Visual Art Listings
Bellevue Art Museum
Call Me Chairmaker: work by Garry Knox Bennett. Through Nov 26. William Morris: Native Species. Through Apr 29, 2007. Islamic calligraphy by Mohamed Zakariya. Through Feb 18, 2007. 510 Bellevue Way NE, 425-519-0745.
Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China and Mongolia 1921-1925: hand-tinted lantern slides. Nov 4-Feb 4. NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590.
Frye Art Museum
Klompen: Trimpin's coin-operated Dutch clogs dancing in air. Through Jan 21, 2007. Spectatorship and Desire: Love restores the paintings that curator Robin Held removed from the walls, set beside visitor comments made in their absence. Through Mar 4, 2007. "Demon seed or sweet innocent?" That's the question about the children in the unusual, historical folk art portraits from the Fenimore Art Museum in Little Women, Little Men. Through Feb 4, 2007. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
Henry Art Gallery
Stranger Genius Award Winners 2003-2006: installations, screenings, sculptures, paintings, dioramas, and models from present and past Geniuses. Nov 2-Dec 14. day ring, night ring: Steve Roden's pair of sound art compositions were created in response to James Turrell's Skyspace. Through Nov 12. The Biographical Landscape: the groundbreaking photography of Stephen Shore, 1968-1993. Through Dec 31. Up to Date: Monsen Collects Contemporary: Selected photographs from the collection of Joseph and Elaine Monsen, including works by Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Justine Kurland, Laura Letinsky, Yasumasa Morimura, and Grant Mudford. Through Dec 31. 15th Ave NE at NE 41st St, 543-2280.
Museum of Glass
Transparently Built: exploring the diverse architectural properties of glass. Through May 27, 2007. Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory. Through Dec 31. 1801 Dock St, 253-284-4732.
Museum of History and Industry
100 Years of American Photography from the National Archives. Through Dec 17. 2700 24th Ave E, 324-1126.
Museum of Northwest Art
Entering Ether is five interrelated, site-specific installations by Lanny Bergner, interspersed with screen and wire studio works. Through Jan 7, 2007. 121 S First Street, 360-466-4446.
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Iranian-born exile Shirin Neshat's Tooba is a 12-minute video installation of a woman on a dry, dusty hill who is thoroughly menaced by a band of men in black until she makes a sort of disappearance. Through Apr 8, 2007. Art deco sculpture from the collection, and drawings for a deco-designed space at the museum that didn't come to be. Through Jan 15, 2007. Discovering Buddhist Art, Seeking the Sublime: Various Buddha sculptures, including two standing Buddhas—one from China around 600 A.D., the other from eleventh-century Japan—and a pantheon of related beings. Ongoing. 1400 E Prospect St (Volunteer Park), 654-3100.
Tacoma Art Museum
The Art of Eric Carle: original works on paper by the artist most known for the children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Through Jan 21, 2007. Symphonic Poem: Sculpture and flatwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson conjures the lives of Africans and African-Americans. Through Jan 28, 2007. Telling Stories: Selections from the Permanent Collection is a series of narratives, with new works from NW artists Claire Cowie, Lucinda Parker and Steve Davis. Through Dec 1. Trimpin's installation Conloninpurple: a five-octave, playable, room-sized instrument. Through Dec 31. 1701 Pacific Ave, 253-272-4258.
Vancouver Art Gallery
Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon. Through Jan 7, 2007. Paint: a generation of it in BC. Through Feb 25, 2007. Kyohei Sakaguchi's installation Zero Yen House: the architecture of temporary dwellings. Through Jan 1, 2007. 750 Hornby St, 604-662-4719.
Whatcom Museum of History and Art
Rodin: In His Own Words. Through Dec 10. 121 Prospect St, 360-676-6981.
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Voyage of the Barangay: Filipino Currents in King County, a photo exhibit highlighting the contributions of the Filipino culture to this region. Through Dec 10. These Walls Can Speak: Untold Stories, featuring the historic Kong Yick, Higo, and Eastern Hotel buildings. Through Dec 10. 407 Seventh Ave S, 623-5124.
