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Critic’s Picks: Janet Marcavage prints, Woolworth Windows, sculpted willow at Fulcrum and First Night

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 25, 2009 at 6:47 am |
December 21, 2009 12:50 pm

sam_detailJanet Marcavage’s print portraits at TUUC

In “Likenesses,” Tacoma print artist Janet Marcavage shows her skill in integrating lithography, intaglio embossment, photography and relief to create portraits of family and friends. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday-Friday through Dec. 29. Free. Mary Boze Gallery, Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church, 1115 S. 56th St., Tacoma (ring the bell). www.janetmarcavage.com

Last weekend for Woolworth Windows

If you haven’t seen the fall installations in the Woolworth Windows downtown, you’ve only got two more days. Joseph Penrod’s blue-tape chair shadows, Beautiful Angle’s stacked chair sculptures, Zachary Marvick’s weirdly human giant drawings and Robert Evans paintings warm up frosty mornings. 24/7 through Dec. 27. Free. Broadway and South 13th Street, Tacoma. www.tacomacontemporary.org

Sculpted willow branches at Fulcrum

Kim Cheselka bends creamy willow saplings into complex, curvy sculpture in “Instructions from the Natural World.” Noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Dec. 31. Free. Fulcrum Gallery, 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. 253-250-0520, www.fulcrumtacoma.com

Rock in the New Year at First Night

Tacoma’s annual First Night is back – a family-friendly, participatory, arts-based party indoor and outdoor throughout downtown. Festivities include parade at 6:30 p.m., mask-making, concerts, street entertainers and a burning tiger at midnight. Buttons $30 family/$10 adults/$5 kids/free for under-7. All over Theater District, Tacoma. www.firstnighttacoma.org

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