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Michael Howard The Milwaukee-based painter conducts a walk-through of his new, wildly colorful cut-up geometric canvases. 1:30 p.m. Sun. Aug. 13; reception 2-4 p.m. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. Free.
Chihuly in Tacoma The Museum of Glass and the William Traver Gallery in Tacoma feature their native son in a citywide week of events. Hot shop demos with key gaffers: 1:30-2 p.m. Aug. 9-13. Lectures by artist Martin Blank, 1 p.m. Fri. Aug. 11, and curator Sarah Nichols, 1:30 p.m. Sat. Aug. 12. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. Demos: $5 plus regular admission ($8-10). Lectures: Free with admission.
Pacific Northwest Quiltfest It's pretty amazing what fiber artists are doing these days with Grandma's old hobby. This seventh annual event showcases judged and juried quilts and garments by 270 artists from the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada in a weekend of lectures, vendor booths, and an auction. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. Aug. 11-Sun. Aug. 13. Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center, 206-297-2490, www.apnq.org. $10 daily/$20 for a 3-day pass.
West Edge Sculpture Invitational You may have noticed sculptures sprouting along the waterfront. This is the third annual effort by a coalition of sculptors and art-lovers to bring the work of 29 artists (such as Ann Morris, Phillip Levine, and Gerard Tsutakawa) to the pedestrians around Benaroya Hall and the Harbor Steps for the next three months. For more info: 206-334-5040, www.westedgesculpture.com. Through Oct. 29. Free.
What's the Future of the Studio Glass Movement? A panel moderated by gallery owner William Traver discusses the question, with glassblower Sean Albert, former Carnegie Art Museum chief curator Sarah Nichols, critic Matthew Kangas, executive director of Pilchuck Glass School Patricia Watkinson, and collector John Price. 1:30 p.m. Sun. Aug. 13. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. Free with museum admission ($8-10).
Kirkland Arts Center "On the Edge" presents nicely unconventional painting and ceramics by KAC faculty Cable Griffith, Jason Huff, Lauren Laughlin, and Michael Ottersen, curated by Victor Sandblom. A highlight is Huff's sanguine four-foot ceramic self-portrait in cat suit surrounded by kitties in Portrait of the Artist with Louies. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 10. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland, 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. (Closed Sept. 1-4.) Ends Sept. 9.
Lawrimore Project For its second show, "This Is Gallery," the stylish new art space along the city's industrial south corridor presents a sampler from its edgy collection of artists, including Tivon Rice, Sami Ben Larbi, Lead Pencil Studio, Chris Jordan, SuttonBeresCuller, Cris Bruch, and others. Reception: 6-10 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 10. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 206-501-1231, www.lawrimoreproject.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.
Ballard Fetherston "Summer Roadtrip 2006" features work by emerging artists Emily Leonard, Chris McMullen, Vanessa Briggs, and Francois Aleta. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440, www.ballardfetherstongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 12.
Gallery63Eleven Photographer Charles Peterson displays images from a decade of international travel in "Wanderings." 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 9.
Western Bridge "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 Aug. 12.
Art Institute of Seattle Classroom work in a variety of media, from fashion to animation, is showcased in the "Annual Student Show." 2323 Elliott Ave., 206-448-0900, www.ais.edu. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Sept. 30.
Art Patch Gallery Photos by Elysha Rose Diaz in "Lines." 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 206-388-2373, www.sweatshopinc.com. By appointment only, Sun. Ends Aug. 24.
Arthead New still life and figurative oil paintings by young Seattle artist Orion Misciagna. 5411 Meridian Ave. N., 206-633-5544. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 19.
Art/Not Terminal Ramon Deslauriers creates somewhat disturbing black-and-white digital collage paintings in "Dovinity: the Dove is God." Also: Susan Roller's sculptures and mixed-media canvases and Bruce Scott's sharp pastels in "The Infinite Path of Seeing." 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Dovinity" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Infinite": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat., 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 7.
ArtsWest "In the Garden and Elsewhere" presents elegant mixed-media monotypes and quilts by April Richardson, Marjorie Rubin, Li Turner, and Gale Whitney. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 19.
Baas Local artist Anita White drew inspiration from her time in the Middle East for her intricate watercolor and ink "Arabian Reflections." 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Aug. 18.
