On the Walls

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

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Lectures and Events

Carolina Kroon The New York photographer swings into town to discuss her latest exhibit capturing abstractions of N.Y.C. 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 21. Wall Space, 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. Free.

Henry Darger: Artistic Methodologies, Processes, and Intention Brook Davis Anderson of the American Folk Art Museum in New York oversees the Darger archive and discusses the methods of the late reclusive artist. 7 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 21. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. Free.

Fall Festival & Salvage Art Contests Artists display inventive creations made from recycled oddities, sponsored by Second Use Building Materials, Inc., which sells second-hand house bits, from hinges to balustrades. Free food, games, and live music are also featured in this third annual event. A portion of proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and Sharehouse. The event is followed by the South Park Art Walk, 5-9 p.m. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Sept. 23. Second Use, 7953 Second Ave. S., South Park, 206-763-6929, www.southparkarts.org, www.seconduse.com.

Whidbey Island Open Studio Tour Eighty local artists open their art spaces to the public in this annual event on the island that was once the refuge of Morris Graves and Ken Callahan. Current notable residents include Kent Lovelace and Rob Schouten. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Sept. 24. Bayview Arts, 360-321-8414, www.whidbeyopenstudiotour.org. $15 for both days (kids under 16 free).


Cornish College Gallery In her Alumni Exhibition, Diem Chau makes fascinating small-scale sculpture out of underappreciated items like toothpicks and crayons. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thurs. Sept. 21. 1000 Lenora St., 206-726-5011, www.cornish.edu. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 20.

Frye Art Museum The depiction of children in the 19th century is the unifying theme of "Little Women, Little Men: Folk Art Portraits of Children from the Fenimore Art Museum," a collection of paintings, primarily by New England artists from that era. Opens Fri. Sept. 22. Also: The secret trove of idiosyncratic pencil and watercolor pictures and manuscripts by the self-taught recluse Henry Darger (1892-1973) was only discovered upon his death. They illuminate an imaginary world at war whose heroes are young girls. The Frye presents samples from the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Also: "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? 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. Darger ends Oct. 29. "Klompen" ends Jan. 21, 2007. "Little Women" ends Feb. 4, 2007.

Henry Art Gallery "Monsen 75 at 75" presents 75 groundbreaking and significant photos from the vast collection of Joseph and Elaine Monsen in honor of Joseph's 75th birthday. The collection spans 1843-1993 and ranges from Man Ray to Cindy Sherman. Opens Fri. Sept. 22. Also: "day ring, night ring" are sound artist Steve Roden's two new installations that respond to the museum's permanent wonder room, Skyspace by James Turrell. Also: Akio Takamori's "The Laughing Monks" combines the UW art professor's own ceramic work with pieces from the Henry's collection. 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Ring" ends Oct. 15. "Monks" and "Monsen" end Oct. 22.

Last Chance

ArtsWest "Combined Elements" presents work by Karen Graber, Angela Wales Rockett, and Janet Wold. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 206-938-0963, www.artswest.org. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 23.

Bellevue Arts Museum Asian textiles inform the work of two American artists in "Wrapped in Color: Kimonos by Tim Harding, Jackets by Jon Eric Riis." Ends Sept. 24. Also: Work from 14 studios in "Studio Glass: Decorative and Functional Objects." Also: Garry Knox Bennett has created 52 wry and funky chairs in "Call Me Chairmaker." 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. "Studio Glass" ends Oct. 1. "Chairmaker" ends Nov. 26.

Vetri Nancy Klimley's "New Work" includes decorative kiln-cast glass skirts and other vessels using the "lost wax" process. 1404 First Ave., 206-667-9608, www.vetriglass.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 24.


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 & Soul Bright Impressionistic acrylic paintings by Amy Pleasant. 2860 N.W. Market St., 206-297-1223, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 6.

Art/Not Terminal "Tetrascope" is a group show featuring Catherine Houston, Shirley Travis, Keith Johnson, and William Fahey. Also: Avant-garde painter Phil Fagerholm takes on science and religion in "Creation Is Not an Ism: Art of an Intelligent Design." 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680, www.antgallery.org. "Creation" hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Tetrascope": 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 1-6 p.m. Sat., 1:30-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 5.

Art Patch Gallery "Voces Comunitarias" is a "photovoice exhibit" that addresses the gun violence that has plagued South Park during the past year. 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 206-388-2373, www.sweatshopinc.com. By appointment only, Sun. Through Sept.

