Tacoma Arts Month newsletter

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Strom-Avila, Naomi
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 6:41 PM

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October 8, 2021
Tacoma Arts Month: Arts at the Armory

There are dozens of arts and culture events - virtual and in-person - happening in Tacoma this weekend and coming week. Check out the Tacoma Arts Month calendarhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI98S8BD1_$ for the full line up.

And be sure to join us October 16 & 17 for Arts at the Armoryhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI95dcMGCu$ - your chance to meet over 90 Tacoma artists, learn about the creative process, and hear live music.

Celebrate arts. Experience culture. Embrace community. Connect with creativity. Share joy.

These newsletters will be sent weekly through October. For more information, visit TacomaArtsMonth.orghttps://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/www.tacomaartsmonth.org__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI93PSGRo9$ and check out each presenter's website.


[Arts at the Armory postcard1]

Over 90 Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, welcome you to the spacious Tacoma Armory for a unique interactive arts experience. Artists will be sharing their work and you will have an opportunity to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations.

Enjoy live music by Kareem Kandi World Orchestra on Saturday from 1 - 4 pm and Stephanie Anne Johnson on Sunday. Music sponsored by KNKX.

This event will follow all current Covid-19 health and safety protocols. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.

Visit the Arts at the Armory webpagehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI95dcMGCu$ to learn more about all of the participating artists.

Consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to Emergency Food Network. Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Livehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartslive.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI98Zr1e_d$.

Participating Artists
A & G Mealing, Abigail Kok, Adrian Milanio, Ahlix Hale, Alex Cunningham, Alexzandria Garrett, Amy Lewis, Ann Darling, B. Eugene B., Bethany Cramer, Blue Cactus Press, Brenda Cummings, Casey MacDonald, Cassandra Kuring, Chandler O'Leary, Charde' Baker, Chelsia Berry, Chip Van Gilder, Claire Parrish, Cora Wells, Crystal Cox, Cyan Leder, Danielle Jordan, Darcy Jones, Deborah Renee, Dierdre Patterson, Dino Macioci, Elayne Vogel, Erika Norris, Gillian Nordlund, Hannah Sezer, Heather W. Ernst, Holly Knoll, Hoyt Crace, Ixia Tile Tacoma, Jaeda Reed, Jess Guatney, Jessica Spring, Joe Gallagher, Josh Harriman, Joshua Lee, Judith Perry, Jules Nemish, Julia White, Kathryn Anderson, Katie Dean, Kcie Monk, Kellz Moylan, Kelsey Parkhurst, Kristina Batiste, L. J. Kuring, Luna Malia Azzouni, Lydia K. Valentine, Lynn Di Nino, Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, Mackenzie Hough, Maria Jost, Marit Berg, Mark Anthony Smith, Mark Tabaczynski, Mary Mann, Mary Patton, Mauricio Robalino, Mayumi Harris, Melissa Metzler, Nick Stokes, Nicole Turner, Nicole Lockard, Noah Struthers, Nora Prindle, Oliver Doriss, Olivia Sherman, Penny Russell AKA FireHorse, Rachel Heimbigner, Reid Ozaki, Roberto Sanchez, Steven Grice, Suzanne Skaar, Tacoma Life Drawing Group, Tacoma Light Trail, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), Taylor Cox, Teonna Manson-St. Ours, Teresa Owens, Teri Mori, Tim Peirson, Tracy Painter, Trenard Waite, Trevor Warren, Yuka Petz
[CityLine and Arts at the Armory]

Arts at the Armory on CityLine
Hear from Arts at the Armoryhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI95dcMGCu$ artists Adrian Milanio, Katie Dean, and Kristina Batiste in this CityLine segmenthttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qAJTlNyvh8__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI909FQ2Od$.


Tacoma Artists Hangout
[Tacoma Artists Hangout]

Pop into this virtual hangout hosted by Artist Trust! This is a perfect time to connect, network, build community, and talk about your artistry. Feel free to bring your favorite happy hour treats and kick back with other Tacoma-based artists. This is a FREE arts activity from Artist Trust and the Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality in celebration of Tacoma Arts Month.

Thursday, October 14, 5-6:30pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81012219833https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/us02web.zoom.us/j/81012219833__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI90wmSF81$
Meeting ID: 810 1221 9833
Passcode: 198852

If you have questions about accessibility or need more information, please contact Luther Hughes at luther@artisttrust.orgmailto:luther@artisttrust.org.


Looking for something to do this October?
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Find an Event
Visit the Tacoma Arts Month Events pagehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI98S8BD1_$ where you can find a calendar full of arts and culture events happening throughout the month. Browse all events in the calendar, search by a specific date, or use the search or filter functions to look for specific programs. New events are being added all the time.

Add an Event
Have an arts or culture event that is happening in Tacoma this October that you’d like included in this calendar? Click here to add an eventhttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/app.time.ly/signup?calendar_id=54705487__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI94Mb_K6R$ to the Tacoma Arts Month calendar. If you need assistance, please follow these step-by-step directionshttps://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_TAMonth_AddingEventsToCalendar.pdf.


