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Open Space kicks off renovation with gala fundraiser

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 2:43PM

For the past three years, in a sunny office on the second floor of the Open Space for Arts & Community, co-founders Janet McAlpin and David Godsey have been putting their considerable creative talents toward a brand new act. Calling it a makeover from the inside out, the two performing artists are launching a $1.5 million renovation of the building with a kick-off gala event — The Big O — the first Sunday in June.


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Art legacy: daughter of island artist exhibits her work

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 28, 2016 at 2:27PM

Lately, Jane Spakowsky has been dreaming of a little cabin in the woods. The self-taught, mixed-media artist, who now lives in Tacoma, grew up on Vashon and envisions a return to a simpler way of life.

Youth theater revives innovative Broadway rock musical

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

When "Spring Awakening" made its 2006 Broadway debut, the Tony Award-winning show defied expectations of what a musical could do with its raw and honest portrayal of youth. Vashon Youth Theatre (VYT) will bring the powerful coming-of-age story to the Vashon High School theater at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

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‘Chicago’ comes to Vashon

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:17AM

Theater director Susan Hanson had just finished touching up the risers with black paint, laying out the glow tape on the floor boards and vacuuming under the enlarged picture frame for the set of "Chicago," the musical she's directing for Drama Dock, when she stopped to chat about the show that will open Thursday at Vashon Center for the Arts.

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