Let the blogging begin again (finally)

It’s hard to believe that it’s 2018 and VCA has absent from realm of bloggers for lo these many years, but there you are.  And here we are.  Again. Finally. You can read elsewhere the history of what is now known as Vashon Center for…

The Show is Going On

Sometimes you just have to pull the curtain back, even if the show isn't ready to go on. For those who have visited our website these past few weeks and wondered if anyone was home . . . well we are and have been doggedly working to create…

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…

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…

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,…

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: 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…

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…

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…