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Jenn Reidel : Rodin’s Photographer

Jenn Reidel: Rodin's Photographer Friday Opening Reception: January 10th, 6:00-9:00pm In this series of narrative photos, “Rodin’s Photographer,”  Jenn takes on the role of the Unknown Photographer, who worked with French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) in the late 1800s. Within a conceptual theme – presented as Jenn's reinterpretations of this turn of the century artist's photographs – she intertwines historical research and fiction to create a classic character who uses her camera to reveal the mystery of how the spirit…

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Bill Rives: Wild Places

Bill Rives (photography) “Wild Places” is a celebration of beauty and meaning in the natural world. This collection of images is from wild places on Earth where the natural rhythms of life and time play out free of human intervention. “We come there as silent observers to absorb nature’s splendor and reflect on the deeper meanings of our own existences,” says Bill. Some are vast in scale and remote from human habitation, while others are close at hand in the meadows…

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Adult Ballet

Adult Ballet
Ages 13+
Wednesdays, Jan 8 – Apr 1| 2:15-3:15 pm
Thursdays, Jan 9-Apr 2 | 6:30-7:30pm
Tuition: $160 Member | $185 General per class | $15 Drop In (cash or check only)
Instructor: Kathy Bonner
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Creative Movement

Creative Movement
Ages: 2-4
Wednesdays, Jan 8 – Apr 1 | 3:30-4:30 pm (Skip Feb 19)
Fridays, Jan 10-Apr 3 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm (Skip Feb 21)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General * per class
Instructor: Meghan Murphy
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Teen Musical Theatre: Singing in the Rain, Jr.

Teen Musical Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.
Grades: 6-12 (younger students by audition/instructor permission)
Mondays AND Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45 pm | Jan 13-May 6 (skip holidays and winter/spring break)
*additional rehearsals: Apr 28, 30, May 5, 7 | 3:45-5:45 pm and Apr 25 | 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Tuition: $445 Member | $475 General (includes materials fee to cover set, costumes and show licence)
Performances: Fri-Sun, May 8-10
Instructors: Marita Ericksen and Christopher Dawson; Stage Manager: Elise Ericksen

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Ballet 1/ Tap 1

Ballet/Tap I
Ages: 6-7
Wednesdays, Jan 8 – Apr 1 | 4:30-5:30 pm (Skip Feb 19)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General *
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Ballet VI/VII

Ballet V & VI
Ages: 14+
Pointe Class: Mondays, Jan 6- Mar 30 | 6:30-8:30 pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Tuition: $275 Member | $300 General *
Barre & Center: Wednesdays, Jan 8 – Apr 1 | 5:30-7:15 pm (Skip Feb 19)
Tuition: $260 Member | $285 General
Spring Rehearsal: Wednesdays, Jan 8- Apr 1 | 7:15-8:30 pm (Skip Feb 19)
Tuition: $215 Member | $240 General
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Late Start Arts: Grades K-2

LATE START ARTS- Winter/Spring 2020
Thursdays, Jan 9, 30, Feb 13, Mar 12, Apr 16, May 7, May 21, June 4
Tuition: $325 Member | $350 General (tuition includes $65 materials/snack fee)
Late Start Arts: Time Machine Travel
Grades: K-2
Instructor: Sue Wiley and Gerie Wilson

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Late Start Arts: Grades 3-5

LATE START ARTS- Winter/Spring 2020
Grades: 3-5
Late Start Arts: Multimedia Mash Up!
Thursdays, Jan 9, 30, Feb 13, Mar 12, Apr 16, May 7, May 21, June 4
Tuition: $325 Member | $350 General (tuition includes $65 materials/snack fee)
Instructors: Alisara Martin and Meredith Neal Pickerel

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Clay Basics

Clay Basics and Beyond-WAITLIST
SESSION FULL
Ages: 15-Adult
Morning class: Thursdays, Jan 30-Apr 2 | 10 am-12:30 pm (skip Feb 20)
Evening class: Thursdays, Jan 30-Apr 2 | 7-9:30 pm (skip Feb 20)
*Independent studio work time for both classes: Sundays 1-5 pm
Tuition: $275 Member | $295 General (tuition includes $75 lab fee)
Instructor: Liz Lewis
Location: 12714 SW Cemetery Rd.

