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“Green Family Farm,” by Janice Wall, is an example of the rich warmth of plein air paintings. - Courtesy photo
“Green Family Farm,” by Janice Wall, is an example of the rich warmth of plein air paintings.
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Calling all plein air painters

A plein air painting show will open at The Hardware Store Restaurant in October. To be considered for inclusion, artists should bring up to four framed paintings, at least one of which was painted on Vashon, to the restaurant between noon and 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 or Monday, Sept. 28. Paintings should be labeled (on back) with the artist’s name, phone number, title of painting and price.

There is no fee, and The Hardware Store will handle sales and retain a 30 percent commission. E-mail

VALISE seeks new members

VALISE Gallery is seeing new members in all artistic disciplines. Artist members must live and/or work on Vashon.

Members share the labor required to operate and promote the gallery to the Vashon Island community, as well as to other artists and communities, regionally and nationally. VALISE currently has 11 members.

More details can be found at

The application deadline is Oct. 1.

Kids can rock out with ‘Ebenezer’

Vashon Island Youth Chorus, which is affiliated with Vashon Allied Arts, is looking for 40 children, in grades one to nine, to appear in “Ebenezer, A Rock Musical.” Rehearsals begin Monday, Sept. 14, or Wednesday, Sept. 16, depending on which session kids are enrolled in.

Tuition for the fall program is $125 plus $20 for materials. Public performances of the musical, directed by Marita Ericksen, will take place Dec. 11, 12 and 13 at the Blue Heron.

For more information, call 463-5131.

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