PinkertonPinkerton reads from debut novel

Former Methow Valley resident Eileen Pinkerton will present a reading from her debut novel, Utopia, Oregon, on Monday (May 19) at the Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop. The reading begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 996-2345.

The Amish Project coming to The Merc

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Terri Weagant

The Amish Project, a one-woman play by Jessica Dickey, will be performed by Terri Weagant at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on June 6 and 7. Weagant is a Seattle-based actor, director and teaching artist whose parents Rod and Jane and sister Rose live in Twisp. She will play seven different characters in the production. The play is inspired by a hostage-taking at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pa., in October 2006. Weagant will also offer a workshop for adults and teenagers called “On My Own! Solo Performance Writing” on June 7 from noon – 3 p.m. Cost $15. The Amish Project performances will be at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for those 18 and under. For more information, call 997-7529.

River is focus of next Confluence exhibit

“Our River” is the theme of the Confluence Gallery exhibit opening on June 7. For this exhibit, artists were asked to consider the following questions: What does the river mean to you? How does the river connect us to the sky, sea, and to each other? What is the significance of salmon and the cycle of life, death and connection? How have people depended on the river in the past? How do we celebrate the water and life of our river and ensure the future vitality of the Methow as it flows through our valley? The exhibit’s curators are Jennifer Molesworth and Rich Davis. The opening coincides with the annual Twisp Art Walk, featuring open-house galleries, studios, and businesses with opportunities to engage with a multitude of art forms. On June 13th, in partnership with Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation, and the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, Confluence will host a free panel discussion about the cultural and natural history of the river from 6 – 8 p.m. The “Our River” exhibit runs through July 26. There will be an opening reception from 4 – 8 p.m. on June 7. For more information, call 997-2787. confluence-art