* Artifacts
Kevin Burrus, a young master woodworker, has created a body of gorgeous, craft-based sculptures that combine soft, rolling wood curves with trimmed cross-sections of old magazines. A truly impressive and meticulous show. PDX, 604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063, Through February 7

* Snow In Summer
Seattle artist Ashley Thorner kicks off a new year at the Portland Building with an exhibition of translucent vinyl pods and glowing neon plastic. Strung together, they conjure thoughts of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and bio-engineered forms. Portland Building Lobby, 1120 SW 5th, Feb. 2 - 27

The Higgins Project
Further evidence that Harrell Fletcher casts a long shadow in Portland, and that feel-good art runs amok in the Northwest: Like Learning to Love You More's assignments, this fledgling group of PNCAers are encouraging everyone to participate in their projects. Project #1: Favorite Childhood Memory. You do the project, they'll show it. Their mission is clear: "This will hopefully be an exercise in happy art-making, community building, and fun." Like a sewing circle, only hipper. Higgins Student Gallery, PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson, Feb. 2 - March 1

* The Misadventures of Phi
New paintings by Scott Patt, whose canvases at last year's Oregon Biennial reflected a designer's eye for graphic splashiness and composition. Compound, 11 NW 2nd, Through January

Moving Party
Everett Station Loft's newest tenants are Bonnie Heart Clyde, fashion outlaws who embroider and modify vintage clothing to create one-of-a-kind apparel. At their moving party tonight, donations at the door and 15% of all sales will be donated to P:ear Gallery, who helps turn homeless kids into artists. Bonnie Heart Clyde, 625 NW Everett #110, 503-227-0975, 6 pm, By Donation