Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 10:14am
A Detroit native, Deborah remembers playing under her grandmother's quilting frame as a young child. Today, fiber art is Deborah's platform for sharing her views, innermost thoughts, and dreams with the world. She is a passionate advocate for the interests of disadvantaged families and their children, having co-founded the Model Family Mentorship program twenty years ago. Deborah is a member of the prestigious Pacific Northwest African American Quilters and owns the B2 Fine Art Gallery
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 12:07pm
Born and raised on the east coast, Sarah moved to the Pacific Northwest 7 years ago and currently works at the Museum of Glass as the Lead Shop Technician. As part of the hot shop team, she gets to work with artists from around the world to help realize their ideas. In her own work, Sarah has been using glass as her primary medium for the last 13 years. It is through making artwork that she sorts through and documents the stories of daily life. Sarah's current body of work is about the Tacoma community and how she has found a home within it.
Filed Under: Art - Posted @ 4:15pm
Diane has had a studio in Pierce County for the past 20 years and has worked on her art specifically in Tacoma for the last eight. She is passionate about the richness and vibrancy of the arts scene in Pierce County. Diane draws inspiration from the Rococo period which features, her words, "bright sparkly colors." She feels that success is drawing a viewer in to the point where they interact with her artwork. Her newest body of work brings in hot glass, mica, imagery, and metal.
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.
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