Arts

Festival brings music to Agren

The first Annual Vashon Island Music Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at Agren Park.

  • Jul 22, 2008

VIGA pairs with parks to put on noon tunes on the Green

Vashon Park District’s lunch-time concert series has paired with Vashon Island Growers’ Association (VIGA) this year to bring Island musicians to the Village Green.

  • Jul 22, 2008
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VHS students take their drums to Ghana

An alluring African beat is drawing four Vashon High School students across the world this summer on a 10-day drumming adventure.

  • Jul 22, 2008
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Arts briefs

Incendio at Ober Park

  • Jul 22, 2008

Vashon-Maury Arts Briefs | July 16

King County’s cultural services agency, 4Culture, approved 52 new group art projects — a total of nearly $200,000 in funding — including two Vashon art groups.

  • Jul 21, 2008
Christy Cook harvests lavender at the Lavender Sisters farm

Vashon’s Lavender Farm Tour returns this weekend

Lavender is in full bloom and ready for harvest in July on Vashon, and three Island lavender farms will open their fields this weekend for the sixth annual Lavender Farm Tour, a celebration of the plant, its beauty and its many uses.

Christy Cook harvests lavender at the Lavender Sisters farm
Matt and Leda Langley at work in their greenhouse in Dockton.

Langley Fine Gardens: Happy accidents and a lot of hard work

Maury Island is the birthplace of a rare and beautiful beast: the Langley silver tiger. It grows tall and gangly, loves the sun and is named for its frost-kissed appearance. The tiger is a hybridized tomato plant that produces juicy red- and orange-striped fruit which ripens early and enjoys a long season, the result of cross-pollination between two parent plants — what farmer Leda Langley calls a “happy accident.”

  • Jul 16, 2008
Matt and Leda Langley at work in their greenhouse in Dockton.
This year’s Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival ’08

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  • Jul 16, 2008
This year’s Strawberry Festival
Kaj Wyn Berry in her studio in Burton

Kaj Wyn Berry embraces a life of adventure and art

Kajira Wyn Berry hoped that posting haiku on three signs, Burma-Shave style, at the bottom of the north-end ferry hill would slow down drivers. The drivers haven’t slowed down, but Berry’s beautiful calligraphy of haiku written by Island poets has become a landmark.

  • Jul 15, 2008
Kaj Wyn Berry in her studio in Burton
Scott Huckabay has played Island Earthfair and now he’s coming back.

Bike hosts innovative guitarist Scott Huckabay

Guitarist Scott Huckabay will perform at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 19.

  • Jul 15, 2008
Scott Huckabay has played Island Earthfair and now he’s coming back.
Awal Alhassan

African group to dance, drum at outdoor festival

Vashon Allied Art’s World Music Festival, slated for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Camp Burton outdoor amphitheater, will feature four groups, including African dance/drum group Sohoyini.

  • Jul 15, 2008
Awal Alhassan
Los Angeles-based Latin band Incendio will perform free at Ober Park

Incendio to heat up Ober with flamenco and rock

Summer Concerts in the Park, the popular free music series, returns to Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, featuring the Los Angeles-based band Incendio.

  • Jul 15, 2008
Los Angeles-based Latin band Incendio will perform free at Ober Park

Vashon Theatre, Film Society to screen outdoor film Thursday

A free family outdoor movie, presented by the Vashon Theatre and Vashon Film Society, will kick off Strawberry Festival fun at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, July 10. “Strictly Ballroom,” the colorful, kitschy Australian crowd-pleaser about a boy, a dream and a dance competition, will be shown on an outdoor screen at the theater.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Adrian Xavier will play at the World Music Festival.

Vashon Allied Arts offers chance to enjoy sounds of the world at August music festival

Islanders can take a whirlwind musical trip around the world this summer by attending Vashon Allied Arts’ annual World Music and Dance Festival. This year’s festival, scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Camp Burton’s outdoor amphitheater, will include taiko drumming, Brazilian music, reggae/roots groove and music and dance from Ghana and West Africa.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Adrian Xavier will play at the World Music Festival.
Islanders rehearse the famed Oscar Wilde play. From left to right are Alexander Nicholas

Vashon’s Drama Dock brings ‘Importance of Being Earnest’ to island

Drama Dock is gearing up to present Oscar Wilde’s elegant farce, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” with performances scheduled for the last two weekends of July at Vashon High School Theater.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Islanders rehearse the famed Oscar Wilde play. From left to right are Alexander Nicholas
Quilter Catholine Tribble sells raffle tickets at a recent Saturday Farmers Market.

Vashon Allied Arts weaves ‘Community Quilt’ to raise funds

The 23rd annual Vashon Allied Arts Community Quilt is a tribute to the postcard-perfect views of Vashon Island.

  • Jul 10, 2008
Quilter Catholine Tribble sells raffle tickets at a recent Saturday Farmers Market.

Vashon Library offers way for teens to keep out of trouble

The Vashon Library was teeming with teens at 7 p.m. on the last Saturday in June. They polished their Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution skills while snacking on Red Vines, updated their Facebook accounts online and drank soda or enjoyed a lively battle of Magic cards.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Just Fiddlin’ ’Round to host CD release party on Vashon

Since they were 7 years old, the girls of Just Fiddlin’ ’Round have grown up while their music grew with them. Seeing “old music through young eyes,” the girls have ventured from strict instrumentals and rudimentary improvisation to complex vocal harmonies, fancy fiddling and country rock.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Vashon’s gallery cruise moved to Thursday | A&E Briefs

On the first Friday of every month, Island galleries open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Jul 2, 2008