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BURKE MUSEUM

Nearly 100 examples of the women-only art form of Maori weaving. Through May 29. NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590.

recommended FRYE ART MUSEUM

Tiny, doomed men in sweatsuits in snowscapes under terrible skies: such are the drawings of Robyn O’Neil, a young Houston artist, in an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Modern Nature is Amy Helfand’s collages and carpets that depict gardens in all sorts of visual languages. Both shows through July 30. Swallow Harder is a meaty, confrontational bunch of 47 contemporary works preoccupied with sex, death, and rock ’n’ roll loaned by Seattle collectors Ben and Eileen Krohn. See it. A number of artists with work in the show will talk Fri May 5, 6 pm. Through May 14. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

recommended HENRY ART GALLERY

The twin pleasures of Maya Lin: Systematic Landscape are an enormous, permeable wire sculpture of an underwater mountain, and landforms sculpted into the drywalls of the gallery. There’s also a massive bump built of thousands of 2-by-4s, a mountain range cut into parts to walk between, sea forms, and a room dedicated to plans for the Confluence Project, a series of proposed land alterations along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Through Sept 3. Final week. Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956–97 is a sprawling survey for the pop artist. Kelly Mark Thanks Everyone for Everything isa series of funny videos updating the performance and video tropes of the ’60s and ’70s. Through May 7. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM

Dream Time—Fairy Photo Challenges takes on Hans Christian Andersen tales. Through July 30. 3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Since Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007, the Volunteer Park venue is filling in. A new Northwest omnibus series of shows organized by SAM curators includes studio glass, American art deco objects, contemporary art, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey, the sound sculptor Trimpin, and large-scale photographs by Johsel Namkung. Through Aug 6. Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat’s video installation, Tooba, is a lyrical, 12-minute portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Through Oct 15. Piao Zhu: Flying Bamboo is a site-specific ritual performance by composer and performer Byron Au Yong exploring strength through turmoil. Sat May 6, 11 am, free. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.

recommended TACOMA ART MUSEUM

The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915–1935 has some standout pieces, including paintings by Charles Demuth, Duchamp’s In Advance of the Broken Arm, and irresistibly lovable commercial objects from the period. Through May 21. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

The latest in prefab home design in Some Assembly Required. Through Sept 4. 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, 604-662-4700.

WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART

Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacific Northwest Photographers includes Jim Breukelman of Vancouver, BC, Rebecca Cummins and Claude Zervas of Seattle, and Christopher Rauschenberg of Portland. Through Sept 10. 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, 360-676-6981.

OPENINGS

ALL CITY COFFEE

Formation Metropolis by Jay Mason. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–10 pm. Through May 31. 125 Prefontaine Pl S,652-8331.

ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY

Sam Caldwell’s Experimentation in mixed media. Opening Sat May 6. Through June 1. Final week. 17th Annual Functional Art Show and selections from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Through May 4.2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.

ARTHEAD GALLERY

Water, Water, Everywhere… is marine paintings of the Northwest. Reception Fri May 5, 5–9 pm. Through June 3. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.

ART PATCH GALLERY

Wanderings by Adam Wallace has a sweet description: “a wandering photographic journey of the self, of others, of nature, of what surrounds, of what is forgotten, of what is loved.” Reception Thurs May 4, 5–9 pm. Through May 18. 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373.

BLUEBOTTLE GALLERY

Graham Fracha, new paintings. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.

BOOTYLAND

Photography by Deena Hofstad. Opens Sun May 7. Through June 7. 1317 E Pine St, 328-0636.

CAFFÉ VITA

Pillow Book is photography by David Sherwin. Through May 31. 1005 E Pike St, 709-4440.

CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER

Imbue, new works by Dawn Samuelson. Through June 30. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500.

CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY

Souvenir, Linda Davidson’s oil paintings, graphite drawings, and an eight-foot two-dimensional tree made of typewritten words. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 27. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.

CORRIDOR GALLERY

Things I Don’t Want to Do, mixed media by Garek Druss. Reception Thurs May 4, 5–9 pm. Through May 27. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.

D’ADAMO/WOLTZ GALLERY

New paintings by Cary Henrie. Reception Thurs May 4, 5–8 pm. Through May 30. 307 Occidental Ave S,652-4414.

DAVIDSON GALLERIES

The second part of Contemporary Finnish Woodcuts, and prints by the incomparable Jay Steensma. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 27. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.

