New show at Winthrop Gallery

“Earth, Wind and Fire,” an exhibit featuring the works of Dennis Kirkland (photography), Lauralee Northcott (pine needle baskets) and Cliff Schwab (wood furniture), opens July 9 at the Winthrop Gallery. An artists reception will be held on July 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through Aug. 18. For more information, call 996-3925.

Free concert at Pearrygin Lake 

Three musical groups from South America will highlight a free concert from 6 – 9 p.m. on July 13 at Pearrygin Lake State Park near Winthrop. The concert is part of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program.

Concert-goers will enter through the east campground. A Discover Pass is required for parking.

Performing are:

Quichua Mashis

Quichua Mashis will perform on July 13 at Pearrygin Lake State Park. Photo courtesy www.incasite.com

• Quichua Mashis, whose members are Quichua Indians from the Andean mountains of northern Ecuador. The group performs on zampoñas (panpipe flutes), quenas (endblown flutes), the bombo (drum), chakchas (rattle), and charango, which resembles a small guitar with 10 strings. The traditional instruments are accompanied by the guitar, bandolin (a short-necked, 15-string lute) and violin.

• Diego Coy, who began his musical career in 1986 and has mastered the quena and zampoña. He and his band members present four different music traditions from the Andes.

• Show Brazil! This group celebrates the culture of Brazil with music, martial arts and dancing. The performance will include many different music and dance forms from Brazil such as bossa nova, samba (music and dance associated with Carnaval), MPB (Brazilian popular music), ijexa (the music and rhythm from Candomblé religious rituals, adapted for street parades), baiao (rural music from the state of Pernambuco), dances and elaborate costumes associated with Carnaval, maracatú (an ancient Carnaval tradition), and capoeira (a Brazilian martial art form performed to music).

For more information, call 996-2370.