Entries by Kevin Hoffberg

Friday Fish Wrap 7.13.18

Five things worth knowing this week . . . Sing a Song. Now in its third year, the Songwriting Camp was once again a smashing success. Havilah Rand, visiting instructor from Bellingham, miraculously transformed the Blue Heron into a very hip and youthful songwriting and recording studio. Nine students, ranging in age from 7-12, wrote […]

Friday Fish Wrap 7.6.18

Five things worth knowing this week . . . Rrrrrrrrrrrojo! Victoria Clayton taught Art and Spanish camp this week to 13 kids ages 3-7. Paint, drawing, Spanish games and songs and a giant parachute were involved. Backing up a minute, Victoria is our Spanish language registrar . . . and so much more.  The simple […]

Friday Fish Wrap 6.29.18

Five things worth knowing this week: Clap Clap Clap for summer camp! I’m convinced the happiest place on Vashon might just be our Blue Heron education center.  Monday morning I followed the trail of happy energy over to watch Caroline Rockey lead a gaggle of 5 – 7 year olds through day one of  Masks […]

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 […]