Functional objects—handmade doors, railings, light fixtures—by 23 artists. Nov 2-Dec 1. 101 Prefontaine Place S.
Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Window Panes: abstract and stylized-realism painting by Ed Beier. Nov 4-Dec 4. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.
Visual Ensembles: mixed media by Stacie Chappell, Dave Thomas, Lois James, and Gary Georger. Nov 5-Dec 2. 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339.
Faces/Places: paintings by Connie Stern. Nov 2-30. 619 Western Ave, fourth floor.
Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints
Kuchi-e: finely woodblock-printed frontispieces of novels and magazines in the late Meiji-era Japan. Showing at The IFPDA Print Fair. Nov 2-5. 2001 Western Ave, Suite 320, 621-1888.
The Problems of Philosophy: paintings, drawings and assemblages by Tim Marsden exploring "mankind's petty vanities." Nov 4-Dec 3. 6004 12th Ave S #17, 767-0280.
"BTW, OMG! WTF?": drawings by Paul Thomas, aka Tar Art Rat. Nov 2-Dec 2. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.
Visual Non Sequiturs: surreal oil paintings by Tom Gehrig. Nov 2-Dec 5. 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414.
Outsourced: enamel on metal panels the artist Donald Fels made with a group of signpainters during a seven-month stay in India. Nov 3-Dec 2. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.
Nine Days in Kobe: recent colored woodcuts and paintings by Lockwood Dennis. Shunga: erotic Japanese prints, 1780-1900. Nov 3-Dec 2. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.
Portrait Sprawl/Canvas Hardscape: paintings focused on the small-scale, two-dimensional aspect of the built environment. Nov 2-30. 1907 Second Ave, 448-2302.
Substance of Matter: textural abstract painting by Dale Lindman. Nov 2-25. 220 Third Ave S, 622-2833.
Detour Through Mexico: "optimistic sketches" of life in the 16th-century town of San Miguel de Allende. Nov 2-26. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.
Frame Up Studios
Lisa Lamoreaux's mixed-media paintings in Systems Theory. Nov 3-28. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.
Gage Academy of Art
Classical Atelier: works from the students of the Classical Atelier program at Gage Academy. Nov 2-26. New Classical : classical realist drawings and paintings by artist, author and Gage Academy instructor Juliette Aristides. Nov 2-26. 1501 10th Ave East, 323-4243.
Imprimo: by Seattle Print Arts members. Nov 2-Dec 2. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.
Gallery at Shoreline
Colorful and Classic: paintings, photographs, and glass. Nov 6-Jan 3. 18560 1st Ave NE.
Cue Mnemonic: hauntingly playful ceramic figures, masks and vessels by Paul Metivier. Ad Rem: bright abstract paintings by Glenn Ossiander. Nov 2-Dec 1. 123 S Jackson St, 625-0055.
New works by Long Clark and Anette Ringe. Nov 2-30. 311 Occidental Ave South, 682-9939.
Windows and Curtains: works by Lance Letscher. Nov 2-Dec 2. 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816.
Lee Center for the Arts
Screen Shots: Connecting mass media, new media, and art through a range of technologies—computer-generated algorithms, digital video/audio, and projection—by Justin Beckman, James Coupe, and Tivon Rice. Nov 3-Dec 2. 901 12th Ave, 296-5360.
Linda Hodges Gallery
Nature Alive: the intricate and brilliantly colored paintings of Alfredo Arreguin. Nov 2-Dec 2. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.
Lisa Harris Gallery
Two Coasts: photographs of East and West Coast locations taken with a hand-constructed pinhole camera fitted with a 35mm lens. Nov 2-Dec 2. Recent Allegorical Paintings: imaginary sea and landscape paintings by Thomas Wood. Nov 2-Dec 2. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.
Elemental: artists use video, sculpture, photography and mixed media to explore connections with the natural world. Nov 2-17. 964 Denny Way at Terry Avenue.
Watercolor snapshots of otherworldly situations by Bryan Mandronico, and Entomophibia, insect drawings by Julia Gfroerer. Nov 3-Dec 6. 1930 Second Ave, 441-7131.
