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ARTS
Four one-act plays at Merc guaranteed to amuse, engage

Four one-act plays at Merc guaranteed to amuse, engage

By Ann McCreary Four short comedies with a common theme — love and relationships at various stage of life — will be presented in a Readers’ Theater production Friday and Saturday nights (April 17 – 18) at The Merc Playhouse. “This show is guaranteed to make you laugh,” said director Laurelle Walsh. “Some of it is hilarious, and some is bittersweet....
Shift in perspective at Confluence’s new show

Shift in perspective at Confluence’s new show

“This has to do with change — we kind of get stuck in what we perceive as being normal and don’t perceive that change is occurring,” said Dan Brown, one of three curators of Confluence Gallery’s new show …
Sixth-graders display art, poetry at Confluence

Sixth-graders display art, poetry at Confluence

Multi-media collages and poetry created by Methow Valley sixth-graders will be displayed at Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp from April 18–May 30. The student exhibit was inspired by a field trip to Confluence’s “Tracks” exhibit in January, where students explored the featured art by writing about it. The display coincides with April being...
Home school students make a colorful mural out of bottle caps

Home school students make a colorful mural out of bottle caps

Students in the Methow Valley School District’s REACH program (Responsive Education Alternatives for Children at Home) are putting the finishing touches on a collaborative art piece that utilizes recycled plastic bottle caps to create a work of beauty. The result is a large mural titled “Methow Valley Sunset” that will soon be hung at Methow...
State’s poet laureate coming to Twisp

State’s poet laureate coming to Twisp

Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen is coming to the Twisp library at 7 p.m. on April 16 to present an evening of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Austen will be reading from her new chapbook manuscript and her book, Every Dress a Decision — a Washington State Book Award finalist — as well as selected poems...
Arts briefs: April 8, 2015

Arts briefs: April 8, 2015

Open Merc is back Musicians, improv artist, poets, stand-up performers and other innovative entertainers are invited to The Merc Playhouse’s Open Merc on Tuesday (April 14) at 7 p.m. Marc Holm hosts. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 997-7529. One-act comedies at The Merc The Merc Readers’ Theater will present a “Festival of...
Arts briefs: April 1, 2015

Arts briefs: April 1, 2015

Life drawing class A four-week class in life drawing, with instructor Robin Nelson-Wicks, begins April 16 at Confluence Gallery in Twisp and continues for the following three Thursdays. The classes are from 6 – 8 p.m. Cost is $80 for the series. Live models will be part of the instruction. For more information and to register, call...
Merc’s Circle Mirror Transformation may have familiar feel

Merc’s Circle Mirror Transformation may have familiar feel

When four people in a small, rural community enroll in a six-week-long acting class at their local community center, the relationships that develop among them reveal the humor and sadness in their lives.
Artists rally to support Confluence exhibit

Artists rally to support Confluence exhibit

A dozen artists and supporters of the arts demonstrated in front of Confluence Gallery to show their support for the gallery — but also to head off any steps by the gallery board to limit the independence of curators.
Arts Briefs: March 25, 2015

Arts Briefs: March 25, 2015

Wildfire art in Leavenworth “The Art of Wildfire,” an exhibit featuring several Methow Valley artists, will run from April 1 – 30 at the Blackbird Bistro in Leavenworth. The exhibit is presented by Confluence Gallery in Twisp in collaboration with the Chumstick Coalition as part of the Leavenworth Community Wildfire Preparedness Week. For more information, call 997-2787...