- A 92-piece Museum of Glass exhibit is making a stunning tribute to a 40-year relationship that glass aficionados but not many other people have known about for years. Its a relationship where learning has flowed both ways, where two cultures Australians and Pacific Northwesterners have tangled with the same temperamental material.
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The Tacoma Art Museum will celebrate its 10th birthday Saturday with free admission to the museum and its spring festival.
Federal agents arrested a 35-year-old Renton man Thursday for allegedly selling counterfeit Dale Chihuly art on eBay.
What does Eric Carle do when he’s not making books for kids? He keeps exploring the sheer joy of vivid color and tangible texture – only in works that curl up and out and into three dimensions, or crop reality into a close-up abstract, or splash over the walls.
If you hear the word “mosaic” and imagine Greco-Roman gods and grapevines, it’s a good thing for you that the Society of American Mosaic Artists is coming to town. Beginning Tuesday, more than 500 mosaic artists will descend on Tacoma for SAMA’s annual conference, inspiring multiple mosaic shows at local galleries and museums and shining a spotlight on an ancient art form that’s constantly being reinvented.
If you wander into Pacific Lutheran University’s gallery this month and feel a little small, that’s understandable. In 16 big works, ice and water meet and break up into abstractions on a glacial scale, commenting not just on elemental forces such as oceans and climate change, but on the concept of landscape itself.
Anyone who is still riding a horse and turning out art-show paintings at 95 deserves a big birthday party. But Fred Oldfield, Western painter and longtime cowboy, is taking it one step further by celebrating his birthday this week at the Puyallup Fairgrounds with a painting workshop and a party raising funds for the artists he cares about – kids.
After a lawsuit, a community meeting and many hours of legal wrangling, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Young family came to an agreement Tuesday afternoon about the museums sale of a donation of Chinese artifacts by the family over three decades ago.
When you see Benjamin Moores new glass art exhibit at Tacoma's Museum of Glass, you'll know the master of minimalism has climbed to new heights of simplicity of form, of color, of line and the works in Translucent challenge viewers to follow this monk-like path in reduction.
As job searches go, this one’s unique. What other leadership position would require the candidate to be internationally recognized, yet willing to work at a symphony in a midsize city with a midsize budget? To be responsible for bringing a 400-year-old art form to 21st-century Tacomans with innovation and passion?
Move over, Peter, and your little wolf too. Pecos Bill is ridin’ into town, and he’s bringing his own orchestra.
When Carmen takes the Rialto stage tonight, she won’t have an adoring chorus of gypsies to back her up. Nor will she have grandiose bullfight scenery or a triumphant overture to glorify her tale of seduction and death. No, all she’ll have is her jealous husband, her rival, her lover, a couple of side characters — and her knife.
Ed Asner has played a career’s worth of screen characters, from Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to the animated Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s “Up.” Along the way he’s wracked up enough Emmys to fill a duffle bag.
Cirque du Soleil brings its newest show to Western Washington on Thursday when it opens “Amaluna” at Marymoor Park in Redmond. The estrogen-fueled story is a retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” – Cirque style.
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