GO Arts

Everything new on the walls, stage, screen and streets of Tacoma and South Puget Sound.

NOTICE: GO Arts has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved GO Arts.
Visit the new section.

Tag: Madera

May
23rd

Blues/tango singer María Volonté returns to Madera Furniture Company in Tacoma next Thursday

Back by popular demand to Madera Furniture Company is Argentine singer and guitarist María Volonté, who’ll bring her unique fusion of blues and tango next Thursday night along with Californian harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer.

“Everyone was blown away by Maria’s performance last year,” said Madera owner Carlos Taylor-Swanson in a press release. “She has such grace and charm as a performer and her music is simply delicious.”

Volonté’s tango work has won her the prestigious Gardel Prize, a Latin Grammy nomination and entry into the Tango Hall of Fame. Now, on the Blue Tango Tour, she and Footer

Read more »

Nov.
18th

Critic’s Picks: Local craft-art fair at King’s Books, Dada at Toy Boat Theatre, Tacoma Symphony and small art at Madera

TSO clarinetist Craig Rine. Courtesy photo.

Tacoma Symphony with clarinetist Craig Rine

The Tacoma Symphony moves to the Rialto Theater this weekend for a performance of Bach, Copland and Schumann, including Copland’s Clarinet Concerto written for Benny Goodman and performed this weekend by the TSO’s own Craig Rine. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $12-$62. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9thSt., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.tacomasymphony.org

Craft fair for artist-made gifts

If the holidays are getting too commercial for you, support local artists by buying gifts that are truly unique at the annual Tacoma is For Lovers Craft Fair this weekend. Ornaments, jewelry, printed items, handmade books…the list goes on. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20. Free. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, www.kingsbookstore.com

Dada cabaret with Toy Boat Theatre

Know what Dada is? Everything and anything, provided it doesn’t make any sense and is juxtaposed in the oddest way. Toy Boat Theatre presents an original (and free) cabaret version of the early-20th-century art phenomenon in “WaT is DaDa?” 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 at Norton Clapp Theatre, Jones Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma; 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nov. 19 at Toy Boat Theatre, 1314 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. Free. www.toyboattheatre.com

New and Small Works at Madera

The artisans and artists at Madera Architectural Elements present a holiday show of smaller items from their repertoire: felted creations by Jennevieve Schlemmer, mixed media by Chris Wooten, stoneware by Andy Lewis-Lechner and more. Gala opening noon-5 p.m. Nov. 19; then open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21. Free. Madera, 2210 Court A, Tacoma. 253-572-1218, www.maderawoodworking.com Read more »

Sep.
22nd

See Tacoma through three different lenses at Madera showroom’s “Tripod” slide show

Sometimes, we take our home for granted. We ignore the spectacular, march past the unique. But while we might be so used to Tacoma, visitors see it differently – and so do artists. You can see T-town through a different lens – three, actually – this Friday night at Madera Architectural Elements, as three local photographers show their unique views in a “Tripod” slide show of Tacoma sights.

Kevin Freitas, known for his work on the Feed Tacoma blog, joins professional photographer Chip van Gilder and Sharon Styer to share views of Tacoma that you

Read more »

Aug.
13th

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.

Read more »