Seattle – Many Faces of Chess

Seattle and Tacoma are almost regarded as twin cities, so people travel easily between the two. Now, Seattle visitors can attend an interesting chess exhibition in nearby Tacoma, along with a visit to the Museum of Glass, there.

In Tacoma, about 1 hour’s drive (max) from Seattle, “The Many Shapes of Chess” exhibition runs from April 7 – November 21, 2010 and for those who love this intellectual, passivist art of making War, then this show is a must.

There will be international chess sets and individual playing pieces from prominent collections on display, representing various time periods and cultures from around the world, and a Festival this week-end celebrating International Folk Art.

In the Chess exhibit, see the ornately carved and painted chess pieces: Alice and Wonderland themed pieces, a Nixon and McGovern Presidential showdown set, an ivory Native American set and more.

Also, on Thursday, April 15, don’t miss award winning, NY Times Bestselling illustrator, Jesse Watson (he illustrated “Chess Rumble”).

Jessie will be helping guests design their own chess sets!

He will also be demonstrating the artistic and practical aspects and process that he went through in designing Chess Rumble — from research to model shoots, sketches and documentation of the final paintings themselves.

The Many Shapes of Chess, 4/15. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jesse Watson presentation, Washington State History Museum,
1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
253.272.3500
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma
Events: Times and prices vary.

Other exhibitions showing at the moment include:
The Search for Sasquatch – The Elusive Unknown Giant in the Mountains until June 27, 2010
and International Folk Art. There is a Festival, April 17-18, 2010. The show runs until July, 2010

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