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Yesler Terrace Youth Media Screening

Thurs Aug 21, 5–7 pm.

It's a film and photography exhibition documenting the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace . Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Romson Regarde Bustillo Talk and Reception

Thurs Aug 21 at 6:30 pm.

A lecture from Bustillo, whose dizzyingly patterned cut paper work is on view at BIMA through Sept 20 before opening at a show at Gallery4Culture on Oct 2. A reception follows the lecture. $6.

Tiny Tales and Small Stories

Thurs Aug 21.

Tiny Tales and Small Stories: A bunch of tiny creations, curated by Seattle Handmade. Free.

Imeruat Demo/Performance

Thurs Aug 21 at 7 pm.

A performance by the duo Masashi Hamauzu, video-game-soundtrack composer, and Mina, traditional Hokkaido vocalist and instrumentalist. Free.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park

Sea Affaire

Fri Aug 22, 6–9:30 pm.

A nautical art and fun show hosted by Solace Wonder. Includes knots, an exploration of ship hierarchy, and "a massive 3-D plush sculpture." Free.

The Piranha Shop
1022 First Ave S

Erik Simkins: Emulsion

Wed–Sun. Through Aug 22.

Erik Simkins: Emulsion Erik Simkins: Emulsion: Non-representational experiments in emulsion and photo development using Polaroid peel-apart film. They look vaguely forensic, like smeared fingerprints. Free.

Rare Medium
1321 E Pine

Inside: Art by Architects

Tues–Fri. Through Aug 22.

Inside: Art by Architects: The pieces in this group show by Seattle architects all "draw inspiration from containers, vessels, and inner workings of all kinds." Free.

AIA Gallery
1911 First Ave

Five Silent Structures

Sat Aug 23, 4–6 pm.

Five Silent Structures In conjunction with It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful at SOIL, artist Tia Kramer stages a collaborative performance of some kind. Meet near the abandoned Fort Lawton Buildings. Here are directions from the north parking lot. Free.

Discovery Park
3801 W Government Way

SAM Remix

Fri Aug 22 at 8 pm–midnight.

Like snowflakes, novel strains of viral pneumonia, and gifted children, no two SAM Remixes are exactly alike. What's on the menu this time? Well, there's a sculptural/sound installation by Trimpin called YOU ARE HEAR, modest dancing to the spinnings of DJs Utopia and Sharlese, and your choice of "beer, wine, or a speciality cocktail." $25.

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave

James Lee Hansen: Bronze Continuem

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 23.

James Lee Hansen: Bronze Continuem James Lee Hansen: Bronze Continuem: Bronze is not third place in art and history. It's been used to create cannonballs, spears, and here, sculpture. Hansen is a contemporary of the Northwest School—Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, George Tsutakawa, Helmi Juvonen. Free.

Bryan Ohno Gallery
521 S Main St

Vorfreude

Fri, Sat. Through Aug 23.

Vorfreude: Yes, it's one of those German words that translates to an entire sentence in English. This one is: "joyful anticipation of future pleasures," and the show it refers to here includes works by two artists. Katie Miller invites "visitors to participate in creating a series of origami boats" while De Pirro uses reclaimed materials as a way of examining the concept of renewal. Free.

METHOD
106 Third Ave S

Fantasy in the City

Tues–Sun. Through Aug 24.

Fantasy in the City Fantasy in the City: And all it entails. Free.

LTD. Art Gallery
307 E Pike St

In Situ

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 24.

In Situ In Situ: A 1,800 square foot sculptural installation by Karl Burkheimer is the next installation in the All Rise series of art pieces that will be inhabiting the Cascade lot destined to become a Seattle City Light substation. Free.

All Rise Site
1250 Denny Way

Blood Moon Release Party

Tues Aug 26, 6–10 pm.

An art show and release party for the corresponding book, which features the works of Justin Duffus, Frank Correa, Joey Veltkamp, Kelly O, Trevor Brown, Emily Pothast, and about 35 other Seattle artists.

