Clippings

IN THE NEWS – press clippings about Spaceworks and the awesome projects and events we have worked on.

192. Find a menu of 16 champagne cocktails on the Tacoma waterfront
-The News Tribune, Sue Kidd, March 2017

191. Red Scarf Revolution Presents “Scars & Stripes” A Cambodian American Experience
-Tacoma Daily Index, Danielle Nease, March 2017

190. “Scars and Stripes” Exhibition about war, genocide, resettlement, deportation
-Weekly Volcano, Alec Clayton, March 2017

189. Blue Octopus Toasts to New Location at Point Ruston
-South Sound Talk, February 2017

188. Tacoma’s The Blue Octopus coming to Point Ruston
-Business Examiner, February 2017

187. Highs and lows of current Woolworth windows installations
-Tacoma Weekly, Dave R. Davison, February 2016

186. Spaceworks gallery displays work by Native American artists
-Puyallup Tribal News, Dave R. Davison, January 2017

185. Review: Native Americans speak up in “Protect the Sacred” at Spaceworks Tacoma
-The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, January 2017

184. Critic’s Picks: Four don’t-miss South Sound arts events
–The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, January 2017

183. ‘Community is Everything’—The CultureShock Collective Opens ‘High Blood’ Art Exhibit In Tacoma
-The Internatiional Examiner, Tamiko Nimura, November 2016

182. Review: ‘High Blood’ spills racial frustration at Spaceworks gallery
-The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, November 2016

181. Unique Gifts and Quirk in Downtown Tacoma at Stocklist Goods & Gifts
-South Sound Talk, Kristin Kendle, October 2016

180. Critic’s Picks: 4 don’t-miss arts events this weekend
-The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, Oct. 27, 2016

179. Hilltop’s renaissance building neighborhood
-South Sound Biz, Heidi Smith, Sep. 2016tease

178. The Latest Installations by Spaceworks Tacoma
-Weekly Volcano, Alec Clayton, Sep. 15, 2016

177. Tacoma adds 5 Artscapes pieces
-Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Sep. 14, 2016

176. Review: Woolworth Windows Artscapes go big
-The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, Sep. 7, 2016

175. Tacoma Thrift & Consignment — Not Your Average Thrift Store
-South Sound Talk, Kristin Kendle, Sep. 6, 2016

174. Spaceworks Neon
-Tacoma Weekly, Jun. 2, 2016

173. A Touch of Neon
-South Sound Magazine,Alissa Nance, May 11, 2016

172. Tacoma’s Spaceworks nets $100K grant from Chase Foundation
-Business Examiner, Feb. 26, 2016

171. Starting a Business in Tacoma’s Empty Spaces with Heather Joy from Spaceworks
-Move to Tacoma Podcast, Marguerite Giguere, Feb. 2, 2016

170. Tacoma’s Pop Up Coffee Puts Down Roots
– SPRUDGE Coffee News & Culture, Anna Brones, Jan. 4, 2016

169. Grit City Podcast, Episode 73: Spaceworks Tacoma
– Grit City Podcast, Dec. 21, 2015

168. Several artists show new work in Woolworth Windows
-Tacoma Weekly, Dave R. Davison, Oct. 29, 2015

167. Pop Up Coffee Offers Simple, Unique brews
– Business Examiner, Oct. 9, 2015

166. “Do The Extraordinary” Store Opens In Downtown Seattle
-Seattle Refined, Britt Thorson, Sep. 29, 2015

165. Artists with intellectual disabilities to display photos in downtown Tacoma
– The Suburban Times, Bethany Keener, Sept. 16, 2015

164. Spaceworks partnership helps Tacoma artists meet financial challenges
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, Sept. 10, 2015

163. Spaceworks Tacoma: A conversation with program manager Heather Joy
– Tacoma Daily Index, Todd Matthews, Sept. 3, 2015

162. Spaceworks Tacoma celebrates 5th Anniversary
– Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 13, 2015

161. Tchotchkes and Trinkets: R.R. and Darcy Anderson Put the Tinkertopia in Tacoma
– SouthSoundTalk, Mariah Beckman, Aug. 5, 2015

160. Tinkertopia: Tacoma’s DIY art supply store turns 2
– Tacoma Daily Index, Todd Matthews, July 16, 2015

159. With Tease, Tacoma gets its first bean-to-bar chocolate makers
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, July 7, 2015

158. Woolworth Windows Portraits Go in Many Directions
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, June 19, 2015

