This is part 3 in our series highlighting the artists participating in the Tacoma Studio Tour this November.
The Tacoma Studio Tour will feature 55 artists and collaborative studios and will allow the general public the opportunity to see the spaces in and tools with which local artists create their work, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. All studios will feature demonstrations of the artistic process or will have hands-on activities for visitors. Check out ArtAtWorkTacoma.com at the beginning of October for the full list of artists, schedule, and an interactive map where you can plot your tour course.
What: Tacoma Studio Tour
Where: 37 studio locations around Tacoma
When: November 3 & 4, 11 am – 5 pm
Here is this week’s artist sneak peeks:
Jena is drawn to faces and places that surround us in the Northwest. Using her eye for line and texture, she discovers lines moving between dark and light, subtly coaxing out personalities from the subject matter, infusing the work with color and vitality. She can be found gathering information, sketching around town, or looking for new and unique views on life in the Puget Sound area.
For more than ten years, Mark Hoppmann has been busy creating eclectic works in graphite, India ink, and watercolor from his Tacoma studio. His most recent endeavor is learning the art of making handmade books of his illustrations. He uses a variety of techniques and materials to create both traditional and nontraditional book forms. His most recent project was “A is for Alien” an abecedarian book consisting of over 52 illustrations. During the studio tour, Mark will be demonstrating how he makes his sketchbooks as well as his pen & ink illustrations.
Deborah Greenwood, collage and book artist, works with used materials. She is moved to fuse such materials, if they capture her, into art. By cutting and reassembling ephemera, new forms appear. She says the most striking thing about the majority of the materials she uses is their ordinariness. She remarks, “I am endlessly fascinated by the transformation that takes place in this process and the relationships that take place.”
Glazière’s mixed media paintings, drawings, and sculpture are contemporary, dynamic, and colorful expressions that dramatically synthesize the recognizable in a semi-abstract mode. Landscape (natural and urban) has been her focus for many years. Her new book (2012) — “Eclectic COFFEE Spots in Puget Sound” includes 41 paintings on paper. Some of these paintings will be available for viewing at her studio during the tour.
Sandra B. Murray
Sandra B. Murray was born in Venezuela and grew up in Colombia, South America. Her work is influenced by the flora of the cloud forest of the Andes as well as the flowers from her large garden in Lakewood and the desert scenery of Palm Springs, California. She studied Anthropology and Fine Arts at the College of William and Mary, and since graduating, paints primarily in oils while experimenting in watercolors as well.
Art at Work Month is sponsored by Click! Cable TV, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission, Weekly Volcano, and Premier Media Group.