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‘Small Works’ exhibit makes big impression

‘Small Works’ exhibit makes big impression

By Marcy Stamper The Winthrop Gallery’s new show is called “Small Works,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the art on display is diminutive. Instead, the concept behind the show was to inspire artists to provide their interpretation of what it means when they think about the sense of being small. What results is a...
Christen drew on memories for Apple Blossom Festival poster

Christen drew on memories for Apple Blossom Festival poster

When Winthrop watercolor artist Paula Christen was commissioned to create a painting for the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, the honor was “rich with memories,” she said. Christen grew up in the Entiat Valley and returned to the area last year, seeking …
Nobacon’s new album will debut this week

Nobacon’s new album will debut this week

Local singer and composer Danbert Nobacon has released a new album, called “Stardust to Darwinstuff” that will be available on Friday (April 21). The album is Nobacon’s first in seven years, and most of the songs were written in the Methow Valley, he said. Nobacon, who lives on Twisp River Road and frequently performs locally,...
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...