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July 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM

4 things of note in arts news

The transom here at ArtsPage HQ is getting overstuffed with items, so we’re winnowing the stack. Things to know:

–ACT Theatre’s monthlong Pinter Festival is under way, and it opened with two classic one-acts: “Celebration” and “The Dumb Waiter.” Read Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson’s review here. And don’t forget about Greenstage and Wooden O’s free outdoor performances at area parks — they continue in August.

Fetherston Gallery is moving after 15 years at 818 E. Pike St., and having a party about it, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 3. The gallery will be “virtual” until the end of the year and plans to open in a new space in early 2013. Fetherston’s current exhibitions are “Spring Collection,” pastels by Elizabeth Jameson, and “cluster and a drop,” oil paintings by Junko Yamamoto.

Shoreline is hosting “Arts al fresco” this week, which celebrates the installation of 10 large sculptures in the city’s Park at Town Center (across from City Hall) and the scattering of eight pianos-turned-artworks around the area (keep an eye out for the blue octopus piano). 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

–Seattle’s charms have lured another artist: Danielle Agami, former dancer/rehearsal director with the Tel Aviv-based BatSheva Dance Company, has chosen to base her new company, Ate9, here. Velocity Dance Center commissioned a dance from Agami, she created it here in a residency, and she decided to stick around.

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