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Arts & Humanities Series grows

Tickets are available now for Vashon Allied Arts’ 2011-2012 Arts & Humanities Series, a five-event, 7 p.m., Sunday evening series, held at Blue Heron Art Center. Designed to spark the imagination and enhance understanding and appreciation of our cultural landscape, the first of five events will take place November 13,with Portland filmmaker Joanna Priestley.

            Priestley has directed, produced and animated films about human rights, prisons and aging, inventive expressions of her deeply held beliefs. Hailed as “the queen of independent animation,” Priestley will offer an overview on the field of animation as an art form. She will share some of her work and the creative and technical processes involved in making her imaginative and superbly crafted films. She has had retrospective exhibits at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland), REDCAT (Los Angeles) and others. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

            In addition, a new Tuesday morning mini series, Art History Talks, with celebrated speaker and Art Historian Rebecca Albiani, will begin at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, about Impressionist Women; October 25, she will speak to Kindred Spirits: Three Artistic Marriages; and November 8: Watercolor Weathervanes: The WPA’s Index of American Design. Don’t delay! Call VAA today for your Series tickets; 463.5131.