Make Time for Art
The Vashon Island Time Exchange, a community time bank, will host three artists who will share their work at a teach-in workshop at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, on Zoom. To register, visit VashonResilience.org/041721.
The event will be facilitated by artist Deborah Perpetua.
The first presentation, “Practicing Iron,” will be given by Hannah Hirsekorn, who is a newcomer to Vashon, managing a new artist residency program on the island. She will discuss her metal arts practice and the interwoven organic and inorganic deep-time narratives of iron.
“The Healing Power of Art,” will be the subject of Corinne Lightweaver’s talk. Lightweaver, an artist and writer, will discuss the role of art-making in her own healing. A diagnosis of breast cancer led her to discover collage and assemblage, an apt metaphor for piecing her life and body together again, leading to the body of work published in her first book, “In the Breast of Health: Healing from Cancer through Art.” Her new book “The Psyche’s Gifts: Art, Art Making, and the Journey from Mental Illness and Mental Wellness” is available on Amazon.
During “The Art of Seeing,” a mini-workshop presented by artist, teacher and entrepreneur Caroline Rockney, students will learn the art of inquiry to explore drawing and painting an animal that is meaningful to them. Students can participate, watch, or experiment with their own ideas.
The Vashon Island Time Exchange is a project of the Backbone Campaign; learn more about it at VashonTime.org.
Call for Summer Arts Fest artists
Vashon Center for the Arts will present its annual Summer Arts Fest from July 2 to Aug. 28. The rolling festival includes the work of more than 100 local artists each year in a series of exhibitions that roll out over the course of two months. Interested artists can find out more and apply at vashoncenterforthearts.org.
At the movies
The Academy Award-nominated film “Mank” will play at Vashon Theatre April 16 to 18. A special showing of another film nominated for six Oscars, “Sound of Metal,” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22. Tickets to all shows are now on sale and must be purchased in advance. The film will be introduced, with a look behind the scenes, by its head hair stylist, islander Stuart Gordon Tribble.
All tickets and concessions at Vashon Theatre must be purchased in advance at vashontheatre.com. The movie theater, which has extensive COVID protocols including mandatory masking, physical distancing and staying at 25% capacity, also offers take-out concessions, private parties and marquee rentals.
In other local film news, a new film by Seattle filmmaker SJ Chiro and edited by islander Eric Frith, “East of the Mountains,” is included in the Seattle Film Festival and available for viewing through April 18. The films, based on a novel by David Guterson and starring Tom Skerritt, is about a terminally ill, retired heart surgeon who journeys back to Eastern Washington, determined to end his life. Critic Chris Burlingame has raved about the movie, calling it “the quintessential Pacific Northwest film,” praising Skerrit’s performance and saying that the movie’s strong and deeply serious themes packed a strong emotional wallop.