Juli Goetz Morser

Juli Goetz posted 260 stories to Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.
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VOV holds first annual ‘reality’ voice contest

When yet another auction doesn’t fit the same old bill for a…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 11:21am

Youth dancers and musicians perform original works

Four years ago, VCA Center for Dance Artistic Director Christine Juarez decided…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 1:04pm

Collaboration creates functional art

Islander Priscilla Schleigh’s dream came true just over a decade ago when…

  • Mar 28th, 2017 12:42pm

Renowned mythologist tells tales for our times

In these tumultuous times, one man is offering an ancient antidote to…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 11:06am

Renowned Irish musician and Celtic fiddler perform at Vashon High School

There will be laughter and toe-tapping, if not dancing in the aisles,…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 10:40am

Beloved island author celebrated

This version corrects the day of the week for the birthday party…

  • Mar 15th, 2017 12:44pm

Honoring Center: Where art and history intersect

Change is all around us all the time, though rarely do we…

  • Mar 24th, 2017 11:53am

New prog-rock-jazz-funk band debuts

Vashon firefighter Jason Everett knows how to put out fires. He also…

  • Mar 8th, 2017 4:05pm

VIAST grants art scholarships for second year

Last May, when graduating senior and artist-photographer Lhamu Konrad received the first…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 11:52am

Sharing the Stage: learning from experience

If, as the proverb states, experience is the best teacher, then the…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 11:38am

Open Space granted county permit: Construction begins in May

For the past three years, Open Space for Arts &Community has been…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:44am

Finding friendship and art on foreign island

Call it destiny or call it serendipity, either way, a chance encounter…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 3:00pm

Island author pens play heralded as being so Vashon

It’s so Vashon. Haven’t we all heard or said that phrase when…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 11:18am

Island woman hikes nearly 8,000 miles to earn Triple Crown of Hiking

When islander Lizzy Corliss set out on the Pacific Crest Trail in…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 11:41am

Fly away with Sinatra song and dance review

When Vashon native Elise Ericksen returned to the island last September after…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 10:55am

Books by over 100 island authors sold at bookshop

In need of a respite from too much holiday fare? Let yourself…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 11:14am

Island teen’s collection showcased at museum

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombs fell out of a clear blue…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 11:35am

New executive director takes the helm of Open Space

Two years ago, islander Amanda Westbrooke thought she might volunteer for Open…

  • Dec 6th, 2016 11:29am

Island artist constructs new work out of old or discarded objects

When most people look at a chair, they see a functional piece…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 11:51am

Islander paints scenes of Croatia and Italy

A new take on a decade’s-long tradition will unfold at The Hardware…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 12:00pm

New choral work delivers message of freedom

Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. It’s also the title of a song…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016 11:39am

Two one-act plays look at friendship

Two short plays will make up one full show when Vashon High…

  • Nov 15th, 2016 11:52am

Music, theater and art lectures coming up this month

Talk focuses on Hudson River Art historian Rebecca Albiani will give a…

  • Nov 8th, 2016 11:12am

Fall into a world of art on First Friday gallery cruise

Most galleries and art spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Nov 1st, 2016 10:25pm

Living ‘vibrantly in the face of adversity’: Islander learns to live life with cancer

One late afternoon last month, while the spun-gold of autumn's fading light filtered through the madrona trees, a Los Angeles-based film crew gathered at the home of Phil Volker on Wax Orchard Road. The location, worthy of starring in a film, set the scene for a joyous reunion of the director, crew, cast and friends of the award-winning documentary, "Phil's Camino," on the eve of the film's presentation at the Port Townsend Film Festival.

  • Oct 19th, 2016 8:30am

Birthday bash celebrates two anniversaries

There will be toasts to be had when Voice of Vashon's KVSH 101.9FM station and the popular island band Some'tet celebrate significant anniversaries during a shared event at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

  • Oct 12th, 2016 8:30am

Electric cellist and one-time resident returns to Vashon to play a show

Cellist, vocalist and composer Jami Sieber, a one-time Vashon resident in the 1980s, is a celebrated pioneer of the electric cello, garnering awards and rave reviews in Europe, Asia and North America. She will bring her evocative music to the Vashon High School theater for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14.

  • Oct 5th, 2016 8:30am

Vashon, Seattle and NYC choreographers perform together

Two years ago, Vashon Allied Arts (now Vashon Center for the Arts) presented an evening of contemporary choreography to an enthusiastic island audience. This weekend, the island arts organization will again host both on-and off-island choreographers for "Flashpoint: An Evening of Contemporary Dance."