157. Intriguing Installations
– The Weekly Volcano, Alec Clayton, June 1, 2015

156. Public art walking tour in downtown Tacoma
– The Suburban Times, June 1, 2015

155. Tacoma Murals Project expands from murals to traffic box wraps
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, May 28, 2015

154. 2 new galleries offer unexpected art in restored spaces on Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, May 27, 2015

153. The Mightiest Mortal: Destiny City Comics’ Michael Fitzgerald
– SouthSoundTalk, Mariah Beckman, May 1, 2015

152. New tenants breathe life into vacant Tacoma building
– KING 5 News, Janet Kim, Feb. 23, 2015

151. 1120 Spaceworks: A new creative co-working space
– Exit133, Feb. 17, 2015

150. Reviving the art of furniture: Five local maker teams collaborate in Tacoma’s Revive
– The Olympian, Rosemary Ponnekanti, Feb. 17, 2015

149. 2014 a Banner Year for Spaceworks
– Business Examiner, Jan 12, 2015

148. Rivers, Glowing Cells and Hidden Imagery Behind the Woolworth Windows
– The Weekly Volcano, Alec Clayton, Jan 8, 2015

147. REVIVE: Locally Crafted Custom Furniture Artisans Unite in Tacoma
– The Weekly Volcano, Kristin Kendle, Jan 8, 2015

146. Woolworth Windows Showcase Glitz, Glamour and Fairy Tales for the New Year
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, Dec 31, 2014

145. 5 artisan Tacoma Furniture Makers to Open Dome District Showroom
– Tacoma Daily Index, Todd Matthews, Dec 10, 2014

144. Business Matter Interview: Ms Darcy, Tinkertopia
– Business Matters,  Oct 16 – Nov 15, 2014

143. Another Spaceworks Project Finds a Home
– Business Examiner, Nov 17, 2014

142. 30 Things You Learn Living in Tacoma (#15 Spaceworks)
– Movoto Insider, Lindsay Hilton, November, 2014

141. Tinkertopia: The Alternative Art Supply Store You Need to Know
– Red Tricycle, Allison Sutcliffe, November 2, 2014

140. Paint and Sip with Friends at South Sound Painting Studios
– Jackie Fender, October 29, 2014

139. West Coast Represents at Exchange Rates Bushwick
– Hyperallergic, Benjamin Sutton, October 27, 2014

138. Destiny City Comics Debuts in the Stadium District
– Post Defiance, Chris Piers, October 20, 2014

137. Jessica Spring pays homage to print art long-gone at Tacoma’s Old Post Office
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, September 30, 2014

136. Fostering Business in Tacoma, How Tacoma’s Spaceworks Works
– South Sound Magazine, Kayla Schroader, September 29, 2014

135. Visual Edge: “Metal & Paint” at Moss + Mineral
– Northwest Military, Alec Clayton, September 29, 2014

134. Dress Accordingly with eTc Tacoma
– Post Defiance, Bryce Smith, September 26, 2014

133.  Window art: Tacoma’s Woolworth Windows become forests of fairytale and future in the latest Spaceworks art installation.
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, September 23, 2014

132. Mod Curio and Moss + Mineral make a Neighborhood of Art
– Post Defiance, Nicole Bivins, September 22, 2014

131. Theater Review: The motormouthed farce of “The School for Lies”
– Northwest Military, Adam McKinney, September 16, 2014

130. Asia Pacific Cultural Center among AMOCAT Award Recipients
– Tacoma Daily Index, September 5, 2014

129.  A Blue Octopus lands in Ruston
– Business Examiner, September 12, 2014

128.  30 Things You Learn Living in Tacoma
– Movoto Insider, August 2014

127. Spaceworks turns Hilltop into ‘hip’ small biz center
– Holly Smith Petersen, Business Examiner, August, 2014

126. Spaceworks Tacoma will celebrate four new Hilltop businesses on Friday
– The News Tribune, July 29, 2014

125.  Quartet of Spaceworks Businesses to Open
– Business Examiner, July 23, 2014

124. Ten Arts Eventsxxx. Apparel Retailer etcTacoma Opening Saturday
– Business Examiner, July 15, 2014

123. Ten Art Events in one at the Tacoma Post Office Building Art Walk
– Post Defiance, Michael Fitzgerald, June 18, 2014.

122. Tacoma Post Office Building Artwalk June 19
– Tacoma Daily Index, June 11, 2014.

121. DTE Clothing Retailer Opens Friday on UW Tacoma Campus
– Tacoma Daily Index, June 11, 2014

120. Tacoma Businesses Pay $1 Rent to Fill Vacant Spaces
– KING5 News, Janet Kim, May 28, 2014

119. Feminism, Photography, Steamroller Prints and Psychedelic Opera Transform the Woolworth Windows in Downtown Tacoma
– The News Tribune, Rosemary Ponnekanti, May 28, 2014

118. “A Life in the Theatre” at Working Class Theatre NW
– Weekly Volcano, Christian Carvajal, May 26, 2014

117. Winters, Spaceworks Tacoma Earn Historic Preservation Awards
– Tacoma Daily Index, May 6, 2014

116. New Clothing Retailer to Open on UWT Campus
– Tacoma Daily Index, April 29, 2014

115. Visual Edge: Erin Dengerink’s “The Hole in Your Heart”
– Weekly Volcano, Alec Clayton, May 20, 2014

114. DTE Creates Buzz with Impending Arrival to UWT Corridor
– Business Examiner, Arnie Aurellano, May 12, 2014

113. 6 Spaceworks Tacoma Art Debut
– Tacoma Daily Index, May 9, 2014

112. Excitement for DTE’s Arrival in Tacoma
– Business Examiner, April 30, 2014

111. Downtown Tacoma soon will be home to a retailer with a former Seahawk connection
– The News Tribune, April 29, 2014

110. Shaun Alexander & Justin Kercher Bring “Do The Extraordinary” Clothing Line to Tacoma’s Pac Ave
– Exit 133, April 29, 2014

109. 72 Hour Film Competition (Feature on Turtledust Media)
– Tacoma Weekly, Apr 29, 2014

108. Spaceworks Tacoma Paints the Town Spring
– Kristin Kendle, Weekly Volcano, Apr 4, 2014

107. Recycled Goodness: Get Inspired with Tinkertopia
– Eva Revear, Feb 24, 2014

106. Spaceworks – Providing Space, Resources and Support to Tacoma’s Creative Elite
– Margo Greenman, South Sound Talk, Jan 9, 2014

105. Help Fill Empty Tacoma Storefronts
– The Daily Journal of Commerce, Jan 8, 2014

104. Business Matters interview: Heather Joy, Spaceworks Tacoma
– Business Matters, Dec 16 – Jan 15, 2014

103. DASH Center Finds Temporary Home
– Matt Nagle, Tacoma Weekly, Dec 4, 2013

102. Poppy and Co. Give Seattle a Taste of Tacoma’s Creative Business Boom
– Alexandra Carr, Post Defiance, Nov 8, 2013

101. New Art Based Shops…
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune, Oct 29, 2013

100. New Art Installations Enliven Downtown
– The Tacoma Daily Index, Sep 10, 2013

99. New Spaceworks installations in Woolworth Windows fill the space with flowers, bunting, plenty of irony
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, August 28, 2013

98. Stepping Out with Wylla Stout: Tinkertopia!
– The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, August 15, 2013

97. Nonprofit Production Group Finds a Home
– Katie Scaff, Business Examiner, August 2013

96. Downtown Tacoma’s Tinkertopia grand opening July 20
– The Tacoma Daily Index, July 19, 2013

95. One Person’s Junk, Another Person’s Tinkertopia
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, July 10, 2013

94. Grit City Grindhouse Provides Foundation for Tacoma’s Diverse Skate Community
– Delaney Haight, Post Defiance, June 20, 2013

93. Suits, Ties, and Summertime, A New Boutique’s Mission: Combine All Three
– Jamei June, DList Magazine, Summer Issue (page 44), 2013

92. Visual Edge: Good Humor in the Woolworth Windows
– Alec Clayton, Weekly Volcano, June 13-19 2013

91. Another success from Spaceworks Tacoma: Grit City GrindHouse opens next week
– Kathleen Cooper, The News Tribune, June 13, 2013

90. Spaceworks Tacoma seeks artists for storefront installations
– Daily Index, May 24, 2013

89. Tacoma vs. Olympia
– Nikki McCoy, Weekly Volcano, May 16, 2013

88. Tinkertopia: An upcoming provider of peculiar procurements
– Henry DeMarais, Tacoma Weekly, Wednesday, March 13, 2013

87. Spaceworks client Debbie Pitzer featured on
– Business Matters, TV Tacoma

86. Spaceworks Sponsors Public Art Walk on April 17, 2013
Tacoma Weekly: April 10, 2013
– Tacoma Daily Index: April 10, 2013
Exit133: April 15, 2013

85. Spaceworks Tacoma Cake Walk
– Carly Calabrese, Tacoma.com, September 2012

84. Spaceworks Tacoma: Art, Creative Enterprise, and Cake
– Kate Ward, Post Defiance, September 4, 2012

83. Cityline
– Cityline, September 2012

82. ‘Spaceworks’ artists breathing new life into Tacoma storefronts
– Amy Moreno, King 5 News, August 2012

81. Spaceworks fills voids for art, business
– Bloomberg Businessweek, August 2012

80. Spaceworks fills voids for art, business
– Kathleen Cooper, Tacoma News Tribune, August 2012

79. Clouds on Broadway
– Alec Clayton, Weekly Volcano, August 2012

78. Clouds of art in Tacoma’s new Woolworth Windows installation
–  Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune, August 2012

77.Spaceworks Tacoma grows a new tenant – Poppy & Co.
– Business Examiner, August 8, 2012

76. Former Sauro’s Cleanerama site subject of downtown art exhibit
– Index Staff, Tacoma Daily Index, April 10 2012

75. Getting it write: Ages 6 and older begin to bloom with free writing help
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune, March 2012

74.  Spaceworks Steps into Arts Incubator Mode
– Steve Dunkelberger, Tacoma Weekly, March 2012

73. Spaceworks works, at least on Hilltop, says City of Tacoma
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, GO Arts, Tacoma News Tribune, February 2012

72. A “fab” future for Tacoma
– Halley Griffin, Tacoma KOMO, KOMO News, February 2012

71. Spaceworks Indeed
– Exit133, February 2012

70. Aaron Stevens’ Goldfinch teams up with Spaceworks Tacoma
– Kristin Kendle, Arts Feature, The Weekly Volcano, Kristin Kendle, February 2012

69. Last Night: Goldfinch performed at its Spaceworks Tacoma residency
– Joe Izenman, Spew Blog, The Weekly Volcano, January 2012

68. Toy Boat Theatre winds up at their Spaceworks venue on Tacoma’s Hilltop with a solstice celebration
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, December 2011

67. Tacoma’s vacant spaces are full of storefront art surprises
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, December 2011

66. New space, music, dance
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, November 2011

65. TONIGHT: when synth meets film
– Spew Blog, The Weekly Volcano, November 2011

64. Toy Boat Theatre plumbs the depths of Edward Albee’s bleakness in “Zoo Story”
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, October 2011

63. “The Zoo Story” at Toy Boat Theatre
– Michael Dresdner, reposted on South Sound Arts etc., October 2011

62. Around Town: Tacoma Spaceworks: Filling Empty Spaces with Art
– Nate Watters, City Arts Tacoma, August 2011.

61. Art project encourages fiddling with words
– Lindsay Cohen, Tacoma KOMO, KOMO News, Aug 30, 2011

60. Sunday, Aug. 18: L.I.F.E.
– Volcano Staff, Weekly Volcano, August 2011

59. Poetry in Motion
– Kate Burrows, Tacoma Weekly, August 2011

58. Mission accomplished: Rich performances launch Toy Boat Theatre
– Christian Carvajal, Weekly Volcano, August 2011

57. Toy Boat Theatre walks the weird edge of a love triangle in “Dakota’s Belly”
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune, August 2011

56. “Words” in Pictures
– Ron Swarner, Weekly Volcano, August 2011

55. Super Best of Tacoma 2011
– Alec Clayton (and Volcano staff), Weekly Volcano, August 2011

54. The Artist James Grayson Sinding
– Leigh Morrow Calhoun, Frontrow Monthly, August 2011

53. Toy Boat brings micro-theatre to Tacoma
– Kate Burrows, Tacoma Weekly, July 2011

52. Toy boat, toy boat!
– Christian Carvajal, Weekly Volcano, July 2011

51. ‘Artscapes’ on Broadway – a partial sampling
– Dave R. Davison, Tacoma Weekly, July 2011

50. Origins of Fabitat
– Kristin Kendle, Weekly Volcano, June 2011

49. Spaceworks Moves to Hilltop
– Kate Burrows, Tacoma Weekly, June 2011

48. Creature Feature: The BareFoot Collective breathes life into an old salon
– Mark Baumgarten, City Arts, Tacoma, June 2011

47. Filling in the Spaces
– Mark Baumgarten, City Arts, Tacoma, May 2011

46. Barefoot Collective presents “Ides of May”
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, GO ARTS, May 12, 2011

45. Tacoma Week in Review
– Zach Powers, Weekly Volcano, April 29, 2011

44. Spaceworks: Paper Cutouts and the Urban Space
– Jill Sanford, Exit133.com, April 28, 2011

43. Creative group Spaceworks comes up with artistic goods again
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune, April 21, 2011

2 great reviews for Holly Senn’s latest Artscapes installation:
42. Composites on Broadway
– Alec Clayton, Weekly Volcano, Visual Edge, March 23, 2011

41. “Composites
– Dave Davison, Tacoma Weekly, March 16, 2011

40. Bigger than 2-D
– Zach Powers, Weekly Volcano, March 7, 2011

39. More Guerilla Art in Tacoma?
– Halley Griffin, komonews.com

38. Movie Bizz Buzz: Isaac Olsen’s “I Hunger”
– Christopher Wood, Weekly Volcano SPEW blog, January 25, 2011

37. Shout Out! Personal Power Company first live show
– Ron Swarner, Weekly Volcano SPEW blog, January 23, 2011

36. Power to the People
– Adam McKinney, Weekly Volcano, January 19th, 2011

35. Gearing Up for Round Three
– Dawn Quinn, Tacoma Weekly, January 13th, 2011

34. Cities create public spaces out of stalled developments
– Tacoma News Tribune via Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2011

33. Lightness of Art: Two new art pieces along Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue brighten winter darkness
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune, December 24, 2010

32. Councilmember Mello and Weekly Volcano give a shout out to Spaceworks Tacoma
– Zach Powers, Weekly Volcano, December 16, 2010

31. Give a memorable gift of creativity
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune, December 10, 2010

30. Endless Drawing: Michael Kaniecki at Spaceworks Tacoma
– Alec Clayton, Weekly Volcano, December 8, 2010

29. Drawing from military experience
– Melanie Casey, The Ranger, November 23, 2010

28. Tacoma’s Spaceworks project fills empty downtown windows
– Rosemary Ponnekanti, Tacoma News Tribune, November 19, 2010

27. KBTC feature on the War Experience Project
– Northwest Now, KBTC, Original Air Date November 11, 2010

26. Check out Michael Kaniecki painting during the Open Studio Tour
– Weekly Volcano, November 6, 2010

25. Sharing the War Experience
– Clare Jensen, Tacoma Weekly, November 3, 2010

24. Spaceworks Tacoma: recycled art Re-presenting Barbara De Pirro and Holly Senn
– Alec Clayton, Weekly Volcano, October 14

23. TV Tacoma Cityscape
– August 2010  Spaceworks segment begins at about 20.50

22. Broadway’s open-air art gallery
– Alec Clayton, Weekly Volcano, August 19, 2010

21. Mimi Allin goes to the beach at Tollefson Plaza, every afternoon this week, in “Seaside Opera”
– Tacoma News Tribune blog, August 18, 2010

20. Performance piece “Seaside Opera” arms adolescents
– the Spew, August 16, 2010

19. ‘Artscapes’ transforms Broadway into open-air art gallery
– Tacoma Weekly, August 11, 2010

18. Spaceworks creates “artscapes” in Tacoma windows
– Weekly Volcano, August 4, 2010

17. Art spelled out in Tollefson Plaza
– Tacoma Daily Index, August 4, 2010

16. Wooden ABC’s become public display in Tacoma
– Tacoma News Tribune, August 1, 2010

15. 5 art installations in Woolworth windows in Tacoma
– Tacoma News Tribune, July 30, 2010

14. Art block party
– Tacoma Weekly, July 28, 2010

13. The art of retail in downtown Tacoma
– Tacoma News Tribune, July 25, 2010

12. Seattle bases storefront project on successful Tacoma model
– KING 5, July 16, 2010

11. The first “wave” of creativity has hit Tacoma
– Weekly Volcano, July 15, 2010

10. Spaceworks project puts temporary art in vacant Tacoma spaces
– Tacoma News Tribune, July 11, 2010

9. Spaceworks Tacoma brings windowfront art to downtown
– Exit 133, July 7, 2010

8. Spaceworks Tacoma block party July 29
– Tacoma Daily Index, July 6, 2010

7. Artists to use vacant retail space
– KPLU, April 26, 2010

6. Filling an Artistic Void
– Tacoma Weekly, April 22, 2010

5. Spaceworks Tacoma aims to fill empty storefronts
– Tacoma News Tribune, April 21, 2010

4. Artists invited to Spaceworks Tacoma meeting April 28

– Tacoma Daily Index, April 21, 2010

3. Mecca Theater begins new life
– Tacoma News Tribune, April 1, 2010

2. Spaceworks Tacoma on King 5 News,
March 25, 2010
Correction: King 5 News mischaracterized the percentage of vacancies in Tacoma by about three times; it is 7% not “20% and rising.”

1. (Creative) Space Available: Pilot project pairs artists, vacant storefronts
– Tacoma Daily Index, March 12, 2010
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