I'm not sure you can call it the teens yet. I suppose it is still tween. Nevertheless, here's what not to miss.

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Just announced! Jon Bellion at WaMu Theater on 7/16/19. Tix on sale this Friday!

Gretchen Bennett and Yuki Nakamura at Howard House involves lightbulbs, Kurt Cobain, JMW Turner, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and the climatically abnormal year ("year without a summer") of 1816.

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Wet and Leatherhard (referring to two of the three states of dryness of clay—the ones before dry, basically) is a group clay show curated by Seattle artist Susie Lee at Lawrimore Project, and it promisingly brings together fascinating artists at all stages of their careers: recent UW grad Ben Waterman, L.A. stars Kristen Morgin and Sterling Ruby, Stranger Genius Wynne Greenwood, Japanese phenom Meiro Koizumi, UW elder statesman Doug Jeck, and beloved formerly Seattle-based (now New York-based) photographer Tim Roda. (Also on view at LP: Caleb Larsen, in his first solo show at the gallery.)

Kristen Morgin makes life-sized objects that appear to be decaying, using clay on wood and wire armatures.
  • Kristen Morgin makes life-sized objects that appear to be decaying, using clay on wood and wire armatures.

This show, of Amir Zaki's constructed images of lifeguard towers, looks alluring, too, at James Harris Gallery. In a great pairing, he's showing with San Francisco ceramic sculptor Ron Nagle.

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I can't wait to see Mark Newport's new series of hero knit suits at Greg Kucera.

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And do not forget Marc Dombrosky, narrating his recent life in the desert via embroidered found objects, at Platform.

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The more I think about it, the more I believe this art walk may rock. I can't promise anything, but I won't be missing it.