Posts Tagged ‘ ArtBeat ’

Getting to know Josie

Jun 5th, 2012 | By
Getting to know Josie

It was in 1998 that I first met Josie Emmons.  That was the year she became part of Tacoma’s Department of Economic Development. She brought with her a very impressive portfolio of accomplishments in the business, political and cultural world. Part of her job was to interface with the Arts Commission where I was a
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Picture this

May 3rd, 2012 | By
Picture this

Apollo Sunflower God, Fab-5 graffiti on the Rialto in Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Fab-5 Graffiti.  What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see or hear that word?  Probably for most people, whatever comes to mind is something negative, with corresponding words such as “defacing” and “vandalism.”  Private structures and public buildings,
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Betty Mears’ Legacy Lives On

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
Betty Mears’ Legacy Lives On

On Sept. 8, 2011, Tacoma lost one of its more colorful residents with the passing of artist Betty M. (Margaret) Bowman Mears.  Her enthusiasm for art was unbounded as fearlessly she explored a variety of mediums, from slumped glass to enameled copper, from oils to water colors, from pottery to photography, to name only a
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It’s “Americana” for Steve and Kristi Nebel

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By
It’s “Americana” for Steve and Kristi Nebel

The year was 1971 and Oct. 4 was the first day of classes for the then-new college, The Evergreen State College. The opening was a bit premature as there was no campus. In fact some classes were held in an Olympia tavern where a young, short woman with red shoes met a tall Army veteran. She came to Evergreen as a transfer student with a background that included being an actress and participating in events like talent shows. She knew how to play a guitar as she sang.