Etherton's electrifying show of lightning photography this summer was high-voltage enough to shock anyone into the land of the undead--and it sent its two daredevil shutterbugs, A.T. Willett and Jeff Smith, into the land of the real dead when they stepped too close to a lightning bolt in their quest for the perfect photo. But Etherton has the juice year-round. In the last season, fab photo offerings included Jay Dusard's arresting cowboys, digitally revisited, and Mark Klett's multiple moons. The mysteriously Old World oils of Paula Wittner of Patagonia debuted in a painting exhibition that also showcased the late-life works of Eriks Rudans. As it happened, the lovely exhibition of his serene nudes and flowery bowers was the last show of Rudans' life.
2. Madaras Gallery, 1535 E. Broadway Blvd., 623-4000; 3001 E. Skyline Drive, No. 101, 615-3001; www.madaras.com
3. Dinnerware Contemporary Arts, 264 E. Congress St., 792-4503, www.dinnerwarearts.com