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LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

LBHS drama students to cut loose in Footloose

Students in the Liberty Bell High School drama class have been polishing their lines, stretching their vocal cords, and kicking up their heels in rehearsals for next week’s performance of Footloose: The Musical. Footloose, which opens at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on May 12, is a fast-paced musical about a small town that bans...
Just the right expression

Just the right expression

Face painter Darla Hussey creates on a ‘moving canvas’ By Marcy Stamper The whiskers, glistening noses, stripes and spots that transform the human actors in The Wind in the Willows into mice, hedgehogs and ferrets are the handiwork of face painter Darla Hussey, who adds animated expressions and furry features to 18 young actors in...
Winthrop Gallery exhibit lets local artists reveal inspiration

Winthrop Gallery exhibit lets local artists reveal inspiration

Have you ever wondered where artists find inspiration, or how they translate their vision into a work of art? The Winthrop Gallery’s new show, “How We Work,” provides insight into the creative process of artists. The show opens Saturday (April 30) with …
Take in the trash at Confluence Gallery’s annual fashion extravaganza

Take in the trash at Confluence Gallery’s annual fashion extravaganza

For one night a year in the Methow Valley, the trashier you look the better: at the Confluence Gallery’s sixth annual Trashion fashion show this Saturday (April 30). The event is at the repurposed-couture center of the universe, the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the models will begin strutting...
Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Wind in the Willows a parable for all ages

Although the cast of The Wind in the Willows includes a rat, an otter, numerous ferrets and weasels, a toad and a hedgehog, it really isn’t about animals. “They behave just like people and wear people costumes,” said director Rod Molzahn.
Provocative works on paper by Vblast

Provocative works on paper by Vblast

The artist Vblast will be exhibiting vibrant, new works on paper at the Spartan Art Project on the TwispWorks campus. After a career as a commercial artist, Vblast (Vern White) found working on paper has allowed him a sense of freedom that recalls his early explorations of art. Although he notes that paper lends itself well to immediacy and economy, Vblast’s works...
Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

A totem is a highly personal notion, which makes it the perfect inspiration for an artist. Confluence Gallery invited artists to provide their take on totems with the following tempting description: “Traditionally, a totem is a spirit being, sacred object…
Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

The Wonderheads theater troupe creates fantastic performances using expressive movement and huge masks that nearly cover the actors’ heads – but no words – to tell stories in a distinctive and whimsical way. Some people say watching a Wonderheads performance is like seeing a cartoon come to life…
Award-winning classical guitarists in concert at Confluence Gallery

Award-winning classical guitarists in concert at Confluence Gallery

Music lovers have an opportunity to hear two classical guitarists whom reviewers regularly describe with superlatives — Marc Teicholz (“among the best we have ever heard”) and Michael Partington (“exquisite good taste and fluid perfection”). Teicholz and Partington will present an intimate concert at Confluence Gallery on…
Circus arts (and more)

Circus arts (and more)

Sometimes clichés are true — the circus has indeed come to town. Sarah Prochnau, an aerialist, acrobat and circus performer, has performed at local arts festivals, but now she is teaching people to do trapeze flips, to hoist themselves up shimmery fabric, and to balance peacock feathers on their nose or forehead. Although she has always been athletic — Prochnau...