|Brian Fisher, "Summer of '84, Babylon Beach NY", Oil on panel, 24 x 24 in.|
“Festival 25, Catch Us While You Can”, a month-long celebration of visual artists and musicians who have shaped Vashon island’s cultural landscape for 25 years or more, opens Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 PM.
The festival is hosted by Open Space, sponsored by VIVA, Vashon Events, and 4Culture. Envisioned and curated by artist and arts advocate Christine Beck, Festival 25 embodies the wealth of creativity that is foundation to the artistic Vashon we know and love.
Visual artists each selected a work from their creative past and a piece that is representative of what they are currently making. My oil on panel, “Summer of ’84”, painted in 1989, is one image from the Dance of Death series I was working on when I moved to Vashon.
Kat Eggleston, One More Mile, Portage Fill Big Band and Bob Krinsky perform for the opening. The party continues throughout the month with gallery hours each weekend except Sept. 14 to 16.
Salon discussions with participating visual artists are held once a week with a final weekend festival of visual and performing arts.
For complete information please visit openspacevashon.com.