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Artist’s work chosen for publication in master watercolor book

Island artist Donna Botten likes to paint portraits, but not of people she knows. Capturing the exact image of a person to tell their story… Continue reading

CANCELLED: Americana roots musician with ties to Vashon plays at VCA

*Editor’s Note: Vashon Center for the Arts announced Wednesday that this concert is cancelled. Singer-songwriter Alex Ashley promises an evening of original blues and Americana… Continue reading

Nationally recognized artist opens show at VALISE

A collection of linked short stories is a literary genre in which each story can stand alone, but taken together they create a larger whole.… Continue reading

Summer musical shines satirical light on serious subjects

Drama Dock has been growing a garden of humor starring carnivorous plants and professional actors for its summer musical, “The Little Shop of Horrors,” opening… Continue reading

Open Space hits halfway mark on building renovation

Step inside the former Great Hall of Open Space for Arts &Community, and you’ll see why the theater’s been black since the beginning of May.… Continue reading

Art Hansen remembered as prolific and generous artist

By all accounts, Art Hansen was a prolific artist and generous man. The beloved island painter, printmaker, father, husband and Vashon native died on June… Continue reading

Island artists set to unveil new kinetic sculpture at Burning Man festival, Seattle celebration

Island musician/sculptor Ela Lamblin and choreographer/community collaborator Leah Mann are big-picture artists in both the literal and metaphorical sense. The creative duo behind Lelavision —… Continue reading

Kinetic art celebration at Open Space

A five-year work in progress will come to fruition Saturday with the opening of the Kinetic Sculpture Garden in the 10-acre meadow adjacent to the… Continue reading

Islander shares three decades of inspiration

It was 1988, and the second annual Seattle AIDS Walk was about to begin, but not before the Total Experience Gospel Choir serenaded the walkers.… Continue reading

Conscious cartoons: Islander shows his own and other animated short films

When the Trump administration issued the ban on travel to the United States from six mostly Muslim countries, island artist and puppeteer Bill Jarcho responded… Continue reading

Island artist brings whimsical tile work to Pike Place Market

For not quite 20 years, island artist Clare Dohna had a stall at the Pike Place Market where she sold her cast ceramic Victorian-style broaches.… Continue reading

Vashon Artists in Schools program celebrates NEA grant, 30-year anniversary

Two celebratory events will coincide during the upcoming 2017-18 school year for Vashon Center for the Arts’ long-running Vashon Island Artists in the School (VAIS)… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter returns with tribute to a wild ride

It’s been a wild, though admittedly wonderful, ride for indie pop/rock singer-songwriter Cami Lundeen, who left the island three years ago to promote her then… Continue reading

Art and science make two wings of same bird at Chautuaqua

When Chautauqua Elementary teachers Shanon Browne and Karen Barich asked islander Rose Belknap to be the artist-in-residence for the fourth- grade birding program, Belknap promptly… Continue reading

Short plays, written and directed by high school students, will run on Thursday

“Eat My Shorts: A Theatrical Feast” is the year-end presentation by the Vashon High School (VHS) theater arts program slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at… Continue reading

Author reads from new sequel to young adult novel

According to island author Bob Jonas, “Death Brew” is a concoction he never intended to create. The sequel to his previous young adult novel, “Imposter,”… Continue reading

Vashon Dance Academy presents old fairy tale with a modern twist

Vashon Dance Academy and Dance!Vashon will present their annual performance featuring over 100 young dancers, along with a few Dancing Dads, on Friday, Saturday and… Continue reading

Author reads timely new children’s book

For most adults, time has the bad habit of flying far too fast, with the seasons and events celebrated throughout the year passing quickly. But… Continue reading

Island sound experts lend a hand at Vashon Theatre

Not long ago, island audio engineers, mixers and musicians Jason Staczek and Martin Feveyear went to see a movie at Vashon Theatre. It was, as… Continue reading

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

A new dance dimension will help awaken the slumbering princess in VCA Center for Dance’s production of “Sleeping Beauty” slated to open on Friday and… Continue reading