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December 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Reward offered for stolen paintings

This 2008 painting by artist Whiting Tennis, titled ‘Senior,” is among seven stolen last week in North Seattle. (Kucera Gallery photo)

This 2008 painting by artist Whiting Tennis, titled ‘Senior,” is among seven stolen last week in North Seattle. (Kucera Gallery photo)

A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who successfully recovers seven paintings by Seattle artist Whiting Tennis, which were stolen last week when a truck they were in was taken from a hotel parking lot.

The reward is being offered by Tennis’ gallery representative Greg Kucera.

Tennis is scheduled to open a show on Jan. 18 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Ore. and museum representatives were in town Wednesday to pick up the pieces from Tennis’ North Seattle studio.

They put the paintings in a rental truck, which was stolen overnight from the lot at a Holiday Inn Express where the museum representatives were staying.

Someone spotted the truck in West Seattle early Thursday morning, but didn’t report it to police until the weekend, after news about the stolen truck and artwork ran on TV.

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April 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Pierce County libraries earn national honor

The Pierce County Library System has been named one of 10 recipients of a national honor awarded by the agency that distributes federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The National Medal for Museum and Library Service will be presented next month in Washington, D.C. Pierce County library programs that offer fun learning experiences for…

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July 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM

DB Cooper exhibit planned at Washington history museum

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma plans to open an exhibit in August of next year on the D.B. Cooper skyjacking mystery. State Historical Society Director Jennifer Kilmer told The Daily News it’s part of an emphasis on more contemporary events. A man identifying himself as Dan Cooper hijacked a Portland to…

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December 8, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Museum of Flight to host Soyuz reentry vehicle

You wouldn’t expect a Russian space vehicle to land in Seattle, but one is headed our way. Charles Simonyi, Medina software innovator, philanthropist and two-time space tourist, today announced that the Soyuz reentry module that safely carried him back from a 2009 joint Russian-American space mission will be placed in Seattle’s Museum of Flight on a long-term…

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