BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-519-0770.

BOUNCE/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR

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

Reviewed this issue. Through Sept 2.

CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
1420 11th Ave, 728-1980.

PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL EXHIBITION

"Pilchuck artists manage to think around the school's infamous founder with the ugly-duckling quality of Stuart Keeler's stacked pile of wood pallets topped with a cast-glass pallet. A series of glass bells by Timothy Ringsmuth contain memento-mori-style hair sculptures, twisted into loosely botanical shapes, and Mark Zirpel's sculpture fills a set of rubber lungs inside a delicately notched glass container. " (Emily Hall) Through July 18.

EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT
325 Fifth Ave N, 770-2700.

* PAPER SCISSORS ROCK: 25 YEARS OF NORTHWEST PUNK POSTER DESIGN

"Acknowledging the split between the poster as fly-by-night bit of information and the poster as fetish object, the show itself keeps from bland academics--by refusing to handle the subject too delicately, but not denying the art of it, however anarchic." (Emily Hall) Through Sept 7.

* YES YES Y'ALL

"The only problem with the exhibit, inspired by a marvelous hiphop history book of the same name, is that it's not enough. One wants to see several rooms dedicated to the recovered fliers, clothes, disco equipment, and images from a time when young rappers 'ate b-boys for lunch.'" (Charles Mudede) Through Sept 7.

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.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.

PAINTED VISIONS FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN, PAST AND PRESENT

Two shows of yoked subject, including the 16th-century Indian masterpieces of Intimate Worlds and their contemporary counterparts in Conversations with Traditions: Nilima Sheikh and Shahzia Sikander. Through Sept 8.

* CHARLES LeDRAY

"LeDray flirts with a number of what could broadly be called themes: the miniature, the multiple, sewn objects, objects made from unusual materials. What it adds up to, while elusive, is a sense of being off-kilter, of proportions gone awry, of instability among familiar-seeming things. " (Emily Hall) Through July 27.

NICOLA VRUWINK

Sculptor Vruwink teases the palette with an array of 70 birthday cakes--one for every year of SAM's existence--each a specific reference to works in the museum's collection. Please don't lick the plaster. Through Aug 24.

WING LUKE ASIAN MUSEUM
407 Seventh Ave S, 623-5124.

IT'S LIKE THAT: APAS AND THE SEATTLE HIP-HOP SCENE

Opening. See the Truth, page 52.

OPENINGS


KATHERINE ACE

Still lifes littered with a confusion of symbols and code--or perhaps just confusion--in oil. Opening Thurs July 3, 5:30-8:30 pm. Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1533 Ninth Ave, 622-7243. Through July 31.

RICK ARALUCE, NEW WORKS IN METAL

Mixed-media artist Araluce shares space with metal artists Catherine Grisez, Jennifer Howard Kicinski, Ulrich Pakker, Kevin Quinn, and Kristin Tollefson. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 5-8 pm. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through Aug 3.

JACQUELINE BARNETT, WILLIAM ROBINSON

Big glass-and-metal constructions (you know, like at the bank) by Barnett, with Robinson's paintings and monotypes. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 5:30-8 pm. Foster/White Gallery, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through Aug 3.

SHANNON BOWLEY

Acrylics on canvas. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Ace Studios Gallery, 619 Western Ave, 623-1288. Through July 31.

MAL PINA CHAN

Monoprint studies of her personal relationship with familial immigration. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, 344-4379. Through Aug 22.

MICHAEL DICKTER, SCOTT FRISH, FRED MUNRO

A trio of Northwest artists, with Dickter's water vessel paintings, Frish's giant digital prints, and Munro's glass humans. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 5-8 pm. Atelier 31 Gallery, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through Aug 3.

JESSICA DODGE, YVETTE FRANZ

Allegory for the modern age: Dodge's oils on glass. With Franz's Iraqi War reflection, The Link's Debt to the Chain. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through July 31.

KAMALA DOLPHIN-KINGSLEY

See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8:30 pm. King County Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Aug 1.

JOE MAX EMMINGER, TERRY TURRELL

Emminger's bold, dreamy images, along with Turrell's wood and wire figures. Grover Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Avenue S, 223-0816. Through Aug 2.

KRISTINE EVANS

Evans' charming sketches in paint and pencil--cheery works composing Yummy Bites. Glo's, 1621 E Olive Way, 783-3426. Through Aug 3.

* LIAM EVERETT

Everett's beautiful, subdued watercolors are stretched portraits of the impossible--funhouse mirror contortions of animals and machinery in empty space. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through Aug 3.

SCOTT FOLDESI, GRAHAM FRACHA

Large-scale color plains and abstract markings compose Foldesi's oils, with Fracha's three-dimensional box paintings. Opening reception Sat July 5, 6-9 pm. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through July 30.