Hard L
1216 10th Ave, Ste L

John Buck

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 26.

John Buck John Buck: Masterful wood carvings, often in the form of life-size human bodies with heads of large, multifaceted, motor-driven kinetic constructions that bring the figures to heights of up to 13 feet. Free.

Greg Kucera Gallery
212 Third Ave S

John Buck Signing

Tues Aug 26, 6–7 pm.

The man who made the amazing, kinetic wooden sculptures shows up to the gallery to sign some of his coffee table books. Free.

Greg Kucera Gallery
212 Third Ave S

Gustavo Martinez: Agua es Vida

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 28.

Gustavo Martinez: Agua es Vida: This site-specific installation is an anthropologically informed reflection of historical modes of water transportation. An aqueduct won't fit in an art gallery, so expect something smaller. Free.

Gallery4Culture
101 Prefontaine Pl S

Summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park

Thurs, Sat. Through Aug 28.

Free live musical performances and other varied and artful activities at the fun and happenin' Olympic Sculpture Park, which now calls itself home to a giant sculpture of a head. Free.

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave

Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition

Tues–Thurs, Sat. Through Aug 29.

Documentary: 19th Annual Photography Exhibition 19th Annual Photography Exhibition: This year's theme is "Documentary" and the show is juried by New Yorker Director of Photography Whitney C. Johnson. This year's artists include Chris Barrett, Antoine Bruy, and Jesse Burke. Free.

Fire and Ice

Mon–Sat. Through Aug 29.

Fire and Ice: Work from Suze Woolf and Anna McKee, thematically connected by a concern with climate change and its effect on the natural world. McKee has accompanied UW glaciologists on expeditions to the North Pole, and her work reflects an interest in that biosphere. Woolf's watercolors depict bark charred by forest fires. Free.

Phinney Center Gallery
6532 Phinney Ave N

Inner Beauty

Wed–Fri. Through Aug 29.

Inner Beauty Chris Sheridan, Aaron Jasinski: Sheridan's large-scale oils of the nude form are inspired by The Birth of Venus, whereas Jasinski's pieces are rounder, creepier, and more fantastical works of pop surrealism. The unifying theme is "inner beauty." Free.

Bherd Studios
312 N 85th St

Buddy Bunting: Valley Fever

Fri–Sun. Through Aug 30.

Buddy Bunting: Valley Fever Buddy Bunting: Valley Fever: Bunting started out making faint, smallish pencil drawings of prisons, driving from one to the other in the American West. Now he's created a large—like 10-feet-long large—oil painting of a prison. This is an event.

Prole Drift
523 South Main St

Curtis Erlinger: Sit Calm

Thurs–Sat. Through Aug 30.

Curtis Erlinger: Sit Calm Curtis Erlinger: Sit Calm: A show of conceptually driven pieces, including but not limited to one entitled I Belong to SAM, in which objects "are temporarily removed from the family play area of Seattle Art Museum, reproduced as replicas, and then returned to their original location." Free.

Punch Gallery
119 Prefontaine Pl S

It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful

Thurs–Sat. Through Aug 30.

It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful: Video, sculpture, and performance pieces from five artists that seek to "reframe mundane acts as sacred experience." Venetia Dale, Christalena Hughmanick, Tia Kramer, Jovencio de la Paz, and Barbara Smith. There will be an off-site gathering and performance of Five Silent Structures by Kramer on Aug 23 from 4 to 6 pm at Discovery Park, near the Fort Lawton Buildings. Free.

SOIL
112 Third Ave S

Kimiko Yoshida: Something Blue

Tues–Fri. Through Aug 30.

Kimiko Yoshida: Something Blue Kimiko Yoshida: Something Blue: Highly stylized self portraits in which the artist adorns herself to reflect idealized versions of "the bride" from various cultures. Free.

M.I.A Gallery
1203 Second Ave

 

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