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Summer full of learning, doing, creative opportunities

Summer full of learning, doing, creative opportunities

Roll up your sleeves and let your creative juices flow. The approaching summer is filled with opportunities to get involved in all kinds of art and creative growth through classes, workshops, camps and performances.
Two new exhibits open with receptions at Confluence Gallery on Saturday

Two new exhibits open with receptions at Confluence Gallery on Saturday

“Back to the Garden,” Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, opens Saturday (June 11) with a reception from 4-8 p.m. The group exhibit will feature works that explore ideas of renewal and growth, literally and metaphorically returning to the garden. The exhibit will feature a special solo collection “Sterling Botanicals: A Hand Fabricated Collection,” by local silversmith...
Winthrop Gallery’s new exhibit celebrates our relationship with summer

Winthrop Gallery’s new exhibit celebrates our relationship with summer

Winthrop Gallery will host an artists’ reception from 5–7 p.m. on Saturday (June 4) to mark the opening of its new exhibit — “Obliquity: Our Tilt Towards the Sun” — featuring new works by local artists Tamera Abate, Margaret Kingston, Dennis O’Callaghan and Katie Swanson. The exhibit, which opened June 1, continues through July 25. Saturday’s free...
A sound investment

A sound investment

Audience members at the Pipestone Orchestra concert this weekend can expect richer and more resonant music, thanks to 23 acoustical panels and 85 fabric acoustic baffles just installed in the Methow Valley Community Center gym. Although the original purpose of the gym is still proclaimed by a basketball hoop and the Twisp Yello-Jackets logo on the...
Twisp is alive with the sound of music this weekend

Twisp is alive with the sound of music this weekend

A musical weekend is in store as Cascadia Music hosts concerts throughout Twisp on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29. The annual Music Days celebration features free casual daytime performances by small ensembles around town on Saturday, and concludes with Pipestone Orchestra’s spring concert on Saturday evening. The lineup for the day …
The Women of Troy links ancient and contemporary issues

The Women of Troy links ancient and contemporary issues

Actors from Seattle University will present The Women of Troy on Saturday (May 21) at 7 p.m. in a one-night-only performance at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. The Merc is offering a special invitation to students for the show — free admission to the play and…
Methow Valley native returns as Confluence Gallery artist in residence

Methow Valley native returns as Confluence Gallery artist in residence

Bryan Putnam is the Confluence Gallery artist in resident through July 31. Putnam receives three months of studio space on the second floor of the gallery in Twisp, and will end his residency with a solo exhibit in the gift shop from July 23 – Aug. 27. Putnam spent the last two years teaching art at the...
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 …