First Friday Gallery Cruise stpes into Spring with new exhibits

Most art spots and galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Blue Heron Education Center Gallery will show artwork by students in Chautauqua’s multi-age classroom. Vashon Artists in Schools-sponsored ceramicist Geri Siebert worked with students in conjunction with their studies on China. “The Army of Scholars” features the students’ miniature sculptures based on the life-sized Terracotta Warriors in China.

Heather Russell’s exhibition of watercolors, India ink and acrylics, “Bloom Where You are Planted,” will be on display at Hastings-Cone Gallery. Russell grew up in the San Francisco Bay area in an artistic family and moved to Vashon 10 years ago.

Hinge Gallery will be open until 9 p.m., and the Pacific Donut Company will make its debut in the courtyard.

Margaret in the Hallway, a subsidiary of Gather Vashon, recently opened and will primarily show the work of Margaret Heffelfinger, who paints under the name Margaret Tylczak. This month, she will show dogs in sweaters and a huge walrus wearing barnacles like diamonds. Also in the gallery will be a news board with information, updates and events about VIVA (Vashon Island Visual Artists).

Raven’s Nest Gallery will show new sterling silver, brass and copper earrings in geometric designs by Sue Shotridge. The Geometric Jewelry Collection is a collaboration between Sue and Israel Shotridge and is inspired by the Northwest Coast woven raven’s tail robes.

S.A.W. will show oil paintings by self-taught artist and longtime islander Christy Marsh. The artist began painting in late 2013, but she has already shown her work in Seattle and other island venues.

Gallery artists at VALISE are showing work from their own studio collections for the “Remix” exhibit.

Vashon Senior Center will show Paul Clark’s “Vashon centric” driftwood plus frames and mirrors from Granny’s.

The Hardware Store Restaurant will show Steffon Moody’s plein air oil paintings of the Pacific Northwest with many iconic sites of Vashon.

Cafe Luna will feature the photography of Penelope Boyes.

Vashon Intuitive Arts will show mixed media by Anne Gordon.

Vashon Center for the Arts’ Koch Gallery will celebrate Quartermaster Press Studio’s 25th anniversary with a two-month long retrospective exhibition of 31 prints by the artists in the collective along with scheduled talks and printing demonstrations. Brian Fisher and Patricia Churchill are co-curators of the show. Quartermaster Press founder Valerie Willson will give a talk at 5:30 p.m.

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