ArtXchange "Textures of Contemporary Vietnam" features handsomely rendered lacquer work by Khanh Bui & Phong. 512 First Ave. S., 206-839-0377, www.artxchange.org. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 31.

Baas Kenyan native Rashidi Alibhai's vibrant mixed-media paintings combine acrylic and ink and capture East African life. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742, www.baasartgallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

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Bluebottle "Count the Birdies" features cartoon-like acrylic-on-wood paintings from an upcoming children's counting book by Matthew Porter. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Sept. 28.

BLVD Gallery Work by prolific street artist David Choe in "COME ME!" 2312 Second Ave., www.blvdart.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Fri. Ends Oct. 6.

Catherine Person Gallery The haunting figures of Juan Carlos Castellanos inhabit "Between," his latest paintings on paper. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-763-5565, www.catherinepersongallery.com, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

CoCA Various media are in play in "Robert Kantor: The Hope Series." 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Oct. 8.

Columbia City Six Jewish artists interpret their heritage in "Drawing in the New Year: Work about Memory and Ancestry," curated by Karen Kosoglad. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843, www.columbiacitygallery.com. Noon-8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 5.

Crawl Space "Landscapes for Phantom Limbs: RG Region CS2" features video and drawing installation by Seattle-based artist Wyndel Hunt. 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Oct. 15.

D'Adamo/Woltz Abstract expressionist acrylic collages by Gregory Deane. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltzgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 2.

Davidson Contemporary Xiaoze Xie continues his realistic oil studies of newspaper stacks found in library archives, while Ying-Yueh Chuang sculpts detailed ceramic creatures in "Yuan." 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

Davidson Galleries Imaginative lithographs from the 1970s by Mexican print artist Francisco Toledo. Also: new etchings by American print artist Peter Milton combine real buildings into imaginary spaces in "Continuum." Also: the Antique Prints Dept. features etchings by Ralph M. Pearson (1883-1958). 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. All end Sept. 30.

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. Extended to January 1, 2007.

Foster/White Minimalist still-life floral paintings by James Waterman in "Awaken," and childhood memory-infused oil paintings by Ontario artist Darlene Cole in "Some Sweet Day." 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Sept. 30.

Fountainhead Sheila Evans' acute pastel studies explore the abstract undersides of leaves in "Rhythm and Silence." Also: Vaguely surreal oils and acrylics by Washington painter Anne John in "Beyond Boundaries." 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www.fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Both end Oct. 1.

Francine Seders Gallery "Three Installations" presents work by Kathryn Glowen (A Round the House), Mar Goman (ARTiFACTS), and Yvonne Puffer (The Home Place). 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 Oct. 1.

G. Gibson Gallery In"Katrina-land: Photographs of the Hurricane's Devastation," four photographers turn their lenses on the post-Katrina wake of devastation in New Orleans in a heartbreaking reminder of a catastrophe of weather and government failure we shouldn't forget. With striking work by Chris Jordan, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Wyatt Gallery, and Will Steacy. 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 Sept. 30.

Gallery63Eleven Colorful oil paintings by Elizabeth Aurich. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 7

Gallery 110 Seattle videographer Thomas Ager uses light boxes and video elements in "Places Overlooked / Autochthonous Paintings," while landscape artist and ceramicist David Traylor presents mixed-media sculpture and paintings in "Veiled Targets/Buoys/Filled Vessels." 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Ends Sept. 30.

Gallery IMA "Inner Conversations" features rich abstract oils by Dale Witherow and drawings and paintings by Joon Hahn exploring blurred patterns. 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 Oct. 1.

Gallery4Culture Coffee, juice, ink, and watercolor paintings by Tim Cross blend history and fantasy in "Archipelago." 101 Prefontaine Place S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Sept. 29.

Garde Rail Playful sculptures by young Indiana artist Kevin Titzer and paintings by Toronto's Casey McGlynn. 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 Sept. 30.

Globe Gallery National Geographic photographer William Thompson's images reflect 30 years of world travel. 105 S. Main St., #100, 206-612-7655. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 3.

Greg Kucera Chris Engman's photographs insert manmade items like scaffolding or a photo of tree into natural settings. Also: mild-mannered superhero Mark Newport knits a force field around his kids in one of his comic book prints, and knits actual superhero suits as well. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Sept. 30.

