Published on November 20th, 2012 | by Timothy Thomas McNeely


Incline your Ears: Myth and Mystery at the Beautiful Angle Holiday Party

Ten years is a long time in Tacoma. On November 30 we will celebrate ten years of subtly placed posters by those progenitors of print arts in Tacoma, Beautiful Angle.

Since October 2002, month in and month out, Tom Llewellyn and Lance Kagey have wallpapered downtown walls and light posts with homemade print posters calling for Tacoma to rise up, acknowledge itself, and pour out our hearts on the city.

As in other years, this Beautiful Angle celebration will be a party and poster sale from the archives. Special to this year will be the unveiling of the original prints for a forthcoming book, The Mystery/Myth Folio.

“In the Beginning,” the first installment in Beautiful Angle’s Mystery/Myth Portfolio

The exhibition, presented by Fulcrum Gallery, will feature a preview of Beautiful Angle’s forthcoming book focused on Tacoma mythology, an effort made possible by an arts grant from the City of Tacoma.

The show opening and poster sale will occur at 7 pm on November 30. The event will also feature music from Kye Alfred Hellig, as well as food and beer in moderate profusion.

Besides the chance to see what the Beautiful Angle team has cooked up, it should be noted that all proceeds from the poster sale will go to support Campus MLK, the Hilltop neighborhood arts partnership project. Also beginning at 7 pm on the 30th, stop in to Write@253, a part of Campus MLK, for a tour of their programming, and a glass of wine courtesy of 1022 South.

While it is not required for entry to the Beautiful Angle party, you can RSVP here.

Beautiful Angle displaying their 2012 Wayzgoose print.

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About the Author

Most days, Timothy Thomas McNeely leads federal and state education program reviews for the State of Washington. Born in Tacoma, he studied poetry and philosophy in Canada and the United Kingdom. He is editor of the Community and Literature sections for Post Defiance, and writes poetry and prose whenever he can. He and his family live in Tacoma. Find him on Twitter as @ttmcneely.

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