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

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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14 July 2016

TMP’s ‘Mary Poppins’ is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Tacoma Musical Playhouse (TMP) is bringing the 22nd season of its main stage shows to a close with a well-crafted production of “Mary Poppins,” the musical story of the magical English nanny. “We’ve saved the best for last,” asserted John Douglas Rake, TMP’s managing artistic director who also directed and choreographed…

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2 June 2016

WCTNW - Theater experience off the beaten path - ‘The Sluts of Sutton Drive’

If you’re looking for something completely different from the usual category of community theater fare, then the Working Class Theatre Northwest (WCTNW) might just have what you’re looking for. This gritty, energetic, local theatrical troupe is currently running a production of a play called “The Sluts of Sutton Drive,”…

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5 May 2016

UPS Seniors use traditional forms to create new meaning

There is a lot going on at University of Puget Sound’s “Senior Art Show,” which is currently running at UPS’s Kittredge Gallery, an understated space that almost never fails to deliver dynamic art shows.
The show features the work of nine art seniors, the majority of whom are painters. The art on the walls is…

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28 April 2016

ComicStrip Cabaret begins new time slot at Jazzbones

The ComicStrip Cabaret returned to the stage April 21, after having had to drop March from its third Thursday schedule. The monthly burlesque show – a bawdy variety of comedy, music, acrobatics and striptease acts – has moved from Tacoma Comedy Club to Jazzbones where the show is able to open at 8 p.m., far more amiable…

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28 April 2016

PLU’s University Gallery shows art seniors’ ‘In Flux’

One of the local rites of spring is the showing of artwork by graduating seniors of the art departments of area universities. As the academic year draws to a close, the fledgling artists that have honed their skills and developed their ideas get one more showing in the school art gallery before they are shoved out of the…

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