All entries by this author

Kay Mullen’s workshops show healing power of poetry

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

“. . .and as far as my life is concerned, poetry has saved me again and again.” Muriel Rukeyser, American poet, Dec. 1913–Feb. 1980 All of us experience loss of one kind or another.  Sometimes we experience loss and are not particularly aware of it, perhaps because it is so commonplace, like the loss of
[more…]



White Dove Gallery’s Retha Heyward has too much to do retire

Dec 26th, 2012 | By
White Dove Gallery’s Retha Heyward has too much to do retire

For a quarter of a century, Retha Hayward and her White Dove Gallery have been part of the Tacoma-Lakewood art scene. We recently discussed her involvement with the arts, and in many ways her story is like a good novel in which there are several plot points upon which the action spins around, taking the
[more…]



Artists flourish at Proctor gallery

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

Over the several years I’ve written about art, the arts, artists, galleries, etc., for this newspaper, I’ve seen many changes to include the fact that galleries have recently had to close their doors. So, it was of interest to note that Proctor Art Gallery is on the threshold of its fourth anniversary celebration. Wondering what
[more…]



Classical guitarist’s influence ranges from Bach to Beatles

Nov 1st, 2012 | By

Is your calendar handy? If so, here is a date you might make a note of:  Nov 2. It’s when classical guitarist Jeffry Hamilton Steele will be in concert (following a 6:30 potluck supper) at Lakeview Congregational Church, 4606 S. 108th St. in Lakewood. The theme of the program is “The Bach Family Takes a
[more…]