Tacoma, WA.- The Museum of Glass is pleased to present “Parenthetically Speaking: It’s Only a Figure of Speech”, a new collection of work by San Francisco-based artist Mildred Howard. Comprising more than 40 glass punctuation marks, proofreading symbols and musical notes, the exhibition will open on July 2nd and remain on view through April 29th 2012. Howard began working on the series while she was an artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School in 2010. Her inspiration came from ‘At the End’, a poem by Howard’s friend and Peabody Award winner Quincy Troupe. Both the poem and the exhibition reference punctuation as a metaphor for the passage of time. “Life is a series of questions,” comments Howard. “As soon as you answer one, you’re on to the next.” Howard continued to create objects for the exhibition during a Visiting Artist residency at the Museum of Glass in January, 2011.