Arts

Blue Heron dancers

Sleeping Beauty Ballet

Sleeping Beauty ballet goes en pointe at Blue Heron Blue Heron Dance Company, comprised of 50 advanced dancers, will perform the “The Sleeping Beauty” ballet… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2008
Blue Heron dancers
Islander Mary Margaret Briggs in her studio shows one of her textile panels with leaf images. Her work will be on the Art Studio Tour at location #9 in the tour brochure.

Studios and galleries open for spring tour

The Spring Art Studio Tour, now in its 30th year, is on the first two weekends in May, from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, and, May 10 and 11.

  • May 2, 2008
Islander Mary Margaret Briggs in her studio shows one of her textile panels with leaf images. Her work will be on the Art Studio Tour at location #9 in the tour brochure.
Rondi Lightmark says she loves to photograph animals. The creator of Great Dog Greetings
Rondi Lightmark says she loves to photograph animals. The creator of Great Dog Greetings
Elizabeth Bradfield is one of three poets reading from their work at Books by the Way at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Three poets read at Books by the Way

t Bradfield, Hill and Dream bring their NW tour to Vashon.

  • Apr 30, 2008
Elizabeth Bradfield is one of three poets reading from their work at Books by the Way at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
“Facing Jamaica” oil on board

Pam Ingalls shows Jamaican portraits at Hardware Store

Islander Pam Ingalls will offer an oil painting show called “Facing Jamaica” at The Hardware Store Restaurant as part of the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour starting May 3. The idea for the show came last year when she was painting portraits of Vashon Islanders.

  • Apr 30, 2008
“Facing Jamaica” oil on board

Music

Islander Ian Moore, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who’s been compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Roy Orbison, will take a break from his touring schedule to perform in his first Blue Heron concert, one night only, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Backroads is coming out of the woods again for a First Friday performance at the Back Bay Inn from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 4.

Backroads is coming out of the woods again for a First Friday performance at the Back Bay Inn from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 4.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Art shows open Friday

Gallery 070

  • Apr 26, 2008
One of 300 old movie  posters on sale at VCCC.

Jack and Geri Peterson are offering their large collection of vintage original video release/movie posters as a way to generate some funds for Vashon Community Care Center (VCCC).

Jack and Geri Peterson are offering their large collection of vintage original video release/movie posters as a way to generate some funds for Vashon Community Care Center (VCCC).

  • Apr 26, 2008
One of 300 old movie  posters on sale at VCCC.
The Lisa Marshall Band is coming to The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:15 p.m. Saturday
The Lisa Marshall Band is coming to The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 9:15 p.m. Saturday
Some of these Celtic players will be at Café Luna.

MUSIC

Watermark plays at Luna

  • Apr 26, 2008
Some of these Celtic players will be at Café Luna.

Visual arts

Erik Hoogen, known for his “Thank you for Shopping at Thriftway” mural done 10 years ago, is Cafe Luna’s featured artist for the month of April.

  • Apr 26, 2008
Tesse Crocker

Sewing apprenticeships pair students with mentors

Twin sisters are bringing their passions together to offer a mentorship program to high-schoolers this spring, in a discipline they hold dear to their hearts — sewing.

  • Apr 26, 2008
Tesse Crocker
Tulips
Tulips

With gas prices rising, the real issue is how to change our consumption

Gasoline prices are high now, and although they may fluctuate, a variety of indicators suggest they’ll only go higher. As a result, it’s time we get serious about living well using less fuel.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Teens know the difference between experimentation and addiction

Adolescence has always been heralded as a time of experimentation. It’s a time of growth and burgeoning independence, when children apply pressure to the disciplinary boundaries their parents impose. For many teenagers on Vashon Island, this involves the use of drugs and alcohol.

  • Apr 26, 2008
The PTSA auction, our childhood, who we are today: It all fits

The PTSA auction, our childhood, who we are today: It all fits

It’s funny. You can look at the face of a child, and there are signs of the adult to come. How quickly do we become ourselves? At a year? At 10?

  • Apr 26, 2008
The PTSA auction, our childhood, who we are today: It all fits
Valerie Willson’s oil-on-board painting “Back Bay” will be on display at the Blue Heron in April.

McNealy’s porcelain and Willson’s paintings grace the Blue Heron

Island artist Valerie Willson’s work conveys her deep connection to the natural world. Rippling water, thrushes, trees and sky, remnants of her childhood in Oregon and her current home overlooking Quartermaster Harbor — such are the images one sees in her paintings and that will be on display in her upcoming show at Blue Heron Gallery.

  • Apr 2, 2008
Valerie Willson’s oil-on-board painting “Back Bay” will be on display at the Blue Heron in April.
Anthony Spain directs the Chorale.

Spain leads chorale in ‘Sing Alleluia!’

Tickets for the Vashon Chorale Spring Concert are available at both book stores and are $12.50 general admission and $10 for seniors and students. The Saturday April 5 performance will be at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday April 6 concert starts at 3 p.m.

  • Apr 2, 2008
Anthony Spain directs the Chorale.

Intervision, a jazz quintet from Portland that has been compared to Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder, comes to Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi (formerly Bishop’s) for a one-night show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The cover charge is $8.

Intervision, a jazz quintet from Portland that has been compared to Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder, comes to Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi (formerly Bishop’s) for a one-night show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5. The cover charge is $8.

  • Apr 2, 2008