Tuesday, January 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Denise MacDonald Art Show - 9:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 S Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA
Enjoy an art show by award-winning artist, Denise MacDonald, (member of Pacific Gallery Artists). Her art will be on display from January 2 through the end of February, 2017 as part of the “Guest Artist Series" hosted by The Town of Steilacoom. The art show is located at the Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 S Worthington St., Steilacoom, WA. Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 7:30pm; Friday 9am – 4:30pm, (closed weekends and holidays). 253-581-1076
Steins, Vines & Grinds: Washington’s Story of Beer, Wine & Coffee - 10:00 am
Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
The latest exhibit at the Washington State History Museum, Steins, Vines & Grinds, explores the history of three libations that continue to be wildly popular in the Evergreen State. Discover how the passion of beverage industry leaders connected with the unique climate and geography of our state to place Washington at the forefront of the industry. Visitors to Steins, Vines & Grinds will be immersed in the origins of these three beverages in Washington and see a giant-size inflatable Rainier Beer bottle and a bottle of Rainier - unopened - discovered in a sunken ship; a grape press used by Croatian wine makers in Gig Harbor; coffee and beer mugs and wine bottles and glasses ranging back in time; and a mélange of beverage memorabilia and marketing materials that includes posters, neon signs, beer trays, and even a bobblehead brewmaster. Info:
The Art of Travel: Travel Posters of the 1920s, 30s and Beyond - 11:00 am
Handforth Gallery, Main Branch Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave S, 11th, Tacoma WA
The years between WWI and WWII are sometimes referred to as the “Golden Age of Travel.” From 1910 through 1959, modern cruise ships, railroads, and commercial airlines made travel both simpler and more economical. The 36 travel posters in this exhibit, curated by Robert Schuler, span the years 1925 through 1960, and include works by Paul Aigner, Leonettto Cappiello, and Dorothy Waugh. The travel industry has depended on striking visual images on posters to attract customers for decades. This display draws on Tacoma Public Library’s large collection of travel posters to tell a small part of that story. Railroad companies, ship cruise lines, and national travel agencies competed with each other to attract American tourists to Europe, Asia, and America’s western states. Gallery hours are from 11 AM – 8 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 9 AM until 6 PM on Thursday through Saturday. Info: http://
Protect the Sacred: Native Artists for Standing Rock - 1:00 pm
Spaceworks Gallery, 950 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
December 31st - February 16th, Monday - Friday 1 - 5pm Opening Reception, Third Thursday, January 19th, 6 – 9pm Blessing by Connie McCloud at 7pm, and poetry by Sara Marie Ortiz, Nahaan, and Erin Tail. Nahaan will also be giving tattoos in the gallery, pre-schedule an appointment with him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Proceeds go to Water Protectors at Standing Rock Exhibition curated by Asia Tail (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) Protect the Sacred gives voice to the diverse Urban Indian community of this region. As Native artists, we reject externally constructed expectations for people of color, who are often confined by the recognition of their ethnicity in the mainstream art world. This exhibition empowers Indigenous artists to represent themselves, whether in traditional or contemporary contexts. Through our work, we hope to showcase the complexity of our cultures and identities, and broaden perceptions of Native American art. In the aftermath of the election, Native peoples everywhere need your support more than ever. Help us protect our sacred water, our human rights, and our sovereignty for future generations. Proceeds from this exhibition will go to water protectors resisting the DAPL at Standing Rock. The gallery will also serve as a drop-off location for donations during the run of the show (a list of requested supplies can be found here: Info:
Argentine Tango lessons, Basics to Intermediate - 7:00 pm
Cultura Event Center, 5602 S Washington St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Learn to dance Argentine Tango in a warm community of tango dancers where professional tango instruction is provided based on the heart of tango, movement and connection with another dancer and wonderful music. For the beginner there are always more advanced dancers to learn with making the journey to good social tango skills quicker and enjoyable. 2 hours of lessons every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:30, at $10 per evening. For additional information go to call ,(253)222-0105 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info:
Pierce College Commemorates its 50th Anniversary - 7:00 pm
St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood WA 98499
In 50 years Pierce College went from being known as the "empty grocery store" campus to recognition as Washington State's Best Community College. Learn how it was done at the Lakewood Historical Society's monthly program for January. FREE admission, refreshments served. Info: