Randy Woods

Local + Freelance Writer

Embracing The Guerilla

Sometimes the way art is presented in Tacoma is as innovative as the art itself. Perhaps the best summation of the industrious attitude of Tacoma artists is Beautiful Angle. Created in 2002 by artists…

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Heavy Metal Makes A Scene

Tacoma’s industrial past hails from paper, not steel, yet metals continue to make up a significant portion of the art scene today. For instance, Tacoma now has more than 200 permanent installations of…

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Rise Of The Book Arts

Tacoma, once a town of paper mills, is now a printmaking mecca with talented letterpress artists galore. Jessica Spring is one of the leading voices in the community. She runs Springtide Press out of…

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Big Glass Still Rules

Being the birthplace of glassblowing legend Dale Chihuly, Tacoma is most closely identified with its ubiquitous glass art. The Seattle-Tacoma region now has more glassblowers than Murano, Italy, once…

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