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We Art Tacoma is part of the Channel 253 network. We connect you to the artists who are making great art in Tacoma. You might hear from a painter, actor, musician, slam poet, dancer, or opera singer.

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We Art Tacoma is part of the Channel 253 network. We connect you to the artists who are making great art in Tacoma. You might hear from a painter, actor, musician, slam poet, dancer, or opera singer.

    Christina Butcher—Blue Cactus Press

    Christina Butcher—Blue Cactus Press

    Christina Butcher is the founder of Blue Cactus Press, a small Tacoma-based press that focuses on poetry, fiction, and essays. She shares how she ventured into Tacoma’s literary and books arts scene to create books...

    • 31 min
    Jackie Casella and Jonny Eberle—Creative Colloquy (Virtual Edition)

    Jackie Casella and Jonny Eberle—Creative Colloquy (Virtual Edition)

    Creative Colloquy has been going strong for six years now with regular events for writers of all sorts. During the pandemic, they’ve adapted to virtual hangouts every Monday night at 7:00. Jackie Casella and Jonny...

    • 26 min
    Michelle Matlock—Circle Up

    Michelle Matlock—Circle Up

    Michelle Matlock is originally from Tacoma, but her career took her far. She wrote, acted, and produced her own shows in New York. She learned clowning and circus arts and eventually created a character for...

    • 35 min
    Ingrid Barrentine—Photographer

    Ingrid Barrentine—Photographer

    Ingrid Barrentine joins the podcast to talk about her photography. She got the photo-bug at 19 as a hobbyist and managed to create a professional career as a photographer. For Channel 253 this week, she...

    • 27 min
    Amy McBride—Tacoma arts during a pandemic

    Amy McBride—Tacoma arts during a pandemic

    Amy McBride, of the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality, joins the podcast to talk about how arts organizations and artists are doing in Tacoma during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of...

    • 37 min
    Tamiko Nimura—Writer and Biographer of Senator Rosa Franklin

    Tamiko Nimura—Writer and Biographer of Senator Rosa Franklin

    Writer Tamiko Nimura joins the podcast today to talk about her life as a writer, writing the biography of State Senator Rosa Franklin, the first African-American woman to serve in the Washington State Senate. We...

    • 42 min

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