Tacoma’s comic artists CLAW are the hosts for the next 100th Monkey party, happening June 23. What’s a 100th Monkey? It’s an art community party that’s been going on every month or two for a few years now (we’re up to number 46), and the idea is to meet people, bring food and drink, see art and have a good time. Every party is in a different location and features its own artist, who makes 100 art tiles to sell (usually around $4) – the person that buys the 100th tile is the monkey that gets to host the next party.
So this time around the hosts and tile artists are Tacoma cartoonist R.R. Anderson and his wacky CLAW team (that’s Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians, if you want to be formal.) Every tile will be hand-drawn with India ink, says Anderson, who is inscribing his set with images ranging from ancient deities to motorcycles to female nudes.
The party’s on from 7:30 p.m. June 23 at Stonegate Restaurant, 5421 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma. It’s free, but bring a dish or drink to share, and be prepared to meet folks! www.100thmonkeytacoma.com, www.cartoonistsleague.org, www.stongaterocks.com