I just had the pleasure of seeing a wonderful new(ish) exhibit of Dale Chihuly's Northwest at the Tacoma Art Museum and hear from/meet the man himself. The works on display focus on the influence Northwest Native American blankets and baskets have had on some of Chihuly's work. He talked about growing up in Tacoma and how his life just kinda' landed him where he is rather than something he'd planned for all along. Plus, after seeing him at the 2006 Showcase Tacoma (RIP) I was impressed because the man is looking good! Really seemed with it and healthy so cheers to a native son who's done amazing things for Tacoma's image in art and for the re-birth of glass art in general. More importantly, however, I hope he enjoys his trip to Frisko Freeze! ;)
Dale Chihuly's Northwest is really just lovely and is on now through September. There's also an exhibit of Tacoma photographer Virna Haffer opening this Saturday with some stunning work from the world over but also from Tacoma's own history. Some of her photograms even make me think of the game Limbo that I recently played and the black and white, layered, and very macabre feel therein.