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Ballet VII Pre-Professional

Ballet VII (Pre-Professional)
Mondays, Jan 6- Mar 30 | 3-4:15 pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Thursdays, Jan 9- Apr 2 | 3-4:15 pm (Skip Feb 20)
Tuition: $180 Member | $205 General per class
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Teen Musical Theatre LEAD Class: Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.

Teen Musical Theatre Lead Class: Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.
Grades: 6-12
Thursdays, Jan 16-May 7 | 3:45-5:45 pm
*Additional rehearsals during tech week, dates/times TBD
Tuition: $250 Member | $265 General
Instructors: Marita Ericksen, Christopher Dawson, Elise Ericksen
Location: greenroom

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Tap II

Tap II
Ages: 8-11
Thursdays, Jan 9-Apr 2 | 4:00-5:00 pm (Skip Feb 20)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General *
Instructor: Crissy Baker
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Tap III

Tap III
Ages: 12-13
Thursdays, Jan 9 – Apr 2 | 5:00-6:00 pm (Skip Feb 20)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General per class *
Instructor: Crissy Baker
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Tap IV

Tap 4
Ages: 13+
Thursdays, Jan 9– Apr 2 |6-7:30pm (Skip Feb 20)
Tuition: $245 Member | $270 General *
Instructor: Crissy Baker
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Oil Painting Intensive

Oil Painting Intensive-WAITLIST
Ages: 16-Adult
Friday, Jan 31 | 7-9 pm
Saturday, Feb 1 | 9 am-4 pm
Sunday, Feb 2 | 10 am-3 pm
Tuition: $290 Member | $310 General
Instructor: Pam Ingalls

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Barre Fitness

Barre Fitness
Ages: Adult
Tuesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 31 | 9:30-10:30 am
Fridays, Jan 10 – Apr 3 | 9:30-10:30 am
Tuition: $160 Member | $185 General per class | $15 Drop In (cash or check only)
Instructor: Elise Erickson
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Ballet III

Ballet III
Ages: 8-11
Tuesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 31 | 4-5:30 pm (Skip Feb 18)
Fridays, Jan 10 – Apr 3| 4-5:30 pm (Skip Feb 27)
Tuition: $245 Member | $270 General per class *
Spring Rehearsal: Tuesdays | 5:30-6:15 pm
Tuition: $215 Member | $240 General
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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West African Drum & Dance

West African Drum & Dance Class Session 1
Saturdays, Jan 11- Feb 1
Drum, 9:30-10:30am | Dance, 10:30am-11:30am
Istructors: Christian Sun, Hannah Kogan and guest instructors
Location: Blue Heron dance studio
Tuition:
$120 both (4 sessions) or
$60 drum only (4 sessions) or
$60 dance only (4 sessions) or
$15 adult drop in/ $5 youth (cash or check only)
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Vyacheslav “Slava” Gryaznov

The remarkable Russian pianist and composer Vyacheslav Gryaznov has performances in China, Australia, France, U.S., Russia, Poland, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Croatia, and Belgium this year. And Vashon Island! "Slava" returns to Vashon Center for the Arts for his second engagement with us. Vyacheslav graduated with honors both from the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory, and the Moscow Conservatory. He continued at the Moscow Conservatory as a post-graduate, and was on its teaching faculty. He later completed Yale University…

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Mike Veseth – Around the World in Eighty Wines

Mike Veseth is editor of the award-winning The Wine Economist blog and author of four books on wine over the last decade: Wine Wars; Extreme Wine; Money, Taste & Wine: It’s Complicated; and most recently, Around the World in Eighty Wines. By profession, he is a political economist, and is professor emeritus of international political economy at the University of Puget Sound. His writings on wine and globalization have been widely praised, and he is a sought-after speaker at wine industry meetings around the world. Inspired by Jules Verne, he takes us on a mad global dash, collecting wines and their stories, not just to find the best wines, but to understand what they mean and why they are important to us. The lecture will be followed by a wine tasting hosted by Vashon wineries.

