-8 p.m. Wed. June 7. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 30.

Bluebottle Densely detailed visions in ink and watercolor from Luke Ramsey and whimsically off-kilter gouache characters by Justin B. Williams in "A Great Big Stillness." 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends June 29.

Catherine Person Gallery Deborah F. Lawrence serves up satirical mixed media visions of "Utopia" on wooden trays and panels, inspired by the 100-plus responses she got to her post-2004 presidential election mass e-mail asking: "What does Utopia look like to you?" Hula hoops and picnics are some of the more innocuous images that inspired bliss. 319 Third Ave. S., www.catherinepersongallery.com, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 30.

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

Corridor Gallery Eric Nez's mixed-media paintings explore surreal scenarios in "Transfiguration." Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037, www.schirmerstudio.com/corridor. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends July 1.

D'Adamo/Woltz Parvin creates vibrant and abstract Northwest scenes in her "Symphony of Landscape." 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends July 3.

Davidson Contemporary John Grade's Cleave transforms the gallery into a viscerally evocative 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, although spook house is the first experience that comes to mind as you enter the darkened gallery. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 24.

Davidson Galleries Northwest painter Rob Connell captures industrial and natural angles in sumi and gouache. Also: wood engravings by master illustrator Winslow Homer (1836–1910) in the Antique Prints Department. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 1.

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, www.doubletakeexhibit.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $7-$8. Ends October.

Foster/White "Chokoku," which means "sculpture" in Japanese, is also the title of Gerard Tsutakawa's new exhibit of wood, wire, and bronze sculptures. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 24.

Fountainhead "Dogs in Art and One Cat" are 20 whimsical animal portraits in acrylic by Nancy Schutt. Also: "Architectural Art," a group exhibit by Jennifer Frohwerk, Andrew Hare, Thu Nguyen, and Susie Wind. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www.fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., and by appointment. Both end June 25.

G. Gibson Gallery A demented family tree and a bird-person in a bowler hat are some of the whimsical images that populate "Rabbit Starvation," new encaustic paintings and sculpture by Issaquah artist Larry Calkins. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.gibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends July 8.

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

Gallery 110 Andree B. Carter and Carole d'Inverno present their latest paintings. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Ends July 1.

Gallery 1216 "Off the Wall" is the latest work by local sculptor Evan Blackwell at Benham Gallery's newly-renovated rental space. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480, www.benhamgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends July 22.

Global Art Venue Oil paintings by Carrie Goller. 314 First Ave. S., 206-264-8755, www.artvenue.net. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Through June.

Greg Kucera "Paintings and Watercolors," the bold and mesmerizingly geometric patterns of Everett-born (Portland-based) painter Michael Knutson, may inspire you to wear your 3-D glasses for full effect, or trigger acid flashbacks. Also: The impishly wicked humor of young Canadian artist Marcel Dzama is on display in his latest works on paper, rendered in watercolor, ink, and root beer. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 1.

Grover/Thurston Gallery Julie Paschkis' colorful animal-inspired paintings and paper cutouts include her illustrations from Yellow Elephant, a book of poetry by Julie Larios. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 1.

Howard House From Cat Clifford to Andy Warhol, "Paper Trails" presents an array of contemporary work by eight artists. Also: "Three Painters" features the work of Kim Dorland, Alexander Kantarovsky, and Chiara Minchio. Both shows are curated by Gary Owen. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends July 1.

Howard/Mandville Kent Lovelace's elegant copper paintings of rural landscapes. 120 Park Lane, Suite D, Kirkland, 425-889-8212, www.howardmandville.com. Ends June 18.

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 explored for over 10 years. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 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 in Europe, Cowie explores objectification and preconception with a large sculpted white rhino, a meerkat, and sketches. 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., by appointment Tues. Ends June 17.

Jeffrey Moose Bone and leaf forms inspire the figurative bronze sculptures of Lummi Island artist Ann Morris, while stenciled found images find their way into Suquamish artist Gerry Lonning's abstract paintings. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs. June 8. Rainier Square, 1333 Fifth Ave., 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends July 29.

