Third Thursday Art Walk highlights

By weeklyvolcano on September 19, 2007

You want freebies?

Third Thursday Art Walk consumes downtown Tacoma Thursday, Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. It allows art enthusiasts into the museums free and serves up some fancy new treats like the brand spanking new Helm Gallery, which looks to be bringing an intriguing blend of avant-garde and accessibility to the art scene.

Walk through the standard venues and see some new sights Thursday, like the new works at the Sanford & Son Middle Floor Gallery by familiar names James Hume and">Jeff Olsen, who’ll be on hand from 5 to 9 p.m. for an artists’ reception.

Embracing the change of season, Gallery Madera will present "Change," featuring works by Karen Luke Fildes and Rae Belkin, as well as sculptural wood turnings by Milo Mirabelli and Christi Mirabelli. Tacoma singer-songwriter Mary Win will be on hand with musical entertainment during the artists’ reception there from 5 to 8 p.m.

Also opening Thursday, Tacoma Public Library’s Handforth Gallery will bring a new exhibition pairing Joni Joachims with Katie Carnell. While Joachims’ work features unnoticed T-Town, Carnell’s features an intriguing format â€" seven inches by 10 feet â€" telling stories about Irish immigrants fleeing famine. â€" Jessica Corey-Butler