Category Archives: Shows

Summit Olympus Art Crawl

Summit Olympus Art Crawl
20/21 Summit Olympus High School Art Show
  Multiple Locations & Virtually June 2nd to June 11th
Opening Reception at ETC June 4th 1-7pm
Open House At Fulcrum Gallery June 9th from 1pm-5pm

Summit Olympus Art Crawl is a multi venue art exhibition featuring cumulative works from Summit Olympus High Schools 20/21 class. Over the past year, students at Summit Olympus High School have been learning and participating in classes virtually through Zoom. While remote schooling has been challenging for all, it has also opened a window for new ways of growth and self-expression. In this show, students use a variety of mediums found in their homes, including graphite, photography, digital animation, watercolors, and pen, to present their perspectives on what it means to exist and grow up within a global pandemic. Touching upon themes of anxiety, stress, identity and what progress looks like in the midst of an ever-changing society. These art pieces explore the individual experiences of the artists with the communal experience of our Tacoma neighborhoods. – Kristen Guerra

Virtual Gallery Summit Olympus 20/21 Art Show

Participating Venues
June 2nd – 11th Hello Cupcake, Destiny City Comics, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Glass Museum
June 4th 1-7 PM ETC
June 9th 1-5PM Fulcrum Gallery

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Hilltop Shuffle

Saturday April 24th Fulcrum Gallery will open its doors from 10AM to 4PM for in person viewing and socially distanced shopping. The “Shuffle” is a culmination of this weeks virtual Hilltop Crawl featuring local businesses and community organizations of Hilltop Tacoma. At Fulcrum we will be showcasing the latest run of decal cups by Oliver Doriss “Tacoma Love”. The complete selection of prints from the Fulcrum archives featuring artists such as the innumerable Sean Alexander, Maria Jost, Beautiful Angle and Art Chantry. Additionally we were able to arrange a unique showing by former Hilltop artist Gustavo Martinez. He is currently residing in El Paso TX so his offerings here represent a rare opportunity. Don’t miss this unique and eclectic display of local talent.

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It’s All in Your Head

New Work by Kyree-Lim Alicio Chak

Opening Reception February 20th 5:30 – 9:30

Kyree-Lim Alicio Chak explores societal issues through his artwork. Social conflicts, contemporary movements, and mental health issues, are just a few of the elements he attempts to address. His musings are ultimately translated through the lens of his large-scale multi-media art. Strongly influenced by the neo-expressionist movement Kyree communicates in vibrant colors, and encrypts messages throughout his works. There is always something to study and decode in his art, which creates a new and memorable experience with each piece.

Kyree-Lim Alicio Chak is born and raised in Tacoma and is currently studying at Pierce College in Puyallup. In conjunction with pursuing his BFA he is developing his studio craft, creating pieces that resonate with the local community and recently have gained considerable attention and notoriety over the past year. Although Kyree is relatively new to the art scene this momentum has prompted him to pursue his first formal solo exhibition at Fulcrum Gallery titled “It’s All in Your Head”.

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Twisted Love 02.15.2020

An art show dedicated to the Broken-Hearted
February 15th 6-9 pm

Don’t miss this one-night event with work from 7 local artists that explore love through the eyes of the scorned, mad, hungry and obsessed. Appropriately timed on Feb 15th 2020, this heartbreak fest is a perfect antidote to chocolate hearts, snuggling couples and sickeningly-sweet sentiments typically associated with love. From gore to satire, participating artists are exploring themes and expressions of love through various mediums, including illustrations, ceramics, painting, music and photography.

Featured Artists:
Ando Ehlers, Broken Calliope, Dan Infecto, Elisha Marie Brilhante, Gabrielle Denby, Heather Cornelius and TJ DeMots.
Acoustic Musical Guests: Kelsey Crow and Stoned Evergreen Travelers.
$7 suggested donation. 6-9pm

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Plants Animals & Demons

Spencer Grey

June 20th – July 13th

Public Reception: June 20th 6 – 9pm

We all have our demons and Spencer Grey like us battles with his own. The unique thing about his particular struggle is the side effect renders his demons into physical form, often in pen and ink. “Plants Animals & Demons” chronicles Spencer’s experiences and growth since his arrival in Tacoma Washington one year ago. Originally from Portland Oregon Spencer is a self-taught illustrator and painter with pen and ink being his medium of preference. Plants and animals tend to be his subject matter, completed in a brooding aesthetic style reminiscent of the occult. Spencer is our observer and witness to the natural world. Inspired with the mathematical grace of fractal patterned plant life. Calmed by the exquisite beauty of decay, reclaimed abandoned spaces, and the oxidization of weathered materials. These elements speak of history, growth, and a natural order.

Spencer produces a range of artworks, intimate pieces small enough to fit in your pocket, and some site-specific work large enough to skateboard through. “Serenity Occult” is such a piece, an interactive mural located in the Hilltop neighborhood not far from Fulcrum Gallery. This multi level composition incorporates an old stairwell, pass-through into his composition of cloud forms, symbolic geometry, and suggestive meditations.

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