Tacoma Urbanist

Mar. 2, 2008 at 12:20am

Hotel Murano Artist Visits "The Helm Art* Show

Tonight, The Helm art gallery held a "juried" art showing.  Local and international star studded event.

The surprise was that the visiting artist Costas Varotsos putting together the $1,000,000 Hotel Murano "dippper" art piece showed up to check out the local Tacoma artist scene at The Helm.  I believe that was his name.  I had a chance to speak with him for a bit.  No doubt he heard of the Helm show through the Tacoma Urbanist.  :)

I hope he enjoyed our local artist work, though I admit I was a bit relieved that RR did not feature the Tacomic "Dipper Swill" at The Helm show which featured RR's characterization of the Murano art piece.  The Murano artist indicated that the Hotel Murano art was proceeding well and would be revealed soon.

Thus, with the local consortium of local artists combined with the Murano artist, the artistic caliber at The Helm may have set a record tonight.

Winners:

Daniel Blue.  This piece was not only cutting edge but was exhuding white paint on the floor.  Art and movement.



RR Anderson was finally able to bring his signature HFW flying turtle to a full wall drawing at The Helm.  That won him the best composition award. Below are several Tacomics and larger pieces.  No doubt he would draw it on large buildings if he were allowed.  Rumor has it that one of the latest Tacomics show last night was reserved before the show.  There were other winners too but I did not receive the winner award sheet.  Please feel free to post about them.



Derek Young
from Exit 133 made an appearance both personally and in Lynn Di Nino's ceramic Parton Saint series:




Below is a rare non-virtual picture of RR Anderson and an even rarer picture of RR Anderson with his wife (who some had suspected was a complete virtual creation of RR).



(No, this is not a photoshop creation)

Next event:

Tacomic Birthday Party @ Helm
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Sunday March 9th, 3-5pm
RSVP is required (stay tuned)

The Helm Gallery

760 Broadway
Tacoma, WA, 98402

http://www.thehelmgallery.com/


Commentary:


Ok RR, you have had two cartoon shows now in Tacoma. Nice.  All I can say is that for better or worse,  the expectations for the third show at the Tacomic Party on March 9th are going to be raised significantly.  Yet, we know you are up to the challenge.

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Comments

by intacoma on 3/2/2008 @ 6:30am
wheres the photo of the visiting artist?

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2008 @ 7:24am
I captured a portion of the visiting artist in this shot..

Daniel Blue's Floating Art

I believe he was brought by the exit133 crew...

by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2008 @ 7:27am
there were many great artists. I'll be filling in the details on my flickr pics once I retrieve the program flyer from Ms. Darcy's stationwagon.

by izenmania on 3/2/2008 @ 9:22am
My favorite were the trees, though I couldn't exactly tell you why.

by jcbetty on 3/2/2008 @ 10:12am
dang! I missed all y'all! I was there thinking it was the birthday party, but got a dose of art and conversation with RR and Ms Darcy &Shawn (Sean? Shaun? I could google, but am feeling very Sunday morning lazy.) --I ditto on the trees, though I thought the heart and lungs were very effective...

by Erik on 3/2/2008 @ 11:12am
Great event. It was interesting that Daniel Blue was both putting on a show and was featured in it.

Here's an article about Costas Varotsos the visiting Murano artist who stopped by:

After some installation setbacks, Costas Varotsos’ “Orizon” now stands tall on the glittery, silica-spattered sidewalk. It’s an arching curve of steel 104 feet high, bolted to the 26-story hotel building and filled with horizontal panes of clear plate glass. The stacked panes create an intense, greenish-blue opacity, and the front walls of the lobby are filled in the same way, which transforms a fascinating play of light from the street outside.


www.thenewstribune.com/soundlife/story/2...

I think that was him.

by izenmania on 3/2/2008 @ 3:28pm
I was too early to run into anyone I knew. I did spy who I thought was (and did turn out to be) RR, but he was engaged in conversation, so I just viewed the art and got out.

by Erik on 3/2/2008 @ 3:54pm
I was too early to run into anyone I knew. I did spy who I thought was (and did turn out to be) RR, but he was engaged in conversation, so I just viewed the art and got out.

I thought I saw you approach ahead of me at around 5:20 but then you disappeared. You should have slowly considered each piece of the art, taking it all in.

I am just glad it didn't come to blows between RR and the Murano art piece over Dipport Swill. By the way, the actual name of the piece is Orizon.

by KevinFreitas on 3/3/2008 @ 8:30am
We didn't make it 'til 6:30 but really enjoyed the show. Cheers to all the artists! I hope to post my more detailed impressions sometime this week.

by Erik on 3/3/2008 @ 12:29pm
We didn't make it 'til 6:30 but really enjoyed the show. Cheers to all the artists! I hope to post my more detailed impressions sometime this week.

It will be interesting who gets the revealed Orizon (aka Dipper) pictures.

by intacoma on 3/3/2008 @ 1:44pm
my guess is that it will be you eman