Thursday, November 15
Edmonds Art Walk – Over 20 art galleries and participating businesses open from 5-8 pm.
* The Resident Cheesemonger - Marty Gordon's humorous and thought-provoking collage will be on display during the Edmonds Art Walk from 5 to 8 pm. His work can be seen at The Resident Cheesemonger located at 405 Main St. in Edmonds. Art and cheese, together at last.
Tacoma Art Walk - Galleries have openings from 5-8 pm, admission to the Museum of Glass is free from 5-8 pm, and admission to the Tacoma Art Museum is free all day!
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk - Galleries and businesses open from 6-9 pm.
Howard House – Opening reception for “Cat Clifford: Fall” and “Jenny Heishman: Complexions” from 6-8 pm. In 'Fall,' Clifford explores the concept of home through stop-motion animation, photography, drawing, performance video, pin-hole photography, slide projection, and super-8 film. In 'Complexions,' Heishman plays with and stretches preconceived notions of what sculpture is and what it is supposed to do. Show runs through January 5, 2008.
Greg Kucera Gallery – New exhibition opens, “Roger Shimomura: Minidoka on my Mind.” Opening reception 6-8 pm. Show runs through December 22.
Seattle Asian Art Museum - Creatively Speaking lecture, “Between Vision and Language: The Art of Xu Bing,” in Stimson Auditorium from 7-8 pm. Addressing the art of the written word in conjunction with the exhibition Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art, Xu Bing will show that human response to words is more complicated than just deciphering their literal meanings. Free with museum admission. To reserve your space, please call the SAM Box Office at 206.654.3121.
Friday, November 16
CoCA Belltown Gallery – Opening reception for "Conversations,” new work by Joan Engelmeyer. In this collection of new work, Joan's chairs grow right out of the wax, each one with a personality, a history, and a story to tell. The CoCa Belltown Gallery is a four-foot deep by 38-foot long "show case" located on the first floor of the Avenue One Condominiums at 2721 First Avenue. The artist reception is 7-9 pm on the condominium terrace directly above the gallery.
Fetherston Gallery - Reception for new work by "Adde Russell, Tina Randolph, and Rory Burke." 5-7pm. Exhibit continues through December 22.
Ouch My Eye – Opening reception for “Franklin & Madeline,” a show of new large-scale figurative works by James Cicatko and Lynn Schirmer, presenting two views on the topic of official complicity in domestic child trafficking in the US. Cicatko’s work is narrative and based on media reports and witness testimony, primarily from the Franklin case. Schirmer’s work is autobiographical, providing a glimpse from the inside. 6-9 pm. Exhibit continues until December 9.
Saturday, November 17
Howard House – Artist talk in conjunction with the new shows, “Cat Clifford: Fall” and “Jenny Heishman: Complexions.” Talk begins at 12 noon.
Artist Trust – “Moving Forward ~ Resources for Artists,” a free workshop which will discuss the essentials of presenting your work; how to get informed about the funding and exhibition possibilities available to Washington State artists; and information on professional resources, health care, insurance, emergency assistance, and legal services available to artists. 2-3:30pm at the University of Puget Sound, Wyatt Hall, Room 101, Tacoma. RSVP: Sharon Styer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253/591-5560.
Crawl Space Gallery – “BAZAAR!” a fundraiser for non-profit contemporary art gallery Crawl Space. Festivities include hors d'oeuvres from local gourmets including Boat Street Café, and Artemis, festooned servers (Brazilian Carnival meets Euro club kids), and a preview of this year's exhibition of current works by Crawl Space member-artists. The Bazaar! will be hosted by Seattle Art Museum Jon and Mary Shirley, Curator of Modern and Contemporary art Michael Darling, internationally recognized video art pioneer Gary Hill, and the Crawl Space Booster Club Kids. Proceeds help to cover the yearly costs of one of Seattle’s most fun and exciting art spaces. 6-9 pm. Email aviva@theadventureschool to RSVP.