“Apples - In the Beginning, There is Fuzz” is included in the lineup of this week’s new exhibits at VCA’s Summer Arts Fest (Jo Robinson Photo).

“Apples - In the Beginning, There is Fuzz” is included in the lineup of this week’s new exhibits at VCA’s Summer Arts Fest (Jo Robinson Photo).

Summer Arts Fest rolls on with six new exhibitions

Jo Robinson will debut ultra-close-up photographs of blossoms as they transform into fruit.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:51am
  • Arts

The Vashon Summer Arts Fest will open six new shows on Friday, July 17. An opening reception for the show will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. that evening.

Jo Robinson’s debut photography exhibit, “Between the Blossom and the Fruit – the Secret Sex Life of the Food You Eat,” is comprised of ultra-close-up photographs of blossoms as they transform into fruit. The exhibition is an extension of Robinson’s work as a food writer, including “Eating on the Wild Side,” a New York Times bestseller, and her passion for growing nutritious food in her Maury Island garden. In order to take the detailed close-ups, Robinson shot as many as 35 separate images of the same blossom and then Photoshop-merged them into one combined photo.

Christopher Allen’s show, “Puzzled,” will combine themes and materials from the man-made world to reflect the natural world and human impact on it. Allen, working with recycled materials, has created a series of puzzles for his show.

Karlista Rickerson’s “Beyond the Salt Water Edge” is an exhibition of underwater photos taken near Tramp Harbor, Maury Island Marine Park and Sandy Shores. Rickerson, who scuba dived in these waters for more than 35 years, said that she began taking photographs because she had a hard time explaining to others, in words, the beauty she discovered in the waters near Vashon’s shores.

A duo show of works in watercolor and pastels by landscape artists Jon-Eric Shafer and Jan Wall will include works that the two artists recently created during Vashon Center for the Arts’ 2019 Garden Tour.

A watercolor show, “Inner Landscapes,” by Kate Munson, will also be on display, as will Lenard Yen’s exhibition of abstract oil paintings, “Embracing Space.”

Now in its second year, Vashon Center for the Arts’ Summer Arts Fest is a two-month festival showcasing and selling artwork by more than 100 Vashon Island visual artists in 40 solo and collaborative exhibitions from July 5 to Aug. 25.

For more information on all the fest’s happenings, visit vashoncenterforthearts.org.


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