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Galleries, Museums and special art shows this week in the South Puget Sound.

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The Boze Gallery Tacoma. Landscape Series assembled from The Lyme School, through June 30 (Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Church, 1115 S. 56th St., 253.759.5706).

Childhood’s End Gallery Olympia. Pastel on monotype by Marilyn Frasca, ceramic and mixed media by John & Robin Gumaelius, through May 31 10 am to 6 p, Mon-Sat, 11 am to 5 pm Sun (222 W. Fourth Ave., 360.943.3724).

EnviroHouse Tacoma. Artists Lucy Carpenter and Loran Scruggs transformed discarded items into works of art, Wed-Fri 10am to 3pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 5pm, free (Tacoma Landfill, 3510 S. Mullen St.).

Friends Gallery/Lakewood Library Tacoma. Pacific Gallery Artists membership Show, through May 29 (Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W., 253.926.0329).

Fulcrum Art Gallery Hilltop Tacoma. Phantasm Chasm, Shannon Eakins and Marc Dombrosky’s journey around the Tacoma Tideflats, through May 31 noon to 6 pm Thurs-Sat (1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 253.250.0520).

Funkoma Vintage/Amocat Antique Market Downtown Tacoma. Artwork by Murphy Kainz, Steve Overholser, Jennifer Llewelen, Anni Bastian-Baldwin and many more, noon to 7 pm daily (712 Broadway, 253.830.4891).

The Grand Impromptu Gallery Tacoma. Feels Like Home gallery member show with featured artist Peter Serko, and guest artist Margo Macdonald, through May 29 4-8 pm Thurs, noon to 8 pm Fri-Sat, 2-6 pm Sun (608 S. Fawcett, 253.564.5775).

Haskett Fine Art Gallery Steilacoom. Patrick Haskett’s Sporting Art by Haskett, 1-4 pm Tues-Sat, noon-4 pm Sun (1601 Lafayette St., 253.582.0581).

Iron Gallery at UW Tacoma Downtown Tacoma. Unfolded Spaces, Doris Conrath's photography exhibit that explores the nature of spatial perception (1742 Pacific Ave., 253.571.7914).

mineral Tacoma. Objects of the mind, new works by Nicholas Nyland, through June 16 noon to 5 pm Tues, Thurs and Sat (301 Puyallup Ave., 253.250.7745).

Minnaert Center Olympia. Annual student show featuring 50 students (South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd. S.W., 360.596.5501).

MOE’s Art Gallery Federal Way. Artwork by Kevin Forrester Coleman and Wendy Burney, through June 22 10 am to 8 pm Mon-Sat, noon to 5 pm Sat (35025 Enchanted Parkway S., 253.838.4800).

Modern Villa Gallery Tacoma. Ongoing works by David Thomas Arvid, Clifford Bailey, Ford Smith, Alan Boileau. 11 am to 6 pm Tues-Sat (1703C Dock St., 253.383.2200).

The Peabody Waldorf Gallery Downtown Tacoma. Graphic design by co-owner P. Eric Waldmann, photography by co-owner Sarah Jean Rose, paintings by Craig M. Anderson, Neil Gillingham, Brian Crawford, and more (Sanford and Son, 743 Broadway, 480.385.9943).

Pierce College Lakewood. Student Art Exhibit, through June 9 8 am to 4 pm Mon-Thurs, 8 am to noon Fri (9401 Farwest Dr. S.W., 253.964.6535).

Proctor Art Gallery North Tacoma. Wood turning by Brad Stave, whimsical art by Alexis St. John, through June 30. Larger than life oil paintings by Sharon Carr and stained glass creations by Mary Bessette, through June 9 10 am to 6 pm Mon-Wed, 10 am to 7 pm Thurs-Sat, 11 am to 5 pm Sun (3811 N. 26th St., 253.759.4238).

Puyallup Arts Downtown Outdoor Gallery Puyallup. Thirty-one exhibits in wood, bronze, ceramics, brick, steel and aluminum decorate downtown Puyallup (for details, call 253.840.6015).

Puyallup City Hall Puyallup. Art show featuring 25 watercolors, pastels, acrylics, oil and mixed media, through June 17 8:30 am to 5 pm (333 S. Meridian, 253.845.7139).

