Juli Goetz Morser

Finding friendship and art on foreign island

Call it destiny or call it serendipity, either way, a chance encounter in a tiny town on the island of Sardinia led to Swedish photographer… Continue reading

Island author pens play heralded as being so Vashon

It’s so Vashon. Haven’t we all heard or said that phrase when confronted with the creative or generous quirks of character and activity by our… Continue reading

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 April of 2014, she never dreamed that two and a half years later… Continue reading

Fly away with Sinatra song and dance review

When Vashon native Elise Ericksen returned to the island last September after a 17-year hiatus, one of the first things she did was to present… Continue reading

Books by over 100 island authors sold at bookshop

In need of a respite from too much holiday fare? Let yourself be whisked away into a world of words via best-selling books by Vashon… Continue reading

Island teen’s collection showcased at museum

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese bombs fell out of a clear blue sky onto the island of Oahu, Hawaii, changing forever the history of the… Continue reading

New executive director takes the helm of Open Space

Two years ago, islander Amanda Westbrooke thought she might volunteer for Open Space for Arts &Community. Having left behind a successful career in both the… Continue reading

Islander paints scenes of Croatia and Italy

A new take on a decade’s-long tradition will unfold at The Hardware Store Restaurant when island artist Pam Ingalls’ new show, “After Melinda, Paintings of… Continue reading

Island artist constructs new work out of old or discarded objects

When most people look at a chair, they see a functional piece of furniture. Not so for island artist Ken Judd. He sees a collection… Continue reading

New choral work delivers message of freedom

Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. It’s also the title of a song by the late Nigerian drummer Babtunde Olatunji that means freedom to the world… Continue reading

Two one-act plays look at friendship

Two short plays will make up one full show when Vashon High School presents “Laundry and Bourbon” and “Pvt. Wars” this weekend only. The two… Continue reading

Music, theater and art lectures coming up this month

Talk focuses on Hudson River Art historian Rebecca Albiani will give a talk on “American Sublime: The Hudson River School” at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.… Continue reading

Fall into a world of art on First Friday gallery cruise

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

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.