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left: Miho Takekawa at the Vibraphones, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town; right: Travis Conn and Tacoma Tin and Bulb at Two Ravens Studio & Art Foundry.

Lemay_210/01/14 – 11/30/14

Family Zone Fun: Hood Ornament Design
Visit the Family Zone and design a hood ornament. Museum staff will pick the most creative idea for the month of October and November, offering a special prize for the winners.

LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St.
Free with museum admission, members free
10 AM – 5 PM
253.779.8490
lemaymuseum.org


Seattle Jazz Experience 201410/3/14

University Jazz Ensemble Concert
Pacific Lutheran University Music Department
The University Jazz Ensemble has about 20 student musicians and performs big band repertoire from classic 1920’s jazz to the latest styles.

Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Pacific Lutheran University, 12108 Park Ave. S.
$8 general, $5 senior/alumni, free PLU community/students/youth 18 and under. Call 253.535.7787 for tickets
8 PM – 9:30 PM
253.535.7602
plu.edu/music/calendar


WildClaudiaAnn - African- Pink- Drusy.jpg10/4/14

Custom Jewelry – How to Create with a Jeweler
Meet four talented jewelers who work in custom design – Claudia Ann Wild, Joni Joachims, Pam Phelps, and Leslie Phiel. Watch demonstrations in different techniques and mediums and learn how to communicate your desires for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

Proctor Art Gallery, 3811 N. 26th St.
Free
1 PM – 4 PM
253.225.1242
designsbywild@hotmail.com


 2Ravens_TinandBlub10/4/14

Made In Metal – Opening Reception
Opening reception with featured artists Mary Coss, Saign Charlestein, and Travis Lee Conn. Also showcasing Nichole Rathburn, Ian Holman, and Justin Hahn of Two Ravens Studio & Art Foundry; Joe Michael of Fireworks Forge; Jeremy Gregory; and Josh Higgins of TACOMA TIN & BULB metal sign shop. Light refreshments served. Tours of facility.

Two Ravens Studio & Art Foundry, 2502 Commerce St.
Free
4 PM – 8 PM
253.327.1730
info@2ravensstudio.com


Enviro_Dillehay10/5/14

Meet the Artists – Metal-Urge Opening Reception
Meet the artists – Kyle Dillehay and Ellen Miffitt – and enjoy refreshments.

EnviroHouse at Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center, 3510 S. Mullen St.
Free
2 PM – 4 PM
253.573.2426
cityoftacoma.org/envirohouse


Lemay_410/7/14

Cars as Metal Art Part I: Automotive Body Styling
LeMay-America’s Car Museum
Scot Keller, Curator of Exhibitry, will discuss cars as metal art featuring automotive body styling. View examples in the galleries.

LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St.
Free with museum admission, members free
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
253.779.8490
lemaymuseum.org


 10/12/14

Metal-Ology Open House with Artist Ada Rosman
Meet metal artist Ada Rosman and see her unique designs.

Amore Artisan Boutique, 2605 N. Proctor
Free
11 AM – 3 PM
253.752.7807
amoreartisanboutique@aol.com


ClassicalTuesdays10/14/14

Tacoma Composers
Classical Tuesdays in Old Town
World Premieres of compositions by Rob Hutchinson, Greg Youtz, Deborah Anderson, and Kareem Kandi and an improvisation by vibraphonist Miho Takekawa. Meet and mingle with the composers, performing artists and special guest Sarah Ioannides, newly appointed conductor of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

Slavonian Hall, 2306 N. 30th St.
Free
7:00 PM
253.752.2135
classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com


 10/16/14

Art Mingle
Tacoma Art Group
On the Third Thursday of every month, from 5-8 pm, member galleries provide refreshments, offer demonstrations, and have artists on site. Check website for list of participating locations.

Check the website for a map of participating galleries and museums.
Free
5 PM – 8 PM
253.238.5065
tacomaartgroup.org


2Ravens_Pour10/16/14

Metal Pour Demo and Art Foundry Tours
Tour the studio and watch a metal pour demonstration of the lost wax casting process for large sculptural works.

Two Ravens Studio & Art Foundry, 2502 Commerce St.
Free
5 PM – 8 PM
253.327.1730
info@2ravensstudio.com


 CreativeForces_110/17/14

Anodizing Niobium
Susan Zeiss will demonstrate the process of anodizing Niobium, one of the Reactive Metals valued by the aerospace industry because it is durable and lightweight. Jewelers love it for the color! Niobium is highly conductive and voltage develops a protective oxide layer, determining the final color of the metal.

Creative Forces Gifts & Sundries, Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza
Free
12 PM – 3 PM
253.227.8871
creativeforcesgallery.com


 TMAC_ImpracticalMagic210/17/14

Impractical Magic Reception
Reception party for an exhibit of recent work by 12 contemporary metalsmiths: Keith Lewis, Catherine Grisez, Everett Hoffman, Lynne Hull, Barbara Knuth, Checha Sokolovic, Carolyn Buss, Alexandra Chaney, Aran Galligan, Monica Gonzalez, Winona Johnson, and Danka Teng.

