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Serendipity, experimentation and chance explored at Winthrop Gallery

Serendipity, experimentation and chance explored at Winthrop Gallery

By Laurelle Walsh In Winthrop Gallery’s new show, “Serendipity: New work from Pearl Cherrington, Jim Neupert and Susannah Young,” all three artists explore the creative process from the perspective of experimentation and chance. The exhibit opens today (Aug. 5) and runs through Sept. 14. An opening reception with refreshments will be held at the gallery...
See ceramic artists working at Methow Valley Clay Art Fest

See ceramic artists working at Methow Valley Clay Art Fest

Methow Valley Clay Art Center on the TwispWorks campus hosts the Methow Valley Clay Art Fest this weekend (Aug. 6-9). The event begins on Thursday with a potluck “meet ‘n greet” and ceramic exhibition from 7 – 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the festival’s featured ceramic artists will …
Live music at Sun Mountain

Live music at Sun Mountain

Sun Mountain Lodge will host a series of indoor and outdoor musical performances in August, all of them free and open to the public: Thursday (Aug. 6), Terry Hunt, classical guitar, 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 11), Nicole Unser, 6 – 8 p.m. Aug. 13, Tara Weaver, classical violinist, 6 – 8 p.m. Aug. 18, Hank Cramer and Rob Thran,...
Home Tour offers a rare inside look at Methow Valley living

Home Tour offers a rare inside look at Methow Valley living

It’s OK to feel a little bit voyeuristic on the annual Methow Valley Home Tour. After all, it’s an opportunity to take an up-close look at distinct valley homes — many of them hidden from general view — that you might not otherwise see. And according to Louise Stevens, one of the organizers of this year’s tour, many visitors...
Arts briefs: July 29, 2015

Arts briefs: July 29, 2015

New show at Winthrop Gallery Winthrop Gallery will host an artists’ reception for its exhibit “Serendipity,” which features local artists Pearl Cherrington, Jim Neupert and Susannah Young, on Aug. 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibit opens Aug. 5 and continues through Sept. 14. For more information, call 996-3925. Learning to sing A song and voice...
Sun Mountain summer exhibit ‘enticing, precise and subtle’

Sun Mountain summer exhibit ‘enticing, precise and subtle’

The Gallery at Sun Mountain Lodge invites art lovers to come and view its summer exhibit, which features the recent work of painters Donna Keyser and Margaret Kingston, and photographers Teri Pieper and Ken Smith. The show is co-curated by Keyser and Laura Karcher. An artists’ reception will take place in the Pasayten Room Foyer...
Earnest offers a Wilde look at human conventions, pretensions

Earnest offers a Wilde look at human conventions, pretensions

“A trivial comedy for serious people” is the subtitle of The Importance of Being Earnest, a play that mocks social traditions and is still relevant today, 120 years after it was first performed. “The play pokes fun at how seriously we take our own little dramas,” said Ki Gottberg, who directs the production that opens Friday...
Folksinger Brittany Jean debuts at R&B

Folksinger Brittany Jean debuts at R&B

In an uncharacteristically quiet moment in the beer garden at the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, singer-songwriter Brittany Jean made her Methow Valley debut, captivating the audience with only her acoustic guitar and sensitive vocals as she performed what has become an anthem of the Carlton Complex Fire. Just a year ago, as the wildfire...
Chamber music festival merges music, art and nature

Chamber music festival merges music, art and nature

Five inspiring concerts, free performances throughout the valley, and the inauguration of art made from discarded pianos are among the enticements of the 20th-annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. The festival also includes opportunities for behind-the-scenes glimpses of the musicians and how they work their magic, and presentations that will help …
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Campbell exhibit at The Merc The Merc Playhouse in Twisp will host an exhibit of oil paintings by Caryl Campbell beginning Friday (July 24) and continuing through Oct. 30. The exhibit, titled “The Wilderness Journal,” is presented by Confluence Gallery. Campbell is a long-time Methow Valley resident and an amateur naturalist. Her work can be...