[2020 TAM WonderCare]
October 16, 2020
Tacoma Arts Month: Cultivate Wonder and Care
How will you spend the second half of Tacoma Arts Month? What does cultivating wonder and care look like in your community? Check out these upcoming weekend arts activities online or in-person at a distance!
For more information, go to TacomaArtsMonth.comhttp://www.tacomaartsmonth.com or check out each presenter's website.
Featured Events for 10/16-10/18
October 16 | 7 PM | Tacoma Little Theatre | virtual program at tacomalittletheatre.comhttps://www.tacomalittletheatre.com/ | FREE
Image courtesy of Tacoma Little Theatre
October 17 | 5 PM | Washington State History Museum | virtual program at InTheSpiritArts.org |https://www.inthespiritarts.org/ FREE
Image courtesy of Khu.eex'
The Muse Hour with Karamo Brownhttps://tacomaartslive.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/1738/-/the-muse-hour-with-karamo-brown
October 17 | 7:30 PM | Tacoma Arts Live | virtual program at tacomaartslive.orghttps://tacomaartslive.org/events/calendar/eventdetail/1738/-/the-muse-hour-with-karamo-brown | $11.50 general public, Free for Grit City Members and up
Image courtesy of Tacoma Arts Live
October 17 | 7 PM | Tacoma Little Theatre | virtual program at tacomalittletheatre.comhttps://www.tacomalittletheatre.com/ | FREE
October 17 | 7 - 8:30 PM | Sarah A. Chavez | virtual program at facebook.com/events/834432207093155https://www.facebook.com/events/834432207093155 | FREE
October 17 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM | Tacoma Ocean Fest and
Tacoma Public Library | virtual program at tacoma.bibliocommons.com/events https://tacoma.bibliocommons.com/events/5f5f911a973f073a0048a6cd | FREE
October 17 | 10 AM - 2 PM | Tacoma Ocean Fest and Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St | $10 adult, $8 senior/student, free under-5
Image courtesy of Lourdes Jackson, "Sure/Shore" and Kris Crews
October 17 at 7 PM & October 18 at 2 PM | CampTMP | virtual program at tmp.org/index.php/youthboardcabarethttps://tmp.org/index.php/youthboardcabaret/ | Donation
October 18 at 6 - 7 PM | Kareem Kandi World Orchestra | virtual program at facebook.com/kareemkandihttps://www.facebook.com/kareem.kandi | FREE
Poetry in the Parkhttps://tacoma.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=poetry%20in%20the%20park&local_start=2020-10-07%20TO%202020-10-18
Now through October 18 | Tacoma Public Libraryhttps://tacoma.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=poetry%20in%20the%20park&local_start=2020-10-07%20TO%202020-10-18, Pierce County Library, and Tahoma Audubon Societyhttps://tacoma.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=poetry%20in%20the%20park&local_start=2020-10-07%20TO%202020-10-18 | Snake Lake Park, 1919 S. Tyler and Wapato Park, 6500 S. Sheridan Ave | Mon – Sun 8 AM – 6 PM | FREE
Image courtesy of The Tacoma Public Library
Ongoing | Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation | virtual program at tacomamoonfestival.orghttp://tacomamoonfestival.org/ | Available 24/7 | FREE
Image courtesy of The Tacoma Moon Festival
Civil Rights Legacy Tour Videohttps://tacomaartslive.org/video#education-videos-and-resources
Ongoing | Tacoma Arts Live | virtual program at tacomaartslive.org/video#education-videos-and-resourceshttps://tacomaartslive.org/video#education-videos-and-resources | FREE
Image courtesy of Tacoma Arts Live
A Night at the Movies Costume Concert Slide Showhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeWpVJHWqbmu1Wr3K2-tXQ
Ongoing | Tacoma Youth Symphony Association | virtual program at youtube.com/channel/UCCeWpVJHWqbmu1Wr3K2-tXQhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeWpVJHWqbmu1Wr3K2-tXQ |
Available 24/7 | FREE; donations gladly accepted
Image courtesy of Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
More Happenings This Weekend
Fort from Home: Shoemakinghttps://www.metroparkstacoma.org/place/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum/
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum | virtual program at fortnisqually.orghttps://www.metroparkstacoma.org/place/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum/ | 11 AM - 12 PM |
$10 - $50
Community Engagement Projects
Ten Tacoma-based artists and teams are sharing out a message of care and compassion with our community on an intimate level. These artists are each producing a care project – some virtually and some physically – for the community to participate in for free. Follow along on the Tacoma Arts Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/TacomaArtsCommission/ and Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/tacomaarts/ channels and read about the project overviews on the Community Engagement Projects sitehttps://tacomaartsmonth.com/community-engagement/.
Corre y corre sin detenerte / Run and Run without Stopping
View the Corre y corre sin detenerte / Run and Run without Stopping videohttps://youtu.be/7eJ5m4QxF_o from Tacoma Poet Laureate Abby E. Murray to learn more about her project with Jenny L. Miller along with Spanish translators Kendall Burch, Sonia Hemming, Iris Parada, and Alex Peck, who offered a six-week poetry workshop series at the Selma R. Carson Home in Pierce County. Download your own copy of this poetry anthology herehttps://www.abbyemurray.com/anthology.
Image designed by Ryan W. Bradley, and features a commissioned drawing from Angelina Cruz, a high school student in Pierce County.
Save the date: this Saturday, October 17 at 2:30 PM on 6th Ave for a FREE community event! Come vibe out with Smokey Wonder and some incredible special guests. Wear a mask and keep social distancing in mind when you show up. Look for the Community Boombox in the painted alleyways and listen for the sounds. DJ Smokey Wonder's Community Boombox brings live DJ experiences to the public sphere in pop-up performances to delight passersby.
Image courtesy of Daniel Garcia
Paige D. Pettibon is sharing Going Home, a book written and illustrated by Paige in Lushootseed and English. Paige will provide a downloadable PDF worksheet that accompanies her book.
Image courtesy of Paige D. Pettibon
Art Kits for Tacoma Public Schools Middle and High School Students
The Tacoma Arts Commission is pleased to support the provision of art supply kits and project prompts to 2,500 Tacoma Public Schools middle and high school students, as part of Tacoma Arts Month. These kits support arts education as well as self-expression and self-care during remote learning.
Watch this videohttps://www.facebook.com/TacomaArtsCommission/videos/255454829236444/ from Heather Conklin, a visual art teacher at Lincoln High School and Tacoma Arts Commission Chair.
Artists in Focus
October 1 - 31 | Available 24/7 | Virtual Program
Tacoma creatives, working in a variety of artistic disciplines, are sharing videos and images of their work and creative practice. Check out Artists in Focushttps://tacomaartsmonth.com/artists-in-focus/ to learn about the creative process and see how and where artists create their work.
View this videohttps://youtu.be/ziAjSkxeOOY from Kim Davenport and listen to the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a Black composer.
Photo courtesy of Kim Davenport
Enjoy a mix of in-person and virtual exhibits this October. Find out morehttp://tacomaartsmonth.com/exhibits/.
Image courtesy of Washington State History Museum
Self-Paced Public Art Tour
Take a virtual tour of some of the public art pieces that can be discovered throughout Pierce County. Search by category, location, or artist to explore the diverse range of public art and map out a customized itinerary to experience the work in person or from a vehicle. Click herehttps://wspdsmap.cityoftacoma.org/website/Art2/viewer.htm for more info.
Tacoma Arts Commissioners Sarah Woodson and MaryMikel Stump have featured some local public art on their recent Instagram takeovers, learn more at instagram.com/tacomaartshttps://www.instagram.com/tacomaarts/.
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