Art of Solitude Opens at VALISE Gallery


VALISE gallery continues its reopening on First Friday, October 2, 6-9 pm.

Breathe in the inspirational works of VALISE artists as they search for solace, intention and catharsis in a brave new world. From this stillness emerges explorations into the generosities of the heart. Maybe the pieces of our lives that lay scattered about can be remixed into a universe that truly cares for each other and the planet that sustains us. Maybe the willingness to interpret our feelings into colors and forms and story will bring hope, change and growth. Maybe to be alone is essential to opening ourselves to living in our most natural state, the grace of just being and the interconnectedness of all.

Cruise through the variety of scintillating responses that have been released from what has transpired during these last several months and see for yourselves how the alchemy of introspection and imagination transforms how we approach uncertainty, empower creativiity and resonate with discovery.

VALISE will be following all Covid-19 safety protocols including the wearing of masks and having no greater than 5 persons.

VALISE stands for Vashon Artists Linked in Social Engagement. We chose these words for their humorous, ironic, and activist bent. The gallery is dedicated to presenting subjects and media that are daring and unexpected. We want to stir our audiences. We want to challenge members to initiate fresh work. We want to share the venue with the community and inspire new ideas. Half of our shows are by collective members and the other half are by artists from Vashon and beyond, regional and nationwide. The goal of VALISE gallery is to be an important and accessible art venue for the community. VALISE Artist Collective and Gallery is located in downtown Vashon at 17633 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island, Washington.