In 1986 the American Craft Museum opened its doors directly across from the Museum of Modern Art on W. 53rd St. in New York. For many artists, this celebration of the functional and less rarefied arts and crafts came as a welcome change from often tired theories of overblown 80s art.
It would be nearly impossible to live in America today and not know that there is a woman running for the position of President. Indeed, with a campaign slogan that focuses your attention entirely upon her sex (I’m with HER), how could you miss it?
Want a great way to have a garage sale without inviting people to your own garage or to tap into the popular estate sale market on Vashon? Or even to sell new items or other things like fresh produce or arts and crafts? Booths are available for Vashon residents, non-profit organizations and other commercial vendor. Judging from registrants so far, there will be a great variety interesting sale items for buyers.
Last year’s fireworks season was during a record breaking heat wave, the fire danger was extreme, but people used the most important piece of safety equipment – good judgement. Fireworks sales were down more than 50% and that was a good thing
Both the Republicans and the Democrats have been challenged this election year by a populist insurrection. Many of us bristle as the pundits throw Trump and Sanders supporters into the same bag. After all, the motives and intentions of the two factions seem to be as different as night and day.
I read the other day that when a mother is pregnant with a boy, some of that boy’s DNA is shared. It travels in the blood up into the mother’s brain, and moves in permanently, kind of like the kids do in their twenties.
A quiche presents an appealing appearance, aroma, and taste for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s equally delicious and nutritious served hot or cold. But when the weather turns hot and you don’t care to turn on your oven, you can forget the crust, and make an augmented Danish omelet instead.
Johnny Adams was not one of those 10-year-olds that was full of the gimme-gimme’s. He was a typical Vashon boy who generally worked for what he got, picking strawberries for the Matsumotos, or mowing lawns down at Cove.
In June, VCA celebrates our 50th anniversary as one of Washington state’s oldest nonprofit arts organizations.
It’s hard to believe that in the last half century, VCA has grown from the old Lisabeula schoolhouse off Wax Orchard
We children whispered among ourselves in conspiratorial tones as soon as we got the first whiff of garlic, hoping against hope that Daddy was making a pot of spaghetti. We debated back and forth like Rabbinical scholars our interpretation of the sounds and aromas coming from the kitchen
Although there will be much more to consider as the election saga unfolds this week, I want to talk about a local project that will make our community here more secure and resilient regardless of election results in November.
Losing money on expiring unused ferry passes may become a thing of the past. Vashon Island will be the beneficiary of a test launch for a new mobile accessible website that could revolutionize the ferry transit system. A local Bainbridge Island couple created a website to allow for a secondary market for WSDOT Wave2Go passenger and vehicle passes.
Since the last Strawberry Festival in 2015, Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been performing all over Puget Sound. Folks love Bill’s crisp harmonica and no holds barred vocals. They are a favorite for private parties for their energy and dynamic tonal vocals.
Dance! Vashon brings Roald Dahl’s “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory” to stage at the Vashon High School Theater this weekend, June 24-26. The production is the 20th show directed by Vashon Dance Academy Artistic Director and Dance Teacher Cheryl Krown and Co-Director/Teacher Julie Gibson, featuring over 100 Vashon dancers, from ages 3 to adult.
The Echosphere is something of an acoustical wonder. It is a 68’ inflatable sphere with 1000 sf floor space and an echo that hits you before you can enunciate. Inside the sphere, singers and musicians can play in an environment that emulates to others inside the full body experience of creating sound.
With a career spanning five decades, David Bowie is a rock icon and trailblazer, influencing generations of musicians with his experimental sounds and iconoclastic style. Join us as we celebrate his life and career with a fitting tribute concert that will cover some of his all-time greatest hits
Pianist, composer, and teacher Kate Moody will present a series of Connect & Glow Guided Meditations and Music on second Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Each session focuses on a different topic. The topic on June 11th is “Spring Cleaning - I Forgive Me.” August 13th is “Vitality and Growth,” and September 10th is “Connecting With Inner Guidance.”