Billy in the Lowground: a new film and sound installation by Mary Simpson, Fionn Meade, and Rob Mills, exploring the rough corners of early American balladry. Nov 2-Dec 3. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.
The Cosmic Olympus by James Bupbup Short. Nov 7-Dec 7. 905 E Pike.
Soil Art Gallery
Opolis pairs the photographs of Salvatore Panatteri with a video installation by Thom Heileson, both exploring cities. Nov 2-26. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8601.
Some Space Gallery
A collection of small works from a variety of local emerging artists including Chris Crites, Shannon Welles, Todd Karam, Travis Stanley, Thomas Wurst, Nate Stottrup, and Laurie Ransom. Nov 2-Dec 29. 625 1st Ave, 718-3104.
Myth's Immortal Characters: juniper and bronze works by Hib Sabin. Nov 2-30. 119 S Jackson St, 405-4040.
The Union Street Electric Gallery
White Vanishing: Light and Shadow: a 14-by-100-foot vinyl mesh mural representing an original porcelain sculpture by Yuki Nakamura. Nov 2-Apr 30. Union Street and Western Avenue.
The Way We Get By: photographs of local musicians on and offstage by Breanne Koselke. Rockstar Heroes: stencils of music icons on canvas by Michael Lane (see review). Nov 2-30. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.
Impressions of Romantic Expressions: Part-romanticism, part-expressionism, part-impressionism, by Adam Peart. Nov 2-30. 602 2nd Ave.
Terraform: Francesca Berrini tears apart vintage maps and collages the scraps to create new, fabricated worlds. . 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.
Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers
An Exhibition of Wood Engravings, Prints & Limited Edition Books by Shinsuke Minegishi. Nov 2-Dec 30. 208 First Ave S, 682-3545.
William Traver Gallery
Into the Woods: Katja Fritzsche's stylized deer and gazelles draw inspiration from taxidermy and architecture. Nov 3-Dec 3. Meditations: Mary Fox's new glass sculptures muse on the human condition and worry about domestic and global issues. Nov 3-Dec 3. Transparent Boundaries: sculpture by the Swedish glass star Bertil Vallien. Nov 3-Dec 3. 110 Union St. #200, 587-6501.
New works by Scott J. Morgan. Nov 2-Dec 6. 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497.
Old Growth New Growth: a collaboration and exploration of urban and natural systems by the adult Sarah Sandman and the 7-year-old Maximillian Guelmine. Through Nov 9. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.
Art on Center
Marine Journal: gouache on paper by Bill Rades. Through Nov 11. 1604 Center St, 253-627-8180.
In Praise of Beauty: oil and watercolor by Ken Duffin and Eugene Erickson. Through Nov 25. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.
Art/Not Terminal Gallery
The Rosary of the Philosophers Restored and Revisioned: Alchemical Emblems for a New Era in an Old Key: paintings by Kurt J. Vance. Through Nov 2. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.
One Moment in Time: work from members of the Northwest Collage Society. Through Nov 4. 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339.
Ballard Fetherston Gallery
Fantastic Creatures like jellyfish, seahorses and carnivorous plants inked by Cathy Sarkowsky. Through Nov 7. 818 E Pike St, 322-9440.
Estaurine: a multimedia meditation on mortality, loss, and the tides of the sea by Reymont Cantil and Brendan Basham. Through Nov 11. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.
Hundred Year Round Trip: new works by Amy Rice. Reception Thurs Nov 4, 6-8 pm Through Nov 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.
Skateboard culture meets fine art in Pushin' 5. Through Nov 4. 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977.
Colorful paintings and black and white photographs by Stanford Lee Wilson. Through Nov 30. 4116 University Way NE, 634-3400.
Aerial photography by Long Nguyen. Through Dec 31. 2205 Queen Anne Ave N, 282-5313.
New paintings by Rachel Dory. Through Dec 31. 452 N 36th St.
Local portrait painter Michele Leal will unveil a series of images of Guatemalan coffee farmers affiliated with Tony's Coffee Roasting Co. Through Dec 31. 435 15th Ave E, 282-1549.
