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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Concert Band, “Splash” art in Gig Harbor, “Flow” at Mineral and Tacoma Art Supply

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 30, 2010 at 6:41 am |
April 25, 2010 9:43 pm

Tacoma Concert Band mixes Russian and American

Seattle soprano Heidi Vanderford is the soloist in the Tacoma Concert Band’s final show of the season, “A Russian-American Potpourri,” including works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Gershwin and Bernstein, plus student solo winner flutist Candy Chang. 7:30 p.m. May 1. $15-$30. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomaconcertband.org

“Flow” at Mineral

Calligraphic art from locals Andrea Erickson and Maureen McHugh – the one sumi-character-based, the other modernist – is up now at Mineral. Noon-5 p.m. Tue, Thur and Sat and by appointment. Free. 301 Puyallup Ave. Ste. A, Tacoma. 253-250-7745, www.lisakinoshita.com

Outsider art at Tacoma Art Supply

On the walls of Tacoma Art Supply is the work of outsider artist Tyrone Patkoski: a formerly homeless self-taught Tacoma artist who uses trash and found items to create two- and three-dimensional work. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat through May 30. Free. 1552 Commerce St., Tacoma. 253-444-2341, www.tacomaartsupply.com

Harbor History Museum makes a “Splash”

Gig Harbor’s new Harbor History Museum is currently showing “Splash,” a preview show for its first annual art auction on May 15. Artists include Oliver Doriss, Ben Cobb and Alex Stisser in glass, tapestry artists Cecilia Blomberg and Margo MacDonald, and fabric artists Jill Nordfors Clark and Barbara Lee Smith. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Tue-Sat through May 6. 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor. 253-858-6722, www.harborhistorymuseum.org, www.splashartauction.org

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