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“UWT Art Show”
Saturday, June 9, 7-10 p.m.
733 Arts, 734 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

UWT Photography Club presents the UWT Art Show. Mark your calendars and come through to 733 Arts. The event will showcase photography and paintings from students and locals and will feature live dance performances and spoken word performances. DJ Marvelous will be spinning some tunes. Live music will be performed by Hannah Cho, Charlie Cash, SeaanBrooks, Kay’Bee and others. Come join the recognition and highlighting of the arts and creative based clubs at the University of Washington, Tacoma campus. Tickets $5 advance, $7 at door. Info: www.facebook.com/events/181731492660618

Minka Popup Shows
Saturday, June 9, 2-5 p.m.
Minka, 821 Pacific Ave., Tacoma

Minka is having a popup on June 9 for longtime Tacoma jeweler and adventuress, Cheryl de Groot, Tacoma maker Blackburn and Jacqui (who goes by just one name), a jewelry designer working in polymer clay.
De Groot is a true original. She was a welder on board a ship back in the day, and also regularly rode cattle roundup. Her life experiences, including roaming the wilds of Kodiak, Alaska, come through in jewelry designs combining mixed metals with materials such as porcupine quills and horsehair.
Blackburn has a North End shop featuring hip, contemporary home accessories such as paint-splattered shoulder bags, embroidered shirts made from reclaimed Army wear, and stitched-fabric beach balls, all made right here in Tacoma.
Jacqui is a young artist who makes the coolest, sculptural widgets-to-wear out of colorful polymer clay.

“Inflatable Mountain”
Guy Hundere exhibit at Minka
Through June 30

The rich visual language of algorithms is the basis for “Inflatable Mountain,” a mind-bending series of prints by San Antonio-based artist Guy Hundere. “I didn’t work from a specific landscape, but I was inspired to make landscape art since I’ve grown exhausted by conceptualism and find great contentment from staring at the horizon,” he says. “Time I spent on Vancouver Island had a large effect on this work. I’d been reading Paolo Soleri’s book on how matter can transform into spirit, and his notion of ‘esthetogenesis.’ Not everyone can visit the mountain, so for urban [dwellers] I’ve presented the ‘inflatable mountain,’ a convenient and portable space for transcendental experience.” The result is a world of intense colors, intricate topography and voluptuous contours. Hundere’s work has been shown extensively in the United States and Europe.
Info: (253) 961-5220 or www.minkatacoma.com or www.facebook.com/minkatacoma.

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