2016 Tacoma Studio Tour Preview: Part 4

7 Sep

This is part 4 in our series highlighting the artists participating in the Tacoma Studio Tour this October.

What: Tacoma Studio Tour
Where: 34 studio locations around Tacoma
When: October 15 & 16, 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: FREE!

You are invited inside the working studios of 57 local artists to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. Plus, you can even win some fabulous items hand-crafted by a selection of artists on this tour just for getting your Studio Tour Passport stamped at each location you visit. All studios will feature demonstrations or will have hands-on activities for visitors. It’s family friendly and free!

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:

Sarah Takahashi, Takahashi Design
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Sarah Takahashi studied graphic design and illustration at Seattle Central College. Collaborating with clients for 16 years, she has begun fusing her eye for design with creating her own artwork. Loving the qualities of paper, requiring an intent– while allowing a freedom to create three dimensional shapes from two dimensions, Sarah creates visually textured experiences through the discipline of origami.

Gina Kling
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Gina Kling has lived in Tacoma her entire life. She began taking pottery lessons at Manitou Community Center 18 years ago and later took lessons from nationally known potter and painter Christopher Mathie, who introduced her to raku pottery. She taught pottery at Native Quest and now teaches from her home.

Nancy McLaughlin
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Nancy McLaughlin’s paintings are based on the naturally occurring forms she photographs and sketches, from the coast of Washington to the mountains of Nevada. Beginning with an arrangement of contrasting shapes, she combines expressive color with energetic brushwork and mark-making to bring her unique abstracts and landscapes to life.

Ann Darling, Kennedy Road
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Ann Darling’s work is informed by her passion for textiles; her appreciation for the simple, elegant styles of Asian clothing; and her good fortune in being able to travel and collect interesting fabrics. The sheer pleasure of “playing” with fabric and turning it into clothing, piecing things from found objects, making jewelry, and seeing her ideas and other people’s desires become reality, is what brings joy to her creative studio time.

Naarah McDonald, Revisioned – An Urban Boutique
  
Naarah McDonald has produced costumes and clothing for 30 years. Her studio is an active learning textile maker space, in addition to a personal work space. From contemporary clothing and historical costumes to cloth accessories, she offers a wealth of experience and resources for developing skills or commissioning custom work. Offering classes and alterations, the studio complements the retail space.

Henry Haneda
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Henry Haneda has received international awards and invitations for his photographic works. Henry uses medium and large format films, and high resolution digital cameras, which convey detailed impressions to large prints. Visit his studio on Sunday to see his photography.

JW Harrington, JW Harrington Fine Art
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JW Harrington uses acrylic paint and other acrylic media on canvas. Abstraction appeals to him because of the authority it gives the viewer to determine what (s)he is seeing and what it brings to mind and heart. His figurative paintings bring playful (or at times wry) animation to people’s faces and even to inanimate objects. These paintings show the ubiquitous rhythm in landscapes and the unintended expressions of people.

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


Tacoma Studio Tour Passport – Visit and Win!

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 the tour including:

RR AndersonHandcrafted monkeyshine
Joe BeckerNotecards
Shirley BentonFramed abstract painting
Bill ColbyPrint
Kris CrewsPhoto cards
Ann Darling – Gelatin printed clutch purse
Katie DeanPrint and greeting cards
Michaela EavesGreeting cards
Jennifer EnglishCeramic sculpture
Lynne Farren – Painting, collage, and cards
Becky FrehsePainting
Marie FriddleNotecards or art tin
Nadine HamilWire heart
Henry HanedaPhoto print
Hilltop ArtistsGlass beads or marbles
Mark HudakMug
Marie JensenPunk doll
Randy Jones – Mobile
Fumiko KimuraPrints and framed artwork
Lisa KinoshitaPendant
Gina KlingRaku pottery
Lyz Kurnitz-ThurlowCrystal-beaded necklace pendant
Mark LarsonPrints
Steve LawlerBox or magnet
L. Lisa LawrenceBowls
Roberta LowesHandpainted silk scarf

Dorothy McCuistionHandmade book
John McCuistionTiles
Naarah McDonaldClutch purse and gift certificate
Chandler O’LearyNotecards
Reid OzakiVase
Karen Perrine – Marbled mirror
Claudia RiedenerTiles
Jessica SpringTacoma stamps
Lorraine TolerSigned print
Elayne Vogel – Pair of earrings
Yoshiko YamamotoMatted note card
Lois YoshidaBox of hand-painted cards

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.


Tacoma Arts Month Sponsors

Premier Sponsors: Click! Cable TV, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
Media Sponsors: Crosscut, KNKX, Northwest Public Radio, ParentMap, Sounds Fun Mom, South Sound magazine, Tacoma Weekly, Weekly Volcano
Social Media Sponsor: ARCADE magazine

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