Fantastic forms: ceramics by Melissa Balch

Now on view at Moss + Mineral: “Last Dance”, ceramics by Melissa Balch. Read about the show here. Volcano critic Alec Clayton says of her sensuous abstract forms, “I was immediately reminded of some of Louise Bourgeoise’s strange and sexy sculptures.” Stay tuned for the opening reception date!


“Last Dance” by Melissa Balch features a sculpture of silver-leafed Japanese maiko, the high-platform sandals worn by geisha.

February hours: M+M will be open Saturdays 12-5, and by appointment. I am frequently at the shop watering plants, so please call.

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“Ant Farm” by Sean Alexander and Paul Cavanagh. This “living painting” housing harvester ants contains a blue gel developed by NASA for sending ants into outer space.

EVOLUTION: Art, Science & Adaptation
An art exhibition at Seymour Botanical Conservatory

Evolution: Art, Science & Adaptation is on display at Seymour Conservatory now through March 6, 2016. In this contemporary exhibition, 13 Northwest artists explore a controversial cornerstone of science through sculpture, video, installation, diorama, sound and landscape art. Read more about the show here. Read the TNT review here. Thank you, Metropolitan Parks of Tacoma, for supporting the vision! Address: 316 South G Street in Wright Park, Tacoma. Admission: $3 suggested donation.


Peepshow: artist Phil Roach presents a new diorama!

Sean Alexander + Paul Cavanagh
Elizabeth R. Gahan
Don High
Ed Kroupa
Yuki Nakamura
Elise Richman
Claudia Riedener
Phil Roach
Jennifer Robbins
Susan Surface
Brent Watanabe
Curator: Lisa Kinoshita
Opening reception musical guest: Moon Age featuring Grammy-nominated producer Hunter Lea, and vocalist, Melinda Lea
Evolution poster art designer: Jessica Spring


“Green” by Yuki Nakamura. The artist’s signature, hand-cast porcelain lightbulbs suggest a spreading patch of cultural mycelium.


spring headshot

Special thanks to letterpress artist extraordinaire, Jessica Spring (above).

  1. Lisa Hudson

    Lisa, I wish I could be on that coast for your event! We need to touch base, my website is up and I would like to talk about a collaboration! Be in touch soon…..Good luck with the opening!


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