Friday, 2 November 2012

Art @ Work Tacoma

Yesterday after din-dins we went down to the Tacoma Art Museum because it was the kick off of 2012’s Tacoma Arts Month (which meant you could get into the museum for free). There was some sort of awards thing, but we didn’t go to that. Instead we enjoyed some of the food & drink provided in the lobby, then wandered through some of the exhibits.

An Andy Warhol exhibit is opening this weekend, but it wasn’t open last night. Instead we wandered through Michael Kenna‘s exhibit. Michael Kenna is a black-and-white photographer. All of his prints are 8″ × 8″ in size. I really like his stuff. He tends to do scenes that have some haziness to them (and he really excels at scenes where you can’t tell where the sky ends and the land/water begins) with a shock of a pitch-black object (like a tree) in the foreground. Like this:

Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 7, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2007

Kussharo Lake Tree, Study 7, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2007

Anyhoo, you can see a lot more on Michael Kenna’s website. We’ll probably go back later this month to check out the Warhol exhibit.

But a really cool thing that happens during Tacoma Arts Month is the Art @ Work Studio Tours thing that’s happening this Saturday & Sunday.

Art At Work

Basically here’s how it works: A bunch of Tacoma artists who have studio space around the city open their doors to the public so you can go in and see their actual artistic processes. Some of the studios even have hands-on projects that you can do. It’s a pretty spiffy way to see what’s going on in with your local artists. We’re looking to do some re-decorating and would like to support local people as much as possible, so we’re hoping we’ll find some good arts for our walls this way.

But that’s tomorrow. Tonight I’m going to Dorky’s. Y’know, for culture.

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