Photos ~ Third Thursday Artwalk for 7/19 (update 1)

We had a great time out after work tonight. Artwalk didn't disappoint but before we took in art we took in some calories. Thanks the the happy hour over at Melting Pot we enjoyed some cheese fondue, a salad and drink each, and made out for less than $30. Not too shabby. From there we hit nearby Gallery Madera for their show featuring office-themed art. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with owner Carlos and his wife and share some of our perspective and enthusiasm for Tacoma. Great show, too, if you can find time to stop by and catch it. A friend, artist and former co-worker of mine Holly Senn might particularly get a kick out of it considering her medium of choice.

Anyway, we finished up the evening over at the Tacoma Glassblowing Studio. Local glass artist Evan Schauss was on-hand to stomp out his own brand of art -- literally. With his special shoe covers he puts his foot prints in molten glass. The trick is peeling the material from the flat metal plate successfully and fitting it in the oven to cool. Plenty of people were on-hand and definitely enjoyed Evan's brand of art in action.

So did you make it out tonight at all? Do share!

Update (2007-07-20 7:38am)
The folks behind In-Tacoma.net posted a video of glass stomper Evan Schauss with the promise of more to come.

posted Jul 19, 2007 under artwalk, gallery madera, glassblowing studio, melting pot, tacoma, third thursday  


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