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ARTS
Kaup is new artist-in-residence at Confluence

Kaup is new artist-in-residence at Confluence

Painter Renee Kaup is the Confluence Gallery’s current artist-in-residence, a three-month program that began earlier this month and continues through Oct. 31. Kaup’s work will be displayed in a solo exhibit at the gallery in Twisp from Oct. 15–Nov. 19. Kaup creates still life and landscape paintings in oil, watercolor and pen and ink. Originally...
Brooks releases a new book for kids about saying goodbye

Brooks releases a new book for kids about saying goodbye

Local illustrator, author and Methow Valley News cartoonist Erik Brooks recently published his fifth children’s book that he both wrote and illustrated. As an illustrator, Brooks has worked on a total of 24 books, but writing and illustrating his own stories is especially rewarding, he said.
Native American flute concert and workshop in Winthrop on Aug. 20

Native American flute concert and workshop in Winthrop on Aug. 20

Performer, composer and Native American Music Award winner Scott August will present an evening of Native American flute music on Aug. 20 at the Winthrop Barn. The concert, which benefits Jamie’s Place Adult Family Home, begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door or available at brownpapertickets.com. Locally produced beverages will be available...
It’s all about the music

It’s all about the music

Verne Windham offers a listener-friendly approach to classical music appreciation By Marcy Stamper At a music festival held in a barn — where people come in shorts, not tuxedos, and hang out with the musicians after the concerts — host Verne Windham contributes the perfect philosophical take to the music. “Through all my life being a...
Summer still bursting with full slate of activities

Summer still bursting with full slate of activities

It’s already August, but there are still plenty of activities coming up all over the Methow Valley to keep adults and kids busy for the next couple of months. Following is a roundup of things to do.
See movies outdoors at Celestial Cinema

See movies outdoors at Celestial Cinema

Spring Creek Ranch teams up with Methow Arts to again show family-friendly movies under the stars this weekend at the ranch just outside of Winthrop on Twin Lakes Road. Zootopia (rated PG) will be screened on Friday (July 29). Star Wars: The Force Awakens (rated PG-13) will be shown on Saturday (July 30). Each evening,...
Artists draw on natural elements for Winthrop Gallery show

Artists draw on natural elements for Winthrop Gallery show

Four artists working in photography, handmade furniture, pastel painting and woodturning bring their work together in an exhibit called “Natural Elements” at the Winthrop Gallery that opens Wednesday (July 27).
Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

Chamber music festival blends the familiar with some unexpected pieces

In the casual atmosphere of a old barn (upgraded with first-rate acoustics), chamber music aficionados, people new to classical music, and musicians from as far away as London and Hong Kong come together each year in a vibrant interplay. …
Annual Winthrop R&B Festival will rock the Methow Valley again this weekend

Annual Winthrop R&B Festival will rock the Methow Valley again this weekend

Nearly nonstop music starts Friday night (July 15) and continues through the weekend as the 29th annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival takes over the expansive Blues Ranch just west of Winthrop. If you can only make it for one night, consider Friday. The usual array of top-tier talent will begin taking the stage at...
Art award for Reddington

Art award for Reddington

Methow Valley artist Ginger Reddington has won the Morrie and Joan Alhadeff Purchase Award for her painting “Tri Triptych Perfecta,” presented by the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association and Emerald Downs Racetrack. The work will be shown at the racetrack near Auburn in the Equine Art 2016 exhibit.