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Music and Art in Concert

26 Apr

From left to right: One of five paintings depicting the George Washington Bush party traveling to Oregon; painting by Jacob Lawrence. Image courtesy of Washington State Historical Society. Miss Everything (Unsuppressed Deliverance); painting by Amy Sherald. Frances and Burton Reifler © Amy Sherald. Treasure-trove by Kelly O’Dell and Raven Skyriver. Courtesy of the artist; photo by Kp Studios.

 

The ability for art and music to move its audience is powerful.  The combination of these two mediums in one setting will be an unprecedented collaboration that is not to be missed at Northwest Repertory Singer’s Celebrating the Arts in Tacoma.

What: Celebrating the Arts in Tacoma concert
Where: Mason United Methodist Church, 2710 N. Madison St., Tacoma
When: Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 3 pm. Pre-concert lectures start one hour prior to each performance.
Tickets: $15 – $18. Purchase tickets for May 6 here or for May 7 here.

Celebrating the Arts in Tacoma will be a unique musical experience. Presented in three segments, multimedia visual presentations will surround the choir.  Each section of music relates to an exhibit at three major Tacoma museums:

The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today

Through May 14, Tacoma Art Museum features a traveling exhibit of contemporary portraiture representing 43 artists from 20 states, including both emerging and internationally known artists.  As the choir sings about the gripping plea for peace of “I Dream a World” by André Thomas or shares the supportive camaraderie of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” the strong human spirit and the stories behind these words will be strengthened by the triumphant images of art facing the audience.

Coming to Washington: George Washington Bush

This inspiring exhibit at the Washington State History Museum follows the first immigration path to the state of Washington.  This segment will focus on the importance of art and music within the hearts of the brave pioneers and the rich cultures which inhabit the state we call home. Coupled with Mack Wilberg’s “Wayfarin’ Stranger” and Marta Keen’sHomeward Bound,” these soul-stirring images portray travels through a world of woe to the bright land of promise. 

Into the Deep

Water and sea creatures beckon in this Museum of Glass exhibit.  Fifty-five pieces by nationally and internationally known artists exquisitely express the beauty of marine life in the ocean.  As the mother seal sweetly sings to her pup in Eric Whitacre’s “Seal Lullaby” and Gwyneth Walker takes the audience on a mesmerizing journey through a triad of movements in “Three Days by the Sea,” the breathtaking images from this exhibit will deepen your appreciation and awe for the similar and beautiful parallels of marine water and glass. 

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Northwest Repertory Singers and this concert through our Arts Projects funding program.

Apply by Nov 7 for 2017 Arts Projects funding

1 Nov
Language of Clay family art workshop with SPUN at Children's Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Language of Clay family art workshop with SPUN at Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

Will your organization or group be producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2017? If so, you might want to take a look at our Arts Projects funding program. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, and supports community projects that focus on the arts.

Applications are due by Monday, November 7, 11:59 pm!

Flutist Rona Yellow Robe (Chippewa Cree) plays flute and sings at the In the Spirit Festival. Photo courtesy of Washington State Historical Society.

Flutist Rona Yellow Robe (Chippewa Cree) plays flute and sings at the In the Spirit festival. Photo courtesy of Washington State Historical Society.

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including, but not limited to, arts components of neighborhood festivals; arts workshops or demonstrations; dance, theater, and music performances; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; visual art exhibits; and literary events. Funded events must take place between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017.

Fort Nisqually visitors learning how to make a cyanotype photo print during Crafts of the Past. Photo courtesy of Fort Nisqually Foundation.

Fort Nisqually visitors learning how to make a cyanotype photo print during Crafts of the Past. Photo courtesy of Fort Nisqually Foundation.

Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation; organized groups of community volunteers, such as a business district or neighborhood council with an advisory body, business license and organizational bank account; and educational institutions or for-profit businesses wishing to produce not-for-profit arts functions. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma or, if they have no office, a majority of the applicant’s activities must take place within Tacoma city limits. Other eligibility requirements apply. See guidelines for complete terms.

Funding for Arts Projects is determined through a competitive application process. Actual contract amounts will be based upon availability of funds and the review of each application as measured against evaluation criteria detailed in the guidelines.

READY TO APPLY?

Check out the Arts Projects guidelines and application instructions.

 

Applications for 2017 Arts Projects Funding Now Available

22 Sep
The Hilltop Street Fair showcases arts and culture at Peoples Park.

The Hilltop Street Fair showcases arts and culture at Peoples Park.

