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Critic’s Picks: Two new shows at MoG, Marita Dingus’ giant Buddha sculpture, Rosalind Bell play at UPS and Gold from Straw theater

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Oct. 29, 2010 at 6:23 am with No Comments »
October 25, 2010 12:26 pm

Museum of Glass has two new shows

Just opened at the Museum of Glass are two new exhibits: “Fertile Ground,” which displays recent works from the museum’s visiting Hot Shop artist residencies, and “Glimmering Gone,” featuring collaborative work by American Beth Lipman and Swede Ingalena Klenell.10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Sunday through fall, 2011. $12/$10/$5 ages 6-12/free for under-six. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

Marita Dingus’ giant Buddha at UPS

Seattle artist Marita Dingus’ 60-foot sculpture “Buddha as an African enslaved,” made of wire and fabric, will process at noon today through the University of Puget Sound campus as part of its Race and Pedagogy conference, before resting on display this weekend in the Rasmussen Rotunda. Procession from Karlen Quad noon today; artist talk 1:15 p.m. today at Norton Clapp Theater, Jones Hall; work on display daily in Rasmussen Rotunda through Oct. 30. Free. University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu, www.maritadingus.com

New Rosalind Bell play at UPS

“1620 Bank Street” by Tacoma playwright Rosalind Bell will have its first staged reading as part of the Race and Pedagogy conference at UPS; the play deals with high school integration in 1960s Louisiana. 7 p.m. Oct. 30. $20. Schneebeck Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, www.pugetsound.edu

Gold from Straw does “Almost, Maine”

Now housed in Theatre on the Square, Gold from Straw company presents “Almost, Maine,” a romantic comedy by John Cariani set in a mythical northern town on a magical midwinter’s night. 8 p.m. Nov. 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,26,27; 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 27. $26. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.goldfromstraw.org

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