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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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B2 and Mavi galleries open in Tacoma with a stylish but definitely commercial flair

Tacoma’s two new galleries, B2 and Mavi Contemporary Art, opened last Thursday with two quite different styles but a common aim: market appeal.

B2 (pronounced B-squared) is in fact part of a framing and commercial art dealing business, and it shows in the smooth, fairly unchallenging work that’s on view. Which isn’t to say the work’s not good. Chinese brush artist Jun Kang Ye’s paintings of animals and birds take a tight focus, with a light stroke creating realistic feathers and fur. Her birds, llamas and horses have whimsical, almost human expressions, and the two-tone background is soothing. Keith Lazelle’s

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