Dave R. Davison

Originally from the tiny town of Clovis on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico, Dave R. Davison grew up in an Air Force family. A graduate of Clover Park High School, Dave worked for a time in warehouses, industrial facilities and art galleries. He returned to his studies at University of Washington where he earned degrees in International Studies, Comparative Religion and Art History. In addition to writing in several genres, Dave is a painter, sculptor, ceramicist and graphic designer. He is often seen walking his dog on Tacoma streets, especially on wet evenings.

Email: dave@tacomaweekly.com

8 June 2017

Lakewood Playhouse delivers Gilbert and Sullivan swashbuckler

Pirates. Pirates. Pirates. Pirates. As a vehicle of adventure and fantasy they have never really gone out of style (at least since they ceased to be a reality-based scourge for those travelling on the high seas). They are the archetype of the colorful outlaw, extravagant in their fashion choices, free to travel wherever the…

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8 June 2017

Lakewood Playhouse delivers Gilbert and Sullivan swashbuckler

Pirates. Pirates. Pirates. Pirates. As a vehicle of adventure and fantasy they have never really gone out of style (at least since they ceased to be a reality-based scourge for those travelling on the high seas). They are the archetype of the colorful outlaw, extravagant in their fashion choices, free to travel wherever the…

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1 June 2017

Improvisational comic actors bring TLT stage to life every 4th Saturday

An art form like improvisational comedy requires its practitioners to possess a unique set of skills. In addition to needing the means to act out a variety of characters, they also need an ability akin to that of a writer, to be able to weave a story from nothing but their own fertile imaginations. And they have to be quick-witted…

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1 June 2017

Exhibit from National Football Hall of Fame comes to WSHM

Confession time: I am a self-professed creature of habit, allowing many of my enthusiasms to be governed by the turning of the seasons. Classical music and dark beer are for winter. Baseball and bicycles are for summer. Football is definitely a thing of autumn. The Memorial Day weekend opening of the Washington State History…

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25 May 2017

TCC displays annual student art exhibit

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College, a vault of visual delights, is hosting its annual, “Student Art Exhibition” a display of work by students that have passed through one or several of the school’s art courses. The show follows hot on the heels of the arts faculty show. TCC’s arts program offers courses in a…

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18 May 2017

Changing Scene Theatre Northwest brings unique work to the stage

Theater is happening in and around Tacoma. In addition to the established community theaters: Tacoma Little Theatre, Lakewood Playhouse and Tacoma Musical Playhouse, there is Paradise Theatre across the water, in Gig Harbor and – slightly to the north – there is Centerstage! In Federal Way. The theater departments of…

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11 May 2017

Toy Boat and UWT present ‘Water by the Spoonful’

For its most recent productions, Tacoma’s Toy Boat Theatre (the little theater company that could) has teamed up with University of Washington-Tacoma’s Student Theatre Actors Guild. The collaboration brings together UWT students and faculty with seasoned, regional actors. Toy Boat fills a valuable niche in Tacoma, giving…

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11 May 2017

Ceramics artist Nyland joins Lawler and Kinoshita at Matter

Matter, the art gallery/design boutique located at 821 Pacific Ave. in downtown Tacoma, has made a few changes. Renowned painter and ceramicist Nicholas Nyland has joined Steve Lawler (rePly Furniture) and Lisa Kinoshita (jewelry maker, photographer, installation artist, curator and botanist of Moss + Mineral fame). Nyland…

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4 May 2017

Make a Scene: Ibsen classic ‘Peer Gynt’ staged by New Muses

We live in a time of trolls. We live in a time in which we construct ourselves in terms of the media that we consume. We live in a time in which increasing numbers of our fellow citizens seem unable or unwilling to distinguish fact from fiction. “Facts” become a matter of personal preference and are often handed out by…

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27 April 2017

Make a Scene: TLT’s ‘Exit Laughing’ tickles and tantalizes

Judging by the frequent bursts of enthusiastic laughter, the Tacoma Little Theatre’s penultimate show of this season, a comedy called “Exit Laughing,” is an audience hit. The laughs begin early and continue through both acts of this swift play that is directed by Rick Horner.
The play is set in the suburban, middle…

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13 April 2017

TCC exhibits work by arts faculty

The Art Gallery at Tacoma Community College just unveiled a new exhibit highlighting work by members of TCC’s arts faculty. It is a tour de force of work by a talented group of practitioners of all the artistic media.
Well represented is work by the dynamic duo that runs the school’s well-regarded ceramics program:…

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5 April 2017

Spaceworks exhibit examines Cambodian genocide and refugee experience

April 17 marks the anniversary of the 1975 Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia. The regime ushered in an apocalyptic nightmare of executions, torture, mass labor camps, starvation and disease that claimed the lives of one of every four Cambodians. Those lucky enough to escape the country swelled the size of massive refugee camps.…

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30 March 2017

Olds installation examines populations in flux

Around these parts, Tacoma artist Matthew Olds has been making a name for himself by creating meditatively poetic installations that bring together his penetrating insight, his excellence as a painter and his highly skilled craftsmanship. His recent “Shipwreck” installation at the Foss Waterway Seaport was centered around…

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