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Tap Technique

Tap Technique
SESSION HAS BEGUN, PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER
Ages: 11-16
Mondays, Jan 6 - Mar 30 | 3-4pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Tuition: $160 Member | $185 General
Instructor: Rico Lastrapes
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Ballet II

Ballet II
SESSION HAS BEGUN, PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER
Ages: 7-8
Mondays, Jan 6 – Mar 30 | 4:00-5:00 pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General *
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Primary Ballet/Tap

Primary Ballet/Tap
SESSION HAS BEGUN, PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER
Ages: 4-6
Mondays, Jan 6-Mar 30 | 4:30-5:30 pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General *
Instructor: Rico Lastrapes
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Ballet IV

Ballet IV
SESSION HAS BEGUN, CALL TO REGISTER
Ages: 11-13
Mondays, Jan 6 – Mar 30 | 5-6:30 pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Thursdays, Jan 9 – Apr 2 | 4:15-5:45 pm (Skip Feb 20)
Tuition: $245 Member | $270 General per class *
Spring Rehearsal: Thursdays | 5:45-6:30 pm
Tuition: $215 Member | $240 General
Instructor: Vadne White
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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I Solisti

I Solisti di Vashon
Ages: 13-18
Mondays, Feb 3-June 8, 5:15-6:30 pm
Tuition: $180 Member | $195 General
Instructor: Gaye Detzer

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Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance
SESSION HAS BEGUN, CALL TO REGISTER
Mondays, Jan 6 – Mar 16 | 5:30-6:30pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General *
Instructor: Rico Lastrapes
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Adult Tap

Adult Tap
SESSION HAS BEGUN, CALL TO REGISTER
Ages 13+
Mondays, Jan 6 – Mar 30 | 6:30-7:30 pm (Skip Jan 20, Feb 17)
Tuition: $160 Member | $185 General | $15 Drop In (cash or check only)
Instructor: Rico Lastrapes
Location: Blue Heron Downstairs Studio

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Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz
Ages: Adult
Tuesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 31 | 2:15-3:15 pm (Skip Feb 18)
Tuition: $160 Member | $185 General
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Jazz for Advanced Dancers

Jazz for Advanced Dancers
Ages: 13+
Tuesdays, Jan 7-Mar 31 | 3:15-4:45 pm (Skip Feb 18)
Tuition: $245 Member | $270 General *
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Dramatic Imagination

Dramatic Imagination
Grades: K-2
Tuesdays, Feb 4-March 31 | 3:45-5:15 pm
Tuition: $120 Member | $135 General
Instructor: Maria Glanz
Location: Blue Heron

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Ensemble Musical Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.

Ensemble Musical Theatre: Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.
Grades: 3-5
Tuesdays, Jan 14-April 28 | 3:45-5:45 pm
*additional rehearsals: Apr 27, 29, 30, May 4, 6, 7 | 3:45-5:45 pm and Apr 25 | 9:30 am-12:30pm
Tuition: $320 Member | $340 General (includes $60 materials)
Instructors: Marita Ericksen and Elise Ericksen
Location: Greenroom

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Intermediate Modern

Intermediate Modern
Ages: 8-12
Tuesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 31 | 6:15-7:15 pm (Skip Feb 18)
Tuition: $210 Member | $235 General *
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Knitting 101

Knitting 101
Ages: Adults
Tuesdays, Jan 21-March 3 | 6:30-8:30 pm (skip Feb 18)
Tuition: $155 Member | $170 General
Instructor: Rachel Keil

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Advanced Modern

Advanced Modern
Ages: 13+
Tuesdays, Jan 7 – Mar 31 | 7:30-9:00 pm (Skip Feb 18)
Tuition: $245 Member | $270 General *
Instructor: Vanesa Wiley
Location: Blue Heron Upstairs Studio

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Art of the Personal Map: Charting Adventures, Journeys, and Special Places

Art of the Personal Map: Charting Adventures, Journeys, and Special Places
Ages: 15-Adult
Wednesdays, Feb 5-26 | 6:30-8:30 pm (skip Feb 19)
Tuition: $110 Member | $125 General (includes $30 materials)
Instructor: Annie Brule

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Red Lines, Blood Lines

Warren Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. This show is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining (refusing to loan money to people in areas with populations of color), displacement and American slavery trade.

