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Critic’s Picks: Felt art at Bellevue Arts Museum, Stadium pottery sale, Tacoma Art Museum lectures and faculty art at Kittredge gallery

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Aug. 26, 2011 at 6:19 am with No Comments »
August 18, 2011 1:22 pm

Felt artist Janice Arnold at BAM

The newest show at Bellevue Arts Museum, “Travellers: Objects of Dreams and Revelations,” features new work by Olympia felt artist Janice Arnold: a 20-foot-high, seven-foot-square Mongolian yurt made of fire-inspired handmade felt. Opens today, then 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $10/$7/free for under-six. 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org

Summer Stadium pottery sale

The annual Stadium district summer sale is on again, featuring pots, bowls, vases, sculptures and more in both recent work, older work and seconds by local potters. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free entry. 717 N. D St., Tacoma (near Garfield Park). susanthompson@nventure.com

Art lectures at Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum kicks off a new first Thursdays lecture series about collecting with a talk by TAM registrar Jessica Wilks next Thursday; this weekend Kathy Monaghan from Pendleton Woolen Mills shares the history and art of Native American trade blankets in the context of the current exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s blanket collection. “The Art and Tradition of Trade Blankets,” 1 p.m. Aug. 27; “Preserving for the Future,” 11 a.m. Sept. 1. Free/$15 (includes admission). TAM, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Kittredge showcases the UPS art faculty

Kittredge Gallery opens again for the academic year with an exhibition of recent work by University of Puget Sound art department faculty members, including ceramicist John McCuistion, sculptor Michael Johnson, printmaker Janet Marcavage, paint sculptor Elise Richman and painter Becky Frehse.10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday; opening reception 5-7 p.m.
Sept. 7. Free. Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, North 15th and North Lawrence Streets, Tacoma. www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge


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