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Archives: Nov. 2008

Nov.
28th

Calling all muralists

Ever had a hankering to have your art displayed big as a billboard for all the world to see? Here’s your opportunity.

You can help paint a 180 foot mural of a winter scene inside an historic building at the Foss Waterway Seaport where the first ever Tacoma Winterfest will be held Dec. 13 and 14.

According to the folks at the Seaport: “The event will feature unique gifts and delicious foods sold by local businesses, complimented by live entertainment, a fashion show and many wonderful kids’ activities to top the bill.”

Mural organizer Angela Jossy sent us the details:

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Nov.
28th

Critic’s Picks this week

Lelavision perform at Museum of Glass. Photo courtesy Museum of Glass.


Lelavision dances on their instruments at MoG

For six years now, physical music performance group Lelavision has been doing their thing at the Museum of Glass, and it’s fascinating: moving sculptures which play bizarre music. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. today. Free with admission: $10 adults/$8 seniors, students, military/$/$4 children 6-12/free under-6. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org


"Dear Santa" opens at Tacoma Little Theatre

The comedy by Canadian Norm Foster sets up Santa as the CEO of a

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Nov.
27th

Christmas gifts? Get some pottery at the TCC sale


Tacoma Community College will be starting its annual Winter Pottery Sale at the Gallery with an opening reception next Thursday, December 4 from 5-8 p.m. Sale continues 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. Dec. 5 and 10:00 a.m.-2:00p.m. Dec. 6.


Location: Tacoma Community College Art Gallery, enter on South 12th Street near Mildred Street, Tacoma.

253-566-5346, www.tacomacc.edu/thegallery

Nov.
26th

Glass under glass


The News Tribune’s Drew Perine spent his twilight hours recently at The Seymour Conservatory photographing Dale Chihuly’s installation in Tacoma’s 100 year old icon.


Art critic Rosemary Ponnekanti said on this blog earlier that the art looked stupendous. One look at Perine’s slide show will tell you she’s spot on. And you can check it in person. Read Ponnekanti’s post for go and do info.



Watch Perine’s slide show here.

Nov.
26th

Light Tacoma’s Tree (and get Scrooged at the same time)

Tacoma downtown tree lighting. Photo: Kevin Freitas.


The weather’s shivery, the sky’s dreary, the economy–well, don’t get me started. We definitely need some warm fuzzies right now, and here’s the ticket: watching the lighting of the downtown Broadway Holiday Tree while munching on cookies and cider, chatting to Santa and making history (Tacomans have gathered to light the downtown Tree since 1946). The event is scheduled for this Saturday afternoon, just as it gets dark at 5 p.m., and there’ll be a group photo, so wear your nicest beanie!


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Nov.
25th

“The Color Purple,” with music


Photos by Paul Kolnik

I was watching TV news on the day in 1986 when the Academy Awards nominations were announced. They had video of a woman jumping and screaming after learning she had been nominated for best supporting actress in the 1985 film "The Color Purple." I’d never heard of this actress, a Chicago TV talk show host, and she didn’t win the award a month later.


Fast forward 20 years and now the whole world knows who Oprah Winfrey is. And once again,

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Nov.
24th

UPS extends “The Island”

Elise Richman, “Island IV”. Photo: Richard Nichol.


Good news–Elise Richman’s dreamily surreal series of 3D encaustic oils has been extended at Kittredge Gallery. This assistant professor at UPS does work based on the shape and feel of San Juan Island, ending up almost tropical in ultra-saturated aquas, turquoises and lime-greens. The show repopens after Thanksgiving on Dec. 2, through Dec. 15. The annual student show runs in the big gallery.


Kittredge has also posted a Richman podcast in their series of 10-minute discussions between artist and students.


Visitors

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Nov.
21st

Critic’s Picks this week

Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti. Photo courtesy Tacoma Concert Band.


Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti with the Tacoma Concert Band

This top-notch concert band always delivers, and tonight they team up with world-class trumpet soloist and Doc Severinson veteran Allen Vizzutti.

7:30 p.m. tonight. $15/$10. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomaconcertband.org


Art Slam: 430 slides in two hours

All those artists and galleries you haven’t had time to catch up on? See them all in one long evening at the Art at Work month Art

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