Entries by Kevin Hoffberg

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 […]

Friday Fish Wrap 5.4.18

Five things worth knowing this week. Roll Riptide, Roll.  A few months ago VCA was proud and pleased to help sponsor a group of Vashon High School Riptide journalists to attend the National High School Scholastic Journalism Conference in San Francisco, April 12 – 14, 2018.  The other day we got this wonderful report from […]

Friday Fish Wrap 4.27.18

Five things worth knowing this week Bruce Morser Part 1:  Bruce Morser began his VAIS residency this week with Chautauqua 4thgraders studying Birds of Vashon.  He gave the kids a tour of his installation in the Kay lobby, then a review of how birds have been represented in art over the ages.  The kids then […]

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 […]

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 […]