The City of Tacoma is now accepting Arts Projects funding applications from eligible organizations producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2017. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, and supports community projects that focus on the arts. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2016.

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including, but not limited to, arts components of neighborhood festivals; arts workshops or demonstrations; dance, theater, and music performances; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; visual art exhibits; and literary events. Funded events must take place between Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2017.

Wayzgoose Tacoma festival at King's Books. Photo by Aaron Locke.

Wayzgoose Tacoma festival at King’s Books. Photo by Aaron Locke.

Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation; organized groups of community volunteers, such as a business district or neighborhood council with an advisory body, business license and organizational bank account; and educational institutions or for-profit businesses wishing to produce not-for-profit arts functions. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma or, if they have no office, a majority of the applicant’s activities must take place within Tacoma city limits. Other eligibility requirements apply. See guidelines for complete terms.

Funding for Arts Projects is determined through a competitive application process. Actual contract amounts will be based upon availability of funds and the review of each application as measured against evaluation criteria detailed in the guidelines.

Organizations interested in applying for Arts Projects funding can find out about past funded projects, download the guidelines, and access the online application here.

Applicants are encouraged to attend a free workshop, which explains and addresses questions about the application and funding process. The workshop will be held Oct. 13, 2016, from noon – 1:30 p.m., in Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, 9th floor, Visibility Center conference room.

An opportunity now for Crafts of the Past

11 Feb
Families get hands-on at Crafts of the Past. Photo provided by Fort Nisqually Foundation.

A family get hands-on learning how to make a cyanotype photo at Crafts of the Past. Photo provided by Fort Nisqually Foundation.

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is seeking traditional artists and crafts people to share their knowledge and skills with the public in the museum’s Crafts of the Past program.

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Sashes made by Darryl Hall using the finger-weaving technique. Photo provided by Fort Nisqually.

Crafts of the Past supports a different artist-in-residence demonstrating mid-19th century crafts every weekend May – September. Past featured arts and crafts have included silver inlay, powder horns, Native American beadwork, Native American basket weaving, scrimshaw, blacksmithing, spinning and dyeing, weaving, hand sewing, musical instruments, historical illustration, calligraphy, and puppetry.

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Native American basketry hat by Judy Bridges. Photo provided by Fort Nisqually.

Artists-in-residence set up a display of their work and are available to talk with visitors from 11 am – 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday for one weekend. Artists demonstrate their craft and are encouraged, if appropriate, to provide a hands-on learning opportunity for the public.

An honorarium of $200 per day is paid to the artist-in-residence. There is also a maximum $50 reimbursement for supplies for the public hands-on activity. In addition, artists-in-residence are invited to sell artwork on commission through the museum store, and to participate in the Artisan Market during the Arts of the Fur Trade event later in the year.

 

Punch and Judy Performance by Kelsey Sample. Photo provided by Fort Nisqually.

Applications are available online and are due February 26, 2016.

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Crafts of the Past through our Arts Projects funding program.

 

Classical Strings Solo, Duo, Trio

28 Jan
Maria Sampen, violinist

Maria Sampen, violinist

For the closing event of its 11th season, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is excited to have the fabulous violinists Maria Sampen and Tim Christie returning to Slavonian Hall. Maria and Tim will perform a wide array of solo and duet numbers for violin or violin and viola by 19th century composers M. Haydn and Mozart; 20th century Italian composer Luciano Berio; and 20th century Russian violinist and composer, now living in Germany, Aleksey Igudesman.

Tim Christie , violinist

Tim Christie , violinist

This will also be an opportunity to hear and meet cellist Alistair MacRae, who has recently

joined the music faculty at University of Puget Sound. Alistair will join Maria and Tim in a performance of Beethoven’s Trio in G Major.

We are fortunate to experience this level of music-making in our community. Let’s fill Slavonian Hall for these great musicians! All ages are welcome.

Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 pm
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event
Accessibility: There is some accessible parking and a ramp to the hall from the alley.

Alistair MacRae, cellist

Alistair MacRae, cellist

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town is supported by:
Slavonian American Benevolent Society
Tacoma Arts Commission
John Connelly Law Offices
Dr. Nicole Ancich, DMD
Ted Brown Music Co.
Kathy Manke, The Spar
Gingko Forest Winery Tasting Room
SAI

 

Accordion Tuesday

12 Jan
Bonnie Birch

Bonnie Birch

TONIGHT!!! On January 12, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town rings in the New Year by celebrating the accordion- in a few of its many guises.

