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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...
LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

Students in the Liberty Bell High School drama class have been polishing their lines, stretching their vocal cords, and kicking up their heels in rehearsals for next week’s performance of Footloose: The Musical. Footloose, which opens at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on May 12, is a fast-paced musical about a small town that bans...
Just the right expression

Just the right expression

Face painter Darla Hussey creates on a ‘moving canvas’ By Marcy Stamper The whiskers, glistening noses, stripes and spots that transform the human actors in The Wind in the Willows into mice, hedgehogs and ferrets are the handiwork of face painter Darla Hussey, who adds animated expressions and furry features to 18 young actors in...
Winthrop Gallery exhibit lets local artists reveal inspiration

Winthrop Gallery exhibit lets local artists reveal inspiration

Have you ever wondered where artists find inspiration, or how they translate their vision into a work of art? The Winthrop Gallery’s new show, “How We Work,” provides insight into the creative process of artists. The show opens Saturday (April 30) with …
Take in the trash at Confluence Gallery’s annual fashion extravaganza

Take in the trash at Confluence Gallery’s annual fashion extravaganza

For one night a year in the Methow Valley, the trashier you look the better: at the Confluence Gallery’s sixth annual Trashion fashion show this Saturday (April 30). The event is at the repurposed-couture center of the universe, the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the models will begin strutting...
Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Although the cast of The Wind in the Willows includes a rat, an otter, numerous ferrets and weasels, a toad and a hedgehog, it really isn’t about animals. “They behave just like people and wear people costumes,” said director Rod Molzahn.
Provocative works on paper by Vblast

Provocative works on paper by Vblast

The artist Vblast will be exhibiting vibrant, new works on paper at the Spartan Art Project on the TwispWorks campus. After a career as a commercial artist, Vblast (Vern White) found working on paper has allowed him a sense of freedom that recalls his early explorations of art. Although he notes that paper lends itself well to immediacy and economy, Vblast’s works...
Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

A totem is a highly personal notion, which makes it the perfect inspiration for an artist. Confluence Gallery invited artists to provide their take on totems with the following tempting description: “Traditionally, a totem is a spirit being, sacred object…
Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

The Wonderheads theater troupe creates fantastic performances using expressive movement and huge masks that nearly cover the actors’ heads – but no words – to tell stories in a distinctive and whimsical way. Some people say watching a Wonderheads performance is like seeing a cartoon come to life…