Elizabeth Shepherd

Vashon Then & Now: New season looks at island’s Japanese-American past

Islanders can step back in time to examine the contributions of Japanese Americans on Vashon, as well as the tragedy and shame of their forced… Continue reading

 

Civic Rep offers a revelation in new production

“Dragon Country: Four Short Plays,” by Tennessee Williams.

 

Sharing the Stage headliners return to their musical roots

Local youth musicians will open for Snuff Redux.

 

Artist and youth create new public art

The whimsical sculpture adorns a spot by Vashon Pharmacy.

Tennessee Williams’ short plays to shine at Open Space

“Dragon Country” is presented by Civic Rep, a new theater company.

Erin Kenny, Aug. 3, 1960 – Oct. 19, 2018

Erin Kenny, an educator who received international acclaim for establishing Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten on Vashon, died on Friday, Oct. 19. She was 58 years old.… Continue reading

Stitch by stitch, a new business fulfills a dream

For Vashon Costuming, it’s the busiest time of year.

“14/48 Vashon” is back

A madcap whirlwind of theatrical creation will take place this weekend, when Vashon Center for the Arts again joins forces with Open Space for Arts… Continue reading

Arts & Humanities Series: ‘Legacy’

Vashon Center for the Arts will present the first talk of its 2018-19 Arts & Humanities series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, featuring a… Continue reading

New album has a big sound

The Deep Energy Orchestra, a band of accomplished, international musicians brought together by local composer and bassist Jason Everett, will have a concert at 4… Continue reading

Timely art show follows gut-wrenching day

In a cruel twist of timing no one could have anticipated, Vashon Center for the Arts opened its long-planned exhibition of artworks referencing the #MeToo… Continue reading

Hear St. Ophelia’s heavenly harmonies Saturday

Saint Ophelia, a local alternative folk rock band, will premiere its self-titled debut album during a CD-release performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in… Continue reading

The songs and legacy of a country queen come to Vashon

“Sweet Dreams,” a tribute concert in honor of country music queen Patsy Cline, will take place at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29,… Continue reading

Respect your elders: Longtime island artists shine in a show

This weekend marks the close of “Festival 25: Catch Us While You Can,” a celebration of artists and musicians who have lived on Vashon for… Continue reading

Vashon Center for the Arts gears up for annual auction

Longtime attendees of Vashon Center for the Arts annual art auction will notice some changes to the big fundraising event this year. The gala, themed… Continue reading

Note by glorious note, Vashon Opera achieves a milestone

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost a decade since islanders first thrilled to the sound of their own resident opera company. Now, Vashon… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall is coming to Vashon

Update: This show has sold out. International touring and recording artist Trevor Hall will play a show at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Sept. 13, at Open… Continue reading

New film fest aims to open hearts, minds

This Friday night, the big screen at Vashon Theatre will light up with the grand opening of a new animation festival, filled with works made… Continue reading

New animation festival focuses on films with a conscience

A new film festival is set to take place Sept. 14 to 16 at the Vashon Theatre with the aim of using animation as a… Continue reading

Artists who have been around the block shine in new show

Save the dates for Festival 25: Catch Us While You Can, a month-long celebration of art and music created by local artists who have shaped… Continue reading