There’s a new art space opening in Gig Harbor – and for a change, it’s not a cooperative. Gig Harbor has many galleries operated by and showing the work of many artists, but The Art Space @ Backbone, opening this weekend at Backbone Restored chiropractic, will showcase solo work by members of the Peninsula Art League.
The gallery, created by former Chamber of Commerce president Dr. Christian Cohen at his chiropractic offices, will be curated by printmaker Donna Carver, who will also be the first artist to show in the space. Shows will rotate monthly, with artist receptions from 4-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (Art Walk). Upcoming artists include Kashia Hill, Arvid Anderson, Mary McInnis, Anne Knapp, Pat Meras, Lynda Lindner, Kathy OBrien-Rywacki, Myrna Binion, Darlene Dihel, Marti Green, and Susan Paredes.
The Art Space @ Backbone opens with a reception from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 6. Free. 7108 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor, 253-858-2474, www.peninsulaartleague.com, www.backbonerestored.com
**as reported by Arts reporter and critic Rosemary Ponnekanti
for the News Tribune