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November 2017 Art Walk, Spaceworks Picks

9 Nov

Opening Reception
“Present / Tense” Exhibit

November 16, 2017, 5 PM – 9 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

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Left: Malayka Gormally “Signs” (detail). Right: Tom Gormally “US” (sculpture detail photo). Photos by Mark Woods

Spaceworks Gallery

950 Pacific Ave. Suite 205, Tacoma, WA
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“Present / Tense” features paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Malayka Gormally & Tom Gormally. Spaceworks Gallery is honored to bring this exhibit to Tacoma, and we invite you to join us for the opening reception or during regular gallery hours.

Malayka explores emotional strength, connection, and conflict between people of disparate races, generations, and political beliefs. Tom critiques the current political and social zeitgeist.

Read more about the artists and current exhibit >>

 

Social Media for Social Good

November 16, 2017, 7 PM – 9PM
$5 ($3 goes to Tacoma Urban League)

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“Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed” at the Spaceworks Gallery

10 Jul
Opening Reception July 20, Performances, Poetry, Music, FREE
Closing Reception August 17, Politics, Poetry, Music, FREE

TACOMA, WA – Immigration: Hopes Realized, Dreams Derailed is a multimedia exhibition about immigration and detention on display at the Spaceworks Gallery. Curated by art critic Susan N. Platt and mural artist David Long, the exhibit addresses the urgent issue of immigration from multiple perspectives.

It features intense work by undocumented immigrants, former detainees, current detainees, DACAs (Delayed Action for Childhood arrivals), college students, grass roots activists, self- taught artists and professional artists. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, collages, glass arts, films, photography, and videos. The works range from heartfelt to playful, interactive to informative, and poetic to didactic.

At the opening, July 20, and the closing, August 17, the Spaceworks Gallery will have music, poetry, and performances, as well as immigrant rights leaders speaking about the essential contributions of immigrant workers and the oppressive conditions in the Northwest Detention Center.

“Our purpose is to open up the conversation about immigration and to embrace the many ways in which immigrants are the essential fabric of our society,” said Platt. “In addition to visiting the gallery, Continue reading

May 18th Tacoma Art Walk – Spaceworks Highlights

17 May

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Spaceworks Gallery is hosting an exhibition by clay animator Bruce Bickford

UPLANDOS
Art of Bruce Bickford

OPENING RECEPTION

May 18th, 6-9pm

Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave Suite 205, Tacoma, WA
(Entrance on 11th street)

FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

Artist will be present
Light food and beverage
Event on Facebook

SWgallery“In 1964, Bruce got his first 8-m m movie camera and started combining his passion for clay with a stop motion animation technique called clay animation. What started out as simple, almost crude films would soon develop into projects characterized by an almost obsessive attention to detail paired with surreal stream of consciousness stories. It is this combination that makes his work both so unique and so incompatible with mainstream culture…” continue reading on the Spaceworks Blog


art of alchemy

A showcase of works by students, skaters, & supporters of Alchemy

THE ART OF ALCHEMY

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Bruce Bickford at Spaceworks Gallery

15 May

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OPENING RECEPTION
May 18th, 6-9pm
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave Suite 205, Tacoma, WA
FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Artist will be present
Light food and beverage
Event on Facebook

A legendary animator with a loyal following finally gets his first exhibition in Tacoma. UPLANDOS Art of Bruce Bickford opens on Third Thursday, May 18th at the Spaceworks Gallery (950 Pacific Ave.; Entrance on 11th St.). Bruce will be present for the opening reception Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6PM to 9PM.

The exhibition will run May 18 – June 15, 2017 Continue reading

Candlelight Vigil held at the Spaceworks Gallery in Honor of the National Day of Remembrance.

17 Apr

Red Scarf Revolution presents

Candellight vigil

April 17th 2017, 6-9pm
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave (entrance on 11th St.)
Tacoma, Washington 98401

FREE and OPEN TO PUBLIC
Doors at 6pm. Performances at 7pm


On Monday, April 17th, 2017 Cambodian communities nationwide will participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of the National Day of Remembrance. From California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, the vigil will serve to remember those lost during the Cambodian genocide from 1975-1979.

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and evacuated the entire city as they forced people into labor camps and executed former government officials, doctors, artists, scholars among others. It became known as Year Zero as it was marked by the Khmer Rouge regime. Under that regime, it has been estimated that over 2 million lives were lost due to execution and starvation. Continue reading

2016 Was a Colorful Year for Tacoma, Report by Tacoma Arts Commission Shows

14 Mar

Arts and culture are essential to Tacoma’s renaissance and continued growth. The City of Tacoma nurtures its creative ecosystem providing many opportunities for residents and visitors to access and participate in the arts. In addition to supporting artists and arts organizations through funding, public art, programming, and policy, the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality […]

via 2016 by the numbers — Tacoma Arts

You can read more about the 2016 accomplishments of the Tacoma Arts Commission here.

Scars & Stripes – Red Scarf Revolution Presents New Exhibit at the Spaceworks Gallery

9 Mar

 

Red Scarf Revolution presents

Scars & Stripes

A Cambodian American Experience

Join the opening reception, March 16th, 2017, 5-9pm. This event is free and open to the public and will offer food & beverages. Invite your friends on the Facebook Event Page.