Bluebottle "Robots & Cupcakes" are deftly whimsical new pen and watercolor pictures by local artist Jessixa. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Aug. 27.
Catherine Person Gallery The gallery presents all its artists in its second annual group show, "At Once." 319 Third Ave. S., www.catherinepersongallery.com, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 25.
Columbia City Five artists interpret the human figure in "Human Animal." Also: Carletta Carrington Wilson's mixed-media collages in "Constellation of Shadows & Leaves." 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843, www.columbiacitygallery.com. Noon-8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 10.
CoCA Various media are in play in "Robert Kantor: The Hope Series." Also: photos and sculpture by Christian French and mixed-media work by Mike Berg. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Sept. 3.
Corridor Gallery Dana Day's "Portraits of the Northwest" are created with pinhole photography. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037, www.tashirokaplan.com/corridor/. Noon-5 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Through August.
Crawl Space The drawings collected in "Piss President" are the result of artist Brad Biancardi's examination of the goings-on in this nation's capital. 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Aug. 31.
D'Adamo/Woltz Vibrant symbolism imbues the oil canvases of Croatian artist Zivana Gojanovic. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 5.
Davidson Contemporary "Works on Paper" offers an imaginative array of drawings, text, and collages by Dawn Cerny, Tim Cross, Marc Dombrosky, Kristen Ramirez, and Mary Simpson. Also: Dan Gualdoni's "aer Eire Series" are dreamy mixed-media landscapes inspired by a visit to Ireland. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. "Works" ends Aug. 26. "Eire" ends Sept. 2.
Davidson Galleries "New Work by Gallery Artists" is a group show of local and international artists, while "The Published State: Part 2" in the Antique Prints Dept. features prints commissioned for French publications from 1910-1980, from the likes of Chagall, Kandinsky, Ernst, and Giacometti. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Sept. 2.
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 The seemingly ubiquitous Dale Chihuly has a solo show in F/W's big new space, featuring, of course, glass (including new work, Black Cylinders) and paintings. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.
Fountainhead The influences of Persian motifs, Modigliani, and Klimt seep into the ornate stylings of the paintings by Toronto-born artist Karen Rieger in "Viennese Afternoon," while Northwest artist Michael Ferguson channels a simpler William Cumming in his cheery acrylic scenes. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www.fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Aug. 27.
Francine Seders Gallery Michael Howard's vast and vivid geometric mixed-media canvases evoke dissected kites. 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 Sept. 3.
Friesen Gallery "About Glass" presents optical cut crystal, sculpture, and blown glass by the gallery's roster of established and emerging artists, including William Morris, Kreg Kallenberger, Flo Perkins, and the debut of New Zealand artist Philip Aikten. 1200 Second Ave., 206-628-9501, www.friesengallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 26.
G. Gibson Gallery Photographer Iain Stewart's chromogenic prints explore the delineation of natural horizons in "58 degrees North," while local painter Alicia Berger debuts with encaustic canvases and a large installation made of 1,200 cast rubber pieces in "Chevaleresses." 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. Both end Aug. 26.
Gallery 110 Liz Trans' whimsical mixed media paintings of boats in "High Seas" and Lois Pierris' color pix of local burlesque performances in "Colorized" make for a colorful combination at the gallery this month. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Ends Aug. 26.
Gallery4Culture Household ornamentation takes on a menacing life of its own in Tory Franklin's elaborate moving paper drawings in "Facade." 101 Prefontaine Place S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Sept. 1.
Gallery IMA Alan Corkery Hahn presents playful interactions with found pages using ink and stitching. Also: Painter Victoria Tchetchet explores abstract textures. 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. Ends Sept. 1.
Garde Rail The gallery celebrates its eighth anniversary with a show of vintage work by the grandfather of folk art Howard Finster (1916-2001) and by important Alabama folk artist Mose Tolliver. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, www.garde-rail.com, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 31.
Greg Kucera The jazzy patterns and fine stitch work of rural Alabama's acclaimed "Gee's Bend Quilt Makers" inaugurate the gallery's first quilt exhibit. Also: "Patchwork: Affinities & Influences in Contemporary Art" follows the thread of the main exhibit through the multimedia work of various other artists. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.
