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Cruise into First Friday
Art in the Alley will present work by several Vashon artists and will be open through the weekend as well. Pieces include new paintings from Christine Marsh and graceful figures in acrylic and photography by Kelsey Johnson.
Cafe Luna will show 2D works by island artist Leah Gerrard. Gerrard works with oil pastels, watercolor and printmaking, as well as mixed media, to create small works that are mostly abstract.
The Hastings-Cone Gallery adjacent to Snapdragon will show work by Jon Langford. Langford, a Chicago-based artist, is known for his multi-layered paintings, which are often of country music figures. Langford is also an accomplished alternative country singer/songwriter and will play a show there on April 20.
Raven’s Nest will highlight architectural Northwest coast art. On display will be a set of sandblasted glass doors, depicting a traditional house screen design. A photographic presentation will also show examples of doors, panels, totems and more.
The Hardware Store Restaurant will show paintings by Alexis St. John. All her paintings are connected in that they have loose, expressionist abstracts as part of their makeup. She was once an archaeologist, and some of her pieces feature iconic images reminiscent of petroglyphs and ancient myth.
Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union will exhibit acrylic abstracts by Allison Trundle. Music will be provided by Kevin Almeida.
The Vashon Allied Arts Gallery will present a show called “Finding Center,” where three island artists all contribute circular art. In his mixed-media sculptures and rust monotypes, Brian Fisher “finds center” using masculine figures, mazes and round shapes. Liz Lewis, who specializes in pottery, plays with symmetry, pattern and textural embellishments. And Penny Grist’s sculptural and wall mosaics also feature circular shapes, using rings and globes of meticulously arranged tiles of vitreous glass. RiverBend will play at the opening.
VALISE Gallery used Earth Day as an inspiration and a theme for its April show. Each collective member was asked to invite another artist to participate in a celebration the resilient yet fragile Earth.
At Vashon Community Care, quilts will continue to be on display.
At Vashon Intuitive Arts Island artist Kara LC Jones will open a solo, mixed media show titled “Tangibles of the Intangible.” The show will include original works, hand-embellished giclee prints and Jones’ new experimental pieces done with air clay. The work was partially inspired by Jones’ recent hiatus in Sedona, Ariz., and return to the island.
Cancer survivors and their caregivers will tell their stories through art on display at the Vashon Senior Center. The show is presented by the Relay for Life. The baked potato bar will again be offered.
Vine to Vashon will display a show by artist Rebecca Miller titled “Female Artists on Antique Sheet Music.” Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays will perform acoustic songs at the opening, and a percentage of wine sales from the night will be donated to The DoVE Project.