KEVEN FURIYA

Zeitgeist takes a turn for the mundane with Furiya's cityscapes in oil. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 728-1966. Through Aug 6.

JOSH GARBER

Metal sculptures. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 5-8 pm. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through Aug 1.

MICHAEL GREENSPAN

Abstract constructions in paint and photographic emulsion transfer. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315. Through Aug 2.

GUARANTEED FRESH! STILL LIFE TODAY

A big old mess of still lifes, with prints, paintings, drawings, and sculptures by the likes of Damien Hirst, Xiaoze Xie, Wayne Thiebaud, and Janet Fish. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through Aug 2.

PAUL HARCHARIK, DANIEL MIHALYO, DAPHNE MINKOFF

Photography, painting, photography and painting. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through Aug 2.

* MIRANDA JULY

See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Sat July 5, 6-8 pm. Tom Landowski Gallery, 403 Cedar St, 448-0284. Through Aug 14.

BOKUDEN MATSUDA

Contemporary calligrapher Matsuda lends his craft to canvas with a series of small paintings. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through Aug 2.

SUSAN PETITE, TROY

Petite, who has the most enviable last name I've seen all week, shares her "Inner Visions" with Troy's acrylic-foam paintings in a show entitled Jazzadelic. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-8 pm. Gallery 124, 124 S Washington, 748-9975.

JOANNE PETRINA

Rainier Valley exposed: Petrina presents clear-cut color portraits of members of this rich community. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 6-9 pm. Virginia Inn, 1937 First Ave, 728-1937.

MICHAEL SCHULTHEIS

In Elasticity Series, Schultheis translates mathematics into works exploring human capacity for change. Greenlake Bar and Grill, 7200 E Green Lake Dr N, 624-2263. Through Aug 14.

SHIPS OF THE SEA AND SOUND

A bevy of artists paint pictures of shit floating in water. The Stillwater Gallery, 1900 N Northlake Way #145, 634-1900. Through July 31.

SPEAK N' SPELL

Taking language away from us professionals and putting them into the hands of artists, SOIL and Pound team up to explore the root of all misunderstanding: words. Featuring Sam Trout, Flatchestedmama, Cathy McClure, and others. Opening reception Sat July 5, 7-10 pm. SOIL, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061, and Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557. Through July 27.

ART WOLFE

Human calendar factory Art Wolfe shares some no doubt intimate moments with America's national parks. Opening reception Thurs July 3, 5-9 pm. National Parks and Conservation Association, 313-A First Ave S, 903-1444. Through Aug 31.

CHRIS McMULLEN, GREGO RACHKO, KAREN McCLAIN, OTTO YOUNGERS

Commencement illuminates its Woolworth Windows with the current installment of the Window Dressing Project, featuring McMullen's Hammered Again and Extraction, Rachko's In Dreams We Grow, along with the sculptures of McClain and Youngers. Commencement Art Gallery, 902 Commerce St, Tacoma, 253-591-5192. Through July 31.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


* BOOMBOX

"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.

KEITH CARTER

Atmospheric photographer Carter presents his latest set--a series titled Dancing Bear and Other Daydreams. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through July 26.

* CASEY KEELER

Final week. 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.

* JOSEPH PARK

Pretty, glossy pop scenarios with an unstable edge. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through July 12.

WARREN POPE

Final week. Pope transports viewers to the... third dimension! With his latest abstractions. Gallery 63 Eleven, 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238. Through July 9.

* STEVE RODEN

"Roden creates complex external systems based not on what is represented by the words, but on the words themselves. The Surface of the Moon, at Suyama Space, is the mind-blower, with rows and rows of tiny sculptures that look somehow like a Canadian skyline. Each sculpture--built from wood, wax, wire, pencil, gesso, and tin foil--represents the name of a moon crater, and it is not so much a matter of guessing which is which (you can't), but in marveling at the distance traveled from concept to object. " (Emily Hall) Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 1. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Aug 15.

THESIS EXHIBITION

PCNW presents an exhibition for the graduating students of its wide-ranging certificate program, including the works of Reema Abu-Gheida, Paul Ford, Kim Hood, Shelli Hyrkas-Joo, and Michael Stadler. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through July 29.

EVENTS


24 HOUR PROOF: A LOOK INTO THE SEATTLE ART SCENE

Beginning Wednesday July 2, the folks at the inconspicuous Luscious studios begin a 24-hour marathon of artmaking, all culminating in a silent auction that begins Thursday at 6 pm. Luscious, 321 Third Ave S #301, 622-4252. Wed July 2 at 9 pm through Thurs July 3 at 9 pm.

CONNECT THE DOTS

A handful of the Hill's smaller arts sources unite in a quadrangle for their own arts walk, opening the month-long shows at Bluebottle, SOIL, Pound, and Oliwood Films. Opening receptions Sat July 5, 7-10 pm. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592, SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061, Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557, Oliwood Films, 910 E Pike St.

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