Juli Goetz Morser

Juli Goetz posted 270 stories to Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.
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Longtime artistic director of VCA dance departs for new show

When VCA Center for Dance Director Christine Juarez stepped into the Blue…

  • May 24th, 2017 11:50am

Healing through art: one islander’s experience

For the past several years, island caregiver Joy Nelsen returned home from…

  • May 24th, 2017 12:01pm

Ballet, moden, tap and hip hop wake a slumbering princess

A new dance dimension will help awaken the slumbering princess in VCA…

  • May 24th, 2017 12:13pm

Island poet reads from new chapbook

Evidence of Sandra Noel’s world spills out on the pages of her…

  • May 16th, 2017 10:41am

Collaborating Vashon artists create mosaic pizza ovens

Mosaic artist Elaine Summers and tile artist Nadine Edelstein understand the magic…

  • May 9th, 2017 11:03am

The Diary of Anne Frank: a timely staged reading

Since its publication in 1947, “The Diary of Anne Frank” has been…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 10:28am

Sneak preview of new film will benefit VCC

CORRECTION: The screening of “Wakefield” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday,…

  • Apr 25th, 2017 10:44am

New collection of linked stories walks backward in time

When Microsoft’s first technical writer left the software giant in 1983, creative…

  • Apr 18th, 2017 10:14am

New executive director brings arts management expertise to VCA

Last Friday, as Vashon Center for the Arts prepared for a First…

  • Apr 12th, 2017 2:03pm

Take a fresh look at art on First Friday

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

  • Apr 4th, 2017 11:46am

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