Grover/Thurston Gallery The gallery presents a group show of its own artists. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.
Howard House In the "New Sculpture Survey," eight artists present an array of approaches to sculpture and expression. Highlights include Michael O'Malley's organic chandelier and clambering corner oddity; Sean Johnson's balancing ladder and two-legged table, which toy with gravity and personal-identity issues in compelling ways; Jason Wood's self-portraits in pencils and Pick-Up Stix; and Diem Chau's finely whittled Crayola crayons. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.
James Harris "Junctions" juxtaposes drawings by contemporary artists (such as Roy McMakin and Claire Cowie) and masters (Paul Klee, Pierre Bonnard, and others). 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Aug. 25.
Joe Bar New cloud-inspired oil paintings by Aaron Bagley in "Scapes II." 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 Aug. 31.
La Familia The gallery marks its first anniversary with collage paintings by local artist Darrel Paul and ink drawings by Meclina. 117 Prefontaine Place S., 206-291-4608. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Ends Sept. 2.
Linda Hodges Gallery Inoffensive oil paintings by Brad Rude. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.
Lisa Harris Dramatic heavily inked figurative monotypes by John Lysak in "Myths and Melodramas." 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 Sept. 2.
Northwest Craft Center Gallery "Surface, Form & Color" presents ceramic vessels and sculpture by Loren Lukens, Ginny Conrow, Cindy Jenkins, and Paddy McNeely. 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Ends Sept. 4.
Patricia Cameron Cylindrical oil paintings of urban scapes and dwellers by Amanda Coleman in "Look Both Ways." 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 26.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery Rovzar inaugurates the Seattle branch of her Kirkland gallery—in the former Kimzey-Miller space—with a sampling from her roster of artists. Official opening bash in the fall. 1225 Second Ave., 206-223-0273, www.rovzargallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ongoing.
Phinney Neighborhood Gallery Eye-catching odd-object sculptures by David Oudeis in "It's All About Me," and curious photos of slender edifices in Brian Allen's "Flat Buildings." 6532 Phinney Ave. N, 206-783-2244, www.phinneycenter.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 25.
Photographic Center Northwest "Resonance, the 11th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition" showcases work by a variety of photographers. 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 Aug. 30.
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Lummi Island bronze sculptor Ann Morris explores the eerie elegance of nature in "Bone Journey." 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, 360-457-3532, www.pafac.org. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Oct. 29.
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SAM Day In "Women by Women," five women capture their own in watercolor, oil, acrylic, bronze, and stone. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 29.
SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental "Summer Introductions 2006" presents work by eight artists new to the gallery. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.
Soil "Exploded View" features sculpture, drawing, and painting by five artists. Also: Chauney Peck explores nonscience in "How Does Grass Grow?" in the gallery's back space. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Sept. 3.
Vetri Richly textured graal-painted eggs and bowls by New York artist Bridget Boss in "The Elephant in the Room." 1404 First Ave., 206-667-9608, www.vetriglasscom. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Aug. 27.
Viveza Two recent Cornish Arts grads make their debuts. In "A Turn of the Crank: Sink into Script," Casey Curran creates ingenious little devices rendered in wire, rope, and balsa wood that are operated by a hand crank and inspired by classic old books. Also: Mattie Iverson's studies in textured abstract landscapes in "Soft Focus." 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Sept. 3.
Wall Space Photographer John Anderson celebrates Northwest landscapes in black and white in "The Genius of Place." 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.
William Traver Sean Albert's rectangular glass forms, Jonathan Mossop's sand-carved glass work, and Ethan Stern's bulbous and patterned blown vessels share the space in Seattle, while Dale Chihuly and his own lead gaffers are featured in Tacoma. Seattle: 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. Sun. Tacoma: 1821 E. Dock St., #100, 253-383-3685, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. www.travergallery.com. Seattle shows end Aug. 28; Tacoma shows end Sept. 10.
Winston Wächter Minimalist mixed-media abstractions on wood panel by Colorado artist Kris Cox. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, www.winstonwachter.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 29.
