Elizabeth Shepherd

Looking back at an artful year on Vashon

2019 saw a flurry of performers, concerts, theater productions, art exhibitions and more.

Menorahs bring a warm glow to Vashon Center for the Arts

In early December, Vashon Center for the Arts gallery business manager Lynann Politte walked into VCA’s soaring lobby, filled with a Christmas tree and wreath,… Continue reading

The arts are the gift that keeps giving in December

Offerings include all-star performances, concerts, special exhibits and holiday sales.

Studio tour to include debut of new puzzle art

A new family business will show its wares during the Vashon Island Visual Artists’ studio tour.

In concert, divas will pay tribute to country queen Patsy Cline

The show, with its ever-evolving cast of singers, is back on the island by popular demand.

In new book, islander unveils a vanished world

“Sound Portraits From Bulgaria” explores a place Martin Koenig describes as now being “completely gone.”

Island elder leads charge for more volunteers at school

“You’re supposed to give and contribute to your community until the day you’re in a box.”

‘She Kills Monsters’ is a must-see

Drama Dock’s latest production delivers high comedy and wrenchingly emotional character transitions.

Joy of reading is the subject of latest ‘talk on the rock’

Seattle broadcast personalities will talk about their mutual interest in “all things bookish.”

Cast of ‘Footloose’ shines in crowd pleaser

The production came complete with the full Broadway script and a rocking band.

Jewish literature comes to life in ‘Dreaming in American’

The production explores the Jewish immigration and assimilation experience of the last century.

What’s Happening Nov. 14 – 21

Rock out at the skate park, films light up the screen, dreams lost, found and transformed, and more.

Drama Dock show is milestone for troupe

“She Kills Monsters” is Drama Dock’s first offering by a non-white playwright.

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

The show’s creators weave storytelling, songs and theater to tell a story about their lives together.

Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle

Presenters will discuss how to bring compassion and mindfulness into workplaces and communities.

Island music comes calling at an album release party

“Vashon Calling” includes 13 tracks by island bands and singer-songwriters.

Ready, set, go on a gallery cruise for art and music

Most spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Audiences will explore four collections of award-winning short films

The Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival is coming to the Vashon Theatre for the first time.

While searching for a new leader, VCA hires second-in-command

Vashon Center for the Arts has named Darragh Kennan as its new associate executive director.

A spicy night of burlesque is back at Open Space

“Enchanted” is the latest performance in an ongoing series.