Tacoma Urbanist

Mar. 1, 2008 at 12:15am

Big Name Art Juried Showdown at *The Helm* Today

With little media attention, The Helm in downtown Tacoma is holding a "Juried Show" tonight featuring many of Tacoma's big named artists including Lynn Di Nino, Daniel Blue, RR Anderson and others.   What a collection.  These folks have had their own separate shows. Now they will display their art head to head.

The showing will start at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday 3/1/2008.

Lynn Di Nino is rumored to have her own version of Tacomic on some co-working locals.   We will see.

(Some local art buyers outside of The Helm gallery.)

Juried Show

The juried show will feature work from:

R.R. Anderson

Imagination and humour take the forefront in the illustrative world of R.R. Anderson.

Daniel Blue

Discarded packaging materials and oops paint come together to form a floating plastic landscape. Blue’s usual panache will be on display in this unique installation.

Lucy Carpenter

Plastic bags are the medium that Lucy Carpenter has chosen for her large-scale sculptures of human organs. The work serves as a reminder of the unnecessary waste that is currently entering our food chain via plastic-eating sea life.

Terese Cuff

Cuff works with fragmented narrative in a series of twenty-four small oil panels. The paintings ask the viewer to fill the gaps in the story.

Lynn Di Nino

Drawing inspiration from a past trip to Cuba, Di Nino will be showing humorous papier-mache icons of local celebrities that grace our small city.

Kristin Giordano

The only photographer in the show, Giordano uses a Japanese toy camera to capture pictures that are an unlikely combination of bright and quiet.

Maria Jost

Jost combines tree silhouettes and collage to beautifully illustrate the biological connection that all living things share.

Tim Mulligan

Mulligan finds junked wood in the street and combines it in very nicely arranged minimalist assemblage pieces.

James Sinding

A simple phrase hovers off the wall in Sinding’s word-based installation. The work attempts to utilize the direct affect that words have to coax the viewer towards self betterment.

Amy Thomas

Amy will be displaying her first quilt. Painstakingly crafted, the quilt is beautiful.


Contact Info
Peter Lynn and Sean Alexander
(253) 627.8845

The Helm
760 Broadway
Tacoma, WA, 98402

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by Suzy Stump on 3/1/2008 @ 6:06am
The Helm doesn't send press releases to the media.

by Erik on 3/1/2008 @ 10:20am
The Helm doesn't send press releases to the media.

Interesting. Perhaps they can be introduced to the internets.

by NineInchNachos on 3/1/2008 @ 10:44pm
Pre Opening Staging

RR Anderson Art Installation

Hand Sewn Quilt

Daniel Blue's Floating Art


Derek 133 Icon

by NineInchNachos on 3/1/2008 @ 10:46pm
it was great. The Helm sure draws a large turnout

Ms. Darcy & Daniel Blue

The Voronoff the Living Sculpture

by Erik on 3/1/2008 @ 11:52pm
Wild. Wild. Wild.