Grover/Thurston Gallery There's a bright simplicity to the whimsical paintings of local artist Joe Max Emminger. In his eye-catching acrylic-on-paper tableaux, Emminger uses lots of vivid oranges, unadulterated whites, a lovely shade of blue, and bold black lines. Many of his characters look like they're being tossed about by the wind, at the mercy of unseen forces. None are the worse for wear for it, but they seem to be offering a colorful reminder of the discombobulating potential of human interaction and all the uncontrollable forces of life. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

Howard House Large-scale sculpture by New Yorker Will Ryman in "Private Moments." Also: Matthew Offenbacher's finely detailed owl paintings in "God, Sex, the Great Outdoors." 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howardhouse.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Oct. 14.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery "HULDRE" is an interactive sound installation by S. Lyn Goeringer. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 27.

James Harris Anthropomorphic tree sculptures and new works on paper by Patrick Holderfield reinterpret the environment in "Pilgrim." 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

Jeffrey Moose Local artists Barbara Benedetti Newton and Randena Walsh capture flora in pastel on paper. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoosegallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Oct. 21.

Joe Bar In "Coin Toss: A Study of Birds and Bees," local artists Allison Agostinelli and Natalie Oswald collaborate in a mixed-media show about nature. 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 Sept. 30.

Kirkland Arts Center "The Other Side of the Grassy Knoll" features mixed-media sculptures that explore nature from an urbanite angle, by Jessica Balsam, Jessyca Burke, Carmen Lozar, and Tammie Rubin, who also curates. 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. Ends Oct. 7.

La Familia BYO found object and be an artist at the gallery's unconventional exhibit. Or be an art critic and jot down your interpretation of other people's objets. At least, I think that's what their press release said. 117 Prefontaine Place S., 206-291-4608. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

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, and Cris Bruch. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 206-501-1231, www.lawrimoreproject.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

Linda Hodges In "Trees: An Interpretation," 14 West Coast artists offer their takes on trees. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

Lisa Harris Subtle abstract oil paintings by Gage Academy instructor and artist Mitchell Albala in "Cloudscapes and Nocturnes." 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. 30.

"Lot's Tribe" Sculptor and Gage art instructor Michael Magrath placed his three life-size sculptures of Iraqi war victims, made of ordinary table salt, in Occidental Park on Sept.11: a captive boy, a weeping man, and a mourning father. They will remain on view, exposed to the elements, as a stark reminder of the ongoing pain of war, until they dissolve like so many fleeting news headlines. Occidental Park, Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street. Ends: first big rain.

911 Media Arts Center "The Flattening and Opening of Space" by Carrie Bodle and Margie Livingston, and "Floating Plaster/City Motion" by Robert Campbell and Yuki Nakamura are the intriguing results of experimental collaborations between visual and digital artists. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave. N., 206-682-6552, www.911media.org. Noon- 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 27.

Northwest Craft Center Gallery Work by Pottery Northwest alumni and residents is featured in "40 Years of Clay." 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), 206-728-1555. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Through Sept.

OKOK Gallery Sweet little girls in slightly menacing situations populate the deft ink and watercolor drawings of Rhode Island artist Jen Corace. 5107 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-789-6242. Noon-7 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 11.

Patricia Cameron Dave McGranaghan's oil paintings capture local locales with a dreamy realism, while Sam Chapman works with mixed media and pastels in "Lost in the Woods." 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www.pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Both end Oct. 14.

Phinney Neighborhood Gallery Acrylic paintings by Crista Matteson in "My Utopia." 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 Sept. 29.

Photographic Center Northwest In "The Glass Between Us," Rebecca Norris Webb photographs animals and people reflected in the glass of urban settings like zoos. 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 Sept. 29.

Platform Gallery In "Blindsight," local painter Jaq Chartier furthers her abstract experimentations with process and materials. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808, www.platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Oct. 7.

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.

Punch Gallery In "Flux and Form" photographer Michael Sherman explores natural phenomena in video, photo installations, and handmade books. 119 Prefontaine Place S., 206-621-1945, www.punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Oct. 1.

Roq la Rue "Tiki Art Now! Vol. 3" features art with a pseudo-Polynesian theme by over a dozen artists from the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Germany. Curated by Otto Von Stroheim of Tiki News magazine (who knew?). 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977, www.roqlarue.com. 1-6 p.m. Wed., Thurs., & Sat., 1-7 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 9.

SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental In "Structures," interesting contemporary work exploring patterns by artists like Tram Bui, Etsuko Ichikawa, Christopher Martin Hoff, and Blake Haygood. Also: the local gallery "In Focus" this month is Catherine Person. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. "Person" ends Sept. 30. "Structures" ends Oct. 14.

