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Tacoma in photographs and poetry at TAM this Sunday

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 1, 2010 at 6:20 am |
November 30, 2010 10:24 am

A new collaborative book of Tacoma-based photography and poetry will debut with a public reading and exhibit this weekend at Tacoma Art Museum. “20/20: Tacoma in Images and Verse” combines work from Michael Magee and 21 other local poets inspired by Tacoma photography by Peter Serko, who captures the city’s streets and docklands in atmospheric images.

The 80-page, locally published book ranges over bus stops and cafes, city architecture and the waterfront, with a matching poem facing each. Poets include Jean Musser, Connie Walle, Kevin Miller and David Fewster.

Sunday’s opening includes each poet reading two poems, along with images from the book displayed in TAM’s second floor education gallery. After the opening the show will move down the street to Clancy’s Coffee Café next to the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, on exhibit through January. Also up at TAM is a Tacoma-centric photography exhibition by regional and local artists, “Mighty Tacoma.”

20/20: Tacoma in Images and Verse” opens 3-5 p.m. Dec. 5 at Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. More information about the book, available online, at peterserko.com

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