Students’ artwork on display

The 35th Regional High School Art Show, featuring works by Methow Valley students, opened this week at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, and awards will be announced at a reception from noon – 3 p.m. on Saturday (March 22).

Liberty Bell High School is one of 14 schools whose students’ efforts are represented by 225 works of art.

Fifteen pieces from the show will be chosen to go on to the State High School Art Exhibit in Olympia.

The young artists’ work will be display through April 12. The museum is at 127 S. Mission St. in Wenatchee; Saturday’s reception is free. For more information call (509) 888-6240.


Jazz choir concerts

The Methow Valley Jazz Choir, a Liberty Bell High School senior project that includes students and community members, is presenting a series of community concerts in April.

Each concert will offer a detailed program of 10 songs, all 1940s and 1950s jazz standards. The concerts, each beginning at 7 p.m., are scheduled for:

• April 8 at Methow Valley United Methodist Church.

• April 12 at Liberty Bell High School.

• April 19 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted. For more information, call Erik Ellis at (406) 850-3597.


OVOC spring concert on Sunday

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus and tenor soloist Steve Stefanides team up on Sunday (March 23) in their spring concert with a performance of “The Stafford Poems” by Terry Hunt. Hunt will conduct his piece, a setting of 15 poems about nature and personal relationships by William Stafford, which was first performed in the Methow Valley three years ago.

The concert also features oboist Gail Ridenour in a Baroque concerto by Alessandro Marcello, music by Aaron Copland and Irving Berlin, and selections by the choir under the direction of Jonathan McBride.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. at the Omak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for youths, and free for those under 12.


Start talkin’ trash

It’s time to start thinking about decorative garbage. The Confluence Gallery’s annual Trashion Show is scheduled for May 10 at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp, from 7-10 p.m. Cost to enter is $20, or $10 for students. Ticket prices are $15 or $35 for VIP seating.

Contact Confluence if you’re interested in being a trashion designer. The deadline is May 1. There will be a grand prize of $150, a youth award of $50, an over-55 award of $50, and a people’s choice award of $50 for the best designs. For more information, call 997-2787.


Cascadia awards student scholarships

Cascadia, the Methow Music Association, has awarded Christine Cherrington Memorial Scholarships to three local music students.

Following auditions on March 9, guitar student Peter Aspholm, 12, of Winthrop received the first-place Merit Award of $150, cello student Stephanie Strong, 10, of Twisp received the second-place award of $100, and voice student Erik Ellis, 18, of Winthrop, received the third-place award of $50.

Music students applying for the Cherrington scholarships must demonstrate a commitment to the study of music and active involvement in music.

“The level of musicianship displayed by all of the applicants was very high, and we are proud to play a part in the development of a musical community of young people here in the Methow Valley,” said Terry Hunt, a Cascadia board member.