Ema are small wood plaques found at Shinto shrines in Japan. Visitors make a donation to the shrine for a wish - 願意, then write that wish on the ema.
For this show artists AJ Fosik, Maryanna Hoggatt, Eric Wert, Nosego, Ben Venom, Casey Weldon, Souther Salazar, Olivia Knapp, Jon MacNair, Mary Iverson, Robert Bowen, Jesse Hazelip, Karilise Alexander, Andrew Schoultz, Josh Keyes, Stephanie Buer, KozynDan, Zach Johnsen, Ren Sakurai, Yoskay Yamamoto, Koralie, Jean Jullien, Amandine Urruty, Nicolas Barrome, Alexone, Koleo, JM Ouvry, Haroshi, Tamaki Mori, Nino, MHAK, Renan Santos, Heather Mclean, Kojiro Ankan Takukawa, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Peca, Joram Roukes, Dilka Bear, SAL Jeff P and Yu Maeda have used about 4"x6" ema as their canvas. This show is a followup to a similar show at Hellion Tokyo.
At Hellion Gallery www.helliongallery.com through the lobby of the arched brick entry, up the stairs and to the back. Very upper floor Japan-style. 19 NW 5th second floor. Map 7PM-10 Free
The Upfor show closes soon. It's good. At UpFor Gallery www.upforgallery.com 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free
Amanda Harman has Garden Stories, Hidden Labours, intimate garden landscapes. Documentary photographer Peter Brown Leighton has Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast. It is the title of one of his photographs and one of the greatest ever show titles. At Blue Sky Gallery www.blueskygallery.org map 122 NW 8th 6PM-9 Free
Guilty Pleasures is a show by Jay Muhlin, themed on being snowed in in Syracuse, NY. I guess we have something similar bring rained in. At Duplex Collective www.duplexcollective.com 219 NW Couch 6PM-9 Free
PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA www.pnca.edu 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free
Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. Some close as early as 9PM. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map closing in Winter is 9ish