A free creativity day for the whole family. Fifty models will be found throughout the space, just begging to be drawn and painted. Free.
Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: A group show of art inspired by the characters and landscapes of literature. With more than 40 artists reimagining the creations of authors from Edgar Allan Poe to Michael Crichton. The opening includes free Jameson's and free Rachel's Ginger Beer! Free.
Art Market and Open House: The house is open, the art is market. Free.
Over 50 artists and everything is priced under $100, they promise! Free.
Ryan Henry Ward, who goes by just "henry": A one-night-only show from the man who has painted more goofy animals and wizards on the walls of this city than the rest of us combined. Meet the legend in person! Free.
Janelle Abbott: The Bread of Presence: This recent graduate from Parsons claims the following among her creative practices: "garment design and construction with a focus on the 'zero waste' methodology, drawing, painting, dancing, dumpster diving, and the utilization of discarded materials." Free.
Sue Danielson: A solo show from the Seattle painter who previously contributed to this gallery’s group show Water. Free.
Wild Boys: Bacchic queer culture photography. Free.
Sol Hashemi: Software Update/System Build: In Software Updates, Hashemi will make a series of alterations to his recent work. When System Build rolls around, the artist will begin construction of a "custom modded personal computer designed to power a 3D laser scanner used to create new work." $10 suggested.
Animal Kingdom: A group show featuring funky pictures of all your favorite animals, especially in the work of Jesse Link, in a career he began while serving in Iraq and continued while helping rebuild New Orleans after the hurricane. Free.
Brian Lane: The Distance is Near: Color-fieldish-looking photos that make macro-perception of their subject their subject (a sampling was also exhibited recently at Rare Medium). Free.
Short Run: The group show. Free.
A multimedia, multi-artist installation centered around the theme of weather and water cycles. One of the pieces in the show, "Space Weather Listening Booth," is a 50-minute-long immersive performance that involves live musicians improvising along with an audio installation. It occurs on Dec 6 at 8 pm (to which audience members are encouraged to br... more » Free, $5 suggested for performance.
Iceland: Hvitt Dagar/White Days: Stark and simple, landscape photography and paintings of the tiny island nation. Free.
Correlate: Seven artists correlating, including Eric Eley, Debra Baxter, and Adam Ekberg. Eley works in installations that highlight the curvature of line through space, sometimes recalling the fragmented wire-sculpture aesthetic of a 3D graphing engine. Ekberg's photography is perhaps more cheerful, or at least more likely to include a pineapple o... more » Free.
Sofie Knijff: Translations: How should a fine artist picture a child? It's a question that's come up in every era. Knijff takes formally posed photographic portraits of children all over the world, offering her own answers. The children live in South Africa, India, Mali, and Brazil, among other places. Knijff lives in Amsterdam. Free.
Art students show their work. Free.
Kou Kitago: Ceramics works from Tacoma Community College’s artist-in-residence. Free.
Memento Mori: Kevin Wilson and Marne Cohen-Vance. Wilson paints sinking ships, and Cohen-Vance is interested in the idea that "human beings are made of meat." Free.
Holly Andres: The Homecoming: Tableaux photography that portrays an eerie, heightened suburban reality. Trivia: Andres recently shot the feature on the health-nuttery of Mariel Hemingway and her Soloflex boyfriend for the New York Times Magazine. Free.
This event happens twice a year, and it's basically an when all the studios on the island fling open their doors and invite wanderers in. Free.
Interstitial Theatre's Juried Show: The three hardworking curators of this cavernous building temporarily devoted to new media have chosen a group of space-based pieces (read: not just videos on monitors) for a big group exhibition. Free.
Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom: Thirty international artists created posters that call for democratic and human rights reforms in Russia. Free.
Andy Mattern: Absent Vessel: Photographic images of crushed polystyrene cups, created not with the use of a camera, but with a different imaging contrivance that yields infinitely more unusual results: pressing the subject directly against the photographic paper while in a dark room. Sort of like a ghostly cross between an X-ray and a Xerox copy. Free.
Holiday Small Works Sale: Small works, including Savina Mason's new graphic design-ish encaustics on boards. Free.