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Fabulous Fall Follies to benefit Methow Valley Community Center

Fabulous Fall Follies to benefit Methow Valley Community Center

The Fabulous Fall Follies, the Methow Valley Community Center’s biennial fundraising event featuring local talent and much more, will be on Sept. 29 in the community center gym. Ten local artists will present music, dance and comedy. Headlining performers are Laura Love with Terry Hunt and T.R. Stewart. In addition to the entertaining variety acts,...
Native American artist will lead community art project

Native American artist will lead community art project

Steven Paul Judd’s images combine native lore, modern art By Ann McCreary Community members of all ages and abilities are invited to join artist Steven Paul Judd to create a community art piece on Sept. 20. A Native American (Kiowa-Choctaw) artist, Judd is known for art that combines iconic Native American images and lore with...
‘Reflections on Water’ art exhibit opens at Confluence this weekend

‘Reflections on Water’ art exhibit opens at Confluence this weekend

Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, “Reflections on Water,” offers the works of more than 30 artists contemplating “the concept of water as inspiration and contention.” The exhibit opens with a free reception on Saturday (Aug. 18) from 5-8 p.m. and continues through Sept. 22. “Reflections on Water” was curated by Jennifer Molesworth. She “created the show...
The essence of Twisp

The essence of Twisp

Leslee Goodman describes herself as a lifelong storyteller, and the story she wants to tell now is about Twisp, and the people and ideals that make it the unique and quirky place it is. Goodman is working on a documentary about Twisp, trying to discover …
Winthrop Gallery offers artistic ‘Sustenance’ in new exhibit

Winthrop Gallery offers artistic ‘Sustenance’ in new exhibit

By Ann McCreary Artists of the Winthrop Gallery will present a show of art that contemplates the concept of sustenance – the things that not only feed our bodies but also nurture our souls. The show opens Wednesday (July 25) and a public reception will be held Saturday (July 28) from 11 a.m. to 3...
Chamber Music Festival lineup offers tradition – and surprises

Chamber Music Festival lineup offers tradition – and surprises

Acclaimed performers highlight concerts By Marcy Stamper When people go to a chamber music concert, they expect violins, cellos and piano, but this year, the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival is supplementing the traditional string quartet with clarinet, a trio of percussionists, and even bulb-horns – the kind you see on vintage bicycles. The diverse...
Rhythm & Blues Festival brings another high-energy lineup to the Blues Ranch

Rhythm & Blues Festival brings another high-energy lineup to the Blues Ranch

It’s time again to soak up high-spirited music and to boogie with friends at the 31st-annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, from Friday through Sunday (July 20-22).
Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

Roll with an eclectic collection of characters in ‘Bike America’

“Bike America,” the dramatic comedy opening at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this weekend, is not only a literal cross-country journey, but also a journey of discovery that explores issues of identity, individuality and community. The show follows Penny, a millennial who embarks on a transcontinental …
Sioux war club finds its way home

Sioux war club finds its way home

After spending over a century with a Methow Valley family, a ceremonial Sioux war club was donated to a South Dakota museum last week, where it will be preserved and placed on display for visitors to enjoy. The club was originally a gift from a Sioux tribe to Sylvester and Minnie Skinner …
Learn all about the ‘Birds & Bees’ at new Confluence exhibit

Learn all about the ‘Birds & Bees’ at new Confluence exhibit

Our fine feathered (and winged) friends will be the focus of a new exhibit opening Saturday (June 7) with a public reception from 5-8 p.m. at Confluence Gallery in Twisp. The show, titled “Birds & Bees,” celebrates birds and insects. Curator Caryl Campbell said the exhibit ties into ...