Entries by Kevin Hoffberg

Friday Fish Wrap 6.22.18

Five things worth knowing this week Many Masks. A week or so ago, we put a call out to VAIS supporting artists to help raise money for this wonderful program  . . . by making masks we could sell at our September Art Auction and Gala (theme: Masquerade). Well, Patty Gregorich’s Drama class has taken the […]

VCA’s Response to Article in the Beachcomber

A recent article and Op-Ed in the Beachcomber questions choices made by VCA Board and Staff in mid to late 2014 related to building our building. In these past months I have had the opportunity to speak extensively with all the people involved (other than Ms. White but including her attorney) including Debra Twersky at […]

Friday Fish Wrap 6.15.18

Five things worth knowing this week. The Sound of Student Music. VCA Suzuki violin students along with Vashon Violin Ensemble and I Solisti di Vashon performed in an Ensemble Concert on June 12th. These talented students, ranging in age from 5 to 17, have weekly lessons with VCA instructor Gaye Detzer. They have rehearsed all year […]

Friday Fish Wrap 6.8.18

Five things worth knowing this week Loving Spring Dance Concert.  So this was new for me . . . I had never been to one of our Spring Dance concerts.  Well knock me over.  It was just too much fun.  Opening the show is a delightful and heartfelt “Ten Year Tiara” ceremony where we recognize […]

Friday Fish Wrap 6.1.18

Five things worth knowing this week Hanging week part 1.  My favorite time of the month at VCA is what I think of as “hanging week,” when the new exhibits load in and the artists and staff lovingly labor to hang each new show. A perennial favorite, Ray Pfortner’s Encaustic residency with VAIS is on […]

Friday Fish Wrap 5.25.18

Five things worth knowing this week Jesse, we hardly knew ye.  We’re incredibly sad to bid farewell to our multi-talented Technical Director, Jesse Bell.  He and his young family are pulling up stakes and heading to the great state of Florida. Jesse joined Vashon Center for the Arts in 2016 during the construction phase of […]

The Heron Speaks: Building Our Building Part Two

Since writing “Building Our Building,” it has become clear some additional clarification is in order. Endowment, Quasi-Endowment, Sustainability Fund Over the course of the project, VCA has maintained its commitment to establishing and maintaining funds for supporting the long-term financial stability of the organization.  Indeed, it would have been less than prudent for the Board […]

Friday Fish Wrap 5.18.18

Five things worth knowing this week Vashon Summer Arts Fest Update: On Friday, last day for open calls, we got 15 proposals for Vashon Summer Arts Fest on top of the nearly 25 we already had.  It is truly an amazing and overflowing bounty of Vashon artistic goodness.  As many people proposed multi-artist shows, our […]

Friday Fish Wrap 5.11.18

Five things worth knowing this week It’s hard to write this week’s Fish Wrap without reflecting on the cultural richness and texture of last weekend.  Just to sample a bit of it . . . Viva Baile Folklorico.  It is hard to overstate the wonder, charm, and magic of the Cinco de Mayo celebration our […]