Exhibition Runs: March 9th* to April 20th

Explore the dramatic impact of war, genocide, resettlement, and deportation of Cambodian Americans today while experiencing their cultural contributions. This exhibition features work by contemporary artists as well as photos and text from Khmer American: Naga Sheds Its Skin, an exhibition created by the Khmer American community and Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Continue reading

Artist Mentorship Night at 1120 Creative House Connects The Dots

6 Mar
Tacoma artists and art patrons mingle at 1120 Creative house. Third Thursday Artwalk, November 2015.

Tacoma artists and art patrons mingle at 1120 Creative house. Third Thursday Artwalk, November 2015. Photo by Kris Crews.

Sometimes the art world can seem impenetrable. How can you as an artist break into it? And once you’ve broken into it, how do you make it? Continue reading

Native Art Mart & Closing Reception

14 Feb

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February 16, 2017, 5-9pm
Third Thursday art walk at the Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave (entrance on 11th Street), Tacoma, WA
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Event on Facebook

Native Art Mart Vendors & Closing Reception curated by Lisa Fruichantie (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma). Exhibition curated by Asia Tail (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)

PROCEEDS GO TO RESIST THE DAPL AT STANDING ROCK

Participating Vendors:
Meka Clothing
Plain to Sea
Transcendence Design
Qu’Wutsun Made
Araquin Designs
John Romero Fine Arts
Alano Edzerza

Performance by:
Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth

Protect the Sacred gives voice to the diverse Urban Indian community of this region. As Native artists, we reject externally constructed expectations for people of color, who are often confined by the recognition of their ethnicity in the mainstream art world. This exhibition empowers Indigenous artists to represent themselves, whether in traditional or contemporary contexts. Through our work, we hope to showcase the complexity of our cultures and identities, and broaden perceptions of Native American art.

Artists Exhibited in the Gallery Showcase:
Natasha Alphonse
Christine M Babic
Natalie M Ball
Peter Boome
Bradley Castillo
Anthony Duenas
Alano Edzerza
Ka’ila Farrell-Smith
Ryan Feddersen
Yatika Fields
Lisa Fruichantie
Erin Genia
Samuel Genia
Raven Julia Juarez
Linley B. Logan
Geri Montano
Nahaan FastsFrom English
Marvin Oliver
Shaun Peterson
Cheyenne Randall Art
Sara Siestreem
Fox Anthony Spears
Lisa Telford
Haley Waddington
Matika Wilbur
Melissa Woodrow
and more!

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Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave. (entrance on 11th Street)
Tacoma, WA
FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC

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Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock

11 Jan

Dec 31 – Feb 16, 2017

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Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock
An Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous Art in Tacoma

Proceeds go to resist the DAPL at Standing Rock

Exhibition curated by Asia Tail (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)

Protect the Sacred gives voice to the diverse Urban Indian community of this region. As Native artists, we reject externally constructed expectations for people of color, who are often confined by the recognition of their ethnicity in the mainstream art world. This exhibition empowers Indigenous artists to represent themselves, whether in traditional or contemporary contexts. Through our work, we hope to showcase the complexity of our cultures and identities, and broaden perceptions of Native American art.

Although the water protectors achieved an incredible victory with the permit denial, the fight is not over. So close to the inauguration, it is more urgent than ever to protect Native lands, rights, and sovereignty for future generations.

Artists:
Natasha Alphonse (Dené)
Christine Babic (Chugach Alutiiq)
Natalie M. Ball (Klamath/Modoc)
Peter Boome (Upper Skagit)
Bradley Castillo (Osage)
Anthony Duenas (Puyallup)
Alano Edzerza (Tahltan)
Ka’ila Farrell-Smith (Klamath/Modoc)
Ryan Feddersen (Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation)
Lisa Fruichantie (Seminole)
Yatika Starr Fields (Cherokee/Creek/Osage)
Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton)
Samuel Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton)
Raven Juarez (Blackfeet)
Linley Logan (Seneca)
Geri Montano (Dineh/Comanche)
Nahaan (Tlingit)
Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta-Pueblo)
Shaun Peterson (Puyallup)
Cheyenne Randall (Cheyenne River Sioux)
Sara Siestreem (Hanis Coos)
Fox Anthony Spears (Karuk)
Lisa Telford (Haida)
Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam/Suquamish/Duwamish)
Haley Waddington (Haida)
Melissa Woodrow (Wuksachi Band of Western Mono and Chicana)
Matika Wilbur (Swinomish/Tulalip)
and more!

BIG thank yous to hello, cupcakeCourtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown, Spaceworks Tacoma, Mad Hat Tea Company, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and the Nisqually Indian Tribe for their support!


 

Events During the Exhibit


Opening Reception:

Third Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 9pm
Free and open to public 

7PM: Blessing by Connie McCloud (Puyallup), and poetry by Sara Marie Ortiz (Pueblo of Acoma), Nahaan (Tlingit), and Erin Tail (Lakota/Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee).
7:15-9PM: Performance art by Christine Babic.
6PM-9PM: Nahaan will also be offering tattoos in the gallery, pre-schedule an appointment with him directly.
Event on Facebook

 



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Native Art Mart & Closing Reception
Third Thursday, February 16th, 5 – 9pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Event on Facebook

Participating Vendors: Meka Clothing, Plain to Sea, Transcendence Design, Qu’Wutsun Made, Araquin Designs, and more…

Closing Reception Performance by Arianna Johnny-Wadsworth

 


 

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