DAYBREAK STAR INDIAN ART GALLERY

Refuse to Die, paintings by Andrew Morrison. Reception Fri May 5, 6:30–9 pm. Through June 15. 3801 Government Way, 285-4425.

FOSTER/WHITE GALLERY

Alden Mason’s Early Bird Series. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 27. 300 S Main St, 622-2833.

FOUNTAINHEAD GALLERY

Innervision,an 11-artist show of landscape painters. Reception Sat May 6, 5–7 pm. Through May 26. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.

FRAME UP STUDIOS

Kent Modglin’s digital collages. Reception Fri May 5, 6–9 pm. Through May 30. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.

FRANK AND DUNYA

Paintings and soft sculpture by Kelley Callicoat. Reception Fri May 5, 6–9 pm. Through June 1. Final week. Christopher Cook’s surrealist color-pencil drawings. Through May 4. 3418 Fremont Ave N,547 6760.

FRIESEN GALLERY

Works from artists represented by Gallery DeNovo, a neighbor to Friesen’s original Sun Valley location, which has its 20th anniversary this year. Reception Thurs May 4, 5–8 pm. 1200 Second Ave S,628-9501.

GALLERY 4CULTURE

Schönbrunn (A Failed Attempt at Something Grand) is installations of new drawings and prints by Dawn Cerny, one of the four artists nominated this year for the Neddy fellowship in printmaking. Schönbrunn is an estate known as the Versailles of the Austrian Empire; Cerny’s show, a satirical examination of centuries past to see how historical assumptions can be manipulated the further we drift from a collective knowledge of the facts, is loosely based on Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 26. 101 Prefontaine Pl S,296-7580.

GALLERY 110

New paintings by Christopher Buening and Linda Horsley. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 27. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.

GALLERY 1412

Ballpoint pen drawings by Funnotfame in No Comply: Skateboarding Speaks on Authority. Also up: screen prints and mixed-media collages by Dale Dreiling. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–9 pm. Through June 4. 1412 18th Ave E, 956-8372.

THE GREAT NABOB

New figurative paintings by Erik Andrew. Through June 30. 819 Fifth Ave N,281-9850.

GROVER/THURSTON GALLERY

Improbabilities and Riddles: charming paintings by Bay Area artist Inez Storer. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 27. Occidental Ave S, 223-0816.

LISA HARRIS GALLERY

10 Years of Paper is a retrospective of prints, collages, and paintings by Richard Hutter. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 28. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.

LOCAL COLOR

New works by seven artists. Reception Sat May 6, 6–9 pm. 1606 Pike Place,728-1717.

MITCHELLI’S GALLERY BAR

Acrylic portraits by Cait Willis. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 28. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.

NORTHWEST CRAFTS CENTER GALLERY

New and selected artworks by Edd Cox are Temple Garden. Reception Fri May 5, 6–8 pm. Through May 22. 105 Harrison St,728-1555.

OK HOTEL

Galatea, paintings by Della Campion. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–10 pm. 212 Alaskan Way S.

PUNCH GALLERY

A group show with work by Howard Barlow, Justin Beckman, Michael Sherwin, and Joanna Thomas. Reception Thurs May 4, 5–8 pm. Through May 28. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.

RAINIER SQUARE

Portraits of Healing: Celebrating the Gift of Hospice, photography by Nancy Medwell. Opens Mon May 8. Through June 1. 1333 Fifth Ave.

REVOLUTIONS

Canadian artist Carmen Tomé. Reception Sat May 6, 2–4 pm and 7–9 pm. 7012 Woodlawn Ave NE.

SHIFT STUDIO

Elise Richman’s No Man’s Land. Reception Thurs May 4, 5–8 pm. Through May 27. 306 S Washington St #105, 962-0201.

SMITH TOWER GALLERY

Work by Davis Limbach. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. 512 Second Ave,666-9039.

SOIL ART GALLERY

Nooksandcrannies, site-specific installation by Julie Custer, Marc Dombrosky, and Etsuko Ichikawa. In the Backspace, Substrata: New Photographs by Thom Heileson. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–9 pm. Through May 28. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.

SWEATSHOP INC.

Influenced by ’70s porn and the snapshot style of photographers like Terry Richardson, Kelly O spent a year creating 100 Balls:Public Portraits of Private Parts with the help of 50 men, all to inspire a little love for the underappreciated testicle. Party Thurs May 4, 7 pm–midnight. Through May 18. 1202 E Pine St, Ste B, 388-2373.