Honor our community

[Gerardo Pena in front of his mural at the YWCA]The 2021 AMOCAT Arts Awardshttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/amocat-arts-awards/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI96csDNwe$ honor our collective community for the work we have done, in big and small ways, to buoy spirits and bring us together these past two years.

We acknowledge how difficult the past two years have been and we look to you, our community, to tell us who and what has made a difference in our community through the arts. Who inspired you with their creativity? Who kept you going through it all? Where did wonder and care show up in your neighborhood?

HONOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND SHARE!
To submit your honoree, provide a name, short description, and photo or video, if possible, and share it with us anytime October 1 – 31 through one of these methods:

NOMINATION EXCERPT
"I nominate Gerardo Peña (aka Periko the Artist) for the Tacoma Arts AMOCAT Arts Awards because he continues to make a lasting positive impact on this community he loves through his art. He has committed his life to speaking truth through his art. He’s a beautiful human being and talented artist who deserves recognition and thanks for the beauty and truth he brings into the world." - Kristy

Continue reading this and other nominations and learn more about the AMOCAT Arts Awards herehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/amocat-arts-awards/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI96csDNwe$.

Image: Gerardo Peña in front of the mural he painted at the YWCA


Watch the Tacoma Arts Month Anniversary Special

[Devin Wiliams, youth poet from Write253]Check out the Tacoma Arts Month 20th Anniversary special program as we celebrate where we’ve been and where we are going. This special program commemorating the 20th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month includes a blessing from the Puyallup Tribe as well as performances by Tacoma Poet Laureate Lydia K. Valentine, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Tacoma Refugee Choir, Write253, Trio Guadalevin, and Northwest Sinfonietta in collaboration with Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center.

Watch anytime on YouTubehttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/youtu.be/RrKlQugrC1A__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI912aX9hQ$ or catch it on TV Tacoma (channel 12):

  • Sundays 12:30 am, 7:30 pm
  • Mondays 1:00 am, 7:00 am, 4:30 pm, 10:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 6:00 am, 9:30 am
  • Wednesdays 6:00 am, 3:30 pm, 10:00 pm
  • Thursdays 12:30 am, 6:00 am, 8:30 am, 8:30 pm
  • Fridays 12:30 am, 6:00 am, 5:30 pm
  • Saturdays 12:00 am, 4:30 pm

