Library Rock Exchange

Tacoma Public Library will be hosting its first Rock Exchange in the Handforth Gallery at the Main Branch. Visit and share your rocks and talents with the world! Any rock left may be photographed for the library's website, and Facebook account or taken by a visitor. So come one, come all to our first ROCK […]

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On the Gallery Walls – Line: A contour or outline considered as a feature of design or composition.

Janet Marcavage is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound, teaching studio courses incorporating a range of print media such as lithography, etching, relief, and intaglio, plus experimental, photo-mechanical and digitally-augmented methods. "Textile patterns, particularly line and gingham patterns, have consumed my work in recent years," she explains.  Marcavage is interested […]

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On the Gallery Walls – Urban Sketchers Exhibit and Reception

Opening Reception – Saturday, August 6, 2016 – 1PM to 4 PM Exhibit – August 2, 2016 – September 6, 2016 The Urban Sketching movement is taking the world by storm.  What exactly IS urban sketching? Find out and help celebrate Urban Sketchers – Tacoma’s third anniversary by visiting this amazing exhibit showcasing the work […]

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On the Gallery Walls – Michael Albert Cerealism

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure The cereal world of Michael Albert While most of us casually toss empty boxes of cereal, tea, or macaroni in the recycling bin, New York artist Michael Albert carefully collects these discarded materials and repurposes them into meticulously crafted text based collages. Pop art, popcorn and pop tarts […]

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On the Gallery Walls – Drew Perine, photojournalist, The News Tribune

25,000 Words, currently on display at the Handforth Gallery at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library, features the work of five photojournalists from The News Tribune. We asked each of the photographers to share some thoughts about their work and career. Drew Perine has spent 16 years at The News Tribune. He wrote, “For over 30 […]

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