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Cruise the Island’s varied art venues this weekend
This month’s Gallery Cruise will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. Some of the opening receptions are listed below.
Blooms & Things will show watercolors by Islander Kris Cushing, who studied at the New England School of Art and Design.
Blue Heron Gallery will feature works by two Oregon artists, sculptor Christopher B. Wagner and oil painter Doreen Steggell. Richard Person and Jim Hobson will play jazz music.
Books by the Way will show the illustrations and papercuts of Islander Sarah Musi. Islanders of all ages can also create their own paper snowflakes.
Café Luna will show the works of watercolorist Nanette Langston Charron.
The Hardware Store Restaurant will continue to show paintings by Pam Ingalls.
Heron’s Nest will show new work by Carolyn Price Dyer.
Raven’s Nest will show new work by Tsimshian artist David Boxely.
Silverwood Gallery will continue its “Shake the Tree” show, with new works offered by each of the participating artists.
Two Wall Gallery will reprise its December show featuring the narrative satiric paintings of two Seattle artists, Michael O’Driscoll and John Brucker. Curator Jack Strubbe said he was eager for Islanders to have another look at the show, which has provoked both praise and criticism.
VALISE will exhibit the work of Beverly Naidus and Shahreyar Ataie. Naidus will show mixed media works in “Reframing Eden: Phase #2 — Gathering Pollen.” The exhibit is part of a community-based, eco-art project funded by a grant from the University of Washington. Throughout January, Naidus will be in residence at VALISE collecting stories about what has inspired Vashon farmers and gardeners. Ataie’s site-specific installation “Sheep” will explore the psychological, cultural and spiritual meanings associated with sheep.
Vashon Tea Shop will host two photography exhibits, “Sculpted by Sun and Wind” by Piro Kramar and “Emotional Insights” by Steven Moore. All proceeds from the show will go to Vashon Island Pet Protectors.
Vashon Senior Center, located on Bank Road, will display tile illustrations by Irene Otis.
Wings Birdseed, located next to the Vashon Island Bicycles, will show Sherry Lee’s photographs of her travels from Alaska to Vashon.