BACH AND MORE AT BETHEL
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, with soloists Jonathan Oddie (harpsichord), Carrie Krause (violin) and Jeffrey Cohan (flute), along with the Salish Sea Early Music Festival Chamber Orchestra in a performance of concerti by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach and Vivaldi titled “Bach and Vivaldi Concert.” The program will also include the “Pisendel” violin concerto by Antonio Vivaldi with soloist Carrie Krause, a bassoon concerto by Vivaldi with soloist Anna Marsh and a flute concerto by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach with soloist Jeffrey Cohan. The concert is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Bethel Church. Suggested admission of $15, $20 or $25 is a free-will offering. The concert is free for ages 18 and younger.
A GRANT FOR ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS
Vashon Center for the Arts has received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its acclaimed Vashon Artists in the Schools (VAIS) program. The program, now in its 30th year, is a collaborative program with the Vashon Island School District, pairing local artists with teachers in all grade levels or residencies that provide arts enrichment in the classroom. In 2017 and 2018, VAIS facilitated 22 residencies, with 1,199 students and 39 teachers involved. Twenty-one artists were employed for 570 hours of classroom time, and 13 exhibitions of student work resulted on the island.
VIVA TAKES THE TOWN
Next weekend’s First Friday art festivities will be notable for a Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA) members exhibition in two locations — The Hardware Store Gallery and Gather Vashon. The exhibits, opening at 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, will feature an all-local array of painters, photographers, potters, sculptors and more. For more information, visit vivartists.com.
SAVE THE DATE FOR DANCE
Vashon Center for Dance will perform its spring dance concert on June 1, 2 and 3, at Vashon Center for the Arts. Dozens of dance students will take to the stage to perform two pieces. “Pictures at an Exhibition,” based on the paintings by Viktor Harmann and the music of Modest Mussorgsky, is the result of student and teacher choreographic collaboration and will showcase advanced ballet and modern dance students. A contemporary ballet, “Alice in Wonderland,” based on Lewis Carroll’s classic and set to Joby Talbot’s score, will be performed by ballet, modern, tap, hip hop and creative moment students. For tickets and times, visit vashoncenterforthearts.com
SPOKEN WORD WILL LAUNCH TEEN CLUB
Organizers of a new club for students of color in Vashon’s high school and middle schools are planning a meeting and slam poetry event to kick off the group on June 1. Leah Mann, known for her work with the performace duo Lelavision, is spearheading the club with the support of Harbor School Race Equity, Vashon Island School District Race Equity and Vashon Artists in the Schools. The club will launch with a meet-up at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Vashon High School, followed by a spoken word slam featuring Carlynn Newhouse at 6 p.m. that evening at Spoke Gallery. Contact email@example.com for more details.