FRYE ART MUSEUM
704 Terry Ave, 622-9250, ext. 217

PAUL MORGAN GUSTIN

The early-20th-century landscape artist is represented in the three time periods of his work in this exhibit of etchings. Opens Fri Sept 24. Lecture by guest curator David Martin. Sat Sept 25, 2 pm.

HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.

* SANTIAGO CALATRAVA

This survey of major building projects by the Spanish-born architect and artist chosen to design the World Trade Center PATH Terminal (which will crown a network of passageways linking commuter trains, ferries, and subways) is another coup for the Henry. Through Nov 21.

* EMMET GOWIN

Changing the Earth, this showing of aerial photographs is the first major touring exhibition of Gowin's work in a decade. The ominous overheads will haunt you with their missile silos and fraught landscapes. You may remember his famed photos of the devastation caused by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Through Oct 31.

* ALEX MORRISON

The Vancouver-based conceptual artist uses a video installation, drawings, and photography to explore appropriation of subcultures and issues of documentation and physical copyright. Through Oct 10.

TACOMA ART MUSEUM
1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.

A SENSE OF PLACE: SELECTIONS FROM THE TACOMA ART MUSEUM COLLECTION

Prominent works from the Tacoma Art Museum's extensive permanent collection including artists such as Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Anne Appleby, Maurice Pendergast, and Thomas Hart Benton will be on view in the new Jane & George Russell Gallery. Through Jan 15.

GALLERY OPENINGS


JOHN CONSTANTINE, KATHY COLLINS, SHERRY PEPKE

Romantic Notions is themed with the current play Romance/Romance. Opens Sun Sept 26. ArtsWest Theater and Gallery, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. Through Nov 6.

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, 2-D INSTRUCTORS EXHIBITION

An exhibit of paintings, prints, and mixed media by a selection of Cornish faculty members including Julie Gaskill, Claudia Hollander, Patrick LoCicero, Mark Takamichi Miller, Barbara Noah, Kathleen Rabel, and Preston Wadley. Opening reception Thurs Sept 23, 5-7 pm. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales, 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101. Through Oct 23.

* ARTHUR "WEEGEE" FELLIG

The iconic photographs of Weegee spawned a generation of imitators. Here is the original in all his gruesome and amazing glory. Opens Sun Sept 26. Whatcom Museum, 1892 City Hall Bldg, Bellingham, 360-676-6981. Through Jan 30.

* VICTORIA HAVEN

See Stranger Suggests, page 21. Haven's delicate paper constructions are many things: ephemeral landscapes, sculptural works on paper, and two and three dimensional free-associative architectures. This show is divided into three themes: Departure, Journey, and Destination, but with Haven the lines always blur beautifully. Opening reception Thurs Sept 23, 6-8 pm. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Oct 30.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


* APERTURE

Coinciding with the traveling exhibition Aperture at 50/ Photography Past Forward. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through Oct 16.

THE BACK TO SCHOOL SHOW

Final week. A group show aimed at mature audiences featuring artwork based on a theme of school-aged innocence and "not-so-innocence." WingNut Galleries, 1205 Pike St, 328-2978. Through Sept 30.

BEATRICE BILLARD, VLADA BREIBURG, JANET GALORE, SHARON MATSUMOTO, ERIN MOSCATELLO

Final week. Claustrophilia is a group show featuring local artists from the high-tech industry exploring small spaces and confinement. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0501. Through Sept 26.

FRED BIRCHMAN

A History of Flight consists of 15 two-dimensional works on paper in charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and collage, as well as several hanging and wall-mounted airplanes. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through Oct 3.

* RAY CAESAR

Caesar's fantastical depictions of pallid children with big heads and cherubic faces have a faux-Victorian aesthetic that's augmented by sinister details, strange settings, and the emotional whipsaw between dread and elation. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Oct 7.

CERAMICS & 3D

Works by Carol Berger Hershman, Mark Ditzler, Shari Kaufmann, Elinor Maroney, Annie Moorehouse, David Oudeis, and Hannah Voss. The Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843. Through Nov 7.

CONTOURS

A group show of artists working in landscape art, including Jennifer Beedon, Brenna Helm, Christopher Martin Hoff, Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil studio, Fred Lisaius, and the Italian team of Salis and Vitangeli. Linda Hodges, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through Oct 2.

* RICHARD HUTTER

Supernature, Hutter's latest exhibit of his floral abstractions, introduces a new silhouette to his work--a comma or apostrophe morphed from the paisley shape--that references language and gives the paintings literal punctuation. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315. Through Oct 2.

JAY HUMPHREYS AND JULES MANOOGIAN

Final week. For their first gallery exhibit, Humphreys and Manoogian collaborate on electrical assemblages of light bulbs and found objects. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through Sept 30.

IN FOCUS: SEATTLE'S FRIESEN GALLERY

This bimonthly series of exhibitions at the Rental/Sales Gallery highlights its gallery partners. The fourth in the series is the Friesen Gallery, including work by Matthew Dennison, Reilly Jensen, and Steve Jensen. Opening reception Thurs Sept 23, 5-7 pm. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1220 Third Ave, 654-3158. Through Oct 23.

* TODD KARAM

Karam's paintings are charmingly whimsical, which are two words I never use in close proximity to each other, let alone together. His bicycles and tricycles are personal favorites. Opening reception Fri Oct 1, 6-9 pm. ToST, 513 N 36th St, 547-0240. Through Nov 4.

MASQUERADE

Final week. This group show curated by Bret Marion is the inaugural exhibition for SOIL's new space in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building. Masquerade looses 15 artists on the concept of self-portraiture with radically divergent tacks on Know Thyself. SOIL, 112 Third Ave S, 405-2839. Through Sept 26.

PETER MILLETT

The Seattle artist presents recent sculpture in metal and wood along with works on paper. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Oct 9.

* MOVING DIGITAL

Video work by Seattle-based artists including Iole Alessandrini, Brad Ewing, Sean Frego, Joseph Gray, Thom Heileson, David Herbert, Jamisen Ogg, Keith Tilford, Tony Weathers, and John Wells. 1506 Projects, 1506 E Olive Way, 920-8618. Through Oct 23.

* BRIAN MURPHY

Facing is a site-specific installation of two self-portrait heads on two panels suspended from the ceiling. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Dec 10.

* SHAUN O'DELL

See Stranger Suggests, page 21. O'Dell's glyph-like forms reference the frontier--log cabins, masted ships, falcons, and Pilgrims--hinting at migration and homesteading, but mostly fascinating for their obsessive iconography. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Oct 9.

DOUG SMITHENRY, JUNKO YAMAMOTO, ANITA JENSEN

Smithenry's paintings feature scissored men. Yamamoto's paintings are colorfully layered with round and oval "holes" that allow the viewer to peep into the backgrounds. Jensen's mixed-media woks are made with polymeric gravure and Liquid Light emulsion techniques. Atelier 31 Gallery, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through Oct 3.

* KEITH YURDANA, CARLEE FERNANDEZ

This stunning inaugural show of the Platform Gallery bodes very well for the Seattle art scene. Still Lives features Portland artist Yurdana's works on paper, and Fernadez' eye-popping and amazing sculptures, made of taxidermied animals that morph into branches and fruit, taking on new life as they hint at decomposition. Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808. Through Oct 14.

EVENTS


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No Vote Left Behind presents a Grafix Extravaganza at Seattle Concert Series Thurs Sept 23-Sat Sept 25. Crocodile Cafe, 2200 Second Ave, 448-2114, free.

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