Hear from young writers

Methow Valley Elementary School will again host the Young Writers’ Celebration on June 5 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Students’ writing will be displayed in the library; students will read original work aloud; and the winners of the third annual writing contest will be announced. The event is free. For more information, call 996-2186.

The Young Writers’ Celebration precedes the Young Writers’ Conference on June 6, a day-long series of workshops that engage students in writing activities, including attending seminars of their choice presented by adult writers, artists, storytellers, and actors from around the region, hearing inspirational speakers, and sharing their own writing.

Poet Sam Lucy, Methow Valley News editor Don Nelson, songwriter Danbert Nobacon, and author Shannon Huffman Polson are among the community members who will be offering workshops at the conference. David LaRochelle, a children’s book author/illustrator from Minnesota, will provide the keynote address.

Presented by the Methow Valley School District and Methow Arts Alliance, the Young Writers’ celebration and conference are sponsored by the Public School Funding Alliance, the Methow Valley Fund and ArtsWA.

New show at The Loovre

The second exhibit in The Loovre — Confluence’s Gallery’s bathroom display space for local art — will open June 7, in conjunction with the opening of Confluence’s “Our River” exhibit. The Loovre’s walls will feature works by artist Vblast, who does painting, sculpture and multimedia art. An opening reception is scheduled on June 7 from 4 – 8 p.m. for both shows. Each show runs through July 26. For more information, call 997-2787.

Renard exhibit at Spartan Art Project

Artist Karel Renard will open an exhibit entitled “Pataphysics” on June 7 in the Spartan Art Project gallery at TwispWorks, in conjunction with the Twisp Art Walk that day. The exhibit is described as “a mixed media reflection on humans, insects, and their reactions to one another.” The Spartan Art Project is a converted travel trailer parked at TwispWorks. For more information, contact Matt Armbrust at mattpotter@holdenvillage.org.