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DESIGN DATEBOOK: April 17–23, 2019

Andrew Rubinstein, “Edge of the Universe” ZINC Contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S, Seattle

Washington-based artist Andrew Rubinstein debuts abstract oil paintings that explore the emergence and disappearance of artistic patterns. (April 18–May 30; free)

Jim Rupp: Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle

Historian and author Jim Rupp discusses Seattle’s historic public art pieces with reference to his recently published novel, Art in Seattle’s Public Spaces: From SoDo to South Lake Union. (April 19, 6 p.m.; free)

Historic Nob Hill and Alphabet District Walking Tour Jim and Patty’s Lovejoy, 2246 NW Lovejoy St., Portland

Explore the architectural character of Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District and Nob Hill neighborhood, including stops along NW 23rd Avenue, the Captain Joseph A. Sladen House, and more. (April 18, 10 a.m.; prices vary)

The Magic of Wallpaper and Invoice Add Ons Nest Portland, 2151 NW Front Ave., Portland

Wholesale fabric and furnishings showroom Nest kicks off the final installment of its five-part Nest 101 workshop series, in which attendees will learn about the different wallcovering styles from the more than nine vendors offered at the shop, plus a few tips on adding profit-boosting (yet often overlooked) invoice items such as paint, cabinet hardware, and pillow inserts, all while networking with fellow designers. (April 19, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; free)

Personality/Persona: Identity Building in Photography Inform Interiors, 50 Water St., Vancouver

Artists Carol Sawyer, Elizabeth Milton, and Kali Spitzer will lead a discussion on photography’s role in building authentic individual identities, contrasting the trend of selfies and curated online personas. (April 23, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; free)

Image on homepage: Andrew Rubinstein, “Pink Eye,” 48×60 oil on canvas