Art at Work: Ozzie Furhmann, open adult ballet

By weeklyvolcano on November 2, 2009


My name is Art. I'm the Weekly Volcano's janitor. Throughout November I will take time off from picking up after these slobs to post a daily review of a piece of art hanging inside a South Sound workplace. The Volcano thinks it's a clever take on the city's Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month celebration as my name is Art and I work for a living â€" unlike the jokers I pick up after. It's a crap idea but I need the extra dough.

The Volcano sent me to the Tacoma Lawn and Tennis Club to check out its new office redesign by Posh Home, which includes artwork by Lisa Kowalski.

11-2-Art-at-work-TLT VERTICAL FOCUS SERIES:Lisa Kowalski is an exiting up-and-coming expressionist who paints the energy of shapes, items and people that calls to mind the Abstract Expressionism of the 1940s. Relying on the impulses of her subconscious, she captures the essence of herself through uncalculated marks, rich textures and games of positive and negative space.

The old guy who doesn't wear shoes and loops Al Stewart songs gave me the Volcano’s Art at Work picks for the day:
Art at Work Month: Monday, Nov. 2

November 2009 marks the eighth anniversary of Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month. There is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the month: lectures, music, dance performances, readings, workshops, theater performances, visual art exhibits and more.

Here are today’s highlights:

Free open adult ballet class from 7-9 p.m. inside the Urban Grace Church

The Ozzie Furhmann Band will fill the Mandolin Cafe with big band and swing music beginning at 7 p.m.

For a complete Art at Work schedule, click here.