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South Sound artist on his way to Bravo TV

What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Tacoma and art all have in common? Well, James Hume, of course. Hume is a local Tacoma artist who is auditioning for Bravo’s 2nd season of “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” a reality TV show which “challenges contestants to create unique pieces in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, collage and industrial design. The weekly assignments are exciting, original and will challenge the artists to push the limits of their technical skills and creative boundaries,” the show’s website explains. The show is produced by Sex and the City’s famous Sarah Jessica Parker and will air Wednesdays at 10pm.

Hume, who just opened an exhibit at the Sandpiper Gallery in Old Town, says in an interview with Volcano: “I’m dead serious about this opportunity. I can come up with ideas quick, which the past show winners tend to do. I’m going to give it my very best.” This week, Hume made it to the second round of auditions and is flying down to LA to try to advance to the final round. If he nabs one of the 14 contestant slots on the show, he will have the chance to compete for “a gallery show, cash prize, national tour and, with Parker behind it, star power.”

If you are interested in learning more about Hume’s work, go check out the Sandpiper Gallery on 30th Street. It is open from 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday. The Gallery enjoys student visitors and is free, so go see what Hume’s work is really about and what makes him qualified to be on Bravo’s Work of Art.

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