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Shigeki Tomura

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 2.

Shigeki Tomura Shigeki Tomura: Watercolor pieces that depict quiet and hopefully transcendent scenes in nature. Free.

Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave S

Vibrations 2014

Sun Aug 3, 2–10 pm.

Cool people will be attending this Cairo-presented art and music event, featuring musical performances by Midday Veil, Wimps, Gazebo, and more; visuals by JD Banke, Frank Correa, Derek Erdman, and more; and installations by MKNZ, Trevor Brown, Seattle Free Movement Society, and more. Always more! Totally free and all ages. Free.

Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave

Molly Mac: Here to There

Starts Aug. 2. Sat, Sun. Through Aug 3.

From the Henry, travel to the Grand Coulee Dam, see a laser-light show projected on the side of the dam, stay there for the weekend doing art things, then head back to Seattle road-trip style. There will be a stop at the culturally significant North Bend outlet mall. $10.

Grand Coulee Dam
Visitors Access Route

Blue Gallery Artists

Wed–Sun. Through Aug 3.

Blue Gallery Artists: Blue art in sumi ink, glass, and cement by Karen Dedrickson, Mark Ditzler, and Jim Madara. Also, a show of prints from Crows Shadow Press. Free.

Columbia City Gallery
4864 Rainier Ave S

Considering Design: 5 Seattle Artists Making Objects of Beauty and Use

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 3.

Considering Design: 5 Seattle Artists Making Objects of Beauty and Use Considering Design: 5 Seattle Artists Making Objects of Beauty and Use: The artists are Granite Calimpong, Erich Ginder, John Hogan, Carlo Parriotti, and Dick Weiss, and the focus is on function and form. Free.

Traver Gallery
110 Union St #200

Davide Salvadore

Tues–Sat. Through Aug 3.

Davide Salvadore: Works in glass by the "Italian Maestro" known for creating what appear to be functional stringed instruments out of blown glass. Free.

Traver Gallery
110 Union St #200

Ken DeRoux, Robert Dean, Diane Baxter

Wed–Sun. Through Aug 3.

Ken DeRoux, Robert Dean, Diane Baxter: Burien residents DeRoux and Dean show paintings, while Baxter shows mixed-media sculpture. Free.

Burien Arts Gallery
826 SW 152nd St

Experiencing Space

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 5.

Experiencing Space: An installation created by Mithun's interior designers to celebrate Interior Design Month, which evidently is July. Free.

Threshold Gallery at Mithun
1201 Alaskan Way #200

The Art of Music, Series I: POTW

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 7.

The Art of Music, Series I: POTW The Art of Music, Series I: POTW: The Stranger's own art director, Aaron Huffman, has curated this exhibition based on his "Poster of the Week" column featuring beautifully designed show posters. Free.

Women, Relationships, and the Internet

Thurs Aug 7.

A roundtable discussion about those three things, in conjunction with the launch of the woman-design, woman-friendly dating app, Siren. Free.

The Project Room
1315 E Pine St

First Thursday at Alki Arts

Thurs Aug 7, 6–9 pm.

New oils from Layne Cook that depict city livin' in Seattle, with a live musical performance of some sort. Free.

Alki Arts
1124 First Ave

Women, Relationships, and the Internet: A Roundtable Discussion

Thurs Aug 7, 6–7 pm.

A roundtable discussion with Angela B. Ginorio from the University of Washington Women’s Studies Department, and Alina Hua, Mozilla’s Manager of data governance and privacy policy. In conjunction with the launch of Siren, the dating app by Susie Lee.

The Project Room
1315 E Pine St

Stellar: Evidence of an Alternative Space Program

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 7.

Stellar: Evidence of an Alternative Space Program Stellar: Evidence of an Alternative Space Program: Cute watercolors of cute astronauts by Stasia Burrington, who likably describes the exhibition as "sort of a silly show."

Twilight Gallery
4306 SW Alaska St

Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack: Thermal Dynamics

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 8.

Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack: Thermal Dynamics Brandon Aleson and Adam Primack: Thermal Dynamics: A show that uses audio, video, and "heat" to explore concepts of digestion, asking "what does it mean to eat something?" Probably won't be as gross as it sounds, but maybe. The artists will explain themselves Fri Aug 1 at 7 pm. Free.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE

Reed Carpenter

Thurs, Fri. Through Aug 8.

Reed Carpenter: Cartoonish paintings that fancy themselves creepy and funny. Free.

Eight and Sand Gallery
5840 Airport Way S, Suite 212

Kent Lovelace Demo

Sat Aug 9, 2–4 pm.

Gallery artist Lovelace gives a demo on the subject of "Oil Painting on Copper." Free.

Lisa Harris Gallery
1922 Pike Pl

Ryan Weatherly

Wed–Sat. Through Aug 9.

Ryan Weatherly Ryan Weatherly: New paintings. Expressionistic portraits, with bright colors and broad, distorting brushstrokes. Free.

Blindfold Gallery
1718 E Olive Way, Suite A

The 14th Annual Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour

Aug 8–10.

Like a giant art walk around Bainbridge that lasts three days, featuring 50 local artists in five studios. Free.

Various locations
across Bainbridge Island

Dana Roberts

Wed–Sun. Through Aug 10.

Dana Roberts Dana Roberts: A Northwest painter whose flat, pastel-colored abstracts may somewhat resemble articles of clothing. Free.

TASTE at SAM
1300 First Ave

Nahom Girmay, Abraham Tesfasilasie

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 10.

Nahom Girmay, Abraham Tesfasilasie Nahom Girmay, Abraham Tesfasilasie: Painted memories of Eritrea, from two artists who recently immigrated to the United States. Free.

Downtown YMCA
909 Fourth Ave

Conductive Garboil Grant

Through Aug 11.

Website

Conductive Garboil Grant "Do you push the artistic act beyond accepted limits? Do you engage audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex? Are you a Seattle resident with a significant connection to Pioneer Square?" asks this grant. If you are these things, you can apply. Garboil means "tumult; disturbance; disorder." The grant is for three grand.

4Culture
101 Prefontaine Pl S

Chromatic

Mon–Sun. Through Aug 11.

Chromatic Chromatic: It's a group show that promises "innovative use of watercolor," with contributions from Levi Hastings, Siolo Thompson, Braden Duncan, and others. Free.

Ghost Gallery
504 E Denny Way

Delridge Mural Project

Through Aug 14.

Website

Local artist Louis Chinn leads a community-guided beautification project, guiding a team of volunteers and students to design and paint the 210-foot retaining wall across from the Delridge Skate Park. Free.

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW

Cascade: Installation by Ian McMahon

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 15.

Cascade: Installation by Ian McMahon Cascade: Installation by Ian McMahon: Two enormous theater curtains of cast plaster, extending "from floor to ceiling, stand poised facing each other." A staging of the dramatic nature of architecture that will come crashing to the floor at the end of the exhibition. Free.

Suyama Space
2324 Second Ave

JD Banke: Cool and Unusual Punishment

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 15.

JD Banke: Cool and Unusual Punishment JD Banke: Cool and Unusual Punishment: Acrylic wood-panel artwork that doesn't avoid dialoguing with meme-culture. Free.

Cornish Alumni Gallery
1000 Lenora St, 3rd Fl

 

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