Free Sounds of Brass concert
The ninth annual “Sounds of Brass Pops” concert Sunday features jazz pianist David Deacon-Joyner as soloist and a program including Bernstein, John Williams and Ennio Morricone from the 16-piece brass ensemble Brass Unlimited.
3 p.m. Sunday. Free (donations accepted). Building 2, Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. Mildred St., Tacoma. brassunlimited.org.
Hilltop glass art in conservatory
South Asian embroidery comes to the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory by way of the Hilltop Glass Artists in a new show, “Common Threads.” Students in the school-based glassblowing program explore the traditional South Asian textile art form of kantha, which tells stories through patterns and symbols, and translate it into sand-cast, blown, fused and mosaic glass. Artworks are for sale to benefit the nonprofit program.
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through May 26. $3 suggested donation. W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. 253-571-7670, hilltopartists.org/common-threads-installation.
‘Asian Fusion’ art in Shelton
After talking together about the evolution of Chinese calligraphy to sumi-e, collage and more, sumi artist Fumiko Kimura and her student Andrea Mastrangelo, owner of Shelton’s Museum Contempo, decided to jury a show integrating Asian art with other cultures. The result? “Asian Fusion,” with artists from Tacoma, Seattle, California and France working in media from pottery to anime.
Open 2-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays or by appointment through June 5. Artist reception noon-6 p.m. April 30; scroll-making workshop 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 1. Free. Museum Contempo, 68 SE Lynch Road, Shelton.
Poetry in the Harbor
Poetry in the Harbor celebrates National Poetry Month (April) with two free readings. On Thursday hear new Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall, and April 28 hear Carolyn Wright, editor of the anthology “Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace.”
7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. April 28. Free. Gig Harbor library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. piercecountylibrary.org.