2015 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 6

23 Sep

This is part 6 in our series highlighting the artists participating in the Tacoma Studio Tour this October.

What: Tacoma Studio Tour
Where: 35 studio locations around Tacoma
When: October 17 & 18, 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: FREE!

This year’s tour features 57 artists and collaborative studios and allows 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 TacomaArtsMonth.com for the full list of artists, schedule, your Tacoma Studio Tour Passport, and an interactive map where you can plot your own custom tour course.

Here are this week’s highlights:

Lucy Nilan
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Lucy Nilan is a Tacoma-based potter with a passion for the wheel. Always an animal lover, her current farm-to-table series explores the creatures that live in both our rural and (now) urban farms. She is exploring the porcelain form with animal portraiture through simple lines, color, and clean illustration.

Michaela Eaves
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Michaela Eaves bases her fantastical illustration-style artwork on animals and the natural world. Her influences include her upbringing in Montana and the time she spends with her dogs. She finds extra inspiration in mountain biking, music, and impending deadlines.

April Sanders, SPUN – Clay Arts Studio & Gallery
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The potters wheel, sculpting, and ‘getting dirty’, became a passion of April Sanders from early on. She spent many years studying under local potters in their studios, but she always had a desire to open her own. Along with her longtime friend, Jennifer English, she made her dream a reality in SPUN. April provides her students with hands-on instruction and a fun, easy-going atmosphere. You’ll notice a love of clean lines and vibrant colors in April’s work.

Ann Stockdale
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Ann Stockdale “bonds with unseen beneficial forces to let the Universal Energy align her with the joy of her Creator.” She believes in flowing with the Spirit and color. Music and rhythm are her most important elements. She has had a one woman show at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle and her work has been sold on the Princess Cruise Line and seen in many hotels in Miami, L.A., and Mexico.

Jo Geron
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Jo Geron’s work is a series of very large, androgynous, and veiled human figures tenderly and realistically rendered in graphite. Her work asks questions about gender, relationships, and intimacy. The coverings and figures are a personal reaction to covering and uncovering within relationships and some of her works explore the experience of growing up in Israel. Jo’s work forces the viewer to tolerate discomfort with gender ambiguity and fluidity.

LeeAnn Seaburg Perry, Sculpting In Stone
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The human figure is what LeeAnn Seaburg Perry most often finds in the stones she carves. She studies the rock until she sees some part of the stone’s shape that gives a hint at who is inside. Her initial cuts release the head from the stone. With the head identified, the lines of the body emerge. Often, part of the surface remains untouched and occasionally she adds texture to combine with smooth planes and lines to arrive at the strongest possible image.


Tacoma Studio Tour Passport – Visit and Win!

New this year! Make sure to have your Studio Tour Passport stamped at each studio location you visit. Once you’ve collected at least 8 stamps, send us the page and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several fabulous prize packages containing artwork hand-crafted by a selection of artists on this tour including:

The Tacoma Studio Tour Passport can be found in the Tacoma Studio Tour brochure (available at all studio locations during the tour and at many cultural institutions ahead of time) or download and print your own Tacoma Studio Tour Passport.


Check out these other artists on the tour and watch for future previews:
Studio Tour Preview: Part 1
Studio Tour Preview: Part 2
Studio Tour Preview: Part 3
Studio Tour Preview: Part 4
Studio Tour Preview: Part 5

Tacoma Arts Month is sponsored by Click! Cable TV, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Northwest Public Radio, KPLU, Weekly Volcano, Tacoma Weekly, South Sound magazine, and ARCADE.

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