The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was thrilled and honored to share the art of the Washington State brain injury community.
BEST participated in a community art installation at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). Work displayed in Tacoma Art Museum’s TAM Local: Community Art Space for the “Superhero” show. The show ran from October 16, 2019 to December 26, 2019, with an opening night receptions and artist meet and greet on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the TAM Community Art Space.
With 18 artists featured and nearly 50 pieces of art, this installation was enjoyed by many.
Now that the “Superhero” show has taken flight, we’d like to thank the following:
Thank you to the Tacoma Art Museum for their support, partnership and friendship; you are SUPER!
Thank you to our superhero artists who shared their time and talents: Diane Rasch, Robin Spicuzza, Jennifer McCarthy, The Tacoma Brain Injury Support Group, Nancy Sonduck, Cindy Ose, Erin Thompson, Justin Thompson, A.E. Bennett, Marilyn Bennett, Susan Peterson, Hannah Krueger, Donavan Vilet, Renne Emiko Brock, Kory Christiansen, Tim Carter and Diana Bluthenthal.
Thank you to Diane Rasch of Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity for providing our superhero make and take art project!
Thank you to our installation team who put together the installation in October. Thank you for your time and hard work: Gloria Kraegel, Jeff Hartson, Marilyn Bennett, Erin Thompson and Kim Thompson.
Thanks to the “de-install” team. Your hard work and support was appreciated: Marilyn Bennett, Casey Bennett, Andrew Bennett, Erin Thompson, John Rasch, Renne Emiko Brock and Kim Thompson.
And extra special thanks for those who came to see our show and for the support for the brain injury community in Washington State!
Here’s a quick recap of the installation. Enjoy!
Spent a great morning at the Tacoma Art Museum with fellow superheroes 🦸♀️ on Saturday, December 21, 2019!
Our BEST thanks, love ❤️ and hugs to Heath and Renee (of collidedscopes.com), artist, author and instructor, Renne Emiko Brock, artist and BEST volunteer, Erin T., and Shane N. for hanging out and just being SUPER! Catch our community art installation “Superhero “ before it takes flight! Last day to view is December 26th! ❤️🦸♀️
BEST Artist and volunteer, Justin Thompson, contributed a special piece of art to the BEST community art installation, Superhero, at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM).
His untitled work of acrylics on canvas shown below, was intended to to symbolize and honor brain injury survivors who are veterans, along with their families.
Thank you, Justin, for sharing your art with BEST and the community.
We would like to extend our thoughts, BEST wishes and thanks to all veterans and their families, today and every day.
Save the date: Next Thursday, November 14, 2019, BEST Artists Diane Rasch of Heartfelt Tidbits of Creativity, Robin Spicuzza, and Erin Thompson, along with BEST Communications Manager, Kim Thompson, will be at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Cheney room on the third floor, the home of the Superhero show, our community art installation!
Diane will be sharing a superhero make and take art project with the public during this time. We’d love to have you stop by, see the art, make some art,and answer any questions you have about BEST.
Even better: during those very hours, the ENTIRE museum is FREE to the general public, so come explore all that TAM has to offer!
Hope to see you there! P.S. Can’t make it November 14th? No worries! BEST will be back on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm.
The equation is simple, but powerful.
Arts + Community = SUPER.
At the beautiful and iconic Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) , this museum is indeed super.
For well over 80 years, the museum has been connecting people and communities with art, with rich and engaging installations, programming, events and education.
That’s why the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was deeply honored to be selected by the museum as one of the community art installations for 2019. Our artwork will be displayed in Tacoma Art Museum’s TAM Local: Community Art Space for the Superhero show from October 16, 2019 to December 26, 2019.
BEST and TAM recently celebrated the artists of the BEST and the local brain injury community on October 17, 2019, in a special reception for the Superhero show opened to the general public. A wonderful and memorable was evening had by all. TAM was the perfect host for this inspiring event.
That’s why BEST is pleased and delighted to announce that TAM has been named our BEST Superhero of the Month for October 2019.
The nomination tells the story of this real-life community superhero:
The Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) has been a real-life superhero of support, encouragement, kindness and creativity for the TAM Local: Superhero show and to the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST), BEST artists, and the Washington State brain injury community at large.
TAM was extraordinary in their generosity and enthusiasm for this project. An absolute dream to work with and partner with, TAM outlined, in perfect detail, every step and process to make our art installation come to life for the our community and the general public to enjoy, savor and learn from.
This show is an amazing gift to the BEST artists and their families, and the entire brain injury community.
Thank you, TAM for being positively SUPER. And special thanks to TAM’s Amelia Layton, who was an incredible supporter and project manager for the show. She was always available for our questions and concerns and make the whole process easy and enjoyable!
Thank you, TAM, for all you do for our community and helping us soar like superheroes!
You are the BEST.
So, who will the next superhero of the month be?
Do you know a survivor, caregiver or community supporter who is putting the power in personal empowerment? Soaring to new heights? Doing cool things? Bringing superhero-size support to the brain injury community?
Nominate your superhero for the BEST Superhero of the Month for some superhero team recognition.
Click here to learn more.
Superheroes came together at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) for an evening of art, artists, celebration and honoring the brain injury community of Washington State.
Here are our favorite photos from the opening night reception of the Superhero show at the museum in the video below.
BEST would like to give special thanks to our BEST superhero artists for their amazing work, our BEST friend TAM for their support and encouragement, the BEST Team for their super-powered work on the show, and the community that came out to enjoy the celebration.
If you were unable to attend the reception, on worries!
Our show will be available to view at the museum through December 26, 2019. The best time to visit the museum is on Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm. The museum is free to all visitors Thursday evenings so you can enjoy the entire museum at no cost.
Finally, we’d like to thank and honor the real-life superheroes of the brain injury community in Washington State. You are the BEST!
It’s almost time to celebrate! With 18 local BEST artists and nearly 50 pieces of art, the “Superhero” show is getting ready to soar!
You are cordially invited to attend our FREE opening reception tomorrow night at the Tacoma Art Museum from 5 pm to 7:30 pm to celebrate the local artists of the brain injury community! Enjoy an evening of art, superheroes, and light refreshments.
To learn more, visit our event page and check out the ABOUT section.
Can’t wait to see you there!