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Through April 30: "TCC 50"

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College

"Out of Balance," wood, beeswax, by Kyle Dillehay

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For its 50th anniversary Tacoma Community College features works by current and former art instructors and alumni, and it's one of the better shows I've seen there in quite some time.

Entering the gallery, you're faced with a wall of circular shapes in shades of white and brown that looked to me like oversized sand dollars. My wife, who attended the show with me, thought they looked like extremely thin slices of wood. The piece is called "Consumption." It's by Kyle Dillehay, and it's made of 69 coffee filters stained with coffee and water and arranged in a grid with a single empty space disrupting the otherwise perfect symmetry. It's a wonderful piece of wall sculpture.

In many ways, Dillehay dominates this show through the variety, number and inventiveness of his work.

Read Alec Clayton's full review of "TCC 50" in the Music & Culture section.

"TCC 50," noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, through April 30, Tacoma Community College, Building 5A, entrance off South 12th Street between Pearl and Mildred, Tacoma, visitor parking in Lot G, 253.566.5000

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