Arts

Kids enjoy the thrill of loop-de-loops at last year’s festival.

Vashon’s Strawberry Festival starts July 11

The annual Strawberry Festival — with its parades, carnival, music and more — is right around the corner, set for July 11 through 13.

  • Jul 2, 2008
Kids enjoy the thrill of loop-de-loops at last year’s festival.

‘Feeding ourselves’ Vashon College’s new lecture series explores local food production

Vashon College, responding to Islanders’ growing interest in local foods and mounting concerns about oil prices, will offer a new lecture series focused on local food production, featuring talks by some of the Island’s most well-known farmers and food specialists.

  • Jul 2, 2008
Phil Dunn

Farcical ‘Tartuffe,’ with a modern-day twist, will be staged at Ober Park

Paul Shapiro, the Islander who last year brought “Twelfth Night” to the Village Green, is directing another outdoor drama production that again promises to be a crowd-pleaser.

  • Jul 2, 2008
Phil Dunn
Kendra King captured hippopotami during her trip to Africa.

Into Africa Two artists return with scenes of a ‘magnificent continent’

Two Islanders will share the artistic bounty of their epic trek through Africa when Vashon Community Care Center presents “On Safari with Kendra and Lynn,” an exhibition opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3.

  • Jul 2, 2008
Kendra King captured hippopotami during her trip to Africa.
Greg Wessel’s work will be on display at Two Wall Gallery in July.

Two Wall to feature works by Two Wall’s curator Greg Wessel

Two Wall Gallery will present a retrospective of prints from one of its curators, Greg Wessel, opening with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. The artist will be in attendance.

  • Jul 2, 2008
Greg Wessel’s work will be on display at Two Wall Gallery in July.
Rondi Lightmark shows her work last year.

Vashon artists show their art in Ober Park

More than 30 artists will be in Ober Park again this year, for the sixth year in a row, showing and selling their work. Many will open their booths Friday evening while there is music in the park, but all will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Jul 1, 2008
Rondi Lightmark shows her work last year.
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Plenty of hot fun in the summertime!

Fun Run and Walk

  • Jul 1, 2008
Above
Anna Laube

ARts briefs

Folk and blues come to Luna

  • Jul 1, 2008
Anna Laube
John Sloan used dolls on location to create his new show

Talking back to Barbie at 070 Photographer explores toys, culture and art

An exhibition of work by John Sloan, “Almost Perfect,” will open with an artist’s reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3. The exhibit, billed as “a photographic exploration into the manufactured culture of stereotypes and desire found in children’s toys,” will remain on view through July 26.

  • Jul 1, 2008
John Sloan used dolls on location to create his new show
Mary Hosick

Fiber, leather and lace grace Blue Heron

Blue Heron Gallery will host two exhibits in July: “Ancient Message,” a show of fiber art by Regina Benson, and “Leather and Lace,” ceramic work by Mary Hosick.

  • Jul 1, 2008
Mary Hosick

Plenty to do at Vashon Allied Arts for kids 3 and up

Kids ages 3 and up can find plenty to do this summer, thanks to an array of camps provided by Vashon Allied Arts (VAA).

  • Jun 26, 2008
Will North will read excerpts from his new novel

Vashon author North to read from new novel June 27

Vashon Island author Will North will read from and sign his book “The Long Walk Home,” recently issued in paperback, and share excerpts from his new novel to be released next spring, “Water, Stone, Heart,” at Books by the Way.

  • Jun 26, 2008
Will North will read excerpts from his new novel
Singer Ian Moore to bring band to Vashon for first time

Singer Ian Moore to bring band to Vashon for first time

Ian Moore and his Lossy Coils come to the Red Bicycle at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 28, for a performance that marks the first time the renowned singer has brought his full band to the Island.

  • Jun 26, 2008
Singer Ian Moore to bring band to Vashon for first time
John Hammond’s performance will benefit Vashon’s sister city.

Grammy-winning blues guitarist John Hammond to play Vashon Theatre

John Hammond, a Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and a long-time icon of the music industry, will play at a special benefit concert at the Vashon Theatre at 7:30 Thursday, July 31.

  • Jun 26, 2008
John Hammond’s performance will benefit Vashon’s sister city.
The 1984 version of “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is considered the better of the two film adaptations of the controversial book.

Vashon’s Café Luna to screen 1984 version of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’

Directed by British filmmaker Michael Radford, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” — the second film adaptation of the famous George Orwell novel — is set during April 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania, ruled over by dictator Big Brother. Oceania is permanently at war, though the opponent changes from Eurasia to Eastasia and back again. Tele-screens watch your every move and pump out propaganda 24 hours a day.

  • Jun 25, 2008
The 1984 version of “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is considered the better of the two film adaptations of the controversial book.
The Cuvavatemac leaves Quartermaster Harbor to participate in the Parade of Sails in 2005.

Tall ships to return to Vashon’s quiet waters

More than a dozen tall ships, with masts up to 115 feet tall, will spend the night in outer Quartermaster Harbor before setting sail southward in a Parade of Sails at 8 a.m. on July 3.

  • Jun 25, 2008
The Cuvavatemac leaves Quartermaster Harbor to participate in the Parade of Sails in 2005.
It’s time to celebrate summer
It’s time to celebrate summer
The sounds of Pangéo will fill the air at the Village Green in the evening on Monday

Vashon folk dancing series kicks off June 23

The Village Green will be the scene of a lively concert and participatory folk dance at 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 23. The concert, the first in a summer-long series sponsored by the Vashon Park District and Vashon Folkdancers, will feature the music of Pangéo, a four-member group drawn together by a passion for Greek and Balkan folk music.

  • Jun 20, 2008
The sounds of Pangéo will fill the air at the Village Green in the evening on Monday

Dance!Vashon brings Pinocchio to island

Pinocchio promises to be a delightful showcase of talent A wide smile comes over my face this time of year as Dance!Vashon brings its Broadway-quality productions to my front door. As a kid growing up outside of New York City, spring always meant class trips to shows like “A Chorus Line,” “Pippin” and “The Wiz.”

  • Jun 20, 2008
The garden of Mia McEldowney and Bill Mitchell is one of those open to visitors on this year’s garden tour.

Vashon Garden Tour happening June 21, 22

For the past 18 years, Island gardeners have opened their garden gates to allow the public to see the outdoor sanctuaries, private yards and garden beds that represent hours of hard work. Once again, this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, garden owners invite Islanders to visit and appreciate their labors of love.

  • Jun 20, 2008
The garden of Mia McEldowney and Bill Mitchell is one of those open to visitors on this year’s garden tour.