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Tag: Chandler O’Leary


Free Arts Month: 100 view of Mt. Rainier from the UPS library

I love libraries! They’re free, quiet, warm in winter and cool in summer, and fantastic places to find out more about stuff, especially the arts. I was pretty much the only person inside the University of Puget Sound’s Collins library today, it being winter break, and I was there to take in the gorgeous ink and watercolor book “Local Conditions” by letterpress artist Chandler O’Leary.

On moving here a few years ago, O’Leary became fascinated with our local volcano. She also really admired Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai, whose “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” wowed Edo 200 years

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A tale of two libraries (and the art therein): UPS’ Collins and the downtown Tacoma Public Library


Libraries can be great places for seeing art. They’re open long hours, are nice and quiet and often show local artists. Two Tacoma libraries are showing work right now that’s worth a long look.

Tacoma Public Library’s downtown branch shows art regularly in its Handforth Gallery (past check-out and up the short steps to the left.) This month the show is “BIG: An exploration,” which is exactly what it sounds like.

The biggest work of the lot is probably Marsah Glazière’s “Human Tapestry.” A 15-foot frieze of 10 lifesize human sculptures projecting out of a paint-and-textile collage, this work

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