Shift Gallery "Menu" features collaborative work by Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour. 306 S. Washington St., Ste. 105, 206-547-1215, www.shiftstudio.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

Soil Jana Brevick combines her "ability to commandeer unsuspecting objects" with a fascination with old-school espionage in "Tinker, Tailor, Jeweler, Spy." Also: Sculptor Sara Osebold references winter in "Four Stages of Snow." 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. "Spy" ends Oct. 1. "Snow" ends Sept. 30.

Stonington Gallery In "Northern Brilliance," various artists celebrate Pacific Northwest Coast art in red cedar, silver, abalone, and a rich variety of other materials. 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 Sept. 30.

Suyama Space A spiraling geometric web of precisely joined hemlock by New York artist Ben Butler fills the space in "All Things Long to Persist in Their Being." 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809, www.suyamapetersondeguchi.com/art. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 8.

20Twenty Paintings and drawings by Willow Robin and August Heffner explore personal issues in "I Don't Shut Up, I Grow Up." 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 206-706-0969, www.twentytwentyballard.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Thurs. Ends Oct. 10.

Two Bells Bar & Grill "Collagraphs" by Tom Lundholm. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Oct. 4.

Wall Space Blurred motion abstractions by New York-based photographer Carolina Kroon in "Eastern Time." 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www.wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

West Edge Sculpture Invitational You may have noticed a lively array of sculptures sprouting up along the waterfront. This is the third annual effort by a coalition of sculptors and art-lovers to bring the work of 29 artists (some big names like Ann Morris, Phillip Levine, and Gerard Tsutakawa) to the pedestrians around the Harbor Steps and Benaroya Hall for two months. 206-334-5040, www.westedgesculpture.com. Through Oct. 29.

Western Bridge The fall show plays with shadow and light, in work by Jason Dodge (Into Black, photo paper exposed to the sun on the vernal equinox at various places across the globe), Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch (The Light at Lascaux, a large fluorescent light installation), Neil Goldberg (Three or Four Steps Through a Shadow, a video installation), Hadley Maxwell, Euan Macdonald, Paul Morrison, Doug Aitken, Linda Connor, Morris Graves, Sterling Ruby, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Claude Zervas. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Dec. 16.

William Traver Nancy Callan offers playful glass objects in "Woolgathering"; silver leaf mingles with resin in "Translucent Truths," paintings by Shea Bajaj; and New Zealander Layla Walter presents kiln-cast glass in "Camellia." 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. Sun. Ends Oct. 1.

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 Oct. 3.

Woodside/Braseth Michael Stasinos' crisp oil "Cityscapes" should look familiar to Seattle residents: the artist paints detailed scenes throughout town, from Gasworks to Elliott Bay. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243, www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

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.

Zeitgeist Pauline Smith's B&W Holga photos capture dreamy European landscapes. 171 S. Jackson St. 206-583-0497, zeitgeistcoffee.com. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Oct. 4.


Museum of Glass Various artists explore the properties of glass through site-specific installations in "Transparently Built." Also: "Kickin' It with Joyce J. Scott" is a 30-year retrospective of the multifaceted artist's lively work in sculpture, textiles, and performance. Also: "Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory" juxtaposes contemporary glass art with other media. 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. "Kickin' It" ends Oct. 22. "Fresh!" ends Dec. 31. "Transparently" ends May 27, 2007.

Museum of History & Industry "Picturing the Century" features 100 years of photos of both historical and cultural fascination from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-324-1126, www.seattlehistory.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $5-$7. Ends Dec. 17.

Nordic Heritage Museum In the vast black and white canvases of "The Promise of Happiness," young British painter Michel Thompson effectively captures the dramatic loneliness and quiet unseen forces of the remote areas of Scandinavia, Alaska, and Iceland, where weather ravages the terrain and ignites the psyche. 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 Oct. 8.

Seattle Art Museum Closed for expansion until spring 2007; the waterfront sculpture park opens early 2007. 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. "Picnics," "Tooba," and "Northwest Summer" end Oct. 15, "Buddha" is ongoing.

Tacoma Art Museum In "Symphonic Poem: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson," the African-American artist uses an array of media to recount narratives in a folk-art style. Also: "Between Clouds of Memory: The Ceramic Art of Akio Takamori." 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.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. "Between Clouds" ends Oct. 8. "Symphonic" ends Jan. 28.

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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