Posts Tagged ‘ ArtBeat ’

Senior University—some things are still free

Jan 25th, 2012 | By

On rolling, green grounds near Point Defiance Park, Franke Tobey Jones, a 20-acre retirement community, has been a part of Tacoma since 1924.  During that time, this not-for-profit entity has proved itself to be a good neighbor and an asset for the entire city community.  Nothing demonstrates this more clearly than does its Senior University
[more…]



A Crazy Lady has an anniversary

Dec 21st, 2011 | By
A Crazy Lady has an anniversary

Eclectic, funky, colorful, appealing to the senses—lotions, candy, creatures furry—acrylics, oils, pencil art—portraits, carvings, found-object art—bling and retro and great photographs. These are some ways of describing what you’ll find at A Crazy Lady on 4th Street Gallery. Shelly Wilkerson is the “Crazy Lady,” so-named by her partner/husband Glen Wilkerson.  Glen told his wife that
[more…]



A truly grand cinema!

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By
A truly grand cinema!

Although the Grand Cinema had had loyal patrons and volunteers, it was on the brink of financial disaster.  It was in April 1997, when, after considerable work by a core group, the Grand Cinema was declared to be a not-for-profit entity.  Since that time, it has become a community treasure and a resounding success. When
[more…]



Portrait of an artist: Lynn Di Nino

Oct 26th, 2011 | By
Portrait of an artist:  Lynn Di Nino

Lynn Di Nino was born in Roswell, New Mexico, one of five children raised by a single mother.  Di Nino and her siblings had minimal supervision, for their hard-working mother, receiving no financial assistance from any other source, often had to hold down two jobs at a time.  The children became adept at adapting to
[more…]