It’s time for the Tacoma Community College (TCC) Clay Club Sale this weekend! Maybe you crave the artistry of a hand-built clay vessel or object as we do – clay has a solidity and beauty that beckons us to touch it, pick it up and admire the potter’s personal touch. It also offers our eyes, given to staring at a computer screen hour after hour, an easy place to rest…You’ll find original clay art at amazing prices at TCC this weekend!
This year, the event is moving from the TCC art gallery to the Building 11 Student Center; the sale will be held in the Senate Room. “There has been talk of donating some of the monies to the Japan Pottery relief fund to help potters who had their kilns destroyed in the earthquake and tsunami,” says art instructor, Rick Mahaffey. Proceeds will also support the Clay Club fund. Hours: Friday, May 4, 9 am-7 pm (opening reception is 4-7 pm); Saturday, May 5, 10 am-2 pm. For map and directions, click here.
Join author Richard Heller as he reads from his new novel, Blueprints, on May 3, 7 pm, at King’s Books. Blueprints tells the unusual story of Alan, a protagonist on a wending journey to rebuild himself and his world with the help of horses and a wild array of characters, both American and Scottish. As a real-life farrier and a blacksmith for more than three decades, and a horseback riding instructor for troubled kids, Heller brings firsthand experience to the novel.
“Blueprints offers, chapter by chapter, an unforgettable search for self that’s painful, humorous, loving and astonishing at every turn. Every story told is rich with human detail, wonderful surprise. Using the theme of remodeling a home, Richard Heller’s “Alan” gradually rebuilds himself and his world. We, as readers, are privileged to witness a life revealed with Heller’s authenticity and depth.” ~ Holly Prado Northup
Author Richard Heller.
Richard Heller is a writer whose pen has produced poetry to technical writing for the horse industry. He is also a sculptor (his bronze works are currently on view at the American Art Company in Tacoma). King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave. in Tacoma, 253.272.8801 (phone), 253.272.2022 (fax). Open daily 11 am – 7 pm. http://www.kingsbookstore.com