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Celebrating 25 years of the Okanogan Highlands Alliance with music, food

Celebrating 25 years of the Okanogan Highlands Alliance with music, food

Several musicians from the Methow Valley are included in “Highland Voices,” a new CD released by the Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA), which features music highlighting the group’s efforts to protect and restore land, water and wildlife. Laura Love, Ken Bevis, Brad Pinkerton and Don McIvor are featured on the album, along with two dozen other...
AnDa Union brings traditional Mongolian music to the Methow

AnDa Union brings traditional Mongolian music to the Methow

The names of the vocal styles and instruments are as ethereal as the beautifully haunting music itself — hoomai, the guttural throat song; urtinduu, long-song; and maodun chaoer, a three-holed flute.
Local students win at art show

Local students win at art show

Three Liberty Bell High School students have been recognized for their artistic talents in the regional high school art show in Wenatchee. Derek Alumbaugh and Leif Portmann-Bown took first place in the design category with their video “A Laughing Matter,” a horror film about creepy clowns; Carson Gunnip-Hunter received second place for graphic arts for a...
Anda Union to offer wide range of Mongolian musical styles at the Barn

Anda Union to offer wide range of Mongolian musical styles at the Barn

Anda Union, a nine-member group offering a combination of Mongolian musical styles including instruments and vocalization, appears on March 24 at the Winthrop Barn in an appearance hosted by Methow Arts. “Our music draws from all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified. We all have different ethnic backgrounds and we bring these influences into...

‘Miss Firecracker Contest’ inspires LBHS students’ video class project

Passersby on Glover Street in Twisp may be spotted loitering on the corner of Second Avenue, intrigued by the video montages playing in a continuous loop in the windows of The Merc Playhouse. The videos were made by students in the Liberty Bell …
Free guitar classes offered by Stover at TwispWorks

Free guitar classes offered by Stover at TwispWorks

Guitarist Rico Stover is offering four free classes in guitar technique, strumming, rhythm, chord theory and the basics of harmony. Stover is accepting six guitarists for one-on-one instruction in each class, but others can observe as auditors. Auditors are welcome to bring a guitar, because there are likely to be opportunities for questions or group...
Methow silversmith crafts delicately detailed botanical jewelry

Methow silversmith crafts delicately detailed botanical jewelry

By Marcy Stamper Nicole Ringgold has dedicated herself to making intricately detailed botanical silver jewelry, from textured maple spinners to buds on crab apple twigs and delicately curving fern fronds. So it was a resounding testament to the authenticity of her work when Ringgold received a recent commission for hemlock-cone pendants for a memorial dedicated...
‘GAIA’ among three new exhibits opening on March 4 at Confluence Gallery

‘GAIA’ among three new exhibits opening on March 4 at Confluence Gallery

Confluence Gallery’s next exhibit, “GAIA,” will debut with a free reception on March 4 from 4 – 8 p.m., and will continue through April 18. The exhibit will celebrate the profound beauty and mystery of Mother Earth, and will explore the harm humanity is bringing to life on earth, according to a Confluence press release. The group...
Confluence Gallery offers practical training for regional artists

Confluence Gallery offers practical training for regional artists

Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp has been awarded a grant from the McMillen Foundation and the Moccasin Lake Foundation to support the Make Art Work program to assist regional artists. The gallery will partner with local and regional arts organizations on April 1 to host a daylong program of professional development skills for...
Methow Headwaters film to be screened at community party on Feb. 19

Methow Headwaters film to be screened at community party on Feb. 19

The Methow Headwaters Campaign will host a community party and a screening of a new film, “Methow Headwaters — Too Special to Mine,” on Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn. The film was produced by local filmmakers Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele, and features appearances by local residents. The evening includes music by...