Tuesday (July 28)
Two new art exhibits on display in Tacoma
The Handforth Gallery in the Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, is currently showing “Voices of Sumi Art.” It features work by David Berger, Fumiko Kimura, Selinda Sheridan and Voski C. Sprague. It will be on display through Sept. 3, and viewing the exhibit is free during library hours. For more information, call 253-292-2001.
“Pencils & Palettes” is a group show exhibiting at the American Art Company, 1126 Broadway, Tacoma. This Artists Critique Group has put together the exhibit as a 20th anniversary show. It will be on display through Sept. 5. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, go to americanartco.com.
Book signing with Deb Freedman at Tacoma Historical Society
The Tacoma Historical Society Museum will host author Deb Freedman at a book signing and reception at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The new book, “Rising Up from Tacoma’s Twenty-One Disasters & Defeats,” is a 50-page book and a sequel to the popular 2010 title “Tacoma’s Twenty-One Tales Every Student Should Be Able to Tell.” The book was funded by a grant from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and 1,500 copies will be distributed for free to Tacoma elementary schools for curriculum use. Come out for a taste of local history at this free event at the musuem, 919 Pacific Ave., Tacoma.
The museum is also displaying “Spanning Tacoma,” an exhibit that goes into depth on the bridges designed for trains, trolleys, autos and people that linked industry to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. It also explores the historic significance of the bridges. It will be on display through Nov. 28 at the museum, 919 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, and admission is free. For more information on events and exhibits, go to tacomahistory.org.
Gig Harbor Library offers free photography class
If you’re wanting to take better pictures on your next vacation or trip, then make plans to take in the Travel Photography class with photographer Greg Farley. He teaches tricks and techniques for better travel photographs while showing examples of his work. The free class is 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. To register, call 253-548-3305 or go online to piercecountylibrary.org.
Native American veterans share research on PTSD alternative treatments
As part of the exhibit “The American Soldier: From the Civil War to the War in Iraq: A Photographic Tribute,” Native American veterans and WSU researches Greg Urquhart and Matthew Hale will present the talk “Returning Home: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Native American Veterans.” The duo has done research and development of alternative treatments to address PTSD among Native American veterans. It is at noon Tuesday at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. The talk is included in the museum admission. For more information, call 253-272-9747 or go online to washingtonhistory.org.