Tag Archives: Gabriel Brown

2016: Year in Photos

29 Dec

2016 quickly ramped up to be an exciting ride of cultural activities and business opportunities, bringing many new things. Spaceworks had a landmark year! We doubled the capacity of our Creative Enterprise program, invited the public to ‘Fish Tank’ where entrepreneurs made business pitches to a panel of experts, launched the Spaceworks Gallery on the corner of 11th & Commerce, hosted our 1st inaugural auction/fundraiser NEON, and added 3 new staff members!  This look back at the many events in which Spaceworks took part shows a very active year. Tacoma is what we make it, let’s keep making it vibrant.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Awards Spaceworks

9 May
From left: David Schroedel, Metropolitan Development Director at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.  Amy McBride, Arts Administrator at the City of Tacoma. Heather Joy, Spaceworks Manager.  Gabriel Brown, Spaceworks Assistant.

Spaceworks accepts award for “Downtown Revitalization”!!! From left: David Schroedel, Metropolitan Development Director at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. Amy McBride, Arts Administrator at the City of Tacoma. Heather Joy, Spaceworks Manager. Gabriel Brown, Spaceworks Assistant.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has a lot to celebrate. This past year they helped pass a “Demolition by Neglect” Ordinance allowing for a more proactive Continue reading

Welcome Our Summer Intern Gabriel Brown

11 Jun

Gabriel BrownPlease help us welcome Gabriel Brown as Spaceworks Tacoma’s Arts & Economic Development Intern! During his summer internship Brown will assist with marketing projects, storefront installations, as well as application processing and selection panels that will identify our next round of artists and entrepreneurs.

Brown is an artist, educator, and shoe cobbler born in Spokane, Washington 1982.  He holds an M.F.A. from Washington State University and served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA.  As an artist, Brown has exhibited work at the Northwest Museum of Art & Culture, Mt. Hood Visual Art Center, Korea National University of the Arts, and throughout community centers, street corners, and public restrooms.

Click here to read more about Gabriel. 

Gabriel created an installation in Woolworth Window #2 in Spring 2011. Click here to read about it.

Gabriel Brown shines a light on hard times

13 Oct

In a season of political performance, Spaceworks artist Gabriel Brown hits the streets undercover. News story by KOMO reporter Elisa Jaffe…

Cakewalk Artwork: Gabriel Brown

5 Sep

Sculpture by Gabriel Brown

Another piece for the Cakewalk – Floating Estate Island by Gabriel Brown, self-described ‘garbologist’ and a previous Spaceworks artist. This sculpture, valued at $100, could be yours in just a few short weeks!

What: Cakewalk
When: September 15, 6pm-9pm
Where: 311 S. 7th Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Admission: free, all ages, refreshments provided, drinks for sale  (21+)
Live DJs: Mr. Melanin and DJ Broam, performance by the BareFoot Collective. For more info, click here.

Support Spaceworks  upcoming fundraiser celebration, Cakewalk. You’ll have the opportunity to buy a ticket to participate in either an ‘artwalk’ or a ‘cakewalk’ ($20 for artwork, $5 for cake), and take home something fabulous for dirt cheap – all while supporting a good cause. Help us celebrate the first two years of Spaceworks and keep it going in 2013!

“Practice Swing” Sinks It

12 Apr

Last Saturday, while Tiger Woods, Charl Schwartzel and Rory McIlroy battled it out at the Masters, Tacoma artist Gabriel Brown took a swing at the American consumer class via its most hallowed pastime: golf. Feet firmly planted in the garbage wrappers (nuggets of consumer scat) that litter the floor of his installation at the Woolworth Building, Brown took a shot at this emanation of the suburban good life – with a bullwhip.

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