Monday, July 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

Culture Corner, A Guide to Cultural Organizations

Goings on this Week in Tacoma:

Creative Colloquy Three Year Anniversary Celebration
March 20, 7 p.m.
B Sharp Coffee House, 706 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402

Join Creative Colloquy in celebrating its three-year anniversary and the return of Spring at a special monthly reading and open mic event on 20 March. Festivities will include five featured readers followed by an open mic opportunity, raffle, cake and more. Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall will make a guest appearance to commemorate the spring-themed evening. Info:

Goings on this Week at Tacoma Art Museum:

Teen Night: The Outwin 2016 (TAM’s show of contemporary portraiture)
March 25, 7-10 p.m.
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

TAM’s Teen Art Council brings The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today to life at Teen Night, planned by teens for teens. Show off your dance moves, collaborate with friends to make larger-than-life art, snap your best selfie, and more! All area high school students are invited to attend.
Activities: live music, open mic, photo booth, DIY button making, poster screenprinting, collaborative mural painting, Tacoma Talks Art chats, food. Cost: Free with high school ID; parking is free in the TAM lot. Info:

Teen Art Council creates a space for young people to share their voices, opinions and suggestions with TAM. Eleven dedicated students from high schools across the Tacoma metro area meet twice a month to immerse themselves in exhibitions, plan programs for teens, cultivate Tacoma’s creative community, and exercise TAM’s mission of connecting people through art. And they do all of this in between school, studying for the SAT, and practicing the tuba!
Building on successful youth programs such as Art After School and Youth Connect, the Teen Art Council was developed in response to demonstrated community needs. Partnering with Graduate Tacoma, TAM is dedicated to increasing Tacoma’s high school and college graduation rates. Teen Art Council provides high school students with mentorship and leadership opportunities, and exposes youth to careers in the arts. Programs like Teen Art Council help to build a pipeline for young people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to enter the museum field.

Artist Talk: Veryl Goodnight
March 26, 2-3 p.m.
Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

Inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame on Oct. 27, 2016, Veryl Goodnight is a largely self-taught sculptor who lives on a range overlooking Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. The rugged terrain provides her with many of her subjects. She has always believed in working from live models, aiming to capture each animal’s individuality in her sculptures. Goodnight’s majestic Spirit of Autumn is on view in the Haub Family Galleries. Hear about her inspiration and work. Tickets: $10 ($5 members/students with ID.) Info: