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Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Sep. 25, 2009 at 6:33 am |
September 28, 2009 3:00 pm

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Tacoma Art Museum shows Joe Feddersen

Opening this weekend at TAM is “Joe Feddersen: Vital Signs.” The former Evergreen professor connects traditional Plateau Indian patterns with contemporary forms, interpreting urban landscapes in glass, print, weaving and collage. Opens Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 10. $9/$8/free for five and under and on third Thursdays. 170 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org


Wood and paper at Kittredge

It’s the last week to see Paul Vexler’s curving wood geometric sculptures and Maki Tamura’s elaborately painted paper sculptures at the UPS gallery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 3. Free. Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, North 15th and North Lawrence Streets, Tacoma. 253-879-3701, www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge


Chris Sharp paints PLU

Local artist Chris Sharp explores site-specific sign painting on the walls of the PLU gallery, transforming letters into art. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Oct. 7. Free. Ingram Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, South 8th and South 121st Streets, Tacoma. 253-535-7573, www.plu.edu/~soac


Get “In the Mood” at the Temple

Visiting the Temple Theater next week is “In the Mood,” a 1940s-based revue of swing-era dancing and big band music that’s in its 16th year of national touring. Includes familiar tunes by Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters and more. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Temple Theater, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-383-3245, www.ticketmaster.com

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