TOST

Mixed media and calligraphy by Chiyo Sanada. Reception Fri May 5. Through May 31. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.

THE UNDERGROUND GALLERY

The Many Faces of Machu Picchu is photography of the Peruvian ruins by Malcolm L. Edwards. Reception Thurs May 4, 5:30–8:30 pm. Through May 31. 214 First Ave S Ste B-12, 340-9395.

VIDYA GALLERY

Abstract paintings by Paul Ziakin. Through May 31. 619 Western Ave, 697-4439.

WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY

The first of two months of exhibitions of the lastest work from world-renowned Venetian glass master Lino Tagliapietra. Reception Thurs May 4, 5–8 pm. Through May 28. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.

WINDOWS ART GALLERY

The Fruit of the Earth, watercolors by Betty Chong-Gerbracht. Reception Fri May 5, 6–10 pm and Sat May 6, 5–8 pm. Through May 31. 4131 Woodland Park Ave N, 425-806-8044.

ZEITGEIST

Intimate portraits by Willow Heath. Reception Thurs May 4, 6–8 pm. Through May 31. 171 S Jackson St,583-0497.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

20twenty

Final week. A Far Out Trip Through a Hard Rock Tunnel is silk-screen posters by Nat Damm. Through May 10. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.

ALEXIS HOTEL

Artists represented by Grover/Thurston, including Faye Jones and Joe Max Emminger. Through July 4. 1009 First Ave,340-6678.

BALLARD FETHERSTON GALLERY

Final week. Domestic Bliss and Other Temptations, new paintings by Jane Richlovsky. Through May 6. 818 E Pike, 322-9440.

BENHAM GALLERY

Side by Side is a comparative history of the works of R. Mac Holbert and Graham Nash. Through May 27. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.

recommended CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART

Final week. Under the Alley, Over the Clouds: Exploration on Walls is a work-in-progress installation by Parskid and Lars Bergquist. Closing party Sat May 6, 8 pm–midnight. Through May 7. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.

recommended CRAWL SPACE GALLERY

Personally Public is new public projects by 11 artists and artist teams that have been occurring since January and are now presented, reexamined, or expanded in the form of video, photography, “data,” and artifactual objects. The lineup of artists includes SuttonBeresCuller, Diana Falchuk, Sarah Kavage, Nicole Kistler, Ron Lambert, Vaughn Bell, and Peter Gaucys. Through May 14. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE

New paintings by Aaron Bagley. Through May 12. 1351 E Olive Way,652-0781.

FLOATING LEAVES TEA

Infusions is June Sekiguchi’s painted constructions. Through May 12. 2213 NW Market St #100,529-4268.

FUEL COFFEE

Work from the past year by Seattle photographer Leslie Duss. Through May 29. 610 19th Ave E,329-4700.

G. GIBSON GALLERY

Photographs by JoAnn Verburg and paintings by Marc Dennis. Through May 27. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

GALLERY 63 ELEVEN

Final week. The prints of Alex Lorance. Through May 10. 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238.

GARDE RAIL GALLERY

TRiO is the tidy still lifes of Holly Ferrell, the celebrity portraits made of corrugated cardboard by Jesse Montes, and Greg Pelner’s slightly frenetic nudes and animals. Through May 13. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

recommended GREG KUCERA GALLERY

Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celaya’s Splinter. Return is a quiet, profound exploration of the relationship between figure and landscape in media including tar, blood, oil, wax, and bronze. Also up: precise prints by James Siena. Through May 13. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.

recommended HALO

New Paintings by Rachel Maxi. Through July 22. 1919 Third Ave,256-0715.

recommended HOWARD HOUSE

Matthew Picton’s Volumetric Drawings, land forms in epoxy resin and rubber, and new abstract paintings by Donnabelle Casis in Hunch. Through May 13. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART

Surrender is a papier-mâché installation inspired by a vivid dream, by Chauney Peck. Through May 11. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.

ICON COFFEE

New work by Guatemalan artist Diego Isaías Hernández. Through May 31. 4301 Fremont Ave N,632-3535.

recommended JAMES HARRIS GALLERY

Final week. Laura Letinsky’s dignified photographic still lifes are Somewhere, Somewhere. Through May 6. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.

