Today is Sunday, Jun. 26, 2016

ARTS
Venus in Fur poses edgy questions about desire, romance

Venus in Fur poses edgy questions about desire, romance

Venus in Fur is an intriguing, tantalizing title, and the crew at The Merc Playhouse promise that the show – an edgy, contemporary comedy about desire, vulnerability and relationships viewed through the lens of cultural conventions – will live up to that promise. “I chose the play because it has a very powerful message,” said Ki...
History, nature come together at Newhalem

History, nature come together at Newhalem

For travelers on the North Cascades Highway looking to stretch their legs, the historic town of Newhalem offers intriguing excursions to learn about the natural and industrial history of the area. Exhibits in the Gorge Powerhouse have been completely revamped this year, providing a good understanding of hydropower and the rigors of life for workers...
Traditional Latin American folk music comes to life

Traditional Latin American folk music comes to life

Seattle-area trio Sin Fronteras will present music of the nueva canción (“new song”) rural folk tradition from Latin America in an intimate concert at Confluence Gallery in Twisp on Saturday (June 18). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and can also be purchased...
Summer full of learning, doing, creative opportunities

Summer full of learning, doing, creative opportunities

Roll up your sleeves and let your creative juices flow. The approaching summer is filled with opportunities to get involved in all kinds of art and creative growth through classes, workshops, camps and performances.
Two new exhibits open with receptions at Confluence Gallery on Saturday

Two new exhibits open with receptions at Confluence Gallery on Saturday

“Back to the Garden,” Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, opens Saturday (June 11) with a reception from 4-8 p.m. The group exhibit will feature works that explore ideas of renewal and growth, literally and metaphorically returning to the garden. The exhibit will feature a special solo collection “Sterling Botanicals: A Hand Fabricated Collection,” by local silversmith...
Winthrop Gallery’s new exhibit celebrates our relationship with summer

Winthrop Gallery’s new exhibit celebrates our relationship with summer

Winthrop Gallery will host an artists’ reception from 5–7 p.m. on Saturday (June 4) to mark the opening of its new exhibit — “Obliquity: Our Tilt Towards the Sun” — featuring new works by local artists Tamera Abate, Margaret Kingston, Dennis O’Callaghan and Katie Swanson. The exhibit, which opened June 1, continues through July 25. Saturday’s free...
A sound investment

A sound investment

Audience members at the Pipestone Orchestra concert this weekend can expect richer and more resonant music, thanks to 23 acoustical panels and 85 fabric acoustic baffles just installed in the Methow Valley Community Center gym. Although the original purpose of the gym is still proclaimed by a basketball hoop and the Twisp Yello-Jackets logo on the...
Twisp is alive with the sound of music this weekend

Twisp is alive with the sound of music this weekend

A musical weekend is in store as Cascadia Music hosts concerts throughout Twisp on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29. The annual Music Days celebration features free casual daytime performances by small ensembles around town on Saturday, and concludes with Pipestone Orchestra’s spring concert on Saturday evening. The lineup for the day …
The Women of Troy links ancient and contemporary issues

The Women of Troy links ancient and contemporary issues

Actors from Seattle University will present The Women of Troy on Saturday (May 21) at 7 p.m. in a one-night-only performance at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The Merc is offering a special invitation to students for the show — free admission to the play and…
Methow Valley native returns as Confluence Gallery artist in residence

Methow Valley native returns as Confluence Gallery artist in residence

Bryan Putnam is the Confluence Gallery artist in resident through July 31. Putnam receives three months of studio space on the second floor of the gallery in Twisp, and will end his residency with a solo exhibit in the gift shop from July 23 – Aug. 27. Putnam spent the last two years teaching art at the...