Entries by Kevin Hoffberg

The Heron Speaks: Building Our Building

In April of 2016, Vashon celebrated the opening of the Katherine L White Hall.  The multi-use, LEED Silver certified building features a state of the art performance hall with supporting back stage spaces, the 1,000 square foot Hans and Cindy Koch Gallery, and the 2,900 square foot Judith Fong and Mark Wheeler Lobby. Since that […]

Friday Fish Wrap 4.20.18

Five things worth knowing this week Loving Late Start Art. Late Start Arts spring session kicked off on Thursday with a FULL house (double underline the word full!!).  Both sections of our ongoing before-school arts class were filled with eager friends, ready to have a great time learning, playing and creating together. Around half a […]

Artist Call: Strawberry Festival

We’re pleased to pass along this artist call for the Vashon Strawberry Festival from The Vashon Chamber of Commerce. Vashon Strawberry Festival is July 21st & 22nd and it is coming up fast. We want to thank all of you who have participated in in past Strawberry Festivals. If you are interested in having a […]

Friday Fish Wrap 4.13.18

Five things worth knowing this week The man can dance.  Fellow island art lover Charlotte Tiencken invited me over the Chautauqua Elementary School to watch a truly fabulous young tap artist named Leo Sandoval demonstrate to and then teach a gaggle of Vashon youth how to make music with their feet, hands and bodies.  It […]

Friday Fish Wrap 4.6.18

Five things worth knowing this week Time travelers from the future may want to set their course for Friday April 6 at 6:00 when we open our campus to some wonderful shows. Army of Scholars Geri Siebert returned to the Multi-Age classes at Chautauqua this year to work with first to third grade students in […]

The Heron Speaks: The Collins Report from 1994

People have been thinking about how to meet Vashon’s obvious and growing need for a better performing arts space for a very long time. In 1994 The Collins Group, Inc. (TCG) was hired by the Vashon Parks Department Arts Advisory Committee to conduct a study to assess the needs of the performing arts community on […]

Friday Fish Wrap 3.30.18

Five things worth knowing this week Roll Riptide Roll.  Fans of the Vashon High School Riptide know it to be one of the island’s hidden treasures, a labor of love and a testimony to the importance of independent journalism.  A few weeks back, two of the student-staff members came to VCA to present a request […]

Angela Gist Named Artistic Director

(Vashon Island,WA) –  Vashon Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of long-time team member Angela Gist as the organization’s first ever Artistic Director. The Artistic Director, in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director is responsible for delivering a year-round performing arts program and collaborating with the Program […]