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Critic’s Picks: Photography at the UPS Collins library, Indian art at SAAM, glass workshops at Museum of Glass and Olympia Harbor Days

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Aug. 31, 2012 at 5:01 am |
August 28, 2012 1:04 pm

Qatar photography at the Collins

Husband and wife team Andrew Gardner (UPS anthropology associate professor) and Kristin Giordano (photographer) blur genre boundaries in a new exhibit at the Collins Library at the University of Puget Sound, exploring the lives of labor migrants in the Gulf Coast. 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday through September. Free. Collins Memorial Library, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 523-879-2664, pugetsound.edu/library

Indian art at SAAM

Seattle Asian Art Museum goes to India with two new exhibits of old and contemporary art from the subcontinent. “Many Arrows from Rama’s Bow” covers 44 mostly paint works from the 16th to the 20th centuries depicting stories from Hindu epic The Ramayana, while “Women’s Paintings from the Land of Sita” shows contemporary art by village women from Bihar state. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. first Thursdays Sept. 1-Dec. 2. $7/$5/free for under-12 and first Thursdays. 1400 East Prospect St. (Volunteer Park), Seattle. 206-654-3100, seattleartmuseum.org

Fuse your own at Museum of Glass

The Museum of Glass holds fusing and bead-making workshops most weekend – no experience is necessary, and you can combine the experience with a visit to the galleries (currently Chihuly and Tagliapietra) and, this weekend, a visiting artist talk by Tyler Budge. 10 a.m. today and Saturday, noon Sunday artist talk; 11 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday fusing workshop; 12 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday bead workshops. Admission $12/$8; workshops $38. Museum of Glass, 1800 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org

Olympia Harbor Days Festival

Get your dose of public art, vintage boats, arts and craft vendors, live music and more at Olympia’s annual Harbor Days Festival this weekend. 5-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 1 and 10 a.m.-6 pm. Sept. 2. Free. Percival Landing, 222 Columbia St., Olympia. harbordays.com


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