Wright Exhibition Space Poetry is presented as visual art in this exhibit of work by "five contemporary visual poets" (is there such a thing as a "nonvisual poet"?): Joshua Beckman, Jen Bervin, Mary Ruefle, Robert Seydel, and Nico Vassilakis. Organized by Wave Books. 407 Dexter Ave. N. 206-264-8200, www.wavepoetry.com, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Ends Nov. 15.
Bellevue Arts Museum Garry Knox Bennett has created 52 wry and funky chairs in "Call Me Chairmaker." Also: Four fiber artists create maps of fabric and thread in "On Mapping: New Perspectives With a Common Thread." Also: Asian textiles inform the work of two American artists in "Wrapped in Color: Kimonos by Tim Harding, Jackets by Jon Eric Riis." Also: Work from 14 studios in "Studio Glass: Decorative and Functional Objects." 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. "Mapping" ends Sept. 3. "Wrapped" ends Sept. 24. "Studio Glass" ends Oct. 1. "Chairmaker" ends Nov. 26.
Burke Museum The 22nd annual "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibit presents 90 pictures by photographers from around the world. Sponsored by BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Natural History Museum of London, it makes its first-ever stop in the Northwest, featuring local Art Wolfe as a judge and Alexei Calambokidis of Olympia as a youth entry. UW campus, N.E. 45th Street and 17th Avenue N.E., 206-543-5590, www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Sept. 4.
Frye Art Museum "Klompen" is the latest kinetic sculptural installation from sound artist Trimpin featuring nearly 100 wooden clogs hanging from the ceiling connected to a computer. Oh, why not? Also: Local artist Robert Yoder has created an abstract seascape rug out of hand-tufted wool in "Sluice Gate," and in "Ginnungagap," Sigrid Sandström explores the land between ice and fire in Norse mythology in dramatic abstract paintings and video. 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. "Ginnungagap" and "Sluice" end Sept. 10. "Klompen" ends Jan. 21, 2007.
Henry Art Gallery In "Threshold: Byron Kim 1990–2004," the Asian-American artist makes both striking and subtle observations about racial identification and the suppleness of memory in his misleadingly simple monochromatic panels. Highlights include the 275-paneled Synecdoche which got Kim noticed at the 1993 Whitney Biennial, and Emmett at Twelve Months, an abstract yet sweet depiction of his young son in 25 colored squares. Also: Akio Takamori's "The Laughing Monks" combines the UW art professor's own ceramic work with pieces from the Henry's collection. Also: "And Deer and Trees and Things" are three videos by Cat Clifford exploring Western landscapes, and "Current: River Photography from the Monsen Collection" features the work of four photographers. Also: 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. 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Deer" ends Aug. 20. "Systematic" ends Sept. 3. "Current" and "Threshold" end Sept. 17. "Monks" ends Oct. 22.
Museum of Glass In "Absence Adorned," Karen LaMonte presents slightly creepy life-size glass casts of empty dresses. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs.), noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 4.
Museum of History & Industry "Picturing the Century" features 100 years of photos of both historical and cultural fascination from the National Archives in D.C. 2700 24th Ave. E, 206-324-1126, www.seattlehistory.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $5-$7. Ends Dec. 17.
Seattle Art Museum Closed for expansion until spring 2007; the waterfront sculpture park opens fall 2006. See Web site for details. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.
Seattle Asian Art Museum German-born sound artist and sculptor Trimpin unveils his latest work, "Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations," which involves hundreds of random slides found at flea markets projected on the gallery walls accompanied by a percussive composition. Also: 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; and "Night Sounds," 14 significant interconnected works by Mark Tobey and Morris Graves. 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. "Tooba," "Picnics" and "Northwest Summer" end Oct. 15, "Buddha" is ongoing.
Tacoma Art Museum "The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas" offers Daumier's wry caricatures, Ingres' delicate pencil portraits, and Degas' pastel dancers, among other 19th-century French drawings and watercolors from the vast collections of the Baltimore and Walters art museums. This is the only West Coast stop. Also: "Between Clouds of Memory: The Ceramic Art of Akio Takamori." Also: "Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters." 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaaartmuseum.org. $6.50–$7.50. 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.
Wing Luke Work by 86-year-old Japanese-American artist Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani. Also: "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. Mirikitani ends Sept. 17. "Walls" ends Dec. 10.