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ARTS
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
Rise from the ashes and celebrate at the Phoenix Festival  this weekend

Rise from the ashes and celebrate at the Phoenix Festival  this weekend

By Laurelle Walsh

“We’re done burning, man!” is the motto of the Phoenix Festival, a creative arts festival and benefit for fire and flood relief that rises from the ashes at TwispWorks on Saturday (Oct. 18) from 2-10 p.m. TwispWorks, Methow Arts Alliance and …

Concert features Tara Kaiyala Weaver in violin concerto

Concert features Tara Kaiyala Weaver in violin concerto

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus open their concert season this weekend with everything from Baroque music through a late-19th-century dance suite. Anyone who did not hear Methow Valley violinist Tara Kaiyala Weaver as soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in May — or who wants to experience it again — can catch her virtuosic and emotionally sensitive performance on...
Be the best-dressed ghost or goblin on your block

Be the best-dressed ghost or goblin on your block

To expand your sartorial options for Halloween, the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus (OVOC) rents costumes collected over decades of musical theater. The costume shop is at The Courtyard in downtown Omak and will be open Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 29 to 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. People can also make an appointment...
Arts briefs: October 15, 2014

Arts briefs: October 15, 2014

This week: A night in Havana on Oct. 24 and Marionettes in Winthrop on Nov. 1