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Critic’s Picks: Cubistic pastels at B2, letterpress poetry at UPS, pointillist circles at Sandpiper and the Olympia Dance Festival

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 4, 2011 at 4:27 am with No Comments »
February 24, 2011 2:33 pm

B2’s “Cubistic Embrace”

Tacoma artists Ric Hall and Ron Schmitt have collaborated in pastel for 30 years; their duo show “Cubistic Embrace” is up now at B2 Fine Art Gallery/Studios. B2 is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays. Free. B2 Gallery, 711 St. Helens Ave. #100, Tacoma. 253-238-5065, www.b2finearts.com

It’s May Day at the UPS library

Letterpress artist Catherine Alice Michaelis (May Day Press) and local poet Ann Spiers work together to create the ethereal butterflies and flowers inscribed with text at the Collins Memorial Library at UPS in the show “Printer and Poet: In Collaborative Spirit.” 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. Free. Collins Library, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3257, www.pugetsound.edu

Sandpiper Gallery goes “Round in Circles”

The latest exhibit at Old Town’s Sandpiper Gallery features circles: tiny pointillist acrylic bubbles by J. Neils Harvey and myriads of beads by sculptor Indian Owen. Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free. Sandpiper Gallery, 2221 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253-627-6667

Olympia Dance Festival

Ballet Northwest partners with the Washington Center for the Performing Arts to present the second Olympia Dance Festival this weekend, featuring workshops and performances for local dance groups like Random Acts of Dance Collective, Slieveloughane Irish Dancers, Samba Olywa and more. Workshops March 5, performance 2 p.m. Mar. 6. $10 plu $2.50 service fee. Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE., Olympia. 360-867-8824, www.balletnorthwest.org, www.washingtoncenter.org

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