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Tag: Collins Memorial Library


Critic’s Picks: “Spelling Bee” at Tacoma Little Theatre, eco-art on Vashon and William Morris art at Collins Library

Tacoma Little Theatre starts spelling

TLT opens its season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the Tony-winning musical about six nerdy teens (played by adults) competing for the world’s wackiest spelling competition. Opens today; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 2-25. $15-$25. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. 253-272-2481, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Eco-art on Vashon

Join artist and UWT professor Beverly Naidus for the opening of her eco-art project “Eden Reframed” on Vashon Island. Combining permaculture principles like a food forest and soil improvement with interactive sculptural story “hives” and a community

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

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

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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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