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October 2, ‘09

Viva Vashonistas!

Celebrating Vashon’s Independent Designers

Like the independent cloth from which its Island inhabitants are cut, an inspiring array from Vashon Island apparel designers, fabric artists and jewelers will assemble for a one-night-only celebration: Viva Vashonistas! The runway will come alive at O - Vashon’s Open Space for Arts and Community, 18870 103rd Ave. SW; the Oct. 17 event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a collaborative fashion show and on- site, pre- and post-show boutique shopping.

“We have a







community here on Vashon Island, whose clientele and following span the globe,” said Karen Person, an Island educator. “It’s a privilege to have all of them under one roof and witness such overwhelming collective talent.”

Featured are: Dova Silks - Dorothy Dunnicliff, Wild Life

Clothing ReGenr8




  • -

    Nancy Scott-Wienker

and Roxy Hathaway, Heron’s Nest featured artists , Ciszek Designs- Ginny Ciszek, Cicada - Elizabeth Klob , Rain and Remy Sherman of Global Revolutionary Fashiondesign Co., Mica - Mica Gaxiola, Kathleen Kinney jewelry designs, Kronos featured artists, Elemental Stitches - Tess Crocker, Costume designs by Patricia Toovey, Anne Gordon Brooches,

by Nancy Scott-Wienker

Jack Strubbe, artist/designer (also the event’s lead set designer).

Live jazz from the highly acclaimed Hobson-Person Trio warms up the event beginning at 5:30 p.m. An explosive, packed runway revue from 7 to 8 p.m. features artist after artist of inspirational clothing and accessories, complete with aerialist and stilt-walking models for one segment. The fashion show will be followed by up-close boutique


and perusing, accompanied by renowned musician Jessika Kenney and others from 8 to 9 p.m. The affair will be co-emceed

by Nancy






Sherman. Adult, no-host beverages and desserts will be served from the cash bar throughout the evening.

Ticket price is

$20 per person, which includes one dessert ticket. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.org) and on Vashon at Heron’s Nest, Dova Silks and Kronos. Partial proceeds from the event will be donated to the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank.

Viva Vashonistas! produced by the Vashonistas, is a collective of sustainable designers of wearable art. Its common vision supports and promotes one another and community business for economic viability. Many of its artists and designers create from renewable or reclaimed textiles and resources. For images and details, contact Nancy Scott-Wienker at 206-463-3170.

Drama Dock Presents Ray Bradbury Stories by Shannon Flora

Just in time

for Halloween.

Drama Dock will offer an evening of two different One Act plays from master science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury. The Veldt and Kaleidoscope will offer a short evening of mysterious and thought provoking stories. Performances will be October 22, 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm and Oct. 25 at 2pm at Vashon High School Theater. Bradbury’s writing melded the genres of science fiction and fantasy. The plays add up to a perfect fall evening of theater for mature audience members.

Kaleidoscope finds seven astronauts in a situation of slow but certain death. The characters explore their abandoned dreams, how they might have lived different lives and face their own mortality.

meaning parents leave much of the child rearing to machines and technology. The transformation of the children and disturbing conclusion are sure to provoke conversation and surprise.

The surreal aspects of the play will be enhanced with original music and sound effects designed by Christopher Overstreet. Cast members include: Dianna Ammon, Kirk Beeler, Jill Bulow, Sue DeNies, Michael Fitzgerald, Antonia Greene, Maya Krah, Molly Mazor-Brown, Gordon Millar, Gretchen Neffinger, Mary Kay Rauma, and Adam Westerman.

Tickets available at Vashon Book Shop, Books By the Way and at the door. Subject matter may be too intense for younger children.

Although some of Bradbury’s stories were written 50 years ago, he predicted the negative impact technology might have on family relationships. In The Veldt well

Loopy sez: Deadline for the next edition of The Loop is

Friday, Oct. 9.

The Vashon Loop, p. 15

Dancing Bee Farm

“Teaching small hands to connect with the land”

Register now for summer farm camp!

Weekly sessions Mon-Fri, 9 am - 3 pm Children ages 4 – 11

Organic gardening • Harvest and Cook Veggies • Feed and groom animals • Collect eggs • Milk a goat • Make worm bins • Ride a pony • Kid’s farm stand

For more information call 206-579-8132 Register online at www.dancingbeefarm.com

Comedy Night Extravaganza

It’s time to fall into the funny at the Comedy Night Extravaganza on Friday, Oct. 9th,

8:30pm @ the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. The bi-annual local stand- up comedy show will be hosted by, the always irreverent, Steffon Moody, and will feature some of the funniest folks on Vashon.

You might only know these Islanders by their day job identity as

by Steffon Moody

and Andy Royer. These hearty souls will ply the dangerous waters of the comedy stage and throw themselves at the mercy of your collective funny bones.

“Last year at the Red Bike, we brought in the pro-comedians, but honestly, the draw wasn’t as good,” says host Steffon Moody. “The local comedians that perform at the Extravaganzas bring their own audience, and make fun of stuff on the Island, and the result is a packed house that is having a great time. With comedy, the old saying truly applies: The More the Merrier!”

Host - Steffon Moody, courtesy photo.

a stone worker, or welder, realtor/ restaurant owner or bamboo importer, pre-school teacher, computer programmer or radio personality; but underneath that façade of functionality is an irrepressible monster of comedy who cannot wait to jump onto stage to deliver the performance of a lifetime!

So come out and laugh at, and with, your neighbors. It’s good, cheap, wholesome therapy, and, a Ton O’ Fun. You must be 21 or older to attend, unless you have a signed permission slip from Christine Gregoire. $5 cover.

The All-Star local comedy line- up includes: Per-Lars Blomgren, Darryl Caldwell, Katherine Daves, Jim Farrell, Jeff Hoyt, Troy Kindred

Find the Loop on-line at www.vashonloop.com.

Troy Kindred, courtesy photo.

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