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Tag: B2 Gallery Tacoma

Dec.
4th

Foundation of Art Award highlights past and present winners at B2 Gallery in downtown Tacoma

Oliver Doriss, "Blue Moon." Courtesy photo.

Hard to believe that the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has been presenting its annual Foundation of Art Award for five years now, but it’s true – and the community-funding non-profit is celebrating the anniversary with a show at downtown Tacoma’s B2 Gallery spanning 40 nominees and winners from the award’s past five years. The result is a cohesive exhibit that skims over some of Tacoma’s best artists and their recent work, including this year’s winner glassblower Oliver Doriss.

Doriss’ piece is just to the left of the entrance, and it’s a bit of a surprise. Leaving his usual chunky vases and forms for a figurative 2-D work, the glass artist (and Fulcrum Gallery owner) has riffed on a moody, New Age-type landscape, with a circular glass blue moon rippling with silver metal and green enamel hanging over a triangular arch of brown “earth.” The arch gets sophistication from the thick, jagged edges, and the whole thing sparkles with a metallic, otherworldly sheen, but the size and serenity looks created for decorating a wall rather than the boldness of Doriss’ other work (this award is given on the basis of a body of work, not just one piece.) Read more »

Sep.
12th

A brassy lunch in downtown Tacoma this Friday, thanks to TSO’s brass quintet

I just found out about this little downtown lunch secret: At noon this Friday you can pick up a boxed lunch from one of several yummy theater district eateries and head to a free outdoor concert by the Tacoma Symphony Brass Quintet. It’s the last in a series of summer lunch concerts that will hopefully be repeated soon – a collaboration between the Broadway Center, downtown restaurants, The Roberson and arts groups like B2 Gallery on St. Helens Avenue, where the concert will happen.
Pick up a box lunch from AmeRAWcan Bistro, Broadway Quick Stop, Rain City Cafe, Commerce Teriyaki,

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April
20th

Critic’s Picks: Illumni Mens Choral at PLU, Harriet Tubman song at B2 gallery, Click Flick at The Grand and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Tacoma

Illumni Mens Chorale sing basso profundo at PLU

It isn’t often you get to hear real basso profundo singing in Tacoma, but this weekend you can: the Illumni Mens Chorale will be joined by Glenn Miller to sing an evening of Russian folk, sacred and soldier songs, including Chesnokov’s Memorial Service, Kalinka and Song of the Volga Boatmen. 8 p.m. April 22. $10. Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, 868 Wheeler St. S., Parkland. 206-659-5894,  illumnimenschorale.com

Harriet Tubman and freedom songs at B2 Gallery

Karol Brown plays a 92-year-old Harriet Tubman in “Sweet Freedom’s Jubilee,” a performance of Negro spirituals and stories to celebrate the 99th anniversary of this famous abolitionist’s death. Art includes quilts based on the underground railroad by Mary Johnson and sculpture by Mar’zil Davis. 7 p.m. April 21. $15. B2 Gallery, 711 Saint Helens Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma. 253.238.5065, b2finearts.com

Get your “Happy Feet” going at the Click Flick Read more »