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ARTS
Johnson named interim executive director of chamber music festival

Johnson named interim executive director of chamber music festival

By Don Nelson

Liz Johnson has been named interim executive director of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, which will return with a full schedule next year after being cancelled in 2014 because of the summer’s fires. “We’re going to come back full force,” Johnson said.

Arts briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

Arts briefs: Dec. 3, 2014

This week: Art in abundance, Winter exhibit at Sun Mountain gallery, Kids’ art party, Intimate show at Spartan Art Project, and Methow Out my Window available
OVOC holiday concert will have seasonal theme

OVOC holiday concert will have seasonal theme

Hear well-loved carols and ballet music lively enough to warm your toes at the Okanogan Valley Orchestra & Chorus’ holiday concert on Sunday (Dec. 7). The chorus will present a selection of seasonal music including Handel’s “Praise the Lord” and an arrangement of popular seasonal tunes called “Bells of Joy.” Because the concert falls on...
‘Winter Wonder’ reveals more than one side of the holidays

‘Winter Wonder’ reveals more than one side of the holidays

By Laurelle Walsh

The Merc Playhouse’s holiday show, “Winter Wonder,” opens this weekend with an evening of poetry, dance, stories and songs all about the season. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday …

Arts briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 26, 2014

This week: ‘Winter Wonder’ coming to The Merc, Messiah sing-along, and Yuletide variety show
Project will turn junked cars used to stabilize river bank into public art

Project will turn junked cars used to stabilize river bank into public art

By Ann McCreary

Methow Arts and the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) are teaming up in a project that will turn junked cars pulled from the banks of the Methow River into public art. Local artists are invited to …

Arts briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

This week: Johnston wins book award, Student show at The Merc cancelled, Jam against hunger and Community school holiday event
Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
Out of the summer came fire. Out of the fire came stories. Ten storytellers, all personally affected by the Carlton Complex fires of 2014, come together under the direction of Rose Weagant to tell their stories in “BURN: Stories of the Fire” at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 7...
Horse Crazy wins ‘Best of the Best’ for harmony

Horse Crazy wins ‘Best of the Best’ for harmony

By Laurelle Walsh
The Methow Valley’s own Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band won the Marilyn Tuttle Best of the Best Harmony Award at last weekend’s Western Music Association 2014 Awards Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico …
Enter ‘a land of snow and indigo’ at Confluence Gallery this week

Enter ‘a land of snow and indigo’ at Confluence Gallery this week

By Laurelle Walsh
Imagine a land of snow and indigo, a land of stillness, deep blue shadows, cold, crisp air and glittering icicles. Before we know it, the Methow Valley will be cloaked in winter’s white and icy blue, and the holidays will be upon us. Confluence Gallery & Art Center recognizes the coming...