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Let art be your umbrella on a gallery walk

Hita von Mende
Hita von Mende's work will be on display this month at the Vashon Allied Arts Gallery.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo

Bergamot Studio, in Burton, will present “Landscape: A Broad View,” featuring island artist Leslie Wu, who will show pastels from her “Milagros” series, as well as a selection of oils on canvas. Also featured will be artworks by Victoria Adams, Suzanne DeCuir, Gretchen Hancock, Deannie Belinoff and Don Cole.

Blooms and Things will feature work by Devon Genser, whose art form is Japanese Kokedama, a bonsai technique using moss balls.

Café Luna will have an exhibition of harvest-themed works. William Forrester, who owns GreenMan Farm and created the Vashon history mural at U.S. Bank, will exhibit 20 new watercolor paintings and photography works. Other artists on display will include Lotus, Cory Wiaziak, Tom Conway, Peter Ray and Jonathan Kuzma.

The Hardware Store Restaurant will continue the show “Feminine,” an exhibit of paintings by islander Olivia Pendergast. The popular show is being held over from last month.

Island Lumber will host an exhibit called Bowhaus — three dog houses designed by island architects. The doggy domiciles will be auctioned off at the Vashon Island Pet Protectors Fur Ball on Oct. 27. The exhibit will also include other works of art that will be on the block at the VIPP auction.

Island Quilter will show 40 colorful works by California quilter Freddy Moran. Moran is the author of several books on quilting. She’ll visit the island later this month.

Snapdragon Restaurant/Hastings-Cone Gallery will show photographs by Martin Koenig. The exhibit, “Close to the Bone: The Balkans 1962 to 1987,” consists of images Koenig captured during his travels to the region. Koenig is a nationally recognized dance enthnographer and cultural specialist.

Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union will feature the silkscreen batik work of Marcia McKinzie and the folk music of Tuesday Night, a band.

Quartermaster Press Studio will be open on Friday for an exhibit of work by members Deborah Taylor and Lisa Guy. The gallery and studio will also be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Suzanne Moore will conduct monoprint demos from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, and Guy will conduct demos from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The studio is located at the Beall Greenhouses.

Raven’s Nest will treat visitors to a work in progress. “The Journey,” a canoe panel by Tlingit carver Israel Shotridge, is being painted by Sue Shotridge and an assistant. The panel is one of two pieces commissioned by the Cape Fox Corporation, a Native business in Alaska. The panel depicts figures of a Tlingit chief, an eagle, a bear child, a raven, a frog, a beaver and a killer whale. Shotridge will be in attendance.

VALISE will present “Sand Drift,” an exhibit of works by Jiji Saunders that includes paintings in encaustic wax and sculptures in sand — an exploration of relief and contour in the landscape, focusing on hills, mountains and drifts.

Vashon Allied Arts Gallery will exhibit a show with an equine flair. Hita von Mende’s paintings of horses will grace the walls, and Randee Crisman’s interpretations of horses in bronze and wood will fill the floor.

Vashon Community Care will show works by Vashon painter Tim Carney covering his 45-year career.

Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum will continue its show, “Vashon 1885: The Early Settlers.”

Vashon Senior Center, on Bank Road, will show “Portraits of Outcasts” by Odie Hendershot.

Most First Friday venues are open from 6 to 9 p.m. Also see ‘What’s Happening’ for information about film and music events.

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