Gallery talk & signing with
Nikki McClure, author & paper artist
Saturday, December 7 @ 1 p.m.
Handforth Gallery, Main Library
Nikki McClure is known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts. Armed with an X-acto knife, she cuts out her images from a single sheet of paper and creates a bold language that translates the complex poetry of motherhood, nature, and activism into a simple and endearing picture.
She regularly produces her own posters, books, cards, t-shirts and a beloved yearly calendar as well as designs covers for countless records and books, including illustrations for magazines the Progressive and Punk Planet. She is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996.Books and calendars will be available for signing at the event. Nikki McClure's exhibition in the Handforth Gallery continues through December 28.
Bryan Bowers, autoharpist
The Holiday Family Concert
Saturday, December 14 @ 2 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library
Acclaimed autoharpist Bryan Bowers returns to Tacoma's Main Library for a free holiday concert perfect for the entire family. Bowers is a major artist on the traditional music circuit. A well known singer-songwriter, he has redefined the autoharp. Bryan has a dynamic outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd with both his music and his stories. His towering six foot four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like Dixie and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing Will The Circle Be Unbroken in quiet reverence and delight. For nearly four decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism.
CDs will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Free book talk & signing
Erik Hanberg, author of
Lead Cloak: Book 1 of the Lattice Trilogy
Tuesday, December 17 @ 7 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library
Erik Hanberg's latest book, The Lead Cloak, is a science fiction novel with a lot of adventure thrown in for good measure. Byron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth, except the people who tried to kill him. By 2081, privacy no longer exists. The Lattice enables anyone to re-live any moment of your life. People can experience past and present events-or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead. While most people love it, some want to destroy it. Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from the most dangerous attack in its history. Now he must find those responsible. But there's a question nobody's asking: does the Lattice deserve to be saved? The answer may cost him his life.
Erik Hanberg is an author, Metro Parks Tacoma Commissioner, and a creative partner with Side x Side Creative. His previous novels are the Arthur Beautyman Mysteries The Saints Go Dying (2010), The Marinara Murders (2011), and The Con Before Christmas (2012). He has also written two books for Small (and Very Small) Nonprofits, The Little Book of Gold on fundraising and The Little Book of Likes on social media.
Last Updated 04.12.2013