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“Found Photographs” Opens Jan. 5

Found Photographs opens tomorrow with four of my pieces. I enjoyed the challenge to interpret someone else’s vision and came up with some unexpected results – which is why I keep showing work. Answering these calls pushes me into new territory. If you’ve been on the fence about showing work, I urge you to. You’ll learn things about yourself.

“Found Photographs” Opens Jan. 5 in The Gallery at TCC

What: “Found Photographs” exhibit Where: The Gallery at TCC (Building 4) When: Jan 5 – March 20 Reception: Jan. 14, 4-6 p.m. Exhibit Hours: noon – 5 p.m., M-F on days the college is open

What’s the story behind that old photo found in a drawer? What can vernacular photographs tell us about the personal and social history of America? Will viewers see a 50-year-old print differently after an artist spins it into something fresh? Local artists work with “found photos” in a new show that opens with the start of Winter Quarter.

Some artists create paintings or sculptures inspired by vintage photos. Others mix images with other artifacts – framing a vintage photo in an old sardine tin, for instance, or pasting images on a dressmaker’s pattern. Some artists take on social issues; others take the opportunity to explore family history. 

Members of the public are invited to participate. Bring “found photos” to The Gallery for inclusion in a mural that will be completed over the course of the exhibit. 

The Gallery is located at the north end of the Tacoma Community College campus, near the corner of 12th and Mildred. Visitor parking is available in Lot G.


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