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…

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…

The Heron Speaks: 1960 - 1998 History of Arts on Vashon by Mary Shackelford

Another entry from the VAA historical archive, this one a lovely history written by Mary G. L. Shackelford in 1998 for the Vashon Island Community Arts Forum. What follows is a brief history of the arts on Vashon since 1960.  I hope…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…