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19600 VASHON HIGHWAY SW
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
1 206 463 5131

Todd Zimberg Trio | An Afternoon In Sellwood

Island drummer Todd Zimberg brings his trio to Vashon for a performance of his album release, An Afternoon In Sellwood. Recorded in Portland during the pandemic, the album features bassist Perry Thoorsell and longtime friend and music collaborator, Michael Gotz on piano. Come expecting to hear American songbook classics, bebop gems and a seasoning of Zimberg’s original material. Vocalist and pianist Maggie Laird opens the evening, performing a mix of jazz-infused originals and standards, displaying her roots in rock, pop,…

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Iona Fyfe

Having just finished shows in Edinburgh, Iona Fyfe, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2021, brings the ballads of Scotland to VASHON CENTER for the ARTS, on SEPTEMBER 30. Iona Fyfe has been described as "A major young voice in the continuous skein of the ballad tradition" by Irish Music Magazine, while bringing a new dimension to the genre with, as the UK RnR Magazine describes it, "her grasp and understanding of jazz, Americana and much more.”…

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Graham Nash–an Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories

Join legendary artist Graham Nash as he takes the stage at VCA for an intimate evening of songs and stories. As a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, this two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments – from the launch of the British Invasion to the birth of the Laurel Canyon movement a year later. An extraordinary Grammy Award® winning renaissance artist –…

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Ara James & Jamie Stillway in Concert

Two masters of their craft, vocalist Ara James and fingerstyle guitarist Jamie Stillway will present an evening of sound poetry, eclectic covers, spellbinding vocals, and transcendent instrumental guitar. The two Vashon favorites rarely perform together but are teaming up for a celebration of the release of Jamie’s latest album. They will be joined by Vashon musicians Andrew Reissiger (of Dromedary), Bruce Phares, and Bill Moyer to debut a new collection of original work. Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm $20 General…

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One Beautiful Spring Day with Artist Jim Woodring

Join Jim Woodring for his otherworldly presentation that starts with personal anecdotes, continues with a brief survey of his work, and lands on the content of his newly released book, “One Beautiful Spring Day,” described by his publisher, Fantagraphics, as “A mesmerizing, mind-bending, wordless 400-page comics odyssey by a contemporary master of the form.” Ken Johnson of the New Times writes, “Mr. Woodring extraordinary gifts as a draftsman, storyteller and creator of hilarious characters and hallucinatory situations...” Jim Woodring has…

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Bon Appétit! the Julia Child Operetta

Spend an evening with a few of Seattle's most beloved performers as they share memories of Julia Child while they bake chocolate cake on stage and sing opera. Featuring host Julia Child Prud’homme dishing up remembrances of her great aunt, and Anne Allgood performing Lee Hoiby's operetta, Bon Appétit!. Anne and Julia will be joined musical accompanist, Mark Anders (Like a fine wine, the perfect musical pairing for a decadent evening of savory delights). As Julia Child once said, "Cooking…

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Owl Study: Science and Art 

Owl Study: Science and Art 
Ages: 15-Adult 
Tuesday, Oct 25 | 6:30-9 pm  
Tuition: $45 General | $40 Member 
Instructors: Vashon Nature Center and Britt Freda 
Location: Blue Heron Gallery 

Discover the world of owls! Vashon Nature Center will begin the workshop by sharing information about our nocturnal raptor neighbors on Vashon, including their unique characteristics, habitat requirements and adaptations for survival. In the second section of the workshop Britt Freda will lead a drawing class on owls utilizing the physiological characteristics presented by VNC to guide our anatomical and mythological understanding of this legendary bird species.  Britt Freda’s work can be seen in VCA’s Heron Meadow at the Audubon Climate-Threatened Bird Mural, in museum exhibitions on Environmental Impact and in galleries and private collections.  Britt’s award-winning work is a part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani : Maria Prymachenko

Maria Oksentiyivna Prymachenko (1909-1997) was born to a Ukrainian peasant family. Despite having only four years of schooling, she became a master embroiderer before shifting to watercolor and gouache. Her brilliantly colored work, inspired by fairy tales and the natural world, is a symbol of hope in modern Ukraine. In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This year she is going to introduce us to some fascinating artists you have…

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Dia de los Muertos with Bailadores de Bronce

Beginning at 6pm, Bailadores de Bronce of Seattle will be igniting the stage with their festive and traditional Folklorico dancing representing the different states of Mexico, along with mariachi performers, puppetry, and storytelling. Following the event, we will have a fiesta in the atrium with food from La Isla, craft stations and face painting. Saturday Oct 29 | 6pm - 8pm Free for all Masks are optional. >FIND OUT MORE

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The Witching Hour – Presented by the PNW Cabaret Association

