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Tag: Peter Serko


Critic’s Picks: photography workshop at MoG, Virna Haffer at TAM, Spaceworks window art and Artwalk

Peter Serko workshop at MoG

Tacoma photographer Peter Serko, whose Museum of Glass-related work is on show now in the museum, will lead a mini photo workshop for all ages at MoG’s Family Day, along with a discussion of his work, and an outdoor composition workshop by Jennifer Adams. 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13 (1 p.m. discussion). $12/$10/$5/free for under-six. 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, www.museumofglass.org

Haffer’s photographs at TAM

Virna Haffer was a Tacoma photographer through the early and mid-20th century; her work was not only groundbreaking technically, but also socially and artistically. Thanks to recent research, Tacoma Art Museum

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Peter Serko paints the Museum of Glass in a spectrum of photographic colors

It may seem a bit self-promoting to host a show of photographs depicting your own building, but once you’ve gotten past that hiccup the new exhibit of Peter Serko photographs at the Museum of Glass is well worth seeing: a vision of intensely colored angles and reflections stretching along the museum’s back gallery.

Serko often works in moody black and white, but here he abandons misty long views for vivid close-ups of the museum building and surrounds, charged with candy-box of colors in a wide variety of light. As a resident of the museum district since 2006 (Serko

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Tacoma in photographs and poetry at TAM this Sunday

A new collaborative book of Tacoma-based photography and poetry will debut with a public reading and exhibit this weekend at Tacoma Art Museum. “20/20: Tacoma in Images and Verse” combines work from Michael Magee and 21 other local poets inspired by Tacoma photography by Peter Serko, who captures the city’s streets and docklands in atmospheric images.

The 80-page, locally published book ranges over bus stops and cafes, city architecture and the waterfront, with a matching poem facing each. Poets include Jean Musser, Connie Walle, Kevin Miller and David Fewster.

Sunday’s opening includes each poet reading two poems, along

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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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