In 2008, a small group of island opera lovers banded together to take on the challenge of establishing a full-fledged opera company. Considering the Byzantine complexity of producing an opera, the mission seemed daunting.
The Acoma Pueblo located west of Albuquerque is known for its intricately designed pottery, an art form dating back 1,200 years. On a recent visit to the pueblo, island photographer Kim Farrell fell in love with a certain piece of Acoma pottery but found inspiration in the hands that created it.
Andie Styner, who showed her photography in the exhibit “Eye of the Beholder” at The Hardware Store Restaurant last month, will open her Roobiblue Studio to “continue the experience.”
Island artist Ted Kutscher will exhibit new work in a show called “The Light in Places I Like” at the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle for the month of September.
Most galleries and art spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m.
Clinton Fearon returns to Vashon for a free concert in Ober Park from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Island artist Kathy Johnson became fascinated with dolls at an early age. Not the typical baby doll with a cherubic face or a Barbie doll sporting infamous body proportions. Rather Johnson’s focus landed on dolls from around the world, dolls she understood to be cultural icons.
Last Thursday evening Ian Moore and his band mates drew the largest crowd in years to a Concerts in the Park show, with well over 400 people attending
Island artist Ann Leda Shapiro’s latest work, a series of five paper cutouts, will be exhibited in a pop-up art show at the Guest Shed Gallery in Seattle for two days only on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.
Ian Moore and Bill Carter go way back. Before he moved to Vashon in the early 1990s, Moore lived in Austin, where he and Carter first met. Since then the two musicians have appeared on stage together, sometimes in scheduled appearances and sometimes not. They are slated to perform separately on Vashon this week.
Jean Davies Okimoto often says she writes the kind of novel she likes to read but has trouble finding. In the case of her adult fiction that means older characters grappling with the vicissitudes of aging, the nature of living in a close-knit island community and a story that ends on a hopeful note.
At an outdoor gathering hosted by Ron Irvine at the Vashon Winery last month, Vashon’s 2015 Poets Laureate were announced by Master of Ceremonies Annie Brulé.