A show of photography by islander Richard Rogers, “Visions of Vashon and Beyond,” will grace the gallery. Since moving from Miami to Vashon Island “temporarily” in 1989, Rogers has captured on camera such visions as whales, deer, birds, flowers, gorgeous sunsets, majestic mountains, interesting trees, intriguing clouds and light dancing on Puget Sound. This is his first ever one-man show on Vashon.
Country Store and Farm
The store will show “Found and Salvaged” by Christopher Allen, including works made from weathered boards, old bicycle chains, bottles and wire. The show will take place in the store’s upstairs loft space, with music, food and refreshments from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Hardware Store Restaurant Gallery
The gallery will show “Art Works by Steffon Moody. This third annual show by Moody will feature portraits and landscapes in oil, as well as charcoal drawings, graphite drawings and inks. Moody’s style is illustrative, lyrical and bold, and embraces a broad range of subject matter. This is the first time that Moody has shown portraits, with a few of the portraits in large scale. Other work includes scenes from Mexico and scenes from Vashon including Francisco’s barber shop, waiting in the ferry line, sheepdog trials and Engel’s blackberry junkyard.
Judd Creek Ranch Gallery
The gallery will show illuminated bookplates from Lynn McClain’s recently released children’s book, “Cinderella.” Along with a sampling of illustrative work spanning her career, McClain will also showcase her fanciful carved wood and felt sculptural figurines. In addition, McClain will teach interested teenagers and adults the process of storyboarding in a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
Raven’s Nest Art Gallery & Gifts
The gallery and shop will feature the Shotridge Collection’s new cotton tapestry blanket throws and pillows designed by artist Israel Shotridge. Designs include killer whale, heron, owl, lovebirds and “going to the potlatch.”
Vashon Center for the Arts
VCA will open a fiber arts show by a collective of 40 weavers, hand spinners, felters, knitters, crocheters, Kumihimo braid makers, fiber dyers, rug hookers, yarn spinners, embroiderers and quilters who have come together to show and sell their hand-made art and items. Members of the collective will also hold Saturday participatory demonstrations throughout March to educate and inspire others in their process. From 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, there will be two activities. Weavers will have looms set up for adults to weave a small purse, and kids can create a “God’s Eye.” There will also be basket weaving projects, one for adults and one for kids. All are welcome to this free event.
An exhibit of work by students in Vashon Artists in Schools residencies will also open the VCA atrium. Ray Pfortner worked with James Culbertson’s photography class at Vashon High School, leading students in an exploration of urban photography including street, architecture and landscape photography in Seattle. Katie Lewandowski’s photography class at McMurray learned the art of encaustics from Pfortner, focusing on composition and craftsmanship.