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Digital and physical mesh in the mystical Nakamura-Campbell exhibit “Kukai” at Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound

Inside Kittredge Gallery it’s very, very dark. Eerie blips and taps punctuate the stillness. And in the center of the room is a kind of temple created by light, inhabited by seven inscrutable ceramic priests. It’s “Kukai,” a brand new collaborative installation by Tacoma ceramic artist Yuki Nakamura and Vashon digital media artist Robert Campbell that redefines each art form into something both ancient and futuristic.

The set-up’s cleverly simple. Seven foot-high clay towers – beautifully made, like unusual chess pieces – stand on a dark, mirrored surface, which reflects their length down into eternity, and also

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Critic’s Picks: “Pirates of Penzance” at UPS, Flying Karamazov Brothers in Seattle, Kittredge tempera show and piper in Old Town Tacoma

Nathan DiPietro, "Stream Rehabilitation." Courtesy image.

Last week for Kittredge tempera show

It’s the last week to see works in tempera by Nathan DiPietro at UPS’ Kittredge Gallery. DiPietro paints a bleak Northwest where lush native forests are replaced with developments and greenbelts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 11. Free. Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Lawrence St., Tacoma.www.pugetsound.edu/kittredge

“The Pirates of Penzance” at UPS

It is indeed a glorious thing to be a Pirate King, at least at the University of Puget Sound this week, where vocal music students are putting on a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s immortal comic operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” with orchestra accompaniment. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12. $12/$8/$5 UPS students. Schneebeck Concert Hall, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3419, tickets.pugetsound.edu Read more »


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

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

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Free Arts Month: Patterns, prints and paint at Kittredge

Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound is a great place to see free art when the commercial galleries are closed. It’s co-curated by Tacoma Art Museum and the university, and as such sports a mixture of student, staff and prominent Northwest artist shows. Just up is “Marked/Patterned Remarks,” a big show with bold paintwork and a small show with intricate detail.

From the moment you walk in the big gallery Michelle Grabner’s paint circles demand your attention. Four in a row, with a fifth to the side, they’re large, dark moons dotted with spirals of myriad gray

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Kittredge Gallery hosts best of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation award


There have been quite a few everyone-in-Tacoma art shows on lately – Fulcrum, Mineral, Brick House – but one of the best is up at Kittredge Gallery. Kittredge, based at the University of Puget Sound, has had a run of interesting shows since Tacoma Art Museum took over the programming, and curator Margaret Bullock – working with UPS folks, of course – has picked another good one.

It’s a display of all nominees and winners of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Art Award in the award’s three-year history. This results in a guest list of 25 artists, but

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Critic’s picks: Letterpress books at the Collins Library, chastity belts and art boudoir at Mineral, ArtWalk and award art at Kittredge

Make books at the Collins Library

Meet the artists and learn how to make tricky books, paper toys and paper party décor at the opening of a new books-and-letterpress exhibit at the University of Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library. The show features Purgatory Pie Press, a husband-and-wife team (Dikko Faust and Esther K. Smith) from New York who’ve shown at museums worldwide. Workshop 4-6 p.m. Aug. 13; exhibit runs daily through Oct. 1. Free. UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3669, http://www.pugetsound.edu/library.xml

Chastity Belts and Boudoirs on Puyallup Avenue

Art gets racy this month at the 301 Puyallup Ave. artspace.

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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Opera’s “Figaro,” Northwest Sinfonietta’s “Silver Flute,” Lisa Sweet at Kittredge and Mike Capp at Mineral

Tacoma Opera does “Figaro”

Mozart’s glorious comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” comes to Tacoma Opera this weekend amid much farce, cross-dressing and jumping out of windows. 8 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. March 7. $15-$80. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-627-7789, www.tacomaopera.com, www.broadwaycenter.org

 Northwest Sinfonietta’s “Silver Flute”

The NWS’ principal flutist Darrin Thaves plays a program of Impressionist music with bassoon and piano in “The Silver Flute.” 7:30 p.m. March 6. $28/$23. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 800-291-7593, www.nwsinfonietta.org

Lisa Sweet icons at Kittredge

Painter and Evergreen professor Lisa Sweet exhibits her modern take on medieval

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Critic’s Picks: “I Love You” at Encore, new Woolworths Windows, Barefoot Dance “On the Margin,” and wooden sculpture at Kittredge

“I Love You, You’re Perfect…” at Encore

Encore! Theater Company in Gig Harbor presents the hilarious off-Broadway musical revue “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a series of scenes with four actors exploring relationship quirks. Opens 7:30 p.m. tonight, then 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat-Sun through Jan. 14. $18/$14. 6615 38th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. 253-858-2282, www.encoretheater.org

Korean art in the Woolworth Windows

Just up in the Woolworth Windows downtown: a collection of work by Korean artists organized by Art Connection Korea, and sponsored by Tacoma Contemporary. 24/7 through Apr. 25. Free. Corner Broadway, Commerce and South 11th Streets, Tacoma. www.tacomacontemporary.org

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