Portraits by Joey Bates. Through Dec 31. 108 Union St., (206) 267-0600.
Works by local pop artist Lucas Vidana. Through Nov 30. 600 Queen Anne Ave N.
Abstract paintings by Marilyn Ullin. Through Nov 30. 813 5th Ave.
Recent work by Jim Hodge. Through Dec 31. 1005 East Pike, 709-4440.
Catherine Person Gallery
Colleen Hayward & Kensuke Yamada: Dwell. Through Nov 11. 319 Third Ave, 726-1836.
Center on Contemporary Art
Mandy Greer's crocheted, sewn, beaded, knitted, and knotted viscera flowing out of a white stag, reprised from Bumbershoot: The Small But Mighty Wandering Pearl. What Could It Mean To Say Yes?: a photographic exploration of bridehood by Tomiko Jones. Through Nov 12. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.
Columbia City Gallery
Drawing in the New Year: six artists explore memory and ancestry at the Jewish New Year. Through Nov 5. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.
Crawl Space Gallery
Current Works: Session One is first in a two-part exhibit focused on the current studio practice of the artists who run Crawl Space. Through Nov 12. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.
Artwork from the homeless patrons of Tacoma's only daytime drop-in shelter: Nativity House. Through Dec 30. 741 St Helens Ave, 253-444-2741.
Experience Music Project
"In its six years, EMP has been more of an overpriced tourist attraction than a home for the exchange of ideas about rock music, and rock is something we know Allen loves. How does he really feel about art, and what is his vision for showing it? This show doesn't answer those questions. Instead, it relies on celebrity. Even in rock, that only goes so far." (Graves) Through Jan 1, 2007. 2901 Broad St, 770-2700.
Faire Gallery Cafe
drama of memory, a closed site of rest: by Michelle Sciumbato. Through Nov 3. 1351 E Olive Way, 652-0781.
Francine Seders Gallery
About Landscape, by the veteran Seattle painter Norman Lundin. Upstairs, thickly painted and heavily textured oils by James Deitz. Through Nov 12. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.
G. Gibson Gallery
The Wilderness Act: new paintings by Michael Brophy. Introducing new works by Faryn Davis. Through Nov 11. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.
Garde Rail Gallery
Gregory Blackstock collects everything from sharks to cop cars for his illustrated lists. Through Nov 25. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.
Gary Word Fine Arts
Gary Word with a new body of work of oil painted fused glass and canvas. Through Nov 15. 810 Pike st.
The Great Nabob
Seattle painter Erik Andrew will be showing a line of his wine-related works. Through Dec 31. 819 Fifth Ave N, 281-9850.
Greg Kucera Gallery
Bovine: The constructed, plastered, and Guston-inflected painting and sculpture of a man who has recently bought his first, old, home: Whiting Tennis. Plus, recent punk-intellectual print editions from Raymond Pettibon and Mark Bennett's TV-addict blueprints, including a detailed architectural map of the Jetson abode. Through Nov 11. 212 Third Ave 2, 624-0770.
Murmurs: Tens of thousands of starlings descended on southern Rome in the winter months, and are the subject of a collaborative photography, video and sound work by Richard Barnes, Alex Schweder and Charles Mason. Through Nov 25. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.
Icebox Contemporary Art
Emissions and Remissions: Taylor draws and weaves delicate, transient drawings made from thread. The string imagery includes vapors, water, gases, floods, humans, plants, and animals struggling to adapt to climate change. The drawings will scatter throughout the miniature "John Erikson Museum of Art," but will also wander beyond the museum space, on to the walls of Icebox Gallery, and dissipate into the streets of Tacoma. Through Nov 11. 81 Things on a Stick: An installation by Eugene Parnell. Through Nov 12. 301A Puyallup Ave, 856-7114.
How do trees grow? Anna McKee's Recent Etchings studies for answers. Through Nov 30. 4301 Fremont Ave N, 632-3535.
James Harris Gallery
Jam: New Drawings is a quartet of totally alluring and dislocated images by Geoffrey Chadsey made of composites of other images, like a portrait of three young guys dancing on a hotel bed in their clothes, while an old, fat naked man lies on the bed beneath them uncomprehended. Through Nov 11. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.
