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Local artists coax beauty from fire

Local artists coax beauty from fire

Sixteen artists who can harness the power of fire and heat to transform ordinary elements such as sand, metal and clay into unalloyed beauty are featured in Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, “Fireworks: Clay, Glass, Metal.” The show, curated by ceramic artist Suzi Jennings, celebrates three-dimensional art and a degree of …
Design a T-shirt that says ‘Twisp’ – and win some cash

Design a T-shirt that says ‘Twisp’ – and win some cash

Think you have a design idea for a T-shirt message that absolutely nails the concept of Twisp? Methow Arts Alliance wants to hear from you – or more to the point, wants to see what you have in mind. And there’s money involved. The arts organization is sponsoring a Twisp T-shirt contest to come up...
Arts briefs: May 27, 2015

Arts briefs: May 27, 2015

Marracci exhibit in Mazama Paintings by local artist Sue Marracci are on exhibit at the Mazama Country Inn through Aug. 30. The free exhibit is presented by Confluence Gallery. Marracci is a long-time resident of the Methow Valley and has been showing her artwork here since 2004. For more information, call 997-2787. Piano students in...
Coloring: It’s not just for kids anymore

Coloring: It’s not just for kids anymore

Winthrop resident Mary Kay Johnson is a fan of coloring and coloring books — and not just for children. “Adults love coloring too. It’s so relaxing,” Johnson asserts, and the act of coloring may even be beneficial to your health, as CNN reported in April. Johnson is the author of “Coloring book: gateway to …
Art Walk turns Twisp into a stroller’s delight on Saturday

Art Walk turns Twisp into a stroller’s delight on Saturday

Look for big yellow footprints to guide your way to public art and interactive demonstrations, art studios, live music, local food and arts activities for all ages during Twisp’s annual Art Walk on Saturday (May 23) from noon-4 p.m.
The word, the line, the form — all explored in Winthrop Gallery show

The word, the line, the form — all explored in Winthrop Gallery show

Visual artists derive inspiration from many aspects of the world — nature, music, the human form, the written word — and often manage to create poetry out of whatever medium they’re working in. The Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh particularly …
Weekend concerts feature young soloists, symphonic works

Weekend concerts feature young soloists, symphonic works

Eleven-year-old Odessa Owens likes bluegrass and Celtic music — she’s even been composing her own songs in those styles — but she is equally enthused about the Vivaldi violin concerto she will play with the Pipestone Orchestra this weekend. “I like Vivaldi,” she …
Arts briefs: May 20, 2015

Arts briefs: May 20, 2015

Trivia at the ciderhouse Keep your mind active on Sunday afternoons by taking part in trivia competition at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse near Winthrop, which will host teams of up to five from 3–5 p.m., starting this weekend. Cost is $3 person. For more information, call (509) 341-4354 or email methowcider@gmail.com. Confluence exhibits ‘Fireworks’ Confluence...
Picnic is still a feast of human emotions and possibilities

Picnic is still a feast of human emotions and possibilities

In the post-World War II, pre-“Mad Men” era that was the mid-1950s, coming-of-age Americans were sorting out a lot of questions about self-realization, sexual exploration and the mutability of social …
Macbeth, a tale of murder and dark ambition, comes to Twisp

Macbeth, a tale of murder and dark ambition, comes to Twisp

Seattle Shakespeare Company brings its traveling production of Macbeth to The Merc Playhouse in Twisp for a one-night performance on Saturday (May 16) at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for youth 18 and under. A 20-percent discount is available when purchasing tickets …