Elizabeth Shepherd

Arts center answers a $6 million question

Years after cashing in trust thought to be earmarked for sustainability, VCA explains why.

Vashon Center for the Arts chooses new executive director

Kevin Hoffberg has been officially named the new executive director of Vashon Center for the Arts. In March, Hoffberg stepped down as a board member… Continue reading

Spinning and plucking, an island show heads to Seattle

It isn’t unusual to hear the twang of guitars or throbbing of drums from a backwoods studio or garage on Vashon. But the music that emanates from Ela Lamblin and Leah Mann’s studio, at the end of long dirt road in Burton, sounds like none other.

Feel the heat of fiery flamenco

The flamboyant art of flamenco will be on display this weekend, when Vashon Allied Arts brings guitarist Ben Woods and dancer Stephanie Pedraza to town to perform.

Filmmaker strives to keep sitting in life’s front row

When islander Jessika Satori decided to switch career paths and become a filmmaker in her mid-40s, one of the first things she did was enroll in a class taught by Seattle legend Stewart Stern, a two-time Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter.

A new sketch comedy troupe offers up stories, songs and laugh

A new island comedy ensemble, the Vashon Hysterical Society, will present an afternoon of sketch comedy and original songs at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Theatre.

The fur will fly when ‘Cats’ comes to town

“Cats” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon High School theater. Tickets, $15 general, $10 for Drama Dock members and $5 for youth and seniors, are on sale at the door and at the Vashon Bookshop.

A touring player has a hometown show

Island singer, songwriter and guitar god Ian Moore will unplug his mighty axe for a solo acoustic concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

A lecture series starts with a tale of madness

Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new season of its popular Arts & Humanities Series at 7 p.m. Sunday with a talk by award-winning Anchorage Daily News journalist Tom Kizzia.

Let art be your umbrella on a gallery walk

Island galleries will feature a variety of art this weekend.

A common start binds many Vashon families together

When Laura Wishik’s daughter Daniela entered first grade, one of the first things Wishik did was mention to her teacher, Tina Taylor, that Daniela had been adopted, and asked her to be on the lookout for any issues that might arise from that fact

A poet aims to help others pen their own tales

On Saturday, island writers can indulge in two free events led by East Coast poet Michael Czarnecki — a memoir writing workshop at noon and a poetry reading at 7 p.m.

A dynamic duo reunites for a good cause

Several years ago, local musicians Daryl Redeker and Sarah Perlman played several much-appreciated concerts on the island as an energetic violin/fiddle and guitar duo named RedPer

A sculptor turns rust into razzle-dazzle art

It’s easy to find sculptor David Erue’s house on Cove Road — there’s a baby elephant next to the driveway.

Vashon Opera takes wing with ‘Die Fledermaus’

Two star-studded performances of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” — a work Vashon soprano Jennifer Krikawa calls an “exquisitely beautiful and bubbly spectacle” — are set to take place next weekend at the Vashon High School theater.

Fall into a fresh season of art

The Gallery Cruise will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at art spots all over town

Outdoor performance captures local history

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will put on a dance, music and poetry performance based on the history of Vashon this Saturday.

Musicians play two albums, start to finish

Fans of the Beatles and Bob Dylan can hear island players interpret two of the music icons’ most celebrated albums at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

Shared office space opens in Vashon town

HUB070, a new office space in Vashon town, offers an opportunity for individuals, small businesses and organizations to learn from one another while sharing an office space, says its founder, Carolyn Amick

An annual aerial festival will give islanders something to look up to

Open Air, an outdoor aerial festival, will launch its third annual presentation at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, on the grounds of Open Space for Arts & Community.