Arts

Islander shooting for Olympic medal in Beijing

Vashon resident, Canadian national and professional trapshooter Sue Nattrass, nominated early this July to Canada’s four-person Olympic shooting team, is aiming this August for the one target she has yet to hit in her illustrious 39-year career: an Olympic medal.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Salsa dance in the park

The second free concert of Vashon Park District’s summer World Music and Dance Series will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Ober Park.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Luna hosts acoustic folk

Cassandra Robertson, a Corvallis, Ore., singer and songwriter who plays “acoustic conscious folk,” will play a free concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in Café Luna.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Islewilde returns to Vashon Celebratory festival is homegrown and colorful

Islewilde, Vashon’s homegrown, collaborative, build-it-yourself arts celebration, will unfold at Farmstad on the north end of the Island on Aug. 15 to 17, after nine days of workshops where participants will build puppets, make costumes and design events for the festival.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Trolls Cottage returns to the Rock

Trolls Cottage, the band that loves the Island as much as the Island loves them, is coming back to perform at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Festival brings world music to Burton

Vashon Allied Arts’ annual outdoor music festival at Camp Burton’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater is this Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Comedy comes to the Red Bike

t Islander Steffon Moody to host monthly event.

  • Aug 5, 2008

North Passages: What is home? A place where honesty and flowers mix well

Editor’s Note: Will North, an author, recently moved to Vashon. This is the first of several columns about life on the Island that he plans to write for The Beachcomber.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Sudanese refugee, with Vashon’s aid, helps his mother return home

There’s a small but bright piece of news among those on Vashon who pay attention to the tumultuous world of Sudan: Jacob Acier’s mother has returned to her home village in the southern grasslands of her small, war-torn country.

Versatile Biondo named ‘hub’ of Vashon’s O

Karen Biondo, an Islander who has been active in the cultural, charitable and culinary life of Vashon, has been named as the chief administrator of O, Vashon’s Open Space for Arts & Community.

  • Jul 30, 2008

Ian McFeron brings his ‘earthy yet sophisticated’ sound to the Bike

Ian McFeron will bring his band to the Island to play a show at the Red Bicycle Bistro at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2.

  • Jul 30, 2008

Mark Wells’ solo work at Luna

Mark Wells’ solo work at Luna

  • Jul 30, 2008

Urban soul in Ober Park

Keyboardist Darrius Willrich will play urban soul at a free, all-ages Ober Park concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Unusual media at 070

Gallery 070 will present “Kenneth Adkins: New Work” with an opening from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Take time for tile clocks at The Little House

Irene Otis will exhibit ceramic tiles and “timeless” clocks at The Little House, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Music festival will open with Brazilian beat

Vashon Allied Arts hosts its annual world music and dance festival at Camp Burton’s outdoor amphitheater Saturday, Aug. 9. Four groups will take the stage, beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Blue Heron shows contrasting works

The Blue Heron Gallery will present the work of artists Joey Katzer and Jennifer McNeely in an exhibition opening from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1. The reception will feature live jazz music by horn player Richard Person, pianist Jim Hobson and bassist George Heidorn.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Arts briefs

Unusual views

  • Jul 29, 2008