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Archives: Nov. 2010

Nov.
30th

John McCuistion’s ceramic art at Mary Boze Gallery

 

Tacoma artist John McCuistion has had a long career of thoughtful, skillful and innovative ceramic sculpture, and much of it is now on view at the Mary Boze Gallery at Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church. McCuistion, UPS professor and award-winning artist, combines thick glazing with organic shapes and challenging social concepts to make work that, in his words, “is about history, myth, storytelling, religion, relationships, ceremony, civilization and humor.”

The show at Mary Boze ranges over many years of platters, tiles and murals.

“John McCuistion: Returning and Remembering” is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday-Friday through Dec. 28 at

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Nov.
30th

Tacoma’s Art at Work Month to get $10,000 in NEA grant money

The National Endowment for the Arts has just announced that the Tacoma Arts Commission will receive $10,000 to support the Art at Work Arts Symposium, as well as other artist support, in 2011. The funding is part of the NEA’s first round of 2011 grants, supporting 1,057 non-profit organizations around the country with $26.68 million.

Art at Work Month is an annual program in November organized by the Arts Commission which connects Tacoma artists to the public via a studio tour weekend, an art slide slam, arts events and awards, and a weekend-long symposium to give artists professional

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Nov.
25th

Critic’s Picks: Lelavision at MoG, Nate Jackson’s Comedy Show, Sing-a-long “Sound of Music” and Seattle Men’s Chorus

Lelavision at the Museum of Glass

Vashon circus/music duo Lelavision’s annual Thanksgiving performance at the Museum of Glass merges science with musical sculpture and dance in a family-friendly show. 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Free with admission ($12/$10/$8/free for under-six). Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org, www.lelavision.com

Sing-a-long “Sound of Music” and Downtown Treelighting

Join Julie Andrews and all the Von Trapps in a sing-a-long version of “The Sound of Music” – here’s your chance to belt out “Doe, a Deer” and “Climb Every Mountain” in public at the Pantages. Fancy dress competition included. The

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Nov.
19th

Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Symphony, “Shark Tale,” Barefoot Collective and Rumi at The Priory

Tacoma Symphony at the Rialto

Janet Sung and Mendelssohn are the stars of this weekend’s Tacoma Symphony Orchestra program. The young violinist virtuoso plays the composer’s famous concerto; also on the program are Ravel’s haunting “Tombeau de Couperin” and Beethoven’s exuberant Symphony no. 7, all in the beautiful acoustics of the Rialto. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21. $12-$62. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.tacomasymphony.org

Click Flick: “Shark Tale”

This month’s free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema is the 2004 animated “Shark Tale,” about a little fish with big dreams and big adventures. Doors open 10 a.m.,

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Nov.
12th

Critic’s picks: Northwest Sinfonietta’s “Gypsy Nights,” Asian chamber music, ArtWalk and Canonici

Northwest Sinfonietta goes gypsy

Playing on past successes, the Northwest Sinfonietta is revisiting Gypsy jazz in a fusion concert this weekend that features a new Django Reinhardt-inspired composition by director Christophe Chagnard for three jazz guitars and orchestra. Also on the program is Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto no. 1 with Mark Salman and Mahler’s 5th symphony Adagietto. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 (Seattle) and 13 (Tacoma), 2 p.m. Nov. 14 (Puyallup.) $19-$49. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, 866-833-4747. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma, 253-591-5894. Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 800-838-3006. www.nwsinfonietta.org

Second City Chamber Series goes to

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Nov.
11th

Tacoma Weavers Guild celebrates its 75th birthday

The Tacoma Weavers Guild opens a show on Friday, Nov. 12 featuring its members’ textiles in the Handforth Gallery of the Tacoma Public Library.

Opening day festivities will include the premiere of a documentary, created by Kate Jantz-Koprivnik, on the guild. If you go, wear your handwoven garb!

“The Art of Weaving” runs through Dec. 31 at the downtown library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. There’s also a historical display upstairs in the library’s Northwest Room.

Itching to try out weaving? You’ll get your chance at the guild’s weaving workshop for all ages at the main library from 10 a.m.

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Nov.
11th

Sad sign of the times for artists, Tacoma store

News Tribune business writer Kathleen Cooper posted this Wednesday on The Biz Buzz:

Downtown art supply store probably will close, owner says

Tacoma Art Supply announced an inventory clearing sale today, in an e-mail to customers, friends and arts supporters.

Owner Warren Caves told me this afternoon that if sales between now and the end of the year don’t pick up, the business will close permanently.

“I’ve been in business four years, and it’s been three years now (that) we’ve been steadily declining,” he said. “I know all the artists are having a hard time selling anything. Try

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Nov.
11th

Artemesia Gentileschi on film, for free

 

Screening free next Thursday at University of Puget Sound is “A Woman Like That,” a new documentary by Ellen Weissbrod on the 17th-century female painter Artemisia Gentileschi. While the filmmaker is rather tiresome, the story of this defiant and brilliant artist is well-told.

Gentileschi, rediscovered last century, was a painter who created historic, religious and portrait works to rival her many male peers. Working in the chiaroscuro style of Caravaggio, her paintings such as “Judith and Holofernes” and “Susanna and the Elders” add much more that just skill – Gentileschi paints real-world women seen from a

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