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

23 November 2016

Brilliant designs

One of the more challenging feats of painters, draftsmen and printmakers is the pictorial representation of textiles. Fabrics, covered with geometrical, floral or other complex patterns, present the artist with difficulty – especially when that busy pattern is further complicated by its being wrapped around the volumes…

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17 November 2016

Sobottka’s menagerie of cybernetic animal totems on display at TCC

In Tacoma, fine art galleries come and go like the tides that wash in and out along the rocky fringes of Commencement Bay. Lately, however, it seems that there is more going and than coming in the art gallery universe. The art scene in Tacoma currently seems limited to the big museums and to a handful of show spaces maintained…

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10 November 2016

Get ready for the Thanksgiving Turkey Stampede

The air grows brisk. The ground is dappled with autumn leaves. The Thanksgiving feast is just around the corner. For many folks, it is a Thanksgiving tradition to get a bit of exercise before settling down for a day of football, family and feasting. Whether to work up an appetite or to burn off some caleries in advance of…

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3 November 2016

Art Gallery Round-up

Jason Sobottka
The Gallery at Tacoma Community College

Building 4, TCC campus, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA
Nov. 9 to Dec. 16. Opening Reception Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m.

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Prepare to be dazzled, amazed, mystified and possibly befuddled by the wild, colorful and sparkly…

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27 October 2016

TLT’s ‘Dracula’ puts real bite in Halloween entertainment choices

For the first time in its 98-year history, Tacoma Little Theater is running a production of “Dracula.” The 1996 script, by Steven Dietz, hews closely to Bram Stoker's original 1897 novel. TLT's version of the story is a well crafted piece of theatrical art in which splendid acting, sumptuous sets, moody lighting, brooding…

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14 July 2016

B2 Fine Art hosts one last show in Tacoma

It is sad to report that Tacoma’s B2 Fine Art Gallery is departing from the City of Destiny in favor of finding greener pastures in the Emerald City to the north. Since 2010, B2 (“bee squared”) has exhibited work by a wide range or artists from emerging artists all the way up to nationally known artists like Aminah…

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