Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber


Fall into a fresh season of art

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Staff
September 5, 2013 · Updated 4:28 PM

This work by Geri Peterson will be on display on the Gallery Cruise this Friday. / Courtesy Photo

Art in the Alley (directly behind Spider’s Ski & Sports, in the former Ignition Gallery space) will present the work of Catalina Quinn — vibrant colors on canvasses that are inspired by Quinn’s ancestors from the remote canyons of Northern Mexico. Quinn, an islander, is the daughter of famed actor and artist Anthony Quinn and the granddaughter of Hollywood producer Cecil B. DeMille. Paul Colwell and friends will play music at the reception.

Bergamot Studio in Burton will host a trio of events during the art walk and throughout the weekend. On Friday, the studio will exhibit the pastels of Leslie Wu; mixed media and collage by Deanne Belinoff, Don Cole, and Joan Wortis; paintings by Don Cole, Suzanne deCuir and Gretchen Hancock; monotypes by Mary Margaret Briggs and Brian Fisher; and photographic montage by Kassana Holden. Also on display will be pottery by Christine Beck, leatherware by Bill Cleaver and jewelry by Danielle Carbone.

On Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., Robin Bridgman of JoeysCoat will host a trunk show at the studio, displaying couture-style coats for canines, tailored by islander Dana Lazare.

On Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., the studio will present furry friends in a JoeysCoat fashion show, followed by a dog treat tasting sponsored by the island business, RosieBones Whole Food Dog Treats. All well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend, and 10 percent of sales on Saturday and Sunday will be donated to theVashon Island Pet Protectors.

Café Luna will display works by islander Spencer Sinner, who has been creating art since he was a child. An injury last May meant time off from Sinner’s job at LS Cedar and time for him to pick up a paint brush to create landscapes with varying layers, contrasts and values.

The Hardware Store Restaurant will be the scene of “Feminine,” a show of works by islander Olivia Pendergast. Since 2009, Pendergast has been traveling to such locales as Haiti, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi and cities and towns throughout the United States with a roll of paper under her arm. Particularly moved by the women she has met, she now has a huge library of photographic images of them from which she works. She has long been inspired by the work of painter Amedeo Modigliani and has been painting full-time for 13 years. In that time, her paintings have won national awards and been shown all over the world.

Pendergast’s show will be arranged to include information about women’s organizations, groups and non-profits organizations on Vashon. Spotlighted organizations will include DoVE, Working Mothers Revolution, Vashon Youth and Family Services’ mother/baby group, Threshold Choir, Vashonistas and others.

Hastings Cone Gallery (next door to Snapdragon Café) will display the collage work of artist Kate Endle, who lives in West Seattle and Vashon with her husband, musician Chris Ballew. She has been a professional illustrator for more than 20 years. At the reception, DJ Michael Whitmore will spin LPs from his vast record collection.

HUB 070 (a workspace housed in the Spinnaker Building) will have an exhibit of new photographs, “The Language of the Eye,,” by John Anderson.

The Little House will have a show of work by Sarah Kassik, who transforms and embellishes furniture by painting it with Vashon historical scenes and other island images.

Nirvana will display paintings and sculpture by Bill Dilley, an islander who has mastered the arts of bronze casting, painting, rock carving and wood carving. He’s won awards for his art, including the People’s Choice Award and the Jurors’ Choice Award in the Mayor’s Art Show in Eugene, Ore.

Raven’s Nest will display a new collection of wooden bangles adorned with Northwest Coast Native imagery and also spotlight an assortment of children’s books that explore Native designs and legends. A collection of rubber boots with Northwest Coast Native imagery are also new in the shop.

VALISE Gallery will present “In Our Nature: New Works by Darwin Nordin and Kathryn Schipper.” Both artists are inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Working from his West Seattle studio, Nordin uses relief printing methods to create monoprints, layering impressions from multiple blocks to create each unique image. Schipper, an islander and VALISE member, creates pointillist drawings with pen and ink and colored pencils.

Vashon Intuitive Arts will present a selection of watercolor paintings by islander Geri Peterson. Her work includes florals, local scenery and animal portraits.

Vashon Allied Arts Gallery will be filled with work by dozens of local artists, set to be auctioned off at the organization’s annual gala on Sept. 27 and 28. Artists who have been specially commissioned to create works for the auction include Will Dacus, Betty Gardner, Debra Paulsen, Paula Allegrini, Rose Belknap and Leslie Wu.

The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum will open for the Gallery Cruise. “The 1885 Early Settlers” exhibit continues, and the UFO is on display in front of the museum.

Vashon Senior Center, on Bank Road, will display Will Forrester’s portraits of elders that were recently shown at Vashon Allied Arts.

Vashon Tea Shop will show Piro Kramer’s photographs from her ski trips and hikes in the Cascades and the British Columbia coastal range.

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