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Shaved clay and tumbling birds fill The Gallery at Tacoma Community College

Marit Berg, "Demise of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker." Courtesy image.

Happy  Thanksgiving! It’s closed til next week, but here’s a taste of what’s up at TCC gallery.

Clay curls, intricate pencil drawings and mixed media nature works make up a new exhibit at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, as current faculty Marit Berg and Melinda Liebers Cox plus retired faculty member Frank Dippolito combine for a group show. Each artist has something different to say, but there’s enough continuity in style and media to gell the show into an interesting whole.

For each artist, though, there’s definitely a medium that best shows their strength. For Cox it’s delicately shaded color pencil drawings. In the front of the gallery her wide prairie paintings are flat, with no sense of that enormous prairie perspective. Her pick-up truck spilling out with foreshortened melons is better, but walk around the corner and suddenly you see directly into Cox’s fine sense of humor: three birds, their feathers penciled softly and fluffily, are tumbling through a juggler’s hands in one frame, balancing cutely on a ball in the other. Like little kids at a gymnastics class, their eyes light up with quizzical joy in their surreal acrobatics. Read more »


Critic’s Picks: Mythology at Tacoma Community College gallery, “Elles” at Seattle Art Museum, Michael Kenna at Tacoma Art Museum and wedding history at White River Valley, Auburn

Mythological art at Tacoma Community College

The Gallery at TCC has just opened an exhibit of art based on Greek and Roman mythology featuring work by local artists. Reception 4-7 p.m. Jan. 11, discussion 5-6 p.m. Jan. 16; open noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through April 19. The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St. (entry off South 12th Street at Mildred), Tacoma. 253-460-4306, tacomacc.edu

Last two weeks for “Elles” at SAM

“Elles: Pompidou,” a broad-ranging exhibit of 20th-century women artists from the Pompidou Center in Paris, is open for only two more weeks at Seattle Art Museum. See Cindy Sherman, Martha Rosler, Valie Export and more in provocative, skillful and groundbreaking work in all media. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday through Jan. 13. $23/$20/$12/free for 12 and under/$3 off on Thursday-Friday from 5-9 p.m. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. 206-654-3210, seattleartmuseum.org

Last weekend for part one of Michael Kenna at TAM Read more »