Last month USK Tacoma met at the University of Washington Library Tacoma Campus . Even though I have been at this campus many times, I have never visited the library before. One highlight of this library is an incredible Dale Chihuly’s piece that is amazing to see and admire. Unfortunately, there were so many sketchers in this area that I was unable to sketch there and had to move to a different area of the library.
If you are ever in the Tacoma area and would like to enjoy one of Chihuly’s pieces, the UW library is one spot to visit. Dale Chihuly’s is a Tacoma local but his work in glass art in recognized and seeing all over the world. The Glass Museum in Tacoma is a fantastic place to go to enjoy his work or see him creating art as well. There is another Glass Museum at the Seattle Center that also has his pieces. In addition the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) has an exhibit hall dedicated to his work and it is delightful. This is his web page https://www.chihuly.com/
Since I was unable to sketch Chihuly’s piece I went to the back of the library and thru the window I was able to sketch the UW building across from the library. Here it is!