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History in the Baking: A Look at Seattle’s Japanese Pastry Shops

  In the years before and after World War II, there was a shop on the corner of Sixth and Main in the International District named Sagamiya. In the heart of Nihonmachi (Japantown), it specialized...

Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer

To celebrate his 70th birthday, Shiro Kashiba, the dean of Seattle sushi chefs has written a memoir. "Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer" has something to appeal to everyone. It is the...

After the Martini Shot: Mika Tajima at SAM

A casual visitor to "After the Martini Shot" — Mika Tajima’s exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum — might see a room full of slick, edgy works of modern art: video monitors, photographers’ light...

Greater than the Sum of Two: Dual Nature – Contemporary Glass and Jewelry

The Wing Luke Museum’s current exhibition, “Dual Nature: Contemporary Glass and Jewelry” sets out to explore the parallel histories of glass and jewelry in the Pacific Northwest through the work of eight emerging and...

BOYS: An intimate and provacative installation by Akio Takamori at the James Harris Gallery

The window of James Harris Gallery in Pioneer Square is filled with what looks like a large urn. Once inside the gallery, it turns out to be the larger-than-life ceramic head of a young boy wearing a solemn expression and what might be a translucent yellow bathing cap. He faces into the gallery and down a hallway to a small room where the life-size figures of two more boys wait. Standing at the entrance to that room, the viewer can make eye contact with all three BOYS. This installation by ceramicist and sculptor Akio Takamori is a serious look at childhood innocence.

Weaving Heritage: Textile Masterpieces at the Burke Museum

Many of us dress to express our identity, but who are we kidding when that shirt from the mall, and thousands like it were designed in Italy and sewn in the Philippines from fabric...

Yamamoto’s show at the Greg Kucera Gallery

An artist borrows memories from her Hawaiian childhood in the 1960s to inspire her modern work.

Yamamoto’s show at the Greg Kucera Gallery

IE Arts Editor Alan Chong Lau highlights the latest April happenings in visual arts, film, theater, books and more

Tradition Meets Technology

The work of Korean artist Boo Duck Lee has roots in two widely divergent eras. She makes sculpture of hanji, a paper made by hand in a tradition dating back thousands of years. She...

Tradition Meets Technology

The work of Korean artist Boo Duck Lee has roots in two widely divergent eras. She makes sculpture of hanji, a paper made by hand in a tradition dating back thousands of years. She...