  • Sep 28th, 2016 8:40am

Arts center celebrates prestigious award and 2016 art auction

It's been a big year for Vashon Center for the Arts. The grassroots organization turned 50 in 2016, opened the doors to its $20 million arts center in April and will hold its art auction, "Come Together: Celebrating 50 Years," in the new facility this weekend. But the icing on the artistic cake came when Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Arts Commission recently awarded the community nonprofit one of five Governor's Arts & Heritage Awards.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016 4:12pm

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist draws from island home

Do what looks normal but isn't. For Jim Woodring, that directive, in 1989, launched the now acclaimed artist into a lifelong career as a cartoonist. With the creation of his generic, anthropomorphic cartoon character Frank, Woodring began telling stories without words, gathering international fans and art patrons. A select few of Woodring's pen and ink drawings are currently on exhibit at VALISE Gallery through the end of the month.

  • Sep 14th, 2016 8:30am

Vashon Opera opens Season Eight with “Dialogues of the Carmelites”

Toward the end of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, 16 Carmelite nuns gathered at the base of a guillotine and kissed a small statue of the Virgin Mary hidden in the hands of the order's prioress, before climbing the scaffolding to their death. Ten days later, the Reign of Terror ended.

  • Sep 7th, 2016 8:30am

Vashon bio-pic lights up silver screen

A new biopic will light up Vashon Theatre's silver screen about a subject dear to islanders' hearts: the rock on which we live. Show time is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, followed by a Q-and-A session with the director and editor.

  • Aug 31st, 2016 8:33am

Island artist achieves ambitious goal: 100 paintings in 100 days

If you were challenged to create the same thing for 100 consecutive days, what might that be? For island artist and longtime resident Jeffrey Zheutlin, the answer was obvious: paintings. The artist set his goal in April and met it on July 7. Now, all 100 paintings will be exhibited in a solo show at Lapis and Luxe, opening at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, and running through the month.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 8:33am

Local artist paints locally, shows internationally

To see the beguiling portraits and landscapes of island artist Olivia Pendergast, chances are you'd need to book a flight to Nairobi or Dubai. Those are the two cities where galleries show her internationally recognized work. And then there's Vashon.

  • Aug 24th, 2016 8:33am

Coffee and community: new book about popular island locale

What makes Vashon unique? Over the years that question has provoked the imagination of many island writers, poets, photographers and artists. For Terry Donnelly, a professional photographer well known for capturing the ephemeral beauty of landscapes, his answer began with photographing islanders at work and ended with his newly released book, "Coffee & Community The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie in Words & Photos," published by Chatwin Books. Donnelly will discuss and sign the book at 6 p.m. Friday at the roasterie.

  • Aug 10th, 2016 8:30am

Art legacy: daughter of island artist exhibits her work

Lately, Jane Spakowsky has been dreaming of a little cabin in the woods. The self-taught, mixed-media artist, who now lives in Tacoma, grew up on Vashon and envisions a return to a simpler way of life.

  • Jul 28th, 2016 9:27pm

‘Chicago’ comes to Vashon

Theater director Susan Hanson had just finished touching up the risers with black paint, laying out the glow tape on the floor boards and vacuuming under the enlarged picture frame for the set of "Chicago," the musical she's directing for Drama Dock, when she stopped to chat about the show that will open Thursday at Vashon Center for the Arts.

  • Jul 20th, 2016 6:17pm

Vashon youth musicians take to the Strawberry Festival stage

There's a new spot not to be missed at Strawberry Festival this year. The VARSA Youth Stage located in lower Ober Park will feature Seattle headliner and hip- hop musician Draze on Friday night, with opening acts by island youth musicians Intelligent Design & Baron 1, Max Moore, Ralph Reign and Colin Loch. The show will run from 7 to 11 p.m.

  • Jul 13th, 2016 8:30am

Public art: new work by Vashon master carver

Master carver and island resident Israel Shotridge is widely regarded as one of today's finest Tlingit carvers. Well known for both his traditional and contemporary artwork, Shotridge recently presided over the dedication of two pieces of his public art — native Alaskan artwork at Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus and a totem pole in Washington, D.C.

  • Jul 13th, 2016 8:30am

Old friends talk about books, perhaps magic

When island poet and magician Tom Pruiksma and Portland writer Pauls Toutonghi get together, the unexpected often occurs. The two friends, who grew up together in Seattle, will hold a literary conversation and a short reading from Toutonghi's new book, "Dog Gone," at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Vashon Bookshop.

  • Jul 6th, 2016 8:30am