JANUARY 6, 1997

 The Edwards Agency


art & galleries

Art shows, gallery exhibits

   Exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum for the winter include Design 1885-1945, African Orthodox Art, Aborginal Australian Art, Northwest Master Guy Anderson, and Collection Highlights: 1945 to the Present. Upcoming exhibitions include Matisse, Picasso and Friends, scheduled for Feb. 20-Apr. 20, and a Fay Jones Retrospective, Mar. 20-July 20. For information on lectures, demonstrations, family programs, films, and tours, call 654-3100.

   Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park will have a special exhibition of Abstraction and Expression in Chinese Calligraphy through Mar. 23. Twenty-four hanging scrolls and handscrolls are being presented, dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Arts of Korea and Vietnamese Ceramics will also be featured. For information on lectures, films, tours, and performances, call 654-3100.

   Bellevue Art Museum's 11th Annual Celebration Especially For Children--Once Upon A Time runs through Feb. 9. Admission is $3 and every Tuesday is free. For more information, call 454-3322.

   The Seafirst Gallery is the first West Coast venue to present two distinct photographic exhibitions from Latin America: Artes Y Oficios de Chile (Traditional Arts and Trades of Chile), Jan. 9-Feb. 28, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 585-3200.

   The January exhibition in the King County Art Gallery is Invisible Links, on view through Jan. 31. Call 296-7580.

   The opening reception for the Peter Reiquam exhibit, In the Mode of Furniture: Some Recent Inventions Inspired by the Wheel, is Jan. 9 from 6-9 p.m., Anderson Glover Gallery. Works are on view through Feb. 16. Call 739-0303.

   Shoreline Community College Gallery presents new works by Jan Erion, Jan. 6-30. Call 546-4774.

   The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle presents the 20th Annual Minority Art Exhibition at the Washington State Convention Center, through March 26. Call 447-5012.

   Through Jan. 10, FrameWright Gallery is featuring a group of 14 local artists and photographers in its gallery. The exhibit will include original works by Cindra Avery, Robert Cardonna, Abby Castle, Peter Cihelka, Jeri Childs, Rebecca Loveless, Tim Pembroke, Margaret Rosenbaum, Lynne Saad, Erma Schiffner, Willie Sligh, Louise Smith, Alan Sprague, and Helen Thompson. The gallery is located at 18104 102nd Ave. NE in downtown Bothell. Call Lynn Asmann at 483-7385 for further information.

   The Burke Museum will host Maui's Turning Back the Sky: Contemporary Hawaiian Art through Jan. 26. Call 543-5590 for details.