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Critic’s Picks: Seattle Folklife Festival, Rockwell closes at Tacoma Art Museum, sumi at Mary Boze gallery and American Art Co

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on May 27, 2011 at 6:51 am with No Comments »
May 23, 2011 9:53 am

Folklife Festival this weekend

If you’ve been to the annual Seattle Folklife Festival you’ll know it’s a great weekend; if you haven’t, check it out: national and local acts from klezmer to kindie rock, busking to drum circles, Celtic to Greek, and all free. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today through May 29, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 30. Free (by donation). Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-684-7300, www.nwfolklife.org

Last chance to see Rockwell at TAM

“American Chronicles: the art of Norman Rockwell” closes at Tacoma Art Museum this weekend. The last chance to see all those iconic images and magazine covers is Memorial Day, when the museum will open specially. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 30. $9/$8/free for five and under. Memorial Day events include hot dogs, beer and family art-making activities. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Bill Havens’s “Mostly Sumi” at Mary Boze gallery

Tacoma artist Bill Havens shows mostly sumi paintings, plus mixed media collages, at the Mary Boze Gallery. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday-Friday through June 30. Free. Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church, 1115 S. 56th St., Tacoma. 253-474-4646, www.tuuc-wa.org

American Art Company’s “Seven Wonders”

“Seven Wonders of the West,” now up at American Art Company downtown, features seven local artists capturing Northwest landscapes and moods, such as Fumiko Kimura’s sumi-collage sailboat, Neil Andersson’s mirror-perfect oil landscapes and Misty Martin’s shots of the Bridge of Glass. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through June 25. Artist demonstrations 12-4 p.m. May 21 and June 11. Free. 1126 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-272-4327, www.americanartco.com


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