Visual Art

Art After-Hours: Where to Go This First Thursday

Museums are free, galleries stay open late. So…many…choices…

By Adriana Grant November 3, 2011


First Thursday art walks often start with a stroll through the Tashiro Kaplan building at Third Avenue South and Prefontaine Place, home to more than 50 artist studios and galleries. This Thursday is no different:

Soil Cooperative hosts Loose Leaf: Artists and Writers Make Books Together, a collaborative exhibit that pairs scribes and visual artists in an examination of the written word. Fantastical (and plain fantastic) fiction author Stacey Levine—matched with artist Julia Freeman—imagines A Book of the Future: A Maze, while Hugo House cofounder and poet Frances McCue and artist Ellen Ziegler work with the poetry of rocker Patti Smith. Ziegler and McCue’s work muses on the loss of a partner, informed by Smith’s verse on the topic (which they’ll read tonight). November 3 reception 6–8, reading at 8; artists’ talk and reading, November 19 at 7.

At Gallery4Culture, Jason Hirata shows Bubble Tea, a series of cheeky photo-composite posters, made of Photoshopped stock images and the artist’s own, that feature the popular sweet drink. Posters will appear both within and outside the gallery, as well as around Pioneer Square, and in shops where the Taiwanese, tapioca-studded beverage is sold. November 3 reception 6–8.

Suze Woolf’s meticulous watercolor renderings of asset tags—those number-and-letter combos identifying telephone poles—drip with color; they make for a strong show at Zeitgeist Coffee. November 3 reception 6–8 pm. View the slideshow for images from the opening exhibits.

Not new, but still noteworthy:

Andrew Witkin: Among Others, at James Harris Gallery
Patte Loper: Still Point of the Returning World, at Platform

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