Shapes and Navigations: Rickie Wolfe works found objects into her paintings and then removes them to reveal their permanent mark. Through Nov 30. 810 E Roy St, 324-0407.
Waterworks 2006 Members' Show: a showcase of the best of the Northwest Watercolor Society's membership. Through Nov 21. 10101 Main Street.
Kirkland Arts Center
Curated by Tracey Fugami, Wired Forest explores the intersection of nature, electronics, and technology, including work by Justin Beckman, Vaughn Bell, Cat Clifford, Shannon Eakins, Susie Lee, Susan Robb, and Mary Simpson. Through Nov 15. 620 Market St, 425-822-7161.
The Kirsten Gallery
Watercolor 2006 + 4 Surprises: new paintings by Ann Rutter. Through Nov 16. 5320 Roosevelt Way NE, 522-2011.
In Kerry Skarbakka's photographs, someone is always falling. Fluid is his series of underwater images, "intended ... as warnings about global warming but they came too late. Now they are portraits of a man drowning in disaster." (Graves) And Seattle artist Susie J. Lee presents Fermata, a video installation that evokes the tension between hanging on to one another and letting go. Through Nov 11. 831 Airport Way S, 501-1231.
M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery
Inside Out: Central Apparel's Design Program: the evolution of athletic apparel from prototype to finished product. Through Nov 16. Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, #2BE2116, 344-4379.
Miniature mixed-media constructions by Rick Araluce. Through Nov 14. 321 Mercer St, 684-7200.
Tsunami & Albedo Paintings by Marcela Silva. Through Nov 2. 1930 Second Ave, 441-7131.
National Parks Conservation Association
Ice Age Floods: the story of the Ice Age floods through the work of local artists. Through Dec 31. 313A First Ave S, 903-1444.
Sailors and Queens: Nautical architecture drawings that are scanned, redrawn using a drawing tablet and vector computer program, then printed and transferred to wood panels using gel medium as adhesive, by Jason Thielke. Through Nov 8. 5107 Ballard Ave NW.
Patricia Cameron Gallery
Stealing the Soul: paintings and works on paper by Milan Heger. Through Dec 1. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.
"William Powhida's solo show at Platform successfully shit-talked its way to being one of this year's memorable shows, in no small part because the works didn't beat around the bush: We read in blatant, boldfaced words who and what irks him. In Platform's excellent show, Word: Language in Contemporary Art, Powhida is back, along with six others, exploring the place and function of text in visual communication." (Craig Brownson) Through Nov 18. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.
The fifth annual Recycled Art & Fashion Show includes an exhibition at ReStore and Art Books Press. Through Nov 14. 1440 NW 52nd St, 297-9119.
Richard Hugo House
C. Albert's work, with the edges of our eyes, is collage paired with her poetry, and Sally Schuh presents Type/written, a visual reinterpretation of Gertrude Stein's prose. Through Nov 3. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.
Roq La Rue
Monster Mayhem and Day Of The Dead Delights: the work of Pooch and Ojimbo. Through Nov 4. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.
SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental
In Focus: James Harris Gallery: artists including Claire Cowie, Steve Davis, Patrick Holderfield, Jeffry Mitchell, Mark Mumford, Mary Ann Peters, Keith Tilford, Claude Zervas and others. Through Dec 2. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.
Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery
Prints from the city of Seattle's portable works collection. Features work by regional and national artists and encompasses a wide variety of printmaking techniques, including serigraphs, woodcuts and mezzotints as well as new methods using computer technology. Through Dec 29. 700 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor.
South Seattle Community College
Tobias Jean displays yarn paintings. Through Nov 8. 6000 16th Ave SW, 764-5300.
All Things Long To Persist In Their Being: an installation by Ben Butler. Through Dec 8. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.
Tacoma Public Library
ConCreativity: curated by Lynn Di Nino, 27 Puget Sound artists create in concrete. Through Nov 4. 1102 Tacoma Ave S.
