Go see these shows!

Arts&Letters missed last night’s ArtWalk, and will be missing March’s, too. Why? Because I will be in class, learning the ins and outs of basic web design. (Yeah, I’d rather be looking at art, too, but the hope is that this class will help me get a job.)

Through WorkSource and Cascadia Community College, I applied for and received a grant of $1900 to take an intense, full-time web design course. The funding came through the Workforce Investment Act, and it is specifically for people who are currently on unemployment and wish to upgrade their job skills. I’m now in school three nights a week, and am, by all counts, a full-time student. Crazy.

As a result, I will probably be posting a little less until the end of March.

In the meanwhile, I recommend that you check out the following shows:

Locally:

Seattle Asian Art Museum – Garden and Cosmos: Royal Paintings of Jodhpur
Through April 26th.

Lead Pencil Studio – Retail/Commercial
5th and Union – Rainier Square Shopping Center
Fridays and Saturdays, 1-6pm, through March 14.
(See the review in The Stranger.)

Davidson Galleries – Seattle Print Fair
Feb. 6th-8th (This weekend only!!)

Henry Art Gallery – Jacob Dahlgren: Forward, Back, Right, Left
Through April 19th.

Frye Art Museum
The Munich Secession and America – Through April 12th.
Transatlantic: American Artists in Germany – Through April 26th.

Seattle Art Museum – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery
Feb. 26th through May 25th.

Farther afield:

Tacoma Art Museum – Northwest Biennial
Through May 25th.

Surrey Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC) – Edward Burtynsky: An Uneasy Beauty
Through March 22nd.

Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
How Soon is Now? – Through May 3rd.
Enacting Abstraction – Feb. 14th through May 10th.

Portland Art Museum (Oregon)
Rachel Whiteread – Through May 3rd.

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~ by ecp on February 6, 2009.

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