Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma art galleries’
Traver Gallery , 1821 E Dock Street in Tacoma, serves as the only United States venue for “Engaging with Glass,” the first comprehensive survey of Irish glass art in over a decade. The reception for the artists is April 21 from 5-7pm, and the show runs through May 27. The exhibition brings together a broad spectrum of work in glass, ranging from beautifully executed decorative objects to conceptual installation pieces incorporating video elements. Irish artists working at home or abroad, as well as foreign artists living and working in Ireland, are included in the exhibition, which was juried by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Curator of Ceramics, Glass and Asian Collections at the National Museum of Ireland and Tina Oldknow, Curator of Modern Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. Seattle artist Paula Stokes, whose work is included in the show, was instrumental in bringing the exhibition to the United States. Shown: Roisin de Buitlear, Tambour – Limerick Lace Series.
A unique body of collaborative painted ceramic works by renowned artists Jeffry Mitchell, Cappy Thompson, and Dick Weiss called “Yours, Mine, and Ours” will be on display at Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 E. Dock Street, March 3 – April 15. A preview reception with the artists is on March 3 from 5-7pm. Shown: Cappy Thompson, Dick Weiss & Jeffry Mitchell, WARLI TREE AND SKULL.
Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial in LaConner, is showing “Natural and Supernatural: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art” through February 26. The show is part of the ever-evolving tradition of representing the history, mythology, identity and ownership for the people of the coast. Individual artists in this show work within this context, but they also exhibit a wide range of style and expression. Shown at the left: one of the pieces from the show.
On view through February 11, Seattle artist Neal Fryett presents new photographic, video, and sculptural work in the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery’s first exhibition of 2012. The tangram, a dissection puzzle comprised of seven parts, serves as the foundation for Fryett’s studio compositions, basic geometric shapes crafted from walnut that when arranged and rearranged become a study in still life, balance, and history. The gallery is located at 620 Market Street in Kirkland.
The Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St. in Tacoma, showcases contemporary works in tempera by Nathan DiPietro through February 11. DiPietro works in egg tempera, a centuries-old painting medium created by mixing powdered pigments with egg yolk and water. The resulting paints dry quickly to a matte finish and allow for thin, smooth layers of color and tight control of details. DiPietro will offer a demonstration of this technique following a gallery talk on his work on Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.. An opening reception will be January 25 from 5-7pm at the gallery. Concurrently showing is the work of photographer Eirik Johnson.
The SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental, 1220 Third Avenue in Seattle, is featuring a group of artists whose work has been impacted by relocation or travel. In connection with the show, which is influenced by the upcoming SAM exhibit, “Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise,” is an installation in the gallery’s University Street window by Dan Hawkins. The show is on view through February `11.
The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island, is showcasing a special collection of Lynn Mizono’s wearable art through February 15.
On view through December 31 at the American Art Company, 1126 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma, is the Northwest Pastel Society’s 25th International Open Exhibition featuring 77 artists from across the United States and Canada.
Sandpiper Gallery, 2221 N.30th. Street in Old Town Tacoma, opens “The New Mystery Jewelry” on September 17 in a reception from 2-5pm. The show, a one-person show of body adornment by sculptor Lynn Di Nino, runs through October 21.
Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 E Dock Street #100, celebrates dual exhibits with an artists’ reception September 17 from 4-7pm. On view is Randy Walker’s “Revolve” and “Animal Spirit: Felines and Canines” featuring works by Karen Willenbrink Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen. Shown by Randy Walker.
Mavi Contemporary Art in Tacoma celebrates one year tomorrow night, August 18, from 5:30-8:30pm. The reception officially opens the exhibition featuring the work of William Quinn & Michael Loos. Mavi says, “Come meet Michael Loos who has come all the way from Italy to attend this opening and anniversary celebration!” Shown: Natural Selection by Michael Loos.
Celebrate 40 years of Pilchuck Glass at Traver Gallery Tacoma, located on the Thea Foss Waterway adjacent to the Museum of Glass, through September 11. On view are works from prominent glass artists who studied or taught at Pilchuck. Also on view is “Mark Bennion: Kaleval,.” a solo exhibition featuring a selection of new fresco paintings and steel sculptures by Vashon Island artist Mark Bennion. Bennion has shown his work across the United States, Canada and Europe since 1968. He has recently exhibited at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma as well as the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner. A reception for the artists is August 7 from 1-4pm.
Carmen Vetter’s “Fill” is on view at the Traver Gallery Tacoma, 1821 E Dock Street #100. Also showing is world-famed glass master Lino Tagliapietra in a show called “Voglio Ballare Tutta La Notte.” Both exhibits will be up through August 21. Shown: Carmen Vetter, Swale (detail), 2011
A show featuring photographs and wire sculpture by Tacoma husband and wife artists Vladimir Shakov and Chris Wooten opens from 2-5pm on July 23 at the Sandpiper Gallery, 22221 N. 30th Street in Old Town Tacoma. When the artists aren’t teaming up to produce artworks they are working on their own individual means of artistic expression. The exhibition will be on view through September 3.
Opening Thursday, June 16 from 5-9pm at the Mavi Contemporary Art Gallery, 502 Sixth Avenue in Tacoma, is “Under Pink Skies,” new work by Nina Weiss. Also showing is “Intrepid Strokes,” featuring work by William Turner, Christopher Mathie and William Quinn. The shows are on view June 15 through July 17. Shown: Angler’s Stream by Nina Weiss.