More Art Exhibits on Vashon for First Friday

More Art Exhibits on Vashon for First Friday

Art lovers will have plenty to see this coming First Friday.

Open space for arts and community

Open Space will launch its new residency program, featuring artist-in-residence Julia Wilkins’ inaugural installation, “Solitudet_The Exhibition”. Experience the installation in person from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 3 and 6-9 p.m. Friday, February 4. The facility will also be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 5. and 6. For more information, visit

Puget Sound Community Credit Union

An exhibit called “Heart Art Show” will adorn the walls of the credit union in February. There is no opening reception on the first Friday, but islanders can stop in to see the work during normal office hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, all month long.


An opening reception for a month-long exhibition, “The big picture», will take place on Friday, February 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Galerie VALISE. VALISE collective artists include: Gregory Burnham, Dot Cherch, Bill Jarcho, Jesse Johnson, Pascale Judet, Corinne Lightweaver, Rachel Lord Kenaga, Robert Passig, Jiji Saunders, Sharon Shaver, Hita von Mende, George Wright and Lenard Yen.

Each will take up 50 square feet of wall space for one large piece of art. This exhibition is a counterweight to the “5×5” exhibition at VALISE, in November and December, which presented tiny works by the same artists. VALISE, located at 17633 Vashon Hwy SW, has regular hours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

William E. Bennett