Pierce College News

August 20, 2009

Wave of Destruction take on the Rat City Rollergirls at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Filed under: General — Amanda Haines at 12:40 pm

The Dockyard Derby Dames, Tacoma’s competitive roller derby league, will match their all-star team, the Wave of Destruction, against Seattle’s Rat City Rollergirls B-team at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center, 9401 Farwest Drive SW.
Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the Pierce College Athletic Department office. Tickets will be available at the door for $12. It’s also Military Appreciation Night and military personnel with valid ID will receive $5 admission. Children ages 5 and younger are free.

The Dockyard Derby Dames is donating 10 percent of bout proceeds to Pierce College athletic scholarships.
The Wave of Destruction is comprised of the best players in the Dockyard Derby Dames’ four-team league. The team competes nationally.
“This event really showcases roller derby as it’s meant to be seen,” said skater Jennifer Fetters. “The fast-paced action, hard hits, and athleticism of the sport will make a lasting impression on anyone who has not seen modern roller derby in person.”

For more information on the Dockyard Derby Dames, visit www.dockyardderbydames.com.

August 19, 2009

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Fine Arts Gallery to feature photographer David D. Johnson in September, October

Filed under: General — Amanda Haines at 9:39 am

Award-winning Seattle photographer David D. Johnson will be the featured artist at the Fine Arts Gallery at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom from Sept. 9 to Oct. 22.


Cosmos and Condiments, David D. Johnson

Cosmos and Condiments, David D. Johnson


Johnson has been teaching and exhibiting his original photography for more than 35 years. His environmental black and white photos have won numerous awards and his work has been featured in 20 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe.


In addition, Johnson has been very active in the local artistic community. He served two years as president and three years as director of programs for the Seattle Art Museum’s Photography Council. He was honored as volunteer of the year by the art museum in both 1993 and 1998. He has also served on the board of directors for the University of Washington Extension Photography program and for Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit organization that supports documentary photographers around the world.


The Fine Arts Gallery is located at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.


For more information, call Gallery Director Jennifer Olson-Rudenko at (253) 964-6535 or visit the Web site at www.pierce.ctc.edu/art.