Vyacheslav (Slava) Gryaznov will return to Vashon Center for the Arts for an in-person, limited capacity concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24. For those who want to watch from home, the performance will also be live-streamed on VCA’s website and Facebook page (Shelley Hanna Photo).

Vyacheslav (Slava) Gryaznov will return to Vashon Center for the Arts for an in-person, limited capacity concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24. For those who want to watch from home, the performance will also be live-streamed on VCA’s website and Facebook page (Shelley Hanna Photo).

What’s Happening April 22 – 29

A famed pianist returns to the VCA stage, Whim W’Him dances into town, and more.

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Famed pianist returns to VCA stage

Virtuoso Russian classical pianist Vyacheslav (Slava) Gryaznov will return to Vashon Center for the Arts for an in-person, limited capacity concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 30. For those who want to watch from home, the performance will also be live-streamed on VCA’s website and Facebook page.

Grayaznov has performed to great acclaim throughout the U.S., Russia and Europe at venues including Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie, and also appeared several times at VCA’s Kay White Hall — a venue he has praised for its intimacy and acoustics. He studied at the Moscow State Conservatory for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and he earned the Yale School of Music’s Artist Diploma in 2018. He is on the teaching faculty of the Moscow Conservatory’s piano department.

In-person tickets to the concert are $40 general and $36 seniors/students and must be purchased 24 hours in advance at vashoncenterforthearts.org. There is a $10 suggested donation for the live-streamed version of the concert. Extensive safety protocols for attending in person are described on VCA’s website.

Whim W’Him dances into town

Live dance will return to Vashon Center for the Arts with Whim W’Him’s first performance at Vashon Center for the Art, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The limited capacity live show will also be live-streamed on VCA’s website and Facebook page.

The performance will include the world premieres dances by Flock, Joseph Hernandez and Karl Watson. The performance will include a performance of Ihsan Rustem’s “Of Then and Now,” and one of Whim W’him’s favorite pieces, the award-winning “Monster.”

Whim W’Him is a Seattle-based contemporary dance company founded in 2009 by Olivier Wevers, former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer and choreographer. The company showcases innovative dance in collaboration with global artists.

General tickets to the live show, which must be purchased 24 hours in advance at vashoncenterforthearts.org, are $45 general and $25 students. There is a suggested donation of $10 for the live-streamed performances. Find out more about VCA’s extensive safety protocols at the website, too.

Local artist wins prize in prestigious show

A watercolor painting by local Vashon artist Jeff Good has been selected as an award winner in the 2021 Northwest Watercolor Society’s Waterworks Exhibition. The painting depicts a historic farmhouse in the Lisabeula neighborhood. To view the exhibition, go to nwws.org from now until June 30.


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