Home and Leaving Home: Mary Lucier at TAM opens Nov. 22

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Tacoma, WA – Mary Lucier helped to pioneer video art in the 1970s and has continued to innovate in this genre for more than 40 years, achieving acclaim through national and international exhibitions. Lucier’s compelling 5-channel video and audio installation The Plains of Sweet Regret opens at Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) on Saturday, November 22, and will be on view through February 8, 2015. Mary Lucier: The Plains of Sweet Regret is a sweeping, poetic response to the austere landscape, historic boom-and-bust cycles, and the resilience of the inhabitants who live and work in the harsh terrain of the northern Great Plains. Through multiple video channels and the accompanying sound composition, Lucier vividly conveys the realities of economic distress, agricultural production, migration and depopulation. [Read more…]

UP for Arts concert set for Nov. 21

UP for Arts Fall Arts and Concerts Series continues on Friday, Nov. 21 (7:00-8:30 pm). Join us for a fabulous evening with Pianist Scott Cossu and flutist John Croarkin performing a blend of jazz, classical and ethnic music. Scott was one of the original artists to sign with Windham Hill along with being labeled a “Jazz luminary of the future” by Billboard Magazine. Local artist Lori Forrest will also be on hand exhibiting her absolutely exquisite graphite works. [Read more…]

All-comers community Christmas sing-and-play-along

Mark your calendars for Sunday December 14, 2014 and attend a free community concert or perhaps take part in it as well. From 6 to 8 p.m. at Steilacoom’s Town Hall, anyone who can sing or play an instrument is invited to join your friends and neighbors for an annual all-comers community Christmas sing and play along. No prior rehearsals are necessary. Just bring your musical instruments, music stands and enthusiasm. [Read more…]

‘Gateway to Heaven’ dedication to honor Fr. Hightower

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step through the Gateway to Heaven? On November 22 you’ll get your chance to do that at the dedication of the new Father Hightower Memorial Gateway in the lovely Meditation Park at St John Bosco Church in Lakewood.

This memorial honors SJB’s greatly loved and charismatic pastor who died in 2013. It was built after at the inspiration of then Parish Vicar Father Paul Kenai who approached Parishioner Jim Senko around whose vision the 1.3 acre meditation park is built. [Read more…]

This week at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center

The Lakewood Senior Activity Center, located at 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, keeps a busy schedule. After all, the SAC exists to promote healthy minds and bodies by providing recreation and social opportunities for older adults. Courses for fitness, art, writing and even computer literacy run for weeks. Day to day, there are plenty of other events freely open to the public, or with only a couple days’ advance.

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Video: status of Affordable Care Act in Pierce County

Watch a presentation (link below) by the Health Department on the implementation status of the Affordable Healthcare Act in Pierce County – a topic of the Lakewood Community Collaboration Meeting, Wednesday, November 12. The Collaboration group (open to all) meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 9:30 am, at Lakewood City Hall.

http://vimeo.com/111657972