Forever Friends

Learn the story behind the exquisite life-size bronze sculpture being created for the Curran Apple Orchard Park at a  “Meet the Artist” event at the UP Library on Thursday, April 12, from 6:30pm. to 8 p.m.  Admission is free.

Mr. Jewell will talk about the importance of the Curran Orchard as well as the process involved with creating ”Forever Friends,” -- a life-size bronze sculpture of a young girl offering an apple to a very special horse.

An accomplished artist and sculptor, John Jewell has created several major artworks throughout the region including  “Sharing” in Cirque Park; the “Fireman” at the 9-11 memorial at the West Pierce Fire and Rescue Headquarters; “Chloe Clark” in Dupont; “Meriwether Lewis and Seaman” at JBLM and “Balancing the Books” at the Pierce County Library Key Center branch.

Everyone is invited to attend the “Meet the Artist” event  at the UP Library which is located at 3609 Market Place (36th and Bridgeport).  Free parking is available behind the building.

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2018 Art and Concert Series

All performances start at 7pm in the Library/Civic Atrium.

September 28th
October 26th
November 16th
  • Signature Brass Quintet, Manny Garcia, trumpet; Bryce Stillman, trumpet; Vince Young, french horn; Paul Bogataj, trumpet; and Brian Badgley, tuba
  • Trinda Love, award winning oil painter and photographer

Admission $15    Students $5  

Members always free!

Tickets available at the door.

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Dinner and A Show!

Enjoy a wonderful dinner at Grassi’s Ristorante on the night of the concert.  Place your order between 4pm and 5:45pm and you’re guaranteed to still make the show!  Grassi’s will also donate 20% of your purchase to UP for Arts.

Half price dessert and wine available after the performance. 

Grassi’s Ristorante

2811 Bridgeport Way W


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Upcoming events

28 Sep 2018 7:00 PM • Civic/Library Atrium (36th and Bridgeport)
26 Oct 2018 7:00 PM • Civic/Library Atrium (36th and Bridgeport)
16 Nov 2018 7:00 PM • Civic/Library Atrium (36th and Bridgeport)

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