Arnaldo! Drag Chanteuse returns to host a Halloween fundraising event for the Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association. Enjoy an evening of cabaret performances of songs about the moon, shadows, magic spells, witches and goblins, oh my! Featured performers include: Angie Louise of “The Love Markets”; The Sirens of Swing; John Engerman; Mathew Stull of “The Bobs”; Gretchen Rumbaugh; with the special participation of ALEKSA MANILA and Vashon Island’s very own Evan Stults as Arnaldo!’s musical director. Come in festive costume attire…

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Bruce Phares Jazz Birthday

Vashon-based jazz bassist Bruce Phares, who had been hosting VCA's popular jazz series “The Jam In The Atrium” with multiple guest artists, will be celebrating his birthday by hosting a fun and laughter-filled concert, featuring a number of his favorite Seattle musicians along with some of Vashon's stellar musician friends as well. A multi-talented instrumentalist, from ensemble work to solo pieces, Bruce is always entertaining and engaging with his performances. An unusually lyrical approach to bass playing places him among…

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A Salish Sea Story with artist, Dan Friday

“A Salish Sea Story” is a Pacific Northwest experience, where history and contemporary art intersect. Dan Friday is a Native of the Lummi Nation and a lifelong resident of Washington State’s Puget Sound region. Drawing from cultural themes and using modern processes, Friday’s work is contemporary in format while maintaining basic Native American qualities. Dan has spent the past two decades working with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, and Preston Singletary. Friday lives in Seattle, where he maintains…

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Drama Dock Presents: Buddy

Hear Buddy Holly’s greatest hits and experience his remarkable rise to stardom, featuring 5th Avenue Theatre star, Billy Joe Huels as Buddy Holly! Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm Saturday, November 12 at 2pm Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm $23 General Admission $10 Student (with I.D.) Masks required while not consuming concessions. >FIND OUT MORE

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VCA Musical Theatre Program and Drama Dock Present: Shrek the Musical Jr

Come support our musical theatre students as they bring everyone's favorite ogre to the VCA stage. Shrek and his band of fairytale misfits will journey on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family. Friday, November 18 at 7pm Saturday, November 19 at 2pm $15 General Admission $12 VCA Members $10 Youth (18-) Masks are optional. >FIND OUT MORE

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An Evening with Kevin Joyce & Friends

Join singer-songwriter, comedian and longtime islander Kevin Joyce for an evening of original tunes, stories and laughter, (and maybe a few tears). Several surprise guests will sit in, with a show that promises to lift your spirit and renew your faith in humanity (or at least in Vashon). Kevin co-founded the performance group, UMO Ensemble in 1989, he has directed and performed with Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco and Seattle since 2001. With partner Martha Enson, Kevin runs EnJoy Productions,…

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The Nutcracker 2022

A holiday tradition at VCA, The Nutcracker has been beloved by island families and celebrated in our community every holiday season for decades. Vashon Center for Dance presents this beloved holiday performance for all ages. Friday, December 2 at 7pm Saturday, December 3 at 2pm Saturday, December 3 at 7pm Sunday, December 4 at 2pm $15 General Admission $12 VCA Members $10 Youth (18-) Masks are optional. >FIND OUT MORE

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Joseph Keckler

Joseph Keckler is a singer, writer and multimedia creator who often zeroes in on moments of daily life and spins them absurd and affecting underworld voyages. His performances have been presented by the NPR Tiny Desk concert series, Lincoln Center, Centre Pompidou, and on multiple occasions by Fusebox. His first collection, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was published in 2018 by Turtle Point Press. This year he is an artist in residence at Dartmouth College and the…

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani : Hendrick Avercamp and the Dutch Winter Landscape

A pioneer of the new genre of landscape, Avercamp (1585-1634) specialized in busy winter scenes packed with activity, both professional and recreational. Avercamp, who was known as deaf-mute, was an acute observer of his fellow Netherlanders. Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This year she is going to introduce us to some fascinating artists you have may never have heard of. From a Ukrainian folk artist to a…

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani : Tina Modotti in Mexico

Tina Modotti (1896-1942) traveled to Mexico as Edward Weston’s apprentice but developed her own photographic vision. Combining strikingly modernist technique with subjects drawn from traditional Mexican life, Modotti’s photography had an important impact on Mexican art. Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This year she is going to introduce us to some fascinating artists you have may never have heard of. From a Ukrainian folk artist to a…

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani : Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall (born 1955), one of the finest painters working anywhere, turns the sites of Black American experience – the barber shop, the diner, the projects – into settings for figure paintings that combine art historical savvy with the urgency of breaking news. Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This year she is going to introduce us to some fascinating artists you have may never have heard…

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Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani : Alice Neel

Alice Neel (1900-1984) painted portraits that are as radical in their own way as the drips of Jackson Pollock. Living and working in Spanish Harlem, she made bold and memorable renditions of the vivid characters she encountered in her search to capture what she called “the dignity and eternal importance of the human being.” Introductions In past years Rebecca’s talks have deepened our understanding of famous artists such as Picasso and Rembrandt. This year she is going to introduce us…

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