Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 5:03pm
With a Montessori background and more than ten years spent working with children, Darcy has a strong connection to storytelling and playful whimsy. She grew up in Juneau, Alaska, and only left to attend the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Canada. The medium of her work has changed dramatically from two dimensional painting and drawing to a focus on stimulating public reaction using up-cycled materials. Darcy currently runs a creative reuse center called Tinkertopia with her husband.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 2:00pm
As an artist and teacher in Tacoma, Christopher develops his witty visual commentary with the help of his brilliant wife, imaginative students, and the stunning environment of the Puget Sound. Everything from middle school gossip to religion gives him inspiration. He works in a variety of mediums including clay, steel, wood, high density foam, beads, glass, gems, and virtually anything else that catches his fancy.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 11:02am
Cecilia was born and educated in Sweden before coming to the Pacific Northwest in 1977. Tapestry as a medium appeals to her because of the challenges and the process of translation from sketches to final product. Her work has been displayed both nationally and internationally. For two years, Cecilia was involved in recreating the Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries for the restoration of a medieval Scottish castle. Stateside, she does commissioned work for public schools, colleges, hospitals, and federal buildings.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 9:50am
Becky Frehse grew up in Illinois and is a graduate of Central Washington University, where she earned her MFA. In the 1980s, she traveled throughout Washington as an Artist in Residence with the Washington State Arts Commission. Her semi-abstract, mixed media work evolved from studying traditional Chinese painting techniques while living in Guangzhou, China. Today, Becky teaches part-time in the art department at the University of Puget Sound.
Filed Under: Philanthropy, Youth - Posted @ 5:08pm
A Stadium High School culinary teacher, Barbara Rowland equips students daily with the confidence and discipline to develop their skills. After she retires at the end of the school year, her Barbara Rowland Culinary Scholarship at the Community Foundation will continue to foster job skills training for students passionate about cooking.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 2:25pm
2014 Foundation of Art Award nominee, Brian Hutcheson is an artist/educator and a graduate of Biola University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He works with a variety of media, from painting and printmaking, to papercraft and interactive installations. Most days you can find Brian at the Charles Wright Academy, where he teaches drawing, gorilla art techniques, and digital storytelling, among other creative topics. He also established Martlet Press at Charles Wright Academy, a letterpress and book arts program.
Filed Under: Environment, Fund for Women & Girls, General - Posted @ 12:19pm
Sharon Gore was the model of a proactive volunteer at this year’s Power of the Purse Luncheon. She wrapped countless glass centerpieces at the credit card table, freeing up staff to keep working as the lines grew. A great host no less, Sharon made the purse auction more enjoyable for everyone.
Filed Under: Environment, Youth - Posted @ 11:13am
This fall I joined a fifth grade class at Skyline Elementary for a unit on water scarcity-- part of the Making Waves program taught by Program Director of Etta Projects, Katie Chandler.
Filed Under: Youth - Posted @ 3:58pm
Tyree Smith is one of our Youth Philanthropy Board (YPB) members and a valued volunteer at GTCF. He may be one of the youngest members of the Board, but Tyree doesn't let this hold him back for a minute, regularly contributing his own perspectives every meeting.
Filed Under: Grants - Posted @ 2:00pm
Greater Support, Greater Empowerment. In a strong community, a multitude of overlapping ties motivates residents to work together for change. People are aware of how much they have to offer and want to give back because they have been empowered by the community with the skills to succeed.
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