OPENING EXHIBITIONS

AIRYKA ROCKEFELLER
Rockefeller appears to have never met a medium she didn't like: work in photography, sewing, found items. Opening reception Tues April 23, 6-8 pm. The Little Theatre Gallery, 608 19th Ave E, 675-2055. Through June 1.

* NICOLA VRUWINK
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Thurs April 18, 5:30-7:30 pm. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through May 18.


CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

SEVENTH ANNUAL PHOTOCLOSET EXHIBIT
Work by the Pound's darkroom members. The Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557. Through April 28.

13th ANNUAL FUNCTIONAL ART SHOW
The bizarre, the adapted, the functional. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through May 2.

VICTORIA ADAMS
Landscape paintings of those wide-open spaces. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through May 31.

ARGENTINA AHORA
Have you been paying attention to the popular uprising in Argentina? If not, catch up now. Photographs and posters and street art by the collective Argentina Arde, and also independent photographers from New York and Seattle. Independent Media Center Gallery, 1415 Third Ave, 262-0721. Through May 9.

KERRY STUART COPPIN
Photographs of the black community experience. FotoCircle Gallery, 562 First Ave, suite 300, 624-2645. Through June 1.

CURTIS COYOTE
You got to LOVE dioramas. I do. FeCuSi Gallery, 2036 NW Market St, 706-4011. Through May 7.

ANDREW TROSPER DEROUX
The relationship between technology and religion explored in Sacred Spaces/Artificial Inclusion. Ace Studio Gallery, 619 Western Ave, 3rd floor. Through April 28.

GARDE RAIL at STILL LIFE
A selection of work from the gallery specializing in folk and outsider art. Still Life in Fremont Coffeehouse, 709 N 35th, 547-9850. Through May 6.

GEOFF GARZA
Elegant, mostly muted blocks of color that seem to have been dug up somewhere around Pompeii. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through May 15.

HIMALAYAN FACES: A REFLECTION OF ENDURANCE
Photography and rugs. Fugio, 1507 Belmont Ave, 322-6677. Through May 31.

GERHARD HUHN, ROLAND GOMEZ
A "conversation" between two artists, entitled Chastity. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through May 1.

IT AIN'T THE SIZE THAT COUNTS
An exhibition of itty-bitty paintings by gallery artists, including new discovery Mark O'Malley. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through June 1.

ROBERT C. JONES, ROBERT McNOWN
New paintings and other works on paper. Writer John Boylan will discuss Jones' work at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N) Sun April 21, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through June 2.

TOMIKO JONES
The absolute genius behind The Bunny Chronicles proves that she's no one-trick rabbit. In Infused, she's showing rich, saturated photographs of empty places. The Green Room, 1424 First Ave, 262-0262. Through May 4.

CASEY KEELER
Paintings in drippy candy colors. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through April 30.

DIANE KURZYNA
An installation featuring recycled trash for the ultimate anti-princess: White Trash Wedding by Dumpster Diving Diva Kurzyna. Gallery IV, Evergreen State College, Olympia, 360-866-6000. Through May 3.

JOHN S. LEWIS
In Manifest Destiny, Lewis explores the modern landscape. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through April 29.

* JENNIFER McNEELY
Jennifer McNeely is one of my favorites among the smart-set art girls. With meticulous attention paid to everyday objects and materials--nylons, zippers, the needle and thread--McNeely grounds us in this paradox: the extremely well-made useless thing. Henriette E. Woessner Alumni Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, 723 Harvard Ave E, 323-1400. Through May 4.

MARK MUMFORD, MICHELLE KELLY
Mumford's installation takes text out of the world and into the gallery to recreate the world's polyphony. By contrast, Kelly's work focuses on one obsessively repeated item: the drop. Her paintings might exhaust you. Artist talk Thurs April 18, 7 pm. Esther Claypool Gallery, 617 Western Ave, 264-1586. Through April 27.

JOE NEWTON, ANDREA TUCKER
Extremely cute kitties and iconic paintings of saintly sideshow people. Roq la Rue, 2224 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through May 4.

NORTHWEST CONCRETE AND VISUAL POETRY EXHIBITION
Text-as-art; in this case very, very heavy art. With an audio presentation of great 20th-century sound poets. OSEAO Gallery, 14th and Pike above the American Artificial Limb Co. For information call 725-1650. Through May 29.

SARAH SAVIDGE
New prints and paintings in Kustom Kollage. Kuhlman Clothing, 2419 First Ave, 441-1999. Through May 22.

* BILL SCANGA, WADING THE WATERS
Scanga, whose work is also featured in the Henry's Gene(sis), spoofs natural-history displays and taxonomy, in this case with birds. With a group show including work by Ray Charles White, Craig Smith, Pike Powers, CĂ©leste Boursier-Mougenot, and Rich Lehl. Elliott Brown Gallery, 215 Westlake Ave N, 340-8000. Through April 27.

TANIS MARIA S'EILTIN
A multimedia installation entitled Resulting Acts of Distillation. Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art, Daybreak Star Arts Center, Discovery Park, 285-4425. Through May 17.

SAMUEL TROUT
It was hardly a year ago that I discovered young Trout selling his wares, like a Dickensian waif, for a pittance in Occidental Square. Now the power of my vision finds its proof in Trout's very first solo show. Well, maybe his good paintings had something to do with it, I don't know. Nation Gallery, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492. Through May 5.

* SEAN VALE, ROD APPLETON
Minimalism that speaks volumes about the condition of minimalism--Vale's white paintings in response to oversimplification, and Appleton's about imposing order on natural and man-made materials. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through April 27.

VISTAS DEL AMOR
Work by local Latino artists on the subject of love. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. Through May 28.

MERRILL WAGNER, STEPHEN PAUL DAY, and SIBYLLE PERETTI
New "paintings" on slate by Wanter; Peretti and Day are showing a series of works that investigate desire and social commentary. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, 2nd floor, 587-6501. Through April 28.

* DARREN WATERSTON
I've been slow to warm to Waterston's paintings of flowers drifting through sublime spaces; but the more I look at them, the more I like them. They have a brave vastness about them, and tilt successfully toward something (dare I say) spiritual, if only because they don't try to, or claim to. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through June 1.


EVENTS

THE BRA SHOW
It's time for more bra art! Followed by Rockaroke! Thurs April 18, 7:30 pm, at the Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW, 784-4880). $10 donation at the door.