By Holly Wolfe, Special to Spaceworks Tacoma
“You might think art and baseball don’t go together, but we are here tonight to show you otherwise!” said Amy McBride, City of Tacoma Arts Administrator, on Monday. Amy and the Tacoma Arts Commission lead about 50 Tacoma residents on a tour through the newly renovated Cheney Stadium for Art Appreciation Night. There were several art installations by local artists including a few pieces made through the Museum of Glass’s Kids Design Glass program. Another installation, a bronze statue of Ben Cheney himself, is sitting permanently in a stadium seat with a wide smile and a bag of bronze peanuts in his hands. The real treat of the night was a special mid-game performance by students from FAB-5’s LIFE program, run by Class 3 Fellow Eddie Sumlin. The kids were pumped to show off their breakdancing down on the baseball diamond, and got lots of high fives and praise from the crowd.
Who says art and baseball don’t go together?