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Shakespeare and the Alchemy of Gender

Internationally renowned actor Lisa Wolpe has arguably played more of the Bard’s male roles than any woman in history. From cross-gender exploration to the unforgettable story of her life, Lisa triumphantly illustrates that Shakespeare’s insight into the human condition is as relevant as ever. Lisa Wolpe Finding celebration and solace in the words and enchanting power of Shakespeare, Wolpe explores the courageous, often tragic, always fascinating history of her troubled family–weaving in glorious passages from Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice,…

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David Armstrong’s Broadway Nation Live Presents: “In the Mood for Love”

Women have had a much greater impact on the Broadway Musical than is generally acknowledged. David Armstrong, Artistic Director Emeritus of The 5th Avenue Theatre, will share the fascinating stories, and timeless musical creations of top lyricists and composers such as Dorothy Fields, Carolynn Leigh, Betty Comden, Janine Tesouri, Lucy Simon, Cindi Lauper and more! With special guest Albert Evans, and musical performances by stars of The 5th Avenue Theatre. Friday, February 14 | 7:30PM $20 members, $15 youth, $20…

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LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME—letters of longing, loving, and leaving

What happens when a letter crafted uniquely for one reader is put on stage for all to see? Intimate thoughts laid bare, intended for one, are held up for us like a mirror, making us reflect on our own hearts, lives, desires, and times. Letters Aloud’s “LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME—letters of longing, loving, and leaving” is by turns steamy, lustful, and sweet. Through these real letters by real people read by great actors from Seattle and Vashon Island, we…

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Eugenie Jones’ Tribute Performance to Nina Simone

Award Winning singer/songwriter Eugenie Jones performs the music of Nina Simone to honor Simone's 92nd birthday. Jones will also perform music from her own compositions. Eugenie Jones is a performer that makes audiences feel jazz. Jones is an emotive, engaging song stylist that entertains, dazzles and decisively wins over audiences. Reminiscent of style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz, but also draws listeners inside contemporary storylines, sharing original…

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LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends

Acclaimed singer and songwriter, LeRoy Bell will be rocking the Kay White Hall with His Only Friends on February 22. Bell is known as a dynamic performer in his own right, but along with long-time co-writing partner, Casey James, has also penned many hits recorded by the likes of Elton John, The Spinners, The O'Jays, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Teddy Pendergrass and many others. Bell and James released three albums: Bell and James (1978), Only Make Believe (1979) and In Black…

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Art History Talk – Louise Nevelson and Louise Bourgeois

Two of the most important American sculptors of the twentieth century were immigrants named Louise. Nevelson, who emigrated from Ukraine as a child, incorporated found objects, spray-painted a single color, into her distinctive constructions. Paris-born Bourgeois used a wide variety of mediums to explore the human body and psyche.

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Pottery Tablescape

Pottery Tablescape
Ages: 13-Adult
Wednesdays, Feb 26-April 1| 6:30-9 pm
Open studio time Saturday, March 28, 9:30 am-noon
Tuition: $235 Member | $255 General (tuition includes $35 materials)
Instructor: Carolina Silva
Location: Student Link

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Round-Trip Africa

Gansango Music & Dance And Vashon Center for the Arts present "Round-Trip Africa," a performance of contemporary and traditional African dance and drumming. Gansango is directed by Etienne Cakpo, originally from Benin and now a choreographer and teacher based in Seattle, Washington. Gansango company collaborating artists perform regularly in the Seattle area, nationally and internationally for audiences of all ages. The company performances fuse music and movement from across the African continent, drawing heavily from the dance and music traditions of…

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Suzuki Violin Lessons

Suzuki Violin Lessons
Ages: 4-18
Winter/Spring: Feb 3-June 12
15min lessons: $295 Member | $315 General
30min lessons: $545 Member | $585 General
45min lessons: $740 Member | $765 General
Instructor: Gaye Detzer
Location: Vashon United Methodist Church

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Roger Fisher

The music of HEART has captivated radio and live audiences for decades. Original member Roger Fisher co-wrote many of the band’s early hits including, “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You” which have stood the test of time and been covered by countless artists and featured in film, television and the video game Guitar Hero. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, Fisher has played in every major city in North America many times. He has also toured…

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Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring – Dead Feminists: Speaking Volumes

It started as a collaboration between two Tacoma artists who created a series of colorful broadsides featuring quotes by historical feminists tied to current political and social issues. The letterpress poster series was so successful that O’Leary and Spring created Dead Feminists, Historic Heroines in Living Color, a 2018 Pacific Northwest Award winning book using the original broadsides with archival photos and ephemera to describe the accomplishments of women like Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, Harriet Tubman and Shirley Chisholm, with an inspiring foreword by writer Jill Lepore. Join us as they tell the story of this extraordinary collaboration, which continues to provide hope and inspiration through challenging times.

