Ian Krause – Trapographer

Photography – Live Music – Live Painting

Saturday October 21st. 4pm into the evening.

Ian Krause captures the essence and culture of Tacoma’s underground street scene in this one day event. Local photographer  Zachary’s candid and personal photographs showcase contemporary talent throughout the Pacific Northwest. Capturing intimate glimpses of life, at concerts, in the recording studio and in their community. This event is matched with live drawing and musical performance. This event is free and open to the public. We want to meet you and show you who we are. We hope to see you there.

 

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Studio Tour 2015

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Saturday 11-4
Sunday 11-2.

This weekend I will be opening up my studio located in Fulcrum Gallery. Please join myself and Scott Nelson Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 11-2. for a hands on project, a selection of glass working videos, and I the award winning Tacoma Put Put course will be available for play.  Additionally if you enjoy good prices on unique glass gifts I will have a variety of works for sale and I will be offering up Baby Head Cup seconds for sale. Additional pieces of Scott’s current artwork will be on display for Here Now Forever.
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For the map of the Tacoma Studio Tour please visit the Official Site.

Tacoma Put Put: A realistic model of Tacoma Washington that doubles as a miniature golf course.

 

 

 

 

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During open studios, Scott Nelson will demonstrate the process of transferring photo images to glass and other media. Anyone who stops by will be able to take part in the process, and will get to take home a small photo keepsake that they have helped to make. Hope to see you there.

 

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Here Now Forever

October 15th – November 28th
Opening Reception: October 15th 6-9pm
Studio Tour: October 17th & 18th
Artist Talk: November 19th 6pm

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New Work by Scott Nelson

It’s a photographers’ job to capture a moment, but how exactly does one “capture” a moment? The act of plucking emotion from within the context of reality and distilling it into an artifact seems an impossible task, yet Scott accomplishes this and more in his new body of work titled “Here Now Forever”. These artworks are trophies distilled from explorations outside of the bonds of time. Some stretched like exotic animal skins; others composed to form their own visual language. Scott’s pieces offer us an omniscient view of existence, unfettered by the limiting perceptions of our physical being.

“I’m fascinated by time and humankind’s relative understanding of it. As an artist I like to step out of that seemingly one-way stream and to explore my own relationship with things considered temporary and permanent.” –Scott Nelson

Studio Tour Hands-on activity:
During open studios, Scott will demonstrate the process of transferring photo images to glass and other media. Anyone who stops by will be able to take part in the process, and will get to take home a small photo keepsake that they have helped to make.

 

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STRICTLY SACRED

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Gallery Exhibition

September 11th – 14th
Opening Night showcase:
Thursday, Sept 11, 6PM-10PM  $5
(Girl Trouble will be present for a Q and A)

 

Isaac Olsen (voted best Tacoma filmmaker by the Weekly Volcano) hosts this event at The Fulcrum Gallery (voted best Tacoma gallery by the Weekly Volcano) about Girl Trouble, the most celebrated Tacoma band since the sonics.  Considering the ingredients, this is sure to be the very best Tacoma art event of the season!

STRICTLY SACRED: THE ART OF GIRL TROUBLE is an extension of the acclaimed documentary film of the same name.  Directed by Isaac Olsen and premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival, Strictly Sacred chronicles the 3 decades long career of the band using extensive video and audio material.

Girl Trouble has been firmly planted in the Northwest music scene for 30 years, existing on the fringes of Grunge and virtually every other regional movement.  Their uncompromising DIY aesthetic and then-unfashionable allegiance to hometown Tacoma, Washington  has made them a legendary cult-like phenomenon.  During this time, the band produced a wealth of artwork in support of their musical concept, generating every graphic, flyer, album cover, and fanzine completely in-house.

This gallery exhibition collects together all of Girl Trouble’s archives; some featured in the documentary film and some seen here for the first time.  On display will be artifacts from the bands tiny museum-like practice shed, full sized paintings by drummer Bon Von Wheelie, original Wigout fanzine paste-ups, T-shirt art by guitarist ‘Big Kahuna’ Henderson, props and models used in GT videos, the dress once worn by infamous 85 year-old go-go dancer Granny Go-Go, and other historical knick-knacks accumulated over the years.

Limited edition prints of artwork and photography will be available for purchase.  Girl Trouble will be in attendance on Thursday September 11 (opening night)  for a Q and A.

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Tacoma(253)

June 19 – August 1 2014

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The Tacoma(253) project is a civic love-affair for photographer Jesse Michener showcasing 253 images of the people and places she calls home. Born and raised in Tacoma, Michener says, “I can’t wait to share my love for Tacoma through the people, places and spaces I’ve called home most of my life. I’ve lived elsewhere, but chose to come back to this city because it’s so special.” Michener’s photography has been featured nationally and she regularly photographs for area organizations and foundations in the Puget Sound region. For this project, she won a Spark Grant Award from the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation in 2013. 

A grant program designed to help bring people-powered ideas to life within Pierce County, Spark Grants are not a typical grant because they are designed to support everyday people who want to spark positive change. The program leverages $1,500 “micro-grants” to fuel go-getters, grassroots organizers and connoisseurs of community who have great ideas on how to make their neighborhood a better place. 

For her part, Michener believes the arts serve as a simple reminder that no one is truly alone. “Art, no matter the genre, spans distance, time and culture, connecting us to what it means to be human.” Photography, in particular, Michener explains, shines a unique light on the events, the people and the places that define us. “Captured in fractions of a second, photographic stories can unfold without the barrier of language to weigh it down.” 

Through her visual storytelling, Michener hopes people who engage the project will see themes of beauty, of struggle, of what it means to be happy and how we can better take care of each other. “It’s a project of hope for a city yearning to break free from a tired reputation while still holding on to the essence of where it’s been.”

 

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