510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-519-0770.
BOUNCE/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR
Opening. That old joke about the Canadian invasion seems to be becoming a haunting reality. Bellevue Art Museum hosts two separate, regionally specific group shows by our peaceful neighbors to the north. Through Sept 14.
FASHION: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
Because all legitimate fine art is apparently dead and gone, the Bellevue Art Museum continues its crusade to recontextualize everything. Through Sept 2.
Commissioned in 1991 by New York's Metro Transportation Authority, Lichtenstein's now-complete giant mural for Times Square station is paid tribute a nation away. Through Sept 14.
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
1420 11th Ave, 728-1980.
* PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL EXHIBITION
Opening. Works by 24 contemporary glass artists selected as part of Pilchuck's Emerging Artists program. Finally, good glass art isn't necessarily an oxymoron. Through July 18.
500 Boren Ave N, 860-5245.
Reviewed this issue. Through June 22.
HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 543-2280.
* JAMES TURRELL
New light installations, with models and drawings from his literally monumental Roden Crater--a volcano in Arizona he is resculpting in order to, in his words, "reshape the sky." Through Oct 5.
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.
ISLAND INSPIRATIONS FROM BORNHOLM
Opening. Nordic glass. Featuring works by Peter Hunner and Maibritt Jönsson. Through July 27.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
Glass artist Singletary borrows liberally from traditional Native American design for his contemporary works. Through Nov 30.
OPENINGS CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS
ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS BENEFIT SHOW
Help alleviate the suffering of animals with selfless commerce. Opening reception at Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, Fri June 13, 8 pm-midnight. Show at Teapot Vegetarian House, 125 15th Ave E, 325-1010. Through July 16.
Atmospheric photographer Carter presents his latest set--a series titled Dancing Bear and Other Daydreams. Opening reception Wed June 18, 5-7 pm. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through July 26.
* CHARLES KRAFFT
This week only. See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Fri June 13, 5-9 pm. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 520 W Raye St, 669-9059. Through June 15.
Pope transports viewers to the... third dimension! With his latest abstractions. Opening reception Sat Jun 14, 6-9 pm. Gallery 63 Eleven, 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238. Through July 9.
"My radio, believe me, I like it loud/I'm the man with a box that can rock the crowd/Walkin' down the street, to the hardcore beat/While my JVC vibrates the concrete/I'm sorry if you can't understand/But I need a radio inside my hand/Don't mean to offend other citizens/But I kick my volume way past 10." (LL Cool J) Vera Project, 1916 Fourth Ave, 956-8372. Through July 31.
COLLABORATIVE WORKS IN GLASS: NATIVE AMERICA
Yep. That about says it all. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park, 285-4425. Through Aug 2.
The grand opening of Drew's new studio and gallery offering Ordinary Watercolors, which professes to "offer no new insights or add no importance to art." Count me in! Kim Drew Gallery, 1311 Post Alley, 343-4101. Open run.
* GAS, CASH OR GLASS
Unlike the rest of the whole fucking world, Roq la Rue's glass show promises to avoid the trite, the clichéd, and the boring, and probably will. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through July 3.
GLASSWORKS FROM THE PORTABLE COLLECTION
Unfeasibly expensive glassware, with works by Jeff Crandall, Stephen Dale Edwards, and that pirate-looking guy, among others. Key Tower Gallery, 700 Fifth Ave, 684-7171. Through July 10.
Women and glass. Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557. Through June 30.
CLINT AND SCOTT GRIFFIN
In the third and final installment of Garde Rail's great white curatorial series Blame Canada, the Toronto-based brothers Griffin present their photographic paintings and metal assemblages. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through July 26.
* CANDIDA HÖFER
Influential German photographer Höfer illuminates public interiors with large-scale portraits of communal spaces. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through July 9.
After setting ablaze a meticulously rendered wooden body, Hornor presents its remainders, as well as the documents to prove it. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 205-8592. Through June 27.
* CASEY KEELER
Keeler's paintings and new sculptures--little towers hand-dipped, like chocolates or candles--have this wet, gooey thing going on. You just want to lick them. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through July 5.
ALEXANDER MAKENZIE, CAROLYN ZICK
The works of Makenzie and Zick's Di-visions are united by the artists' point of departure--narrative pieces inspired by short stories the artists have written. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. Through July 30.
* JOSEPH PARK
Pretty, glossy pop scenarios with an unstable edge. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through July 12.
* STEVE RODEN
Celebrated sound artist and sculptor Roden delivers works in each medium through the summer: a mathematically intricate installation at Suyama Space titled The Surface of the Moon, and a sound installation at Jack Straw titled Chamber Music. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 1. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Aug 15.
Choose your own adventure: Ross' Personality Quiz is a collection of interchangeable parts that compose three-foot characters. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, 654-3240. Through July 6.
* JOHN SEAL
Seal paints from photographs that matter to him; the results, usually large-scale and pop-glossy, somehow matter to us. Tom Landowski Gallery, 403 Cedar St, 380-2172. Through July 2.
THIS IS NOT ART GLASS
Twelve artists take a brave anti-trinket stand on glass. SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through June 29.
The People vs. Copyright Law: the challenges of trying to cheekily rip shit off. Curated by Joon Miette. Black Lab Gallery, 4216 Sixth Ave NW, 706-7017. Through June 30.
GLASS ART SOCIETY'S 33RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
This week only. Mayor Nickels has called for a state of emergency in the city of Seattle; acknowledging June as "Glass Art Month," the mayor advises residents to be exceptionally cautious during the impending glass art invasion. For more information on this growing epidemic, attend one of the many debriefing seminars taking place this week at the Seattle Center. Seattle Center, 382-1305. See www.glassart.org for specifics. Through June 15.
GOING, GOING, GONE!
One night only. Davidson hosts its 30th annual art auction, with original prints and paints by the likes of Jasper Johns, M. C. Escher, William Wegman, and Mark Tobey. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Sat June 14, 6-7 pm.