Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Leave No Plastic Behind Episode 4 Gallery link

Episode 4 Gallery Link:

Episode 5 - CALL FOR ARTISTS - Apply here by March 15, 2009
Be part of the creativity and join the most exciting LNPB episode yet. The plastic-avoiding & art-creating happens between March and May 2009, with opening events beginning in June 2009. All Locations to be announced. WHO:Performers, Filmmakers, Community Leaders and Elected Officials, Visual Artists (even Photographers) wanted!THEME: United by PlasticENTRY FORM: Apply here by March 15, 2009
All artist participants agree to live plastic-free for the same three-month time period. A plastic-free lifestyle challenges you to refrain from purchasing items that are packaged in any sort of single-use plastic, including: to-go coffee lids, plastic cups or cutlery, water, prepackaged foods, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry soap, utensils...
Any plastic accumulated must not be trashed or recycled curbside. During the course of these three months, artists make paintings/sculptures/mobiles/multi-media collages, video, film, poems, music, etc using or "inspired" by the collected plastics. Photography welcome for this episode!

Shelton Parks & Recreation youth class

Through the use of paint, pastels, watercolors and other materials explore nature from Aardvarks to Zebras and beyond. Students will be guided through a step-by-step drawing and painting techniques that include subject development using basic shapes, shading, blending, and the development of an environment/background.
Ages: 8—12
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed Dates: March 30— April 1
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $35.00
Site: Shelton Civic Center
Instructor: Ellen Miffitt
Min/max: 5/15

Monday, January 5, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tacoma Art Slam Images on Click! [see link]

2008 Art Slam participants:

We have a wonderful opportunity to further promote your work on Click! Cable TV On Demand
( We are partnering with Click! to set up an On Demand channel called Tacoma Art & Culture (accessible to anyone who is a current Click! Network cable TV customer with a digital receiver) on which we will be airing arts programming and or projects which were either produced and/or funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission.

One of the items we would like to put on the On Demand channel is the 2008 Art Slam video that was aired at the Rialto Theater on November 21, 2008. This will be the visual images and music (without the live spoken word performances).

The video would tentatively be available for viewing through 12/31/2009.

Naomi Strom-Avila
Cultural Arts Specialist
City of Tacoma
747 Market Street, Room 900
Tacoma, WA 98402

Tacoma Community College Environmental Art Exhibit

An Environmental Art Exhibition will occur from Jan. 5 – Feb. 27, 2009, at The Gallery, Tacoma Community College. The reception is open to the public and will occur at The Gallery on Jan. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The idea for the exhibition came from The Gallery Coordinator Jennifer Olson-Rudenko. It supports the educational mission of The Gallery and the goal of the college, to “ensure that all TCC employees and students are aware of, and dedicated to, sustainability principles.” The jury included TCC instructors from the art, English, philosophy, and science departments, as well as a member of the campus sustainability committee. The exhibition focuses on work that contributes to dialogue about our environment with works in a variety of media. The majority of the artists have an ongoing concern with the environment and drew from the body of their work.

Featured artists include Marit Berg, Kathleen Casteel, Melinda Cox, Jenni Denekas, Kyle Dillehay, Frank Dippolito, M. Irene Eggerman, Julia Haack, Connie Hardy, Gail E. Kelly, Melanie Johnson, Karen La Grave, Kristen M. Lawson, Annette Lucas, Bret Lyon, Crista Matteson, Zachary A. Mazur, Dorothy McCuistion, Mary J. McInnis, Ellen Miffitt, William Mitchell, Carson Murdach, John O’Gara, Jason Sobottka, and Sarah Waldo.

The Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To access The Gallery, use the entrance just off South 12th Street between Pearl and Mildred. For more information, contact Olson-Rudenko: 253.460.4306.

Shop the Froniter in Republic WA

This is a reminder that Shop the Frontier, the physical shop in Republic, WA, is moving on January 4. We\'ll be in the same building, but in a \"Main street\" location! We\'re moving to the front of the buildng, facing Clark, which is our main street in Republic and the major throughfare for the town.. The phone number will remain the same, and we\'ll be sure to send everyone our new address.

This is so exciting, because we will gain more exposure, be easier to find and have more window frontage for your products. In addition, the space will feature a separate training room, and we hope to set up a calendar od classes to include technology, commerce and art classes, as well as other rural handicrafts.