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TAM Store Highlight – Victory Garden Yarn

For nearly ten years, crochet wunderkind Anna Sharp has been creating beautiful, handmade textiles under the Victory Garden Yarn brand. Originally a hobby she learned from her mother, Anna began making scarves, hats, and gloves for family and friends before devoting herself to the craft fulltime in 2010. The entire production started along one wall, … Continue reading TAM Store Highlight – Victory Garden Yarn

Community Collaboration: Tacoma’s Rapid Mural Project

During the economic depression of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects created a wealth of public art and supported artists across the country, as explored in the Tacoma Art Museum’s recent exhibition Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s. Like artists from nearly a century ago, in response to the complex issues facing the … Continue reading Community Collaboration: Tacoma’s Rapid Mural Project

Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”

In her Four Seasons series, Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke Nation, born Billings, Montana, 1981) creates diorama-like portraits, depicting each season. In this specific work, Fall, Red Star has set up a fake autumn backdrop, with leaves scattered around her, a plastic blow-up elk, and an animal’s skull to the right. Red Star has explained in … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”

Object of the Week – “Tear This Wall Down”

Marie Watt, a citizen of the Seneca Nation and born in Seattle, Washington, is known for her textile works, particularly those that involve the use of reclaimed blankets. She sees blankets as universal objects that are present globally and as well as at every stage of life. From birth to death, we are surrounded by … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Tear This Wall Down”

Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”

This sculpture by Spanish-born Manuel Izquierdo flows vertically, taking on an abstracted shape of a human body with an X shape for its head. As the name Iberian Venus implies, this figure represents the Roman goddess, Venus, and the title also brings in Izquierdo’s origins of the Iberian Peninsula. This sculpture takes on a different … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”