Tacoma Art Place Hilltop Tacoma. 100th Monkey Tile Artists on display, through June 5 (1116 S. 11th St., 253.238.1006).

The Telephone Room North Tacoma. Home Sweet Home, an exhibition inspired by home, handiwork and décor, featuring Laura Komada, Paul Komada and Noel Nyland, by appointment (3710 N. Seventh St.,

Traver Gallery Downtown Tacoma. Of Myth And Memory, artwork centered on the shamanic healing arts of ancient and indigenous cultures by Nancy Blair, through June 7 10 am to 6 pm Tues-Sat, noon to 5 pm Sun (1821 E. Dock St., 253.383.3685).

Two Vaults Gallery Tacoma. Engage, fresh abstracts by Chuck Gumpert, through June 13 (602 S. Fawcett Ave., 253.759.6233).

Vetri International Glass Downtown Tacoma. Showcasing the work of Darien McCain, Peggi Bush and Julia Downing from the Hilltop Artists in Residence, through July 3 (1821 D. Dock St., 253.383.3692).

Vinum Coffee and Wine Lounge Downtown Tacoma. Watercolors and oils by Tanya Lemma and Chris Cozine (1001 Pacific Ave., 253.572.8215).

Washington Center Olympia. Wave Energy, the emotions of landscapes by Debra Van Tuinen, through June 1 Fri 11:30 am to 1 pm (512 Washington St., 360.943.1391).

Woolworth Windows Downtown Tacoma. Diane Kurzyna aka Ruby Re-Usable’s Another White Trash Wedding, Wayzgoose Steamroller Print Artists, Mark Clarson and Chandler O’Leary, through June 13 24/7 (Woolworth Building, 11th Street between Broadway and Commerce, 253.304.2944).


Black Diamond Museum Black Diamond. Historic 1880 train depot turned into a museum exhibiting company store, miners equipment, tools, and country schoolroom, 9 am to 4 pm Thurs, noon-4 pm Sat-Sun. $10-$15 (32627 Railroad Ave., 360.886.2142).

Chihuly Bridge of Glass Downtown. The 500-foot pedestrian bridge links downtown to Tacoma’s waterfront and features hundreds of pieces of glasswork, including Chihuly’s work (19th and Pacific Avenue to the Museum of Glass).

Experience Music Project Seattle. Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, May 23-Aug. 16 10 am to 5 pm daily, $12-$15 (325 Fifth Ave., 206.770.2702).

Foothills Historical Society Museum Buckley. Seven buildings featuring displays of logging, mining, forestry, sandstone and farming, 1-4 pm Sun, noon-4 pm Wed-Thurs. Free (175 Cottage St., 360.829.1291).

Fort Lewis Military Museum Fort Lewis. Extensive collection of military uniforms, weapons and other memorabilia relating to Fort Lewis and Northwest military. Gallery area features collections relating to Army families and showcases units at Fort Lewis. Noon-4 pm Wed-Sun (Building 4320, 253.967.7206).

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum North Tacoma. An 1855 Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. 11 am to 4 pm Sat-Sun. $1-$2 (Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl, 253.591.5339).

Fort Steilacoom Museum Lakewood. Visit the remaining four buildings from the first American military presence in Puget Sound, 1-4 pm first Sun through May. Donations (9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., on the grounds of Western State Hospital, 253.582.5838).

Fox Island Historical Society and Museum Fox Island. Period rooms of pioneer homes, early schools, ferry and maritime, farm equipment and a log A-frame cabin built in 1908. 11 am to 3 pm Wed, 1-4 pm Sat. $1 (107 Ninth Ave., 253.549.2461).

Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society and Museum Gig Harbor. Ongoing exhibits: Harbor Heritage and The Story of S’Homamish, 10 am to 4 pm Tues-Sun. $1-$2 (4218 Harborview Dr., 253.858.6722).

Job Carr Cabin Museum Old Town Tacoma. Reconstruction of first white settler’s home in Tacoma in 1865, includes Job Carr’s Tall Ship exhibit, noon-4 pm Wed-Sun. Free (2350 N. 30th St., 253.627.5405).

