Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Windermere Vashon

Open Space for Arts and Community Announces Literary Project

Open Space for Arts and Community announced a new initiative to hire writers to create public art. “The Literary Project” is a literary flash fiction/prose poetry project by Island writers. The goal of the...

A Catnip Christmas

“Mom, the boys are eating all the popcorn,” as Mike and I grabbed another handful and ran from the room.  “If you boys can’t behave, you’re going outside, do you hear?” Mom yelled from...

2020: Variations on Journal Entries

It was impossible to get 2020 into 800 words. Get comfortable. March 3, 2020 – Everyone is in a panic about the coronavirus now that there are deaths in the US. The first deaths are...

Pom! Pom! Pom! Gingerbread Drummers Play

These cookie drummer boys are full of wholegrain goodness and have lower Glycemic Index numbers than cookies made with only wheat flour. Using half gluten-free and half all-purpose flour makes their dough more elastic,...

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright.   This Christmas carol is a Christian interpretation of the far older import of the darkest time of the year, the winter solstice.  I don’t...

Stop/Motion

Back in the day, when I was aspiring to be a garden photographer, I found myself holding my breath a lot. In part I found there was a practical reason of sorts for doing...

Taylor Made

Mike Kennedy and I stepped back as the door to the teacher’s lounge opened and great clouds of blue smoke uttered forth.  The outline of Mr. McLaughlin appeared bigger than life as Mike and...

Trumpster Fire

Remember when Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and Donald Trump won the electoral vote? Remember how his supporters told us, “You lost. Get over it.” Has anyone said, “You lost, get over it,”...

Turkey Revisited

This column will reach you a bit too late for presenting ideas for stuffing a turkey, but just in time for ideas on what to do about the leftover meaty carcass. First, I pick off...

Individual vs the Collective

I recently read a story about a man who had been judged to be in perfect health after a checkup and died two weeks later from what the doctors diagnosed as COVID 19.  Apparently,...

Picture This

Sometimes I come around to these things a little late. Other times I let stuff pass because it really didn’t seem to be worth the time and energy to pursue. What I am vaguely...

Vashon Calling series, CD

Vashon Events has done it again! The nonprofit organization just release the second volume of their popular Vashon Calling series, which is an annual compilation album of songs by local musicians. Vashon Calling II...

Entertainment

VCD’s The Nutcracker Pastiche!

A holiday tradition at VCA, The Nutcracker has been beloved by island families and celebrated in our community every holiday season for decades. With...

The Miniature Show

For its 14th consecutive year, Vashon Center for the Arts presents their annual Miniature Show. This year’s show is one of the largest miniatures show...

The Annual 5” x 5” Show is back!

VALISE is pleased to invite you to our Annual 5” x 5” show opening First Friday, November 6, 5-8pm! A resounding gallery of insightful,...

New Public Art Unveiling at Open Space

The “Mural Project” began in the spring of 2020, when 21 local artists began work as part of the !Attention! Artists at Work jobs...

VIVA 3rd Annual Members Show Opening

Vashon Island Visual Artists’ (VIVA) annual show boasts participation of 100+ Vashon artists from their 300+ membership. This is an exciting exhibition that reflects...