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29th Street Women

Five Pacific Northwest artists: Shannon Amidon, Barb Burwell , Pamela Chipman , Kim Lakin , and Kirista Trask pay homage to  mid-20th century abstract women artists who have inspired them in their creative endeavors.

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Women’s Wisdom Project

Wanting to showcase the insight of inspiring women, both historical and modern, in an artistic way, in early 2018 Anna Brones started the Women’s Wisdom Project. This exhibition Brones will have 100 wise women portraits, hand-cut from a single piece of paper, and paired with a quote.

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Dirty Laundry and Other Women’s Work

Using dyes and iron tools, Julie Thurber alters the pristine appearance of vintage undergarments for creating the perfect metaphor for the plight of women.

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Intro to Portraits and Lighting

Intro to Portraits and Lighting-WAITLIST
Ages: 13-Adult
Saturday, March 7, 1-5 pm
Tuition $60 Member | $75 General
Instructor: Rick Dahms

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Christine Andreas – “Piaf, No Regrets”

Mesdames et Monsieurs…… ATTENDEZ-VOUS! Christine Andreas returns to Vashon Center for the Arts to celebrate Edith Piaf...brought to life in the words of her friends, her triumphs and her music. An extraordinary portrait in song, performed in French and English ....."La Vie En Rose", "Hymne A L'Amour", "L'Accordeoniste", "Milord", et "Je Ne Regrette Rien' (bien sur!).... Haunted by Edith Piaf (1915-1963), Christine Andreas has for years presented iconic material associated with the little sparrow. Piaf—No Regrets is the illuminating and…

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Knitting Just Beyond the Basics: Calm Seas Cowl

Knitting Just Beyond The Basics: Calm Seas Cowl
Ages: 16-Adult
Tuesdays, March 10-Apr 21 | 6:30-8:30 pm (skip Apr 7)
Tuition: $115 Member | $130 General
Instructor: Rachel Keil

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Heidi Roop – From Data to Dialogue: Preparing the Northwest for a Warming World

From smoky skies to shifting shorelines, climate change will affect our lives in many ways here in the Pacific Northwest. Heidi Roop is Lead Scientist for Science Communication at the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. She will explore the range of observed and projected climate impacts here in our region, discuss the factors that hinder and motivate changes in political will and social acceptance of climate change, and suggest ways we can work together to prepare our communities for…

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Animal Portraits Eric Carle style

Animal Portraits Eric Carle Style
Ages: 6-9
Wednesday, March 18 | 12:15-3:15 pm
Tuition: $45 Member | $55 General
Instructor: Caroline Rockey

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Patterns in Printmaking from Mexico

Patterns in Printmaking from Mexico
Ages: 8-12
Friday, Mar 20 | 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Tuition: $120 Member | $130 General (includes $20 materials)
Instructors: Anna Sander and Caroline Rockey

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VCD Presents: Original Works

An eclectic mix of dances and music, created by both student and professional choreographers has been prepared for Vashon Center for Dance's 7th annual production of Original Works. Aspiring choreographers and their dancers will gather on our beautiful stage in the Kay White Hall for a lovely show of original choreography. Friday, March 20 at 7pm, Saturday, March 21 at 7pm, and Sunday, March 22 at 1pm. $12 Student/Senior, $14 Member, $16 General, $18 Door

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Art History Talk – The “White, Marmorean Flock”: American Neoclassical Sculptresses in Rome

In the mid-1800s, several American women sculptors were living and working in Rome. Harriet Hosmer settled there first, followed by Edmonia Lewis, Emma Stebbins, and others. They were drawn by the abundant marble, inspiring classical heritage, and surprising lack of societal prejudice.

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VAIS Stop Motion Film Fest

Save the Date! Info coming soon. March 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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