Karpeles Manuscript Museum Tacoma. Collection of original manuscripts and documents, Tues-Sun. 10 am to 4 pm, free (407 S. G St., 253.383.2575).

LeMay Car Museum East Tacoma. More than 300 classic, modern and specialty automobiles, plus trucks and motorcycles, 10 am to 5 pm Tues-Sat, $5-$15 (325 152nd St. E., 253.536.2885).

Museum of Glass Downtown Tacoma. Joseph Gregory Rossano: Mirrored Murrelets, through December 2009. White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman through June 14, 2009. Contrasts: A Glass Primer, through Oct. 11. Made at the Museum: The Visiting Artists Collection, ongoing. Martin Blank's Fluent Steps in Main Plaza Reflecting Pool. Hot Lunch in the Hot Shop, Fridays noon-1 pm. $10. Hot Shop Visiting Artist: Jeanne Ferraro, June 1-2. Watch daily glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop Amphitheater, participate in hands-on art activities led by regional artists, watch Museum-produced documentaries or take in a lecture in the theater, and stroll across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat, noon-5 pm Sun, 10 am to 8 pm third Thurs., $4-$10, children 6 and younger free, Third Thursday Art Walk 5-8 pm, free (1801 Dock St., 253.396.1768).

Nathan Orr Pioneer Home Steilacoom. Restored 1857 pioneer home, 1-4 pm Sat-Sun or by appt. $1-$2 (1811 Rainier St., 253.584.4133).

Shanaman Sports Museum Dome District. Covering Pierce County sports history (next to Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, 2727 East D St., 253.272.8543).

Tacoma Art Museum Downtown Tacoma. The annual Neddy Award finalists’ exhibition featuring painters Tim Cross, Eric Elliott, Gary Faigin, and Lynda Lowe, and glass artists Benjamin Moore, April Surgent, Joey Kirkpatrick/Flora Mace and Jenny Knowles/Sabrina Pohlman, through Oct. 4, winners announced June 6.  Incoming! Selections from the Permanent Collection, through June 27, 2010. David Macaulay: The Way He Works, through June 14. Permanent Collection on view in Speaking Parts: Conversations between Works in the Collection, through Nov. 2010. Dale Chihuly permanent exhibition. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Thurs 10 am to 8 pm, Sun noon-5 pm. $6.50-$7.50 children 6 and younger free, third Thurs. Free, open until 8 pm (1701 Pacific Ave., 253.272.4258).

Tacoma Telephone Pioneers Museum Downtown. One ringy dingy: antique telephone equipment, phones, switchboards, teletypes and more, 8 am to noon Thurs (757 Fawcett Ave. S., 253.627.2996).

Union Station Tacoma. Tour of Dale Chihuly Bridge and Union Station history with Bonnie Gallagher, 1-2 pm Tues and Fri. Free (1717 Pacific Ave., 253.572.9310).

Washington State Capital Museum Olympia. Sustaining Change on the American Farm: An Artist/Farmer Exchange, through June 15. The Res, People and Places photographs of Native American life by Skokomish Tribe member Denny Sparr Hurtado, through June 27. Plus: Her Present Proud Position: Olympia as Washington State Capital, Traditions and Transitions, and Delbert McBride Ethnobotanical Garden. 11 am to 3 pm Wed-Sat, closed Mon-Tue and Sun (211 W. 21st Ave., 360.753.2580).

Washington State History Museum Downtown Tacoma. Nurses At Your Service: A Century of Caring, through July 5. Women's Votes, Women's Voices, through Sept. 27. Animals and Acrobats: Circus Posters from the Washington State Historical Society, through June 21. Washington Then & Now, historic meets contemporary state photography, through June 21. With Our Hands: World Folk Arts of Washington, through Aug. 23, Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm, open until 8 pm every Thurs, Sun noon-5 pm. $6-$8, families $25, age 5 and younger free, free admission every third Thurs 2-8 pm (1911 Pacific Ave., 888.BE THERE).

Working Waterfront Maritime Museum Downtown Tacoma. A working center preserving the maritime history and heritage of Puget Sound. 9 am to 5 pm weekdays, noon-5 pm Sat-Sun. $2-$3 (705 Dock St., 253.272.2750).

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