Entries by Kevin Hoffberg

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 […]

Call for 2018 Auction Contributions

This is the text of the call we sent out soliciting donations for our 2018 auction . . . . . . . . . It’s barely spring and our 2018 VCA auction plans (September 21 and 22) has me musing the autumn words of Emily Bronte. Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night […]

The Heron Speaks: Town Hall Debrief

“Off to the right along their path, Pallas Athena sent a heron gliding down the night. They could not see it passing, but they heard its cry; and heartened by that fisher bird, Odysseus prayed ‘O child of Zeus who bears the storm cloud, hear me…. tonight, befriend me most, Athena….’ These were the prayers, […]

Friday Fish Wrap 3.23.18

Five things worth knowing this week New Website. It’s no longer news but it’s Fish Wrap worthy . . . we soft-launched our revamped website this week.  Besides a much-needed visual refresh the site allows us to update and display our events and classes in a much more efficient and visually pleasing way.  The site […]

Friday Fish Wrap 3.16.18

Why “Fish Wrap”?  Years ago living in San Francisco I became a devotee of a legendary journalists named Herb Caen https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/5-facts-about-herb-caen/.  While he may not have been the first to use the phrase in connection with “yesterday’s news,” he is the one I remember.  Today’s news is tomorrow’s fish wrap.  Maybe it’s a generational thing.  […]