Tacoma Metal Arts Center, 3833 6th Ave.
Free
5 PM – 8:30 PM
253.227.1694
info@tacomametalarts.com


TCBand10/18/14

Spring This Fall
Tacoma Concert Band
Featuring a program of Concert Band favorites and virtuoso clarinet soloist Robert Spring

Rialto Theatre, 310 S. 9th St.
$16 – $32
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
253.581.7006
tacomaconcertband.org


 Mimlitsch-Gray 04b10/18/14

Northwest Jewelry & Metals Symposium
The Seattle Metals Guild
Join us for the 19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium featuring an exciting lineup of six speakers, with an action packed day of associated events including a silent jewelry auction, jewelry book sales and end-of-day celebration at Tacoma Art Museum. Speakers include: curator Suzanne Ramljak, historian Stephen Fliegel, metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, artist Jennifer Trask, jeweler Todd Pownell, and Vivian Beer.

Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave.
$75 member, $35 student, $90 non-member, $120 SMG membership + registration, $35 Passing The Torch teacher
Registration starts at 9 AM, Symposium starts at 10 AM, Reception at Tacoma Art Museum at 6 PM
seattlemetalsguild.org


10/19/14

Metal-Urge Free Community Festival
Tacoma Arts Commission
Come out for a free, fun-filled afternoon of metal arts. Watch live sword fighting reenactments by Knights of Veritas, see a molten iron pour and create a scratch block with Tacoma Community College’s sculpture department, and check out a blacksmithing demonstration with Lisa Geertson. Try your hand at making a textured metal charm with Tacoma Metal Arts Center and participate in some hands-on crafts with Tacoma Art Museum. Do all this while listening to steel drum music under the direction of Miho Takekawa and munching on good eats from food trucks.

Tollefson Plaza, S. 17th & Pacific Ave.
Free
12 PM – 3 PM
253.591.5191
tacomametalurge.com


10/19/14

Visiting Curator Talk with Suzanne Ramljak
Suzanne Ramljak curated the exhibition Protective Ornament: Contemporary Amulets to Armor. She is a writer, art historian, and curator specializing in contemporary and 20th century art and material culture. Listen to her discuss her 2014 book, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, and view the exhibition at TAM.

Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave.
$15 adult, $10 member, $5 student
1:00 PM
253.272.4258
tacomaartmuseum.org


10/19/14

Visiting Curator Stephen Fliegel Presents The Technology of Art: Arms and Armor of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Visiting curator Stephen Fliegel discusses the art and technology of armor from the middle ages to the renaissance period. Learn how armor and weapons were constructed with the greatest technical knowledge and skill, and how it became a process that often resulted in objects of great beauty.

Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave.
$15 adult, $10 member, $5 student
3:00 PM
253.272.4258
tacomaartmuseum.org


TSO10/25/14

TSO Opening Spectacular: Dame Evelyn Glennie
Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
Witness music-making history at the inaugural concert of Tacoma’s new conductor, Sarah Ioannides, presenting percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, who dazzled the world at the London Olympics’ Opening Ceremony.

Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway
$19 – $79, $12 student
7:30 PM
253.591.1984
tacomasymphony.org


 TYSA_CostumeConcert10/25/14

A Night at the Movies Costume Concert
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
Join TYSA in a concert of movie music, with musicians in costumes from those movies. The audience is also invited to come in costume!

Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St.
$13 main floor, $19 balcony, $46 for 4 main floor tickets
7:00 PM
253.627.2792
tysamusic.org


Lemay_111/4/14

Cars as Metal Art Part II: Automotive Ornamentation
Doug McDonnell will discuss cars as metal art featuring automotive ornamentation including hood ornaments. View examples in the galleries.

LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St.
Free with museum admission, members free
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
253.779.8490
lemaymuseum.org


11/8/14

Metal-Ology Open House with Artist Ada Rosman
Meet metal artist Ada Rosman and see her unique designs.

Amore Artisan Boutique, 2605 N. Proctor
Free
11 AM – 3 PM
253.752.7807
amoreartisanboutique@aol.com


11/20/14

Art Mingle
Tacoma Art Group
On the Third Thursday of every month, from 5-8 pm, member galleries provide refreshments, offer demonstrations, and have artists on site. Check website for list of participating locations.

Check the website for a map of participating galleries and museums
Free
5 PM – 8 PM
253.238.5065
tacomaartgroup.org


 2Ravens_TravisConn11/20/14

Made In Metal – Closing Reception
Closing reception for multi-artist show featuring artists Mary Coss, Saign Charlestein, and Travis Lee Conn. Also showcasing Nichole Rathburn, Ian Holman, and Justin Hahn of Two Ravens Studio & Art Foundry; Joe Michael of Fireworks Forge; Jeremy Gregory; and Josh Higgins of TACOMA TIN & BULB metal sign shop. Catch a tour of the studio and enjoy light refreshments.

Two Ravens Studio & Art Foundry, 2502 Commerce St.
Free
5 PM – 8 PM
253.327.1730
2ravensstudio.com


11/23/14

Metal-Ology Open House with Artist Ada Rosman
Meet metal artist Ada Rosman and see her unique designs.

Amore Artisan Boutique, 2605 N. Proctor
Free
11 AM – 3 PM
253.752.7807
amoreartisanboutique@aol.com