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ARTS
Full metal yellow jacket

Full metal yellow jacket

A giant yellow jacket will soon hover high in the air above the Twisp Commons next to the Methow Valley Community Center. An 8-foot-long metal sculpture (not including antennae) by local artist Barry Stromberger is expected to be installed soon, a collaboration of Methow Arts and Methow Salmon …
Local artists capture spirit of Ponderosa pine in Winthrop Gallery’s new exhibit

Local artists capture spirit of Ponderosa pine in Winthrop Gallery’s new exhibit

The stately Ponderosa pine, an iconic tree of the Methow Valley and much of the West, will be celebrated in a new exhibit opening Wednesday (Sept. 14) at the Winthrop Gallery. Winthrop Gallery artists will capture the spirit of the Ponderosa pine in photos, paintings, sculpture, baskets and more. Photographer Teri Pieper, basket maker Lauralee...
‘Round and Round’ leaves town

‘Round and Round’ leaves town

A sculpture by the late Bernie Hosey called “Round and Round” was removed Monday (Sept. 12) from its prominent spot on the TwispWorks campus adjacent to Highway 20. The large metal sphere was loaded onto a flatbed truck and removed by Harry Hosey, Bernie’s brother and executor of his estate. It will become part of...
Participatory poetry

Participatory poetry

People may envision poetry as staid, formal or exclusive. But Washington’s poet laureate, Tod Marshall, will disabuse anyone of that image — Marshall will excite readers and writers about the power of poetry to fuel the imagination through links with rock concerts, fishing and …
Weekend watercolor workshop next month

Weekend watercolor workshop next month

Painting animals and birds presents a unique set of challenges — for example, effectively depicting fur, feathers, eyes, grass and water. Local watercolor artists have an opportunity to learn from a master in the field when internationally renowned watercolor artist Stan Miller teaches a two-day workshop in mid-October entitled “Painting Animals in Watercolor.” Miller will show students...
New Confluence Gallery exhibit aims straight for the hearth

New Confluence Gallery exhibit aims straight for the hearth

The notion of the hearth conjures up warmth and coziness, and there is no shortage of those sentiments in Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit – nubby shawls, tempting ceramic tea sets, and paintings and sculptures that complete the ambience of home. But the theme also inspired artists to reflect on …
Renowned cello, bassoon duo in concert at The Merc Playhouse

Renowned cello, bassoon duo in concert at The Merc Playhouse

An evening of chamber music performed by a cello and bassoon duo will be held Sunday (Sept. 4) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Rebecca Rust, cello, and Friedrich Edelmann, bassoon, are a husband-and-wife team based in Germany that performs throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, including three private performances for the emperor and...
Traditional Colombian musical group coming to the valley in September

Traditional Colombian musical group coming to the valley in September

Herencia de Timbiquí will perform traditional music from Colombia in an appearance at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp on Sept. 30. The show is presented by Methow Arts with sponsorship by Blue Star Coffee Roasters. The evening will open at 7 p.m. with a performance by fire dancer Christina Stout. Reservations are recommended....
Log Jam rocks Old Schoolhouse Brewery for four days this weekend

Log Jam rocks Old Schoolhouse Brewery for four days this weekend

The Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop is offering its annual Log Jam — four days of live music — over the Labor Day weekend , and it’s all free of charge. All the shows start at 7 p.m. Here’s the lineup: • Thursday (Sept. 1): The Pearls, from Vancouver, Washington, will play a set of Cajun, gypsy and bluegrass country....
State’s poet laureate to offer workshop, reading in Twisp

State’s poet laureate to offer workshop, reading in Twisp

Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall will be in Twisp in mid-September for a poetry workshop and reading. The reading will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 at The Merc Playhouse. Admission is by donation. The workshop will be on Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m., also at The Merc. Participation is by donation; students...