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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...
Chamber Music Festival celebrates with a romantic concert

Chamber Music Festival celebrates with a romantic concert

“Romantic Strings,” a valentine concert hosted by the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, features an all-string program performed by internationally acclaimed musicians on Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse. Festival artistic director Kevin Krentz brings an invigorating approach to familiar music and introduces exciting and unexpected selections. The concert features Luka Sesek...
The House Jacks will raise the Barn

The House Jacks will raise the Barn

It’ll be a different kind of barn-raising when the pioneering vocal group the House Jacks come to the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (Feb. 11). When people hear the House Jacks, they hear hard-driving drumbeats, mind-bending guitar riffs and virtuosic woodwind solos – or, at least, that’s what they think they’re hearing. But the five ...
Pet photo contest is back at Winthrop Gallery

Pet photo contest is back at Winthrop Gallery

Budding photographers and animal lovers are encouraged to get out their cameras, kibbles and carrots to entice the creatures in their lives to strike a fetching pose. The Winthrop Gallery is accepting entries for its annual pet photo show, which is open to anyone. This year, the subject matter has been expanded, so the photo...
Nobacon releases new election-inspired single

Nobacon releases new election-inspired single

Responding to the election of Donald Trump as president, local musician and songwriter Danbert Nobacon has released a new single in protest. Called “Revolution 9.01,” the song is “in opposition to the coup d’etat that is the Trump government of the billionaires, by the billionaires, for the billionaires,” Nobacon said.
Chamber Music Festival hires outreach coordinator

Chamber Music Festival hires outreach coordinator

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival has hired Jennifer Stephens as its new outreach coordinator. Stephens has more than 20 years of experience working with businesses and nonprofit organizations, most recently as the senior director of marketing for The Wilderness Society, a national nonprofit conservation organization. As outreach coordinator, Stephens will help develop more opportunities...
Room One hosts benefit jazz concert in February

Room One hosts benefit jazz concert in February

Room One will host a benefit jazz concert to support local family planning services on Feb. 11 at the Mazama Country Inn. The concert will feature Wayne Horvitz on piano and Joe Casalini on Bass. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. There is a $50 donation requested for reserved...