ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
Northwest Art Now at Tacoma Art Museum
Local artist Humaira Abid was a top art student in her homeland of Pakistan. She decided to major in wood sculpture because few women were doing it. â€œWood is generally a male-dominated medium in the world, and thereâ€™s no womanâ€™s voice in it,â€ she said. Abid uses her art to start conversations about womenâ€™s experiences â€” miscarriages, menstruation â€” that can be considered taboo to talk about. Sheâ€™s one of the many artists featured in TAMâ€™s new exhibition NW Art Now which focuses on Northwest artists producing work on identity, social justice, and the environment. It will be open until Sept. 4.