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Chholing Taha creates shawls and stories at History Museum this week

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 23, 2009 at 6:57 am |
November 22, 2009 10:10 pm

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What to do the day after Thanksgiving? Well, okay, some of you will be working. Sorry about that. But for the rest of us, there are a few options that involve art rather than eating leftover pumpkin pie (although I’m sure you can do that too.)

One option is watching shawl-maker Chholing Taha do her stuff at the Washington State History Museum. The Tacoma artist makes fabric art using magic realism-type landscapes or Native American images like orcas, embroidering and sewing cut felt into collages. She’s demonstrating from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the museum store on Friday Nov. 27. Entry to the store is free.¬†

The museum will be open that day. Current shows include “Icons of Washington History” and “Marking Time,” a great little show featuring graffiti by American marines on their canvas ship beds on the way to Vietnam.

Museum admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 ages 6-17 and free for under-six. 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 800-593-6773, www.washingtonhistory.org

Another option is watching the crazy visual metal music and dance of Lelavision, back at the Museum of Glass at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission $12/$10/$5 age 6-12/free for under-6. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

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