DSC_1827HOHOHO – the holidays are here so get yourself down to Moss + Mineral on Tacoma’s “Un-tique Row”! We’re connected by an intersection to the always-hoppin’ Antique Row (on Broadway), but turn up South 9th and you’ll discover a contemporary new vibe at M+M, Mod Curio and The Elquists. We three are purveyors of new and vintage products all curated with a modern sensibility – something Tacoma has been missing!

"Futurism" by Lisa Kinoshita

“Futurism” by Lisa Kinoshita

During the Tacoma artwalk Dec. 18, 5-8pm, M+M will be hosting an open house with guest artist and local author Laurie Cinotto – she created our luminous holiday window display, and her exquisite paper miniatures (favorites of Martha Stewart) will be available for purchase. We’ll have amazing new op-art furniture by Steve Lawler. And check out the work of 4 jewelry artists: modernist Jennifer Lawrence Bennett, top Seattle jeweler, Regina Chang, leather/textile artist Susan Connole, and yours truly. You can also find my work at the newly revamped Tacoma Art Museum Store.

A modern take on the classic swivel chair.

A modern take on the classic swivel chair.

Are you looking for a leather swivel chair for the Mad Man on your list? Or perhaps some swanky barware, or shapely ceramics by KriKri? Honey, we are holding the door for you!

Minimalist terrarium by Lisa Kinoshita

A minimalist M+M terrarium.

Speaking of TAM, in November, the museum unwrapped a very special gift, a world-class collection of Western art from German philanthropists, Erivan and Helga Haub and family. This major contribution to the cultural life of the region is housed in a new wing designed for it, a $15.5 million expansion by award-winning Seattle architect, Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig.

A sculptural work by Julie Speidel adds wow to lower-level entrance.

A Julie Speidel sculpture adds wow to TAM’s lower-level entrance.

The Western art collection, ranked among the finest in the US, includes works by George Catlin, John Mix Stanley, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Contemporary Native American artists including William Acheff and Kevin Red Star will be represented, injecting an important historical dimension to this collection.

This is a huge development for Tacoma artsĀ  – stay tuned.

Winter wonderland. Photo: Laurie Cinotto

Winter wonderland by Laurie Cinotto. Photo courtesy of the artist

 

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The Christmas spirit: downtown tree-lighting ceremony at the Pantages Theater!

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  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!

    Reply

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