JOE BAR

Friends of Little Roy, photography by Erin L. Shafkind. Through May 31. 810 E Roy St,324-0407.

recommended KIMZEY MILLER GALLERY

Finaléis the starkly titled closing exhibition for this 30-year-old Seattle staple location. On rotation are works by the gallery’s stable of artists. Through May 26. 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339.

LINDA HODGES GALLERY

New paintings by Northwest veteran Gaylen Hansen. Through May 27. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.

MUSADESIGN

Historical African sculpture and contemporary paintings by Seth Ely form Counterpoints. Through June 2. 2617 Fifth Ave S,425-246-8464.

recommended OLIVODOCE ART SPACE

Final week. The Built House, photography by Steve Carlton. Through May 7. 1203 E Olive, 819-0179.

OUCH MY EYE

The first show for this venue since combining with JAG Design. 1022 First Ave S,293-7132.

PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST

Portraits from Private Spaces are aristocratic images, made with long exposures and carefully composed backgrounds that reveal Jessica Todd Harper’s love for the Old Masters. Through May 15. 900 12th Ave, 720-7222.

recommended PLATFORM GALLERY

Final week. Brooklyn artist William Powhida’s art talks shit, but for a reason. These are the animalistic hissings of an emerging artist fighting his position in the world. Alternatively, they’re narrative drawings that ooze charm. Through May 6. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.

PORTALIS

Recent works by Deane Benninghoven. Through June 2. 5205 Ballard Ave NW,783-2007.

RICHARD HUGO HOUSE

Memory: Capturing Our Fleeting Existence, “introversion boxes” by Lisa Mei Ling Fong. Through May 28. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.

ROQ LA RUE

Final week. Once Upon a Time, playful, stencil-based paintings and prints by Catalina Estrada. Ever After is a small group show, including Gretchen Ryan’s brushy paintings of fierce, strange, slightly possessed little girls. Through May 6. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.

SAM DAY STUDIO

Work by late outdoor photographer Carl Skoog. Through May 30. 79 S Main St,714-6586.

SEAN STATTON SALON

Oil paintings by Tove PisaRelle. Through May 31. 900 Madison St,292-1181.

recommended SUYAMA SPACE

SHHH, a major new installation by German-born composer/sculptor Trimpin, features a rotating, hand-formed sphere that orbits rhythmically on a floating, 18-foot-diameter metal ring, producing a layering of sound caused from the changing velocity of rotations when a viewer is in close proximity to the piece. The work relates to a commission Trimpin completed last fall for the Zaha Hadid–designed Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany. Through July 28. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.

recommended TOLLBOOTH GALLERY

Final week. Copyright—We Have the Right to Copy… Or Do We? is a print and video installation depicting the ladies of the Danish collective Femmes Regionales in their copy workshop as they re-create well-known designs in paper models and listen to cover tunes. Through May 5. Broadway and 11th St, Tacoma, 253-572-0995.

WALL SPACE

Structure is portraits of nude men by Mark Vercammen. Through May 13. 600 First Ave, Suite 322, 330-9137.

recommended WESTERN BRIDGE

Boys and Flowers: what a title. It’s a great group show with a commissioned installation by Jeffry Mitchell that’s a tomb for a soon-to-be-closed Seattle bathhouse; Kutlug Ataman’s four-channel projected video installation Four Seasons of Veronica Read; English artist Paul Morrison’s Seattle debut with a mural flirting with various types of landscape imagery that covers the main gallery’s walls; an architectural model for Universal Nonlinear Design’s proposal to raise part of Denny Park to its pre-Regrade height; and a 14-foot assembled photographic panorama by Vancouver’s Scott McFarland. Through Aug 12. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.

WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY TACOMA

Final week. Jay MacDonnell’s glasswork is The Garden. Also up: Soldier Factory is new work by veteran artist Charles Parriott. Through May 7. 1821 E Dock St,253-383-3685.

WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE

Final week. Works on paper (mostly abstracts) and photographs (including a few Diane Arbus notables) commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the collecting collective the Washington Art Consortium. Through May 5.407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.

EVENTS

BLANK CANVAS ARTIST THROWDOWN

Eight teams create works to be auctioned off during a cocktail party for Art with Heart. Sat May 6, 7 pm. $10 minimum donation. Space Gallery,1907 Second Ave, 819-4775.

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