Toby Hanson

Toby Hanson

Four Northwest accordionists will play for in Slavonian Hall, featuring several distinct styles of music the accordion excels at – in the right hands. Bonnie Birch, Toby Hanson, Murl Allen Sanders and Lyle Schaefer will perform jazz, classical and old-time/old-country.

Join us! All ages are welcome.
Where: Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St., Old Town Tacoma
When: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7 pm
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More Information: (253) 752-2135, Facebook event
Accessibility: There is some accessible parking and a ramp to the hall from the alley.

 

Murl Allen Sanders

Murl Allen Sanders

The Tacoma Arts Commission is proud to support Classical Tuesdays in Old Town through Arts Projects funding.

 

 

20 Arts Projects funding recipients announced

29 Dec
Arts Projects funding helps support hands-on arts programming at the Children's Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Arts Projects funding helps support hands-on arts programming at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Tacoma.

The Tacoma Arts Commission recently awarded $50,000 in 2016 Arts Projects funding to 20 Tacoma organizations in support of public outreach projects in the fields of music, dance, theater, literary, visual, film, cross-disciplinary, and cultural arts. The awards ranged in value from $1,000 to $5,000.

Children of the Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers begin a dance performance. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society.

Children of the Alaska Kuteeyaa Dancers begin a dance performance. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society.

“These organizations represent a cross section of the incredibly dynamic, thriving arts community in Tacoma,” said Tacoma Arts Commission Chair Mike Sweney. “We are thrilled to be able to support projects that will benefit talented artists and diverse audiences throughout the city.”

Funded projects include the production of six diverse cultural and arts festivals, historical arts and crafts demonstrations, visual art programs for families, contemporary dance performances, two theater productions, four music performance series, poetry writing and performance workshops for youth, poetry readings, visual art exhibits and lectures, and an international film festival.

Revealing a steamroller print, created by Charles Wright Academy, at Wayzgoose. Photo by Aaron Locke.

Revealing a steamroller print, created by Charles Wright Academy, at Wayzgoose. Photo by Aaron Locke.

Funded organizations include Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Assemblage Theater, Barefoot Collective, Centro Latino, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Feast Arts Center, Fort Nisqually Foundation, Foss Waterway Seaport, Hilltop Business Association, King’s Bookstore, Northwest Repertory Singers, Old Town Business and Professional Association, Puget Sound Poetry Connection, Second City Chamber Series, Sister Cities Council of Tacoma/Pierce County, Sixth Avenue Business District, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Little Theatre, Washington State Historical Society, and Write@253.

The Arts Projects funding program supports high quality community projects with a strong focus on arts that are accessible and affordable to the public. Arts Projects is one of three funding programs administered by the Tacoma Arts Commission. For a complete listing of funding programs and information about the Tacoma Arts Commission, visit cityoftacoma.org/funding.

Application deadline for 2016 Arts Projects funding this Friday

26 Oct

 

Toy Boat Theatre's production of Anon(ymous). Photo by Peter Serko.

Toy Boat Theatre’s production of Anon(ymous). Photo by Peter Serko.

Will your organization or group be producing publicly accessible arts programming within Tacoma city limits in 2016? If so, you might want to take a look at our Arts Projects funding program. Arts Projects funding ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, and supports community projects that focus on the arts.

Applications are due this Friday, October 30 no later than 5 pm!

Tacoma City Ballet's production of Cinderella.

Tacoma City Ballet’s production of Cinderella.

Past funding has supported a variety of projects including, but not limited to, arts components of neighborhood festivals; arts workshops or demonstrations; dance, theater, and music performances; youth-focused arts programming; arts-focused cultural and historical events; visual art exhibits; and literary events. Funded events must take place between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016.

Monkeyshines community guerrilla art project.

Monkeyshines community guerrilla art project.

Eligibility extends to private non-profit agencies with a 501(c) designation; organized groups of community volunteers, such as a business district or neighborhood council with an advisory body, business license and organizational bank account; and educational institutions or for-profit businesses wishing to produce not-for-profit arts functions. Applicants are required to have offices within Tacoma or, if they have no office, a majority of the applicant’s activities must take place within Tacoma city limits. Other eligibility requirements apply. See guidelines for complete terms.

Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Festival at King's Bookstore. © Aaron Locke  All Rights Reserved

Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Festival at King’s Bookstore. © Aaron Locke All Rights Reserved

Funding for Arts Projects is determined through a competitive application process. Actual contract amounts will be based upon availability of funds and the review of each application as measured against evaluation criteria detailed in the guidelines.

 

READY TO APPLY?

Check out the Arts Projects guidelines and application form.

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