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Solved! Lynn Di Nino’s mysterious jewelry at Sandpiper Gallery, Tacoma

She deliberately doesn’t tell you what it is, but if you think like Lynn Di Nino you can make a pretty good guess at the basic material for her show “The New Mysterious Jewelry,” up now at Sandpiper Gallery in Old Town Tacoma. I may be wrong, but my guess is…(drum roll)…coffee filters.

Yep, there’s a gallery full of coffee filter jewelry in Old Town, and it’s definitely worth wearing. Di Nino, who usually works in concrete but has lately explored all sorts of other, mostly found and recycled, media, gives you a hint in the artist statement – the

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At Sandpiper Gallery in Tacoma, sumi-e meets mixed media with beautiful results

Fumiko Kimura, "Trapped in Tea Bag…" Photo: Rosemary Ponnekanti

Walk into Sandpiper Gallery off busy North 30th Street, in Tacoma’s Old Town, and you’re struck by the serenity. Up right now is a show by three local sumi-e artists – Selinda Sheridan, Lois Yoshida and Fumiko Kimura – that takes sumi-e out of the brush and into the world of three dimensional texture and shape, but retaining its essential tranquility.

“Metamorphosis” is like sumi-plus. Traditionally, sumi-e consists of black charcoal ink sweeps over paper, occasionally with watercolors added. For the last few decades, though, American sumi artists have been pushing the genre, taking it into the abstract, the expressionist, the lush. With Yoshida, Sheridan and Kimura, though, it’s soaring into sculpture and collage.

Selinda Sheridan, "The Dove Returns." Photo: Rosemary Ponnekanti

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