For the art lovers among us, there is a variety of shows now running or scheduled to open soon. Here are a few:
2019 Art Students Annual,
juried by Heather Joy
Through March 2
Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma
See the best work from art classes in 2017 and 2018. The Art Students Annual show is a Puget Sound tradition. Students enter work from art classes, and a juror selects artwork for the show, which will be in Kittredge Gallery for five weeks.
Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 12-5 p.m., closed during university holidays.
Feb. 1 through May 12
Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma
This exhibit features altered books made by artists from Tacoma and the South Sound. Artists were given a discarded volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica from the Collins Library and asked to transform the volume into a unique work of art. The selection of an encyclopedia volume was intentional as it symbolizes a comprehensive summary of information from all branches of knowledge. This exhibit provides the opportunity to reflect upon our relationship with the printed word and the future of libraries. The exhibit also features photographs from local artist Sharon Styer as well as a number of books about books, knowledge and libraries.
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Race and Personal Narrative
Feb. 13 through March 20, opening reception Feb. 13, 5 p.m.
University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University, Ingram Hall
The book has a long history as a rich vessel for stories of the human condition. Amontaine Aurore and Kimisha Turner will present their artists’ book “Reverie.” They will be joined by Carletta Carrington Wilson, book artist.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Info: www.plu.edu/gallery/gallery- season
Through March 15
The Art Gallery at Tacoma Community College
The Gallery at TCC is a place where students and the surrounding community can find artistic expression in all mediums, and from all world cultures and historic eras. The current show features work by a variety of local artists exploring the theme of “culture.” At Gallery talks, some of the artists will talk about their work.
Gallery Talks at noon: Feb. 5, Brett Carlson; Feb. 19, Mary Beth Hynes; Feb. 21, Irene Osborn; Feb. 26, Rick Mahaffey; March 7, Anthony Culanag.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days the college is open.
Puget Sound Sumi Artists
Through March 2;
Reception: Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-3 p.m.
Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library,
1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Silent Salinity – After the Dig
Through Feb. 21
950 Gallery, 950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205, Tacoma
An exhibition by Mary Coss. Art and science meld in salt encrusted artifacts, a dystopian landscape, poetics of language and video projection.
Hours: Every Thursday 1-5 p.m.; Third Thursday 1-9 p.m.