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2014 Tacoma Arts Month Opening Party & AMOCAT Arts Awards

26 Sep

Presented by the Tacoma Arts Commission and Spaceworks Tacoma


Thursday, October 2, 6-9pm
Tacoma Post Office Building
Awards start 7:45, Post Hall (4th floor)

Get out and have some fun while helping us kick off Tacoma Arts Month in style. Enjoy a stellar line-up of entertainment, art exhibitions, appetizers, dessert, and no-host bar. Help us honor the 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award winners and funding recipients. It’s all free and open to the public – pack up the family, invite your friends and come help us celebrate!  RSVP here, find it on Facebook, or just show on up.


Experience this giant line-up of happening in the newly-renovated Tacoma Post Office Building and help us honor the 2014 AMOCAT Arts Award winners and funding recipients.

The night’s arts and entertainment includes:
• Music by Speed Queen
• Exhibits of work by Jessica Spring and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation’s Foundation of Art Award honorees
• Pop-up exhibits of work by Beautiful Angle, Isaac Olsen, Alice Di Certo, Kristin Giordano, The C.L.A.W., and Poly Rev
• Okinawa Taiko Drums
• Tintype photo booth by Kyle Dillehay
• Mini-theater performances by Working Class Theater
• Open studios of Abby Kok, Alana Tamminga, and Katlyn Hubner
• Trash Fashion Runway by Tinkertopia and Friends
• Poetry by Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo
• Screenings of short films by Kat Ogden, Nick Butler, Kris Crews, Kate Walker, and The Grand Cinema

2014 AMOCAT Arts Awards, starts at 7:45 in Post Hall (4th floor):

Arts Patron – ArtsFund
Community Outreach by an Organization – Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Community Outreach by an Individual – Jessica Spring

2014 Tacoma Arts Commission funding recipients:
Arts Anchor Fund
The Grand Cinema, Hilltop Artists, Museum of Glass, Northwest Sinfonietta, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Symphony, Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

Arts Projects
Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, DASH Center for the Arts, Fab-5, Fort Nisqually Foundation, King’s Bookstore, Local Life, Monkeyshines, MLKBallet, Northwest Repertory Singers, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Second City Chamber Series, Sister City Council of Tacoma, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Maritime Fest, the BareFoot Collective, University of Puget Sound, Washington State Historical Society

Tacoma Artist Initiative Program
Sean Alexander, Carla Barragan, Bill Colby, Alice Di Certo, Kyle Dillehay, David Domkoski, Oliver Doriss, Josie Emmons Turner, Sarah Gilbert, Erin Guinup, Meghan Mitchell, Mark Monlux, Kat Ogden, Scott Scoggin, Erik Steighner, Noah Struthers

Event Sponsors
Click! Cable TV, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Tacoma Weekly, Northwest Public Radio, KPLU, Weekly Volcano, Premier Media Group, Exit133

Questions? Inquiries? 
Call Naomi Strom-Avila 253.591.5191

“Through our eyes” StoryLab Student Showcase

1 Aug

Through our eyes” StoryLab Student Showcase
Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 – 1-5pmstory lab
Spaceworks Tacoma is excited to announce “Through our eyes,” a StoryLab Student Showcase in the Pop-up Gallery off the main lobby at the Tacoma Post Office Building located at 1102 A Street, Tacoma. This is a two day only event on August 2-3, 2014 from 1-5pm. The pop-up gallery is being organized in conjunction with Tacoma Public Library and Picture Tacoma (tacoma253.com).

The exhibition “Through our eyes” is a selection of photographs from two intensive week-long teen photography workshops at Tacoma Public Library’s StoryLab, curated by workshop instructor Jesse Michener. The student photographers will receive feedback from peers, family and friends, and have the opportunity to discuss their work. The featured students, under Ms. Michener’s direction, will be responsible for all aspects of the exhibition – hanging, staffing, refreshments, and social media outreach.

Tacoma Public Library’s StoryLab provides space and free classes for teen interested in filmmaking, digital photography and image processing, web design, voice over, music and audio production, animation. The Library’s Community Relations Manager David Domkoski was instrumental in launching the StoryLab project as well as coordinating this Spaceworks pop-up exhibition.

Workshop instructor Jesse Michener is a freelance photographer, writer and educator in Tacoma. She has taught high school drama (Spanaway Lake High School and Franklin High in Seattle) and digital photography at both SOTA and SAMI as an adjunct teaching artist. She regularly teaches day-long digital photography classes for the library as well. She is the co-producer of the Write workshops at Doe Bay on Orcas Island, a semi-annual writing retreat for 25 writers and a few NYT best-selling authors. And she currently has an exhibition running at Fulcrum Gallery, called Tacoma(253).

The Tacoma Post Office Building is a historic building located in Downtown Tacoma. In recent years the building has been renovated and now houses the Tacoma School of the Arts, USPS, Post Hall event space, and numerous artist & creative studios. Spaceworks Tacoma would like to thank property owner A Street Associates and property manager Power Property Consultants for their generosity and partnership, which makes the pop-up gallery off the lobby possible.

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