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Local guitarists showcased in Cascadia concert on Saturday

Local guitarists showcased in Cascadia concert on Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh Cascadia, the Methow Music Association, brings a night of music by some of the valley’s most noteworthy guitarists to The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under. “We are pleased to present a special concert showcasing local guitarists,” said Cascadia...
Arts briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

This week: Nobacon stages variety show, Student show at The Merc, Personal stories about the fires, and Children’s Dance Theater in Omak
Lonesome as the Land, an oratorio by Lynette Westendorf, soon to be released

Lonesome as the Land, an oratorio by Lynette Westendorf, soon to be released

By Laurelle Walsh

Friends and colleagues of Lynette Westendorf know that she has been hard at work for several years researching, composing and recording an oratorio about boy soldiers who served in the Civil War …

Learn ekphrastic poetry from a pro

Learn ekphrastic poetry from a pro

By Laurelle Walsh
Seattle slam poet and teaching artist Daemond Arrindell returns to the Methow Valley for a two-day workshop in ekphrastic poetry on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 8 – 9) at Confluence Gallery and Art Center. The workshop is appropriate for writers high school-aged and older, and qualifies for professional …
Gracie takes over as Confluence Gallery’s executive director

Gracie takes over as Confluence Gallery’s executive director

By Don Nelson
Salyna Gracie brings an all-encompassing love of the arts to her new role as executive director of Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp. Gracie, who began her new job on Tuesday (Nov. 4), is also co-owner of The Studio, a few doors …
Phoenix Festival raised nearly $13,000

Phoenix Festival raised nearly $13,000

The Oct. 18 Phoenix Festival, hosted at TwispWorks in conjunction with the Methow Arts Alliance and the Confluence Gallery & Art Center, raised $12,016 at the entry gate with an additional $968 being donated for a total of $12,984 that will be used for fire relief efforts, organizers said this week. The event’s goal was...
Joe Cashore brings his marionettes to life in Winthrop this weekend

Joe Cashore brings his marionettes to life in Winthrop this weekend

By Laurelle Walsh
A rock ‘n’ roll guitarist cranks out a riff and shimmies his way across the stage. A boy flies a kite. An elephant playfully blows a bit of fluff into the air with its trunk. A young mother comforts her wriggling infant. A homeless man roots through the trash. A horse...
Arts briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

Arts briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

This week: Confluence hosts community discussion about death, Auditions for children’s theater, Dance lessons for kids, and Cascadia to stage guitar concert
Methow Valley Theater to stage Gypsy in spring

Methow Valley Theater to stage Gypsy in spring

Methow Valley Theater will stage the classic musical Gypsy as its 2015 spring production, and will begin auditioning soon for a variety of roles. Auditions will be held on Nov. 2, 3, and 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. each day at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Cast selections will be made by Thanksgiving, and...
Phoenix Festival 2014

Phoenix Festival 2014

Two music stages, art installations, a beer garden, food vendors and a paint catapult kept attendees busy and entertained at the Phoenix Festival held at TwispWorks this past Saturday (Oct. 18). Proceeds from the festival will go toward fire and flood recovery. G A L L E R Y