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Tacoma native Emily Wood exhibits oil paintings at Lisa Harris Gallery Oct. 2 through Nov. 1. Wood is an established painter known for her deft handling of color, from subtle value shifts to intense hues, creating landscapes that boldly dramatize the region’s varied topography. The exhibition title, To the East, reflects the artist's choice of subject matter—many scenes of Eastern Washington and snowscapes from Oregon to Colorado, as well as a few coastal views.

Wood will be present at the exhibition opening Thursday, October 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This body of work marks a shift towards an even more intense palette for Wood, which she uses to convey the heat and saturated light of the Eastern landscape. The velvety, sculptural hills of the Palouse, along with distinctive scenes of the Winthrop and Wenatchee areas, are defined by painterly brushwork.

Wood's work can be found in the collections of Seattle University's Sullivan Law Center, Merrill Lynch, Seattle Cancer Alliance, UW Medical Center, and Tacoma Art Museum as well as in private collections on the East and West Coasts.

Vintage jewelry makes a statement

Posted September 4, 2014

Vintage jewelry makes a statement. Pike Place Market’s boutiques like Isadoras Antique Jewelry are a treasure chest of unique, sparkling pieces fit for a queen. The coming fall season is the perfect time to find gems and gifts for the holidays, engagements and special occasions (or to send a hint to a certain someone!)

Isadoras is located in the Inn at the Market Building at 1601 1st Avenue.

Beat the heat and pamper yourselfafter a day of rambling through Pike Place Market with a lotion, potion or fragrance from The Soap Box, a boutique specializing in personal care items. Browse luxurious imported soaps, bubble baths and assorted bath toys and products like rubber ducks and aromatherapy body scrubs.

Find The Soap Box near original Starbucks, on Pike Place in the Soames-Dunn Building.

Seattle Cutlery has provided Emerald City home cooks and star chefs with professional culinary knives since 1978. Located on Pike Place near the original Starbucks, SEACUT, as it is also known, has a gorgeous knife display worth ogling– even if the closest thing you get to cooking is a takeout menu. Check out their plethora of pocketknives and handy kitchen gadgets like cocktail shakers too!

Local independent book publisher Chin Music Press opened its doors at Pike Place Market last week, adding to the already robust roster of independent bookstores at Seattle's public market including BLMF Literary Saloon, Lamp Light Books, Left Bank Books Collective, and Lion Heart Bookstore.

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Antique and Bargain Hunters Delight in New Second-Hand Store

Rummage Around, a new business at Pike Place Market, is a prime destination for antique lovers and bargain hunters. Located on the third floor of the lower levels of the Market, the second-hand boutique offers a mind-boggling collection that spans kitchen items such as an antique oven to bicycles and a bucket of umbrellas—though Seattleites profess the latter are used only by visitors to the Emerald City.

Walking by the busy windows of Rummage Around, it's hard not to be drawn in by the wonderful display of precious items waiting to be found, taken home, and loved. Take a quick tour and find a quirky household item or a unique gift for a friend. Even if antiques and sweet finds aren't your thing, check out the collection of movies or browse the ample jewelry section. 

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