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ARTS
Mother Experience Project returns to The Merc for Mother’s Day

Mother Experience Project returns to The Merc for Mother’s Day

The second annual Mother Experience Project, an evening of performance about mothering and the many facets of the mother/child relationship, will be presented at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on Mother’s Day, May 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Ten women — not all of them mothers — will...
Liberty Bell students stage original play Brain Circus – NY 2025

Liberty Bell students stage original play Brain Circus – NY 2025

An original sci-fi political thriller that explores themes of climate change, surveillance and the power of corporations is the collective brainchild of Liberty Bell Drama Company and the group’s drama coach Danbert Nobacon. Brain Circus — NY 2025 puts a dozen characters in the near future  in an unfolding story that the audience understands even …
Fashion sense

Fashion sense

Confluence Gallery and Art Center presented the fifth annual Trashion Show on Saturday (April 25) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. The runway fashion show featured garments made from “upcycled” materials. Autumn Jateff was awarded first place for her outfit, “All Zipped Up,” made from recycled zippers. Second place was awarded to Danbert Nobacon...
Arts briefs: April 29, 2015

Arts briefs: April 29, 2015

Fire recovery benefit concert The Mosaic Arts Choir and Orchestra, consisting of 85 singers and 25 instrumentalists, will perform a benefit concert for the Carlton Complex long term recovery effort on May 16 at Pateros Memorial Park. The concert, which will also feature performances by Brittany Jean, the Brewster-based, Nashville recording artist who wrote and...
Catch the energy of spring ‘Awakening’ at Winthrop Gallery

Catch the energy of spring ‘Awakening’ at Winthrop Gallery

A new show highlighting the miracle of spring renewal, titled “Awakening,” begins today (April 22) at Winthrop Gallery. The exhibit features work by all 30 member artists of the cooperative gallery, who “celebrate this transformation” with paintings, photography, drawings, ceramics, textiles and more, according to …
‘From Junk to Jewels’ is theme of this weekend’s Trashion Show

‘From Junk to Jewels’ is theme of this weekend’s Trashion Show

Confluence Gallery and Art Center presents the fifth annual Trashion Show on Saturday (April 25) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m. The runway fashion show, featuring garments made from “upcycled” materials, is recommended for ages 13 and up. General admission is $15...
Lightner is newest face at Confluence Gallery

Lightner is newest face at Confluence Gallery

Sarah Jo Lightner is the new administrative assistant at Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, joining the staff, board of directors and volunteers who keep the gallery’s day-to-day operations running smoothly, Executive Director Salyna Gracie said. “We are happy to introduce Sarah Jo to our patrons as she …
Arts briefs: April 22, 2015

Arts briefs: April 22, 2015

Pipestone student recital Sunday Students of Pam Hunt at the Pipestone School of Music will hold their annual studio recital in the Methow Valley Community Center gym on Sunday (April 26) at 3 p.m. Students from age 5 to 23 will perform solo and group pieces on violin, viola and cello. The event is free but...
Four one-act plays at Merc guaranteed to amuse, engage

Four one-act plays at Merc guaranteed to amuse, engage

By Ann McCreary Four short comedies with a common theme — love and relationships at various stage of life — will be presented in a Readers’ Theater production Friday and Saturday nights (April 17 – 18) at The Merc Playhouse. “This show is guaranteed to make you laugh,” said director Laurelle Walsh. “Some of it is hilarious, and some is bittersweet....
Shift in perspective at Confluence’s new show

Shift in perspective at Confluence’s new show

“This has to do with change — we kind of get stuck in what we perceive as being normal and don’t perceive that change is occurring,” said Dan Brown, one of three curators of Confluence Gallery’s new show …