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Send listings two weeks in advance to visualarts@seattleweekly.com.Lectures and EventsFirst Saturday Family Program "This Native Land" is focused on exploration and settlement in early Seattle, using the museum's current "Essential Seattle" exhibit as reference. 11 a.m. Sat. Jan. 6. Also: Holiday-themed covers of the Saturday Evening Post from Norman Rockwell. Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., 324-1126. Ends Jan. 15. Independent Curators A lecture on what they do, and how they do it, with Carrie E.A. Scott, Steven Michael Vroom, and Seattle Weekly's own Suzanne Beal. 6 p.m. Tues. Jan. 9. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 782-0355. Modern Art History Course TAM offers this six-week course, covering Matisse, German Expressionism, de Stijl, Russian Constructivism, and more. Classes begin Mon. Jan. 8. For information, call 253-272-4258. $40 series/$8 single class. Also: a retrospective of beloved children's illustrator/author Eric Carle's work (see review 11/01). Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Ends Jan. 21.Twilight Birthday Bash The Twilight Artist Collective, which has a gallery in Pike Place Market, hosts a second birthday party full of art and music from the Mob Law. 8 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 4. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave., 388-0569. Free. First ThursdayArtPatch "Seattle Correspondence School," featuring Darla Barry Benson, Joanna Lepore, Flatchestedmama, Nate West, Amanda Mae, and more. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 852-JERK. Ends Jan. 28.Catherine Person Gallery Abstract paintings inspired by Berlin from the late, great Drake Deknatel. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 319 Third Ave. S., 763-5565. Ends Feb. 3.Corridor New, sometimes eerie, mixed-media assemblages by Brian White. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Corridor Gallery, Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 856-7037. Ends Jan. 28. Davidson Galleries Mezzotints and recent paintings from Holly Downing. In the Antique Print department, German Expressionist prints. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 624-6700. Ends Jan. 27. Experience Music Project The EMP and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame begin their participation in First Thursday with free admission tonight (and on all future first Thursdays). 5-8 p.m. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave. N. (Seattle Center), 770-2702. Form/Space Atelier Abstract Expressionist painters Barry Connolly, Jeff Jacobsen, Steven Schrock, Shai Steiner, and Kenneth Susynski. Schrock will paint live using a paintball gun and a suit of paint-soaked sponges at the reception, 6-10 p.m. 1907 Second Ave., 448-2302, www.formspaceatelier.com. Ends Jan. 31. Foster/White Gallery New, surrealistic gouache paintings from James Martin. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 220 Third Ave. S. #100, 622-2833. Ends Jan. 27. SEE THE WIRE, THURSDAYG. Gibson Gallery New paintings and drawings from Mark Thompson. 300 S. Washington St., 587-4033. Ends Feb. 10. Gallery 110 Cornish alum Jason Matsune shows his moody "Modern Cave Paintings." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 110 S. Washington St., 624-9336. Ends Jan. 27. Glasshouse Studio An annual Holiday Display of over 40 Northwest glass artists. 311 Occidental Ave. S., 682-9939. Ends Jan. 31. John McKinney Studio Large-scale black and white photographs by John McKinney. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 856-7037. Ends Jan. 27.La Familia Gallery Painter Michelle Anderst's first solo show. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 117 Prefontaine Pl., 291-4608. Ends Jan. 27.Linda Hodges Local artists David Allison, Maya Chachava, and Brenna Helm investigate the "psychological and symbolic aspect of iconic structures." Reception: 6-8 p.m. 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034. Ends Jan. 27.Lisa Harris New paintings from Emily Wood. Reception: 6-8 p.m. 1922 Pike Pl., 443-3315. Ends Jan. 27.Platform Gallery Multimedia artist Carlee Fernandez juxtaposes her image—through photographs, video, and sculpture—as a "dark reconciliation with her envy of 'man.'" 114 Third Ave. S., 323-2808. Ends Feb. 10.Pioneer Square Saloon Photography by Thomas Krueger. 73 Yesler Way, 349-3348. Ends Jan. 31. Last ChanceArt/Not Terminal Surreal paintings from Rob Clarke. 2045 Westlake Ave., 233-0680. Ends Jan. 4.ArtsWest Winter themes in mixed media by Jacqui Beck and Regina Rubin Cody, encaustics by Carol Chellino, and monotypes by Lisa Snow Lady. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 938-0963. Ends Jan. 6.Bellevue Arts Museum 120 works of wood art, from the collection of Jane and Arthur Mason; a juried exhibit of contemporary weavers; the work of Northwest jewelry artist Ron Ho; and Mohamed Zakariya's elegant script work. 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770. Weavers ends Jan. 6. Ron Ho and Zakariya end Feb. 18. Wood ends April 2007. Fine Art Vision Gallery The vibrant oils of Russian artist Igor Kashinsky, inspired by "the psychology of the music world." 3833 156th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, 425-681-9772. Ends Jan. 4. 20Twenty New work from No Space gallery co-founder Gabriel Stromberg. 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 706-0969. Ends Jan. 10. Winston Wächter Bo Bartlett's paintings show Northwest scenes through an appropriately misty oil palette. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 652-5855. Ends Jan. 4. OpeningsThe Artspace A multimedia show of paintings and textile art celebrating the artistry & accomplishments of the women of rural Weya in Eastern Zimbabwe. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1245 10th Ave. E., 323-0300. Ends Jan. 31. Bluebottle "Fire Season," new paintings from Paul Chatem. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 6. 415 E. Pine St., 325-1592. Ends Jan. 31. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery "The New Guard": An exhibition of original artwork from MOME, the essential anthology of emerging comics talent curated by Gary Groth and Eric Reynolds. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 6. 1201 S. Vale St., 658-0110. Ends Jan. 31. Fountainhead Oils and watercolors from William Hewson, and new paintings from Lou Wall. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sat. Jan. 6. 625 McGraw St., 285-4467. Both end 28. Frame Up Studios "Rustic Botanicals," mixed-media photography from Drew Forsell. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Jan. 5. 3515 Fremont Ave. N, 547-4657. Ends Jan. 30. Wing Luke "How the Soy Sauce was Bottled: Uncommon Stories of Common Objects" features five Asian Pacific Americans' perspectives on photos and documents in the Museum's permanent collection. Opens Fri. Jan. 5. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 623-5124. GalleriesBaas Five gallery artists exhibit new paintings and small format prints. 2703 E. Madison St., 324-4742. Ends Jan. 13. Belle & Wissell "Beasts," an exhibit of "mythological menagerie." 6014 12th Ave. S., 322-7908. Ends Feb. 17. Columbia City "Adornments and Small Works" are new by Columbia City artists; In the guest gallery, "From the Furnace"shows glass art from Viscosity Glass Studio. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 760-9843. Ends Jan. 14. D'Adamo/Woltz The gallery's first show of photography from their represented artists. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 652-4414. Ends Feb. 6. Garde Rail John Taylor's new mixed media ships, and large-scale depictions of Jonah and the Whale and Noah's Ark. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 621-1055. Ends Jan. 27. Greg Kucera Gallery Scott Trimble's boardwalks of shifting scale and direction (See the Wire, 12/06). 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770. Ends Dec. 23. Henry Art Gallery New work from Walid Raad. Henry Art Gallery, Fifth Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 543-2280. Ends Feb. 4.Howard House Dan Webb's carved wood sculpture and photography in "Never Always." 604 Second Ave., 256-6399. Ends Jan. 13. M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery A documentary exhibit of several families and their travels home to New Orleans from the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, 344-4397. Ends Jan. 25. OKOK Gallery Grant Barnhart (Tra Sehltrow)'s brilliant paintings full of fascinating creatures from this young artist with intensity to spare (See review 11/22). 5107 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-6242. Ends Jan. 14. SUE PETERSPatricia Cameron Paintings from Oregon artist Lisa Pounders and ceramic sculpture from Seattleite Charlotte Renata Simpson. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 343-9647. Ends Jan. 13. Photographic Center Northwest The PCNW Juried Members' Exhibition features selections chosen by Whatcom Museum's Scott Wallin. 900 12th Ave., 720-7222. Ends Jan. 15. Print Zero Studios A site-specific mural and new prints from Abraham Mong and Zach Bohn. 323 N. 105th St., 363-2997. Ends Jan. 21.Roq la Rue Lovely, spooky paintings from New York artists MaDora Frey and Jean Pierre Roy. 2312 Second Ave., 374-8977. Ends Feb. 2. Solo Iconic music photographs from the '70s through today from Darrell M. Westmoreland. 200 Roy St., 213-0080. Ends Jan. 31.Suite 400 "re-Rendered," new work by Laura Ward in this unusual space. 1601 2nd. Ave. (above Nordstrom Rack), 624-3854. Ends March.22 Doors Portrait and floral paintings from Willow Heath. 405 15th Ave. E., 324-6406. Ends Feb. 11. Two Bells Selected early paintings from David Kane. 2313 4th Ave., 441-3050. Ends Jan. 30.Wall Space Aline Smithson's multifaceted photographs (see Fall Arts Guide). 600 First Ave. #322, 749-9133. Ends Jan. 13. William Traver New work from glass artist Danny Perkins. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St. 200, 587-6501. Ends Jan. 28. MuseumsBurke Museum Hand-tinted photographs from turn-of-the-century Tibet. N.E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. N.E., 543-5590. Ends Feb. 4. Frye Museum Recent work by Viennese artist Erwin Wurm (See the Wire, 12/13). Also: The depiction of children in the 19th century is the unifying theme of a collection of paintings, primarily by New England artists from that era. Also: The latest kinetic sculptural installation from sound artist Trimpin. 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250. Wurm ends Jan. 28. "Children" ends Feb. 4. Trimpin ends Jan. 21.Museum of Flight 50 working models based on Leonardo da Vinci's notes and sketches. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 764-5700. Ends Jan. 28. Museum of Glass "Transparently Built" explores the diverse architectural properties of glass though site-specific works. Also: "Contrasts: A Glass Primer" is designed as a compelling introduction to the medium of glass. 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750. Through 2007 and 2009. Nordic Heritage Museum "Tapestry on the Edge." 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707. Ends Jan. 14.Seattle Asian Art Museum Vik Muniz shows the Mona Lisa as finger-painted in chocolate syrup, Dracula depicted in caviar, Marlene Dietrich laid out in diamonds, and portraits of kids made of sugar in this 20-year survey of the Brazilian-born photographer's work (See review 11/08). Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 654-3100. Ends Jan. 15.

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