Image credit: Devin Williams, youth poet with Write253


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[2021 banner]<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI90CtQtRf$> October 8, 2021 Tacoma Arts Month: Arts at the Armory There are dozens of arts and culture events - virtual and in-person - happening in Tacoma this weekend and coming week. Check out the Tacoma Arts Month calendar<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI98S8BD1_$> for the full line up. And be sure to join us October 16 & 17 for Arts at the Armory<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI95dcMGCu$> - your chance to meet over 90 Tacoma artists, learn about the creative process, and hear live music. Celebrate arts. Experience culture. Embrace community. Connect with creativity. Share joy. These newsletters will be sent weekly through October. For more information, visit TacomaArtsMonth.org<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/www.tacomaartsmonth.org__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI93PSGRo9$> and check out each presenter's website. ________________________________ [Arts at the Armory postcard1] Over 90 Tacoma artists, working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, welcome you to the spacious Tacoma Armory for a unique interactive arts experience. Artists will be sharing their work and you will have an opportunity to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations. Enjoy live music by Kareem Kandi World Orchestra on Saturday from 1 - 4 pm and Stephanie Anne Johnson on Sunday. Music sponsored by KNKX. This event will follow all current Covid-19 health and safety protocols. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status. Visit the Arts at the Armory webpage<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI95dcMGCu$> to learn more about all of the participating artists. Consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to Emergency Food Network. Thanks to our event sponsor, Tacoma Arts Live<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartslive.org/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI98Zr1e_d$>. Participating Artists A & G Mealing, Abigail Kok, Adrian Milanio, Ahlix Hale, Alex Cunningham, Alexzandria Garrett, Amy Lewis, Ann Darling, B. Eugene B., Bethany Cramer, Blue Cactus Press, Brenda Cummings, Casey MacDonald, Cassandra Kuring, Chandler O'Leary, Charde' Baker, Chelsia Berry, Chip Van Gilder, Claire Parrish, Cora Wells, Crystal Cox, Cyan Leder, Danielle Jordan, Darcy Jones, Deborah Renee, Dierdre Patterson, Dino Macioci, Elayne Vogel, Erika Norris, Gillian Nordlund, Hannah Sezer, Heather W. Ernst, Holly Knoll, Hoyt Crace, Ixia Tile Tacoma, Jaeda Reed, Jess Guatney, Jessica Spring, Joe Gallagher, Josh Harriman, Joshua Lee, Judith Perry, Jules Nemish, Julia White, Kathryn Anderson, Katie Dean, Kcie Monk, Kellz Moylan, Kelsey Parkhurst, Kristina Batiste, L. J. Kuring, Luna Malia Azzouni, Lydia K. Valentine, Lynn Di Nino, Lyz Kurnitz-Thurlow, Mackenzie Hough, Maria Jost, Marit Berg, Mark Anthony Smith, Mark Tabaczynski, Mary Mann, Mary Patton, Mauricio Robalino, Mayumi Harris, Melissa Metzler, Nick Stokes, Nicole Turner, Nicole Lockard, Noah Struthers, Nora Prindle, Oliver Doriss, Olivia Sherman, Penny Russell AKA FireHorse, Rachel Heimbigner, Reid Ozaki, Roberto Sanchez, Steven Grice, Suzanne Skaar, Tacoma Life Drawing Group, Tacoma Light Trail, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), Taylor Cox, Teonna Manson-St. Ours, Teresa Owens, Teri Mori, Tim Peirson, Tracy Painter, Trenard Waite, Trevor Warren, Yuka Petz [CityLine and Arts at the Armory] Arts at the Armory on CityLine Hear from Arts at the Armory<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/arts-at-the-armory/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI95dcMGCu$> artists Adrian Milanio, Katie Dean, and Kristina Batiste in this CityLine segment<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qAJTlNyvh8__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI909FQ2Od$>. ________________________________ Tacoma Artists Hangout [Tacoma Artists Hangout] Pop into this virtual hangout hosted by Artist Trust! This is a perfect time to connect, network, build community, and talk about your artistry. Feel free to bring your favorite happy hour treats and kick back with other Tacoma-based artists. This is a FREE arts activity from Artist Trust and the Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality in celebration of Tacoma Arts Month. Thursday, October 14, 5-6:30pm Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81012219833<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/us02web.zoom.us/j/81012219833__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI90wmSF81$> Meeting ID: 810 1221 9833 Passcode: 198852 If you have questions about accessibility or need more information, please contact Luther Hughes at luther@artisttrust.org<mailto:luther@artisttrust.org>. ________________________________ Looking for something to do this October? [October 8 events]<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI98S8BD1_$> Find an Event Visit the Tacoma Arts Month Events page<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/events/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI98S8BD1_$> where you can find a calendar full of arts and culture events happening throughout the month. Browse all events in the calendar, search by a specific date, or use the search or filter functions to look for specific programs. New events are being added all the time. Add an Event Have an arts or culture event that is happening in Tacoma this October that you’d like included in this calendar? Click here to add an event<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/app.time.ly/signup?calendar_id=54705487__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI94Mb_K6R$> to the Tacoma Arts Month calendar. If you need assistance, please follow these step-by-step directions<https://cms.cityoftacoma.org/CEDD/TacomaCulture/arts/TA_TAMonth_AddingEventsToCalendar.pdf>. ________________________________ Honor our community [Gerardo Pena in front of his mural at the YWCA]The 2021 AMOCAT Arts Awards<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/amocat-arts-awards/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI96csDNwe$> honor our collective community for the work we have done, in big and small ways, to buoy spirits and bring us together these past two years. We acknowledge how difficult the past two years have been and we look to you, our community, to tell us who and what has made a difference in our community through the arts. Who inspired you with their creativity? Who kept you going through it all? Where did wonder and care show up in your neighborhood? HONOR YOUR COMMUNITY AND SHARE! To submit your honoree, provide a name, short description, and photo or video, if possible, and share it with us anytime October 1 – 31 through one of these methods: * Tag us on Facebook @TacomaArtsCommission<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/TacomaArtsCommission/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI9yt9zUOK$> or Instagram @TacomaArts<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.instagram.com/tacomaarts/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI96mINixg$>, and use hashtags #Amocat2021 and #TacomaArtsMonth. Reminder, please make your post public so we can see and share it. * Email us at artists@cityoftacoma.org<mailto:artists@cityoftacoma.org> NOMINATION EXCERPT "I nominate Gerardo Peña (aka Periko the Artist) for the Tacoma Arts AMOCAT Arts Awards because he continues to make a lasting positive impact on this community he loves through his art. He has committed his life to speaking truth through his art. He’s a beautiful human being and talented artist who deserves recognition and thanks for the beauty and truth he brings into the world." - Kristy Continue reading this and other nominations and learn more about the AMOCAT Arts Awards here<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaartsmonth.org/amocat-arts-awards/__;!!CRCbkf1f!FGPnZr4f56pcuj0WSWf0bme_T2Hc2iR1Jo33Wx2YOuqsnN3t2Rf2IeL-ldPlkLQI96csDNwe$>. Image: Gerardo Peña in front of the mural he painted at the YWCA ________________________________ Watch the Tacoma Arts Month Anniversary Special [Devin Wiliams, youth poet from Write253]Check out the Tacoma Arts Month 20th Anniversary special program as we celebrate where we’ve been and where we are going. This special program commemorating the 20th anniversary of Tacoma Arts Month includes a blessing from the Puyallup Tribe as well as performances by Tacoma Poet Laureate Lydia K. Valentine, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Tacoma Refugee Choir, Write253, Trio Guadalevin, and Northwest Sinfonietta in collaboration with Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center. 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