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ARTS
Arts briefs: July 2, 2014

Arts briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: New show at Winthrop Gallery opens July 9 and Free concert at Pearrygin Lake on July 13
Historic climb 

Historic climb 

Five of the 26 travelers who accompanied local historian Bill Hottell on a recent trip to Ireland took a break atop the remote rock island called Skellig Michael, off the coast of County Kerry. From left, Walt Havens, Louise Stevens, Suzi Jennings, Scott Jennings and Kathleen Havens had to negotiate 619 steps carved out of...
TwispWorks artist sets out ‘to carve something bigger’ than herself

TwispWorks artist sets out ‘to carve something bigger’ than herself

By Laurelle Walsh

Stone carver, university professor and part-time valley resident Batya Friedman slowly chips away on an ancient limestone pillar at her …

Swenson plays body as instrument in ‘Human Jazz’ 

Swenson plays body as instrument in ‘Human Jazz’ 

By Laurelle Walsh

Combine mime with dance, vocals and improvisation; mix in elements of shamanism, shape-shifting and play, and you begin to get the picture of …

Arts briefs: June 25, 2014

Arts briefs: June 25, 2014

This week: Arts Festival back for the Fourth of July in Twisp and Summer reading for kids gets easier with radio recommendations from peers.
Sisters on the Fly landing in Winthrop this weekend

Sisters on the Fly landing in Winthrop this weekend

Sisters on the Fly, a nationwide outdoor adventure club for women, will return to Pine Near RV Park in Winthrop this weekend for another “Winthrop, Wine and Western Women” celebration. The group was formed in 1999 and now has more than 4,000 members, according to its website, www.sistersonthefly.com. Its mission statement is, “Offering empowerment and...
Arts briefs: June 18, 2014

Arts briefs: June 18, 2014

This week: Artists reception at Sun Mountain on June 22, Pottery on Wednesday nights with Matt Armbrust, or see Ian McFeron in two free shows
Baroque music meets slam poetry at the Spartan Art Project

Baroque music meets slam poetry at the Spartan Art Project

By Laurelle Walsh

The cozy quarters of the Spartan Art Project will play host to another “Intimate Performance” on Friday (June 20) at 7 p.m. on …

Hop Rendezvous brings brewfest tradition back

Hop Rendezvous brings brewfest tradition back

The Winthrop Hop Rendezvous Brewfest, which will offer samplings of craft beers from around the region on Saturday (June 21), is a reincarnation of sorts. Casey Ruud, co-owner of the Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop, said that the brewery’s predecessor — the Winthrop Brewing Company — used to host something similar called Octoberwest. Ruud said the idea to revive...

Rivers focus of discussion at Confluence Gallery

In conjunction with its current exhibit “Our River,” Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp will host a panel discussion on Friday (June 13) about local rivers and what they mean to us as a community. The informal discussion begins at 6 p.m. and will be facilitated by Derek Van Marter, executive director of the...