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R&B festival again brings high-powered lineup to Winthrop

R&B festival again brings high-powered lineup to Winthrop

The Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival will open Friday (July 17) with the song “Wildfire,” written and performed by Pateros resident Brittany Jean. The festival will then move into a weekend of R&B stars with headliners Elvin Bishop …
Artists explore how we humanize the natural landscape at Confluence show

Artists explore how we humanize the natural landscape at Confluence show

“Hardscapes” opens at Confluence Gallery this week, an exhibit that invites artists to take a deeper look at how humans invent, design and engineer structures and systems that alter the natural world around us – both the …
Arts briefs: July 15, 2015

Arts briefs: July 15, 2015

  Malotte part of Port Townsend exhibit A photograph by local artist Sherry Malotte has been selected to be included in the 17th Annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Exhibition, “Expressions Northwest,” which will be held from July 31 to Aug. 30. Juror Kathleen Moles, an independent art curator, writer, and editor based in the...
Mural by Twisp painter installed in Leavenworth garden

Mural by Twisp painter installed in Leavenworth garden

A mural by Twisp painter Ginger Reddington depicting harvest, river rapids, and history of the Leavenworth area was dedicated at a community garden in the Bavarian-themed village at the end of June. Reddington’s mural — 12 feet wide by 4 feet tall — is one of three works of art commissioned for the E. Lorene Young Community Garden. The...
Arts briefs: July 8, 2015

Arts briefs: July 8, 2015

Confluence to open new show Confluence Gallery in Twisp will host an opening-day reception for its next exhibit, “Hardscapes,” on July 18 from 4–8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Aug. 22. Confluence invited artists to “take a deeper look at how humans invent, design, and engineer structures and systems that alter the natural world around...
Teens win awards at Young Adult Art Intensive

Teens win awards at Young Adult Art Intensive

Fifteen kids ages 12–16 participated in last week’s Young Adult Art Intensive at TwispWorks — a three-day art camp designed to “encourage kids to think about art in new ways,” according to co-leader Matt Armbrust. Camp participants primarily focused on sculpture and printmaking. At an exhibition and awards ceremony Friday evening (June 26), Jessica Marker received the...
Twisp T-shirt winning design selected

Twisp T-shirt winning design selected

Anacortes artist Jennifer McGill submitted the winning design for a “Twisp T-shirt” in a project coordinated by the Town of Twisp and Methow Arts. McGill used images of various vegetables to create an American flag design, with the inscription “Twisp, Wa.” A local selection panel reviewed many submitted design proposals, said Methow Arts Executive Director...
Arts briefs: July 1, 2015

Arts briefs: July 1, 2015

McCollum exhibit at Methow Gallery The Methow Gallery at TwispWorks is exhibiting works by local artist Mary Lou McCollum. The gallery is open Thursday and Friday from noon–5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Visitors can also see and purchase the work of Methow Valley artists Terry Hunt, Donna Keyser, Laura Karcher and Matthew...
Feelings articulated through color, line and form in ‘ARTiculated by Hand’

Feelings articulated through color, line and form in ‘ARTiculated by Hand’

The new exhibit at Winthrop Gallery, “ARTiculated by Hand: New Work From Paula Christen, Linda Harvey, Kathy Meyers and Linda Wick,” opens today (June 24) and runs through Aug. 3. The summer show “celebrates made-by-hand original art,” according to Winthrop Gallery’s head of …
Terra Zoo rocks the valley on Saturday

Terra Zoo rocks the valley on Saturday

Terra Zoo, a rock “power trio” made up of Methow Valley natives, performs in a 7 p.m. concert on Saturday (June 27) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Terra Zoo is Jay Ames, Wes Smith and Greg Autrey, who started playing together in the early 1980s when they were students at Liberty Bell High...