Joe Bar "I Was Proud of My Crime" echoes the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in this collection of brown bag paintings by Chris Crites of mug shots of the 1956 Montgomery bus boycotters. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Wed. June 7. 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, www.joebar.org. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends June 30.

La Familia "Contained" is the first solo show for mixed-media artist Aimee Mori, who works with old photos, paint, and vessels made of resin. 117 Prefontaine Place S., 206-291-4608. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Ends July 1.

Linda Hodges Gallery Encaustic diptychs and charcoal drawings by local artist Gillian Theobald. Also: The pastures of North Carolina inform the latest paintings by Paul Harcharik. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end July 1.

Lisa Harris Fragmented patterns distinguish Thomas Workman's encaustic paintings. 1922 Pike Place, 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends July 1.

NW Craft Center Gallery Edd Cox's "Temple Garden" presents oil paintings, carpets, ceramic sculptures, wood carvings, and mosaic. 305 Harrison St., 206-728-1555. www.eddcox.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Ends July 14.

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, www.oasisinseattle.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ongoing.

Photographic Center Northwest Three graduating students present their thesis work: Jo Johnson, Maylee Noah, and Loewyn Young. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. 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 June 13.

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center "Disaster!" is defined by 31 primarily Northwest artists, some with an eye for wry commentary, such as Bryn Barnard's Venice on the Potomac 2040, a finely realist oil portrait of the Capitol Building of the future surrounded by water. The result of global warming, another Hurricane Katrina, or simply a metaphor for recent disastrous politics? All of the above, most likely. This timely show explores political, personal, and natural disasters, says curator Jake Seniuk. 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, 360-457-3532, www.pafac.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends July 30.

Punch Gallery Intriguing new graphite, pastel, and resin canvases by Lucas Martin in "Between Payback and the Pirate Ship." 119 Prefontaine Place S., 509-964-2443, www.punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends July 2.

Soil "Hardline Organics Part Two—A Tale of Absurd Optimism" is an interactive installation embodying the gallery's commitment to challenging art. Featuring the work of Jenny Heishman, Etsuko Ichikawa, Craig Miller, Saya Moriyasu, and Yuki Nakamura. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends July 1.

Solomon Fine Art Paul Shakespear continues to explore abstract symbolism in "Fathom," his latest paintings. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400, www.solomonfineartinc.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 30.

Space Large LEGO nudes by David Winkler, drawings by Samantha Wall, metal sculpture by Nick Rhinehart, and paintings by Guy Warren, Brian White, and Jose Torres Jr. 1907 Second Ave., 206-443-7743. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Through June.

Stonington Micro-mosaic jewelry by Courtney Lipson. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040, www.stoningtongallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends June 30.

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, www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends July 28.

Wall Space Aline Smithson has got Mom posed Whistler-style in various incongruous settings, to greatly amusing effect, while Gregg Krogstad explores nature, and Ron Reeder examines the human body. All are photographs. 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 16.

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, www.westernbridge.org. 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, www.travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Ends July 2.

Woodside/Braseth A major exhibit of paintings and rare prints by the late Northwest master Kenneth Callahan (1905–1986) from his estate, many not previously viewed by the public. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243, www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 24.

Zeitgeist Local artist Keven Furiya captures Seattle cityscapes in oil on canvas. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497, zeitgeistcoffee.com. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Ends July 5.


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." 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.), 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Both end June 18.

Frye Art Museum Robyn O'Neil's epic, often ominous, drawings explore death and man's relationship to nature. This is the first major museum presentation of this Houston-based artist's work. Also: the colorful botanical collages and tapestries of Amy Helfand's "Modern Nature." 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. 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. Also: This year's UW MFA students present their thesis work in various media. 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. MFA show ends June 18. "Systematic" 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, www.museumofglass.org. 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 2007; see Web site for details. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.

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. 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, www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Seattle" ends July 23, "Elegant" ends August 6, "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, www.wingluke.org. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Dec. 10.

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