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Critic’s Picks: photography workshop at MoG, Virna Haffer at TAM, Spaceworks window art and Artwalk

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Aug. 12, 2011 at 6:01 am |
August 9, 2011 10:26 am

Peter Serko workshop at MoG

Tacoma photographer Peter Serko, whose Museum of Glass-related work is on show now in the museum, will lead a mini photo workshop for all ages at MoG’s Family Day, along with a discussion of his work, and an outdoor composition workshop by Jennifer Adams. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13 (1 p.m. discussion). $12/$10/$5/free for under-six. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

Haffer’s photographs at TAM

Virna Haffer was a Tacoma photographer through the early and mid-20th century; her work was not only groundbreaking technically, but also socially and artistically. Thanks to recent research, Tacoma Art Museum uncovers this forgotten artist in a new exhibit. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through Oct. 16. $10/$8/free for under-five and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Spaceworks party, and art in downtown windows

The latest Spaceworks installation is up, featuring straw sculpture, plastic-bag couture, mega-prints and more. You can celebrate the first anniversary of the Spaceworks art-in-vacant-spaces program at a Hilltop block party next Thursday, featuring performances, art, and more, plus a taco truck. Block party 5-8 p.m. Aug. 18, free, at 1310-16 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. Art windows on view 24/7 through October along Broadway between South 9th and 11th Streets, at Commerce and South 11th Streets, and at 950 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com

ArtWalk, Art Bus, Art Party

Free museums, late-opening galleries, the Art Bus and and a Hilltop party at this month’s ArtWalk. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 18;Art Bus leaves Tacoma Art Museum 6 p.m. Hilltopatomic party with art, spoken word and urban electronic music from 8 p.m. at Fulcrum. ArtWalk free, Art Bus $10, Fulcrum party $5 (21+). Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave.; Washington State History Museum, 1921 Pacific Ave.; Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St.; Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way; also LeMay car museum, 325 152nd St., Tacoma. Museum and gallery listings at www.artwalktacoma.com


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