Implied Violence presents The Air Is Peopled With Cruel and Fearsome Birds. Through Nov 18. 1534 First Ave S.
Primordial Soup: by Eva Speer. Through Nov 5. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.
Wall Of Sound
An Eye for Ears: a group show of LP and CD design work by local artists. Through Nov 30. 315 E Pine St.
Saint Petersberg Shadows Into Light, black and white photography by Alexey Titarenko. Through Nov 4. 600 First Ave #322, 330-9137.
Into Black: A slight show on the dark with bright stars, including a sparkling riddle by Hadley + Maxwell, an anti-sunset by Euan McDonald, a neon impression of the cave at Lascaux by Spencer Finch, and Claude Zervas's white-neon tomb of Napoleon. Through Dec 16. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.
William Traver Gallery
Risonanze Tribali: Using ancient Muranese glass working techniques, Salvadore reinterprets tradition African symbols. Lavoro Vetro: Unusually thin murrine pieces by Mel Munsen. Through Nov 12. 110 Union St. #200, 587-6501.
Windows Art Gallery
References: a collaboration by Misty and Alisha Martin on the diversity of architectural elements. Through Nov 30. 4131 Woodland Park Ave N, 632-7332.
Winston Wächter Fine Art
Substance of Space by Angelina Nasso and Tracy Rocca with Walking Distance. Through Nov 4. 203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.
Wright Exhibition Space
Poetry as visual art, organized by Wave Books. Through Nov 15. 407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.
Artist Presentation of Student Works
Short video works by new-media students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave N, 682-6552. Sat Nov 4, 7 pm.
Artist Talk at Upgrade! Seattle
911 artist-in-residence Anetta Mona Chisa will present past projects, including videos, performances, and installations. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave N, 682-6552. Wed Nov 8, 7 pm.
Using a bright but limited palette and strong lines, Cait Willis explores the colorful, magical, and sinister world of the outdoor carnival. Gallery Mnemonic, 619 Western 4th Floor. Thurs Nov 2, 6-10 pm.
Cornish Celebrates the Arts
Showcasing the talent of Cornish faculty, alumni, and students, and benefiting Cornish scholarships. Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Towers, 1400 6th Avenue, 726-5064. www.cornish.edu/celebrates. $250 - $1000. 5:30 pm. Sun, Nov 5.
A Definition of Absence
An installation by Josh Kerner. Art Patch Gallery, 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373. Thurs, Nov 2, 5-9 pm.
Fremont First Friday
New shows at Frame Up Studios, Frank and Dunya Gallery, Icon Coffee, and Windows Art Gallery. Fremont, Fremont. Fri Nov 3, 6-9 pm.
Goodwill Glitter Sale
How could we omit this extravaganza of evening attire, jewelry, formal accessories, and vintage fashions where prices start at $2.99 and the proceeds fund job programs for the poor? Seattle Goodwill, 1400 South Lane Street. www.seattlegoodwill.org.
Politics As Usual
JohnnyWow!'s commentary on current events. JohnnyWow!, 619 Western Ave, fourth floor, 253-549-2184. Reception Thurs Nov 2, 6 pm.
Richard Kehl's 70th Birthday and Exhibition
Celebrating the life and work of Richard Kehl, UW art professor for 36 years. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St (Volunteer Park), 654-3100. Nov 10-11.
The Shape of a Pocket
A discussion of John Berger'sThe Shape of a Pocket, essays that explore visual consciousness, with moderator Lyall Bush. Microsoft Conference Center, Bldg 33 NE 36th Way.
A show of young designers, visual artists, and DJs, for one day only. www.threadshow.com/seattle Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th. Sun Nov 5, 11 am-6 pm.
Vanished Kingdoms: Special Activities
Activities between 10 am and 3 pm include a lecture by the daughter of explorer Janet Wulsin (Mabel Cabot, author of the exhibit's accompanying book), gallery tours of Tibetan thangkas by art historian Ben Brinkley, and a talk from Tibetan artist Dhawa Dhondup Ngoche. Traditional Tibetan tea (mixed with butter and salt) will be served. Burke Museum, NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590. Sat Nov 4, 10 am - 4 pm.