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Tag: Mary Boze Gallery


Critic’s Picks: Seattle Folklife Festival, Rockwell closes at Tacoma Art Museum, sumi at Mary Boze gallery and American Art Co

Folklife Festival this weekend

If you’ve been to the annual Seattle Folklife Festival you’ll know it’s a great weekend; if you haven’t, check it out: national and local acts from klezmer to kindie rock, busking to drum circles, Celtic to Greek, and all free. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today through May 29, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 30. Free (by donation). Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-684-7300, www.nwfolklife.org

Last chance to see Rockwell at TAM

“American Chronicles: the art of Norman Rockwell” closes at Tacoma Art Museum this weekend. The last chance to see all those iconic images and magazine covers

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Free Arts Month: a raucous First Night and the quiet Mary Boze Gallery

Jan. 1: Well, here I am beginning my month of free arts events. As posted recently, I’m attempting to attend a free arts event every day of this month, just to show you all how much great stuff there is out there without any budget at all. Yesterday was a work-free holiday, so I’m posting my January 1 event today, although technically it was partly on December 31. Confusing, eh? But what I saw Friday night was First Night, the arts-based celebration downtown of the New Year, and it ran from 6:30 p.m. til after midnight, straddling the

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John McCuistion’s ceramic art at Mary Boze Gallery


Tacoma artist John McCuistion has had a long career of thoughtful, skillful and innovative ceramic sculpture, and much of it is now on view at the Mary Boze Gallery at Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church. McCuistion, UPS professor and award-winning artist, combines thick glazing with organic shapes and challenging social concepts to make work that, in his words, “is about history, myth, storytelling, religion, relationships, ceremony, civilization and humor.”

The show at Mary Boze ranges over many years of platters, tiles and murals.

“John McCuistion: Returning and Remembering” is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday-Friday through Dec. 28 at

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Critic’s picks: Maritime Fest, Vashon circus show, Mavi gallery and Claudia Riedener at Mary Boze gallery

Maritime Fest

It’s all about the art of the boat: sleek hydroplanes, chunky tugs, elegant Tall Ships, and a whole bunch of music thrown in, along with some local artists and circus performers. Get the details of Maritime Fest in our cover story. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 28-29. Free. Dock Street, Tacoma. 253-318-2210, www.maritimefest.org

Lelavision and more on Vashon

Two energetic and original circus-based events are happening on Vashon this weekend. On Saturday night human jazz meets physical music as Christian Swenson performs with musical sculpture circus duo Lelavision at their studio. Then on Sunday a Vashon family hosts the

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Critic’s Picks: 72-Hour Film Fest, “Swan Lake” at Ballet Northwest, Peter Serko photography and Harbor Gallery show

The Grand’s 72-hour Film Fest

See the efforts of 30 local film teams who spent 72 hours last weekend making a five-minute, Tacoma-based film at The Grand Cinema’s annual 72-hour Film Fest. 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. films begin tonight. $15/$13 members. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. Includes food and drinks. 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com

Ballet Northwest does “Swan Lake”

For the first time ever, the Olympia-based Ballet Northwest is mounting that classic dance tragedy “Swan Lake,” with Tchaikovsky score and lots of white tutus. 7:30 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 8, 2 p.m. May 9.

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