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Tacoma Arts Commission and Evergreen College receive $300,000 as part of the inaugural “Our Town” grants from National Endowment for the Arts

The City of Tacoma’s Arts Commission and Evergreen State College are the only two Washington state recipients of a new grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, announced NEA chairman Rocco Landesman on Tuesday. The “Our Town” grants give a total of $6.575 million to 51 communities in 34 states to fund public-private partnerships that both support the arts and shape the local community in social, physical and economic ways to increase livability.

At $200,000 the grant to the Tacoma Arts Commission is one of the largest. It will help fund the redesign of the Tacoma

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Classical Orissi dance at Evergreen College


You don’t often get to see classical Indian dance in the South Sound – but this weekend you’ve got the chance. The Evergreen Orissi Dance Ensemble will join the Urvasi Dance Company and Fulbright-winning dance professor Ratna Roy for two performances of Orissi dance at Evergreen State College Friday and Saturday.

What’s Orissi? Originating from the tropical coastal state of Orissa in India, Orissi is one of the six classical Indian dance forms. It’s mostly a women’s dance, based around sinuous gestures with occasional leaps. Think of those curvy Indian temple sculptures and you’ll get the idea.

From the

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Warhol Foundation donates 150 original photographs to Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College was recently one of 183 college and university art museums around the country to receive a gift of original  Andy Warhol photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The gift, part of the Foundation’s Photographic Legacy Program, comprises 103 Polaroid and 50 black and white photographs by the famous artist, who changed the direction of modern art by incorporating photographic images of popular icons and celebrities, known as pop-art. Among the photographs donated are shots, both posed and candid, of famous figures of the 1970s and 1980s including singer Debbie Harry, artist

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