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Art will be aplenty on the First Friday gallery cruise

June 4, 2014 · 4:09 PM

Café Luna will hold a reception for Vashon painter Frederick Woodruff and his latest collection of work, “A Vashon Retrospective.” Woodruff began painting the acrylic and collage abstracts when he moved to Vashon in 2002. Ten percent of the show proceeds will go to the Vashon Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness.

Island Quilter will exhibit work by The Color Girls.

PSCCU will present work by Vashon artist Sharon Hines-Pinion with music by island singer-songwriter Harmon Arroyo. Inspiration for Hines-Pinion’s landscapes and collages comes from the natural environment. Arroyo plays original and classic rock, pop and blues songs. His early pop harmonies were sung  in 1968 with Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart.

Raven’s Nest will feature new hand-engraved original jewelry by Tlingit master engraver Israel Shotridge. The nationally renowned artist recently received a National Native Art Fellowship Award. With the award monies, he purchased new tools to greater enhance his engraving. The exhibit will highlight a new collection of his bracelet designs along with pendants and necklaces. Shotridge will also be available to discuss jewelry commissions. In addition to the Shotridge collection, Raven’s Nest will exhibit original hand-engraved hummingbird pendants by acclaimed Nisga master artist Norman Tait.

Snapdragon/Hastings-Cone Gallery will exhibit new works by Rick Barry and Ula Trudnos in a show called “Alexandra Leaving.” A reception will begin at 6 p.m.

Kim Farrell’s photographs taken from her explorations in New Mexico and neighboring locales will be on display at The Hardware Store Restaurant. The photos reveal dramatic sky, sandstone, trees, old Spanish churches and other motifs.

Two Wall Gallery will host a silent auction run by The Friends of the Vashon Library. The group will auction a quilt called “Reading Colors the Imagination,” created by Donna Liberty to raise money for library programs. The auction will be from 5 to 7 p.m. At the gallery, “Impressions of Fort Worden,” with photography by Harbor School students, will continue through June. The winning ribbons awarded through the people’s choice balloting will be on display.

A joint show at VALISE will exhibit work by island painter Pascale Judet and her son Gabriel Judet-Weinshel. See story below for more information.

Vashon Allied Arts Gallery will exhibit watercolors, etchings and lithographs by Art Hansen, nature-inspired block prints by Yoshiko Yamamoto and figurative ceramic sculptures by Sandi Bransford. Hansen creates iconic images of Vashon and the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty. His life’s work is being chronicled by Davidson Gallery in Seattle. Port Orchard resident and Tokyo native Yamamoto specializes in Japanese wood block prints of natural subjects from Japan and the Northwest. Bransford of Bothell has a background in oil painting but a decade ago switched to clay. She uses mixed media and mid-range fired ceramics, found objects and textured surfaces in her sculptures.

Donna Botten’s watercolors will be shown at the Vashon Golf & Swim Club.

Vashon Intuitive Arts will display photographs by Josh Manwaring.

Vashon Senior Center will hold an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. for a mother-daughter artistic duo. Geri Peterson, whose work is all about color and light, and her daughter Bonnie Bristow, whose ink art focuses on design and pattern, have created watercolors for a show that will run through July.

Paintings by Claire Schlosser will continue to be on display for the month of June at the Vashon Tea Shop.

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