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‘Fresh,’ ‘Living Color’ exhibits open at Confluence on Jan. 14

‘Fresh,’ ‘Living Color’ exhibits open at Confluence on Jan. 14

Confluence Gallery will open a new exhibit, “Fresh — A Collection of Contemporary Abstraction,” on Jan. 14. Also opening that day is a solo exhibit by Chelan artist Gene Barkley, “Into Living Color,” in the community gallery. Both exhibits run through Feb. 19. There will be an opening day reception from 4–8 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the...
Stratman wins local Poetry Out Loud competition

Stratman wins local Poetry Out Loud competition

Liberty Bell High School junior Mia Stratman won the Methow Valley School District’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition at The Merc Playhouse last week, qualifying to compete in the …
December arts events

December arts events

For your planning purposes, here’s a roundup of upcoming holiday events: • Thursday (Dec. 22): Cookie decorating with Santa Claus at Sun Mountain Lodge, Methow Room. Free; begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 996‑2211. • Friday (Dec. 23): Open mic with Ben Gilmore at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse in Winthrop. Free; 4 – 9 p.m. For more...
End of the trail for Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band – but not the music

End of the trail for Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band – but not the music

It’s been a harmonious 17 years for the Methow Valley’s nationally renowned Western music trio, the Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band. Now Lauralee Northcott, a Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band founder and only original member left …
Merc Playhouse announces its 2017 lineup of stage productions

Merc Playhouse announces its 2017 lineup of stage productions

The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has announced its 2017 season. Productions will include: • “Getting Through,” a festival of one-act plays curated and directed by The Merc’s Artistic Director Ki Gottberg, opening Jan. 19 and continuing through Jan. 28. • “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” a full-length comedy set in the South about a young woman...
Busy December offers lots of entertainment, activities in the valley

Busy December offers lots of entertainment, activities in the valley

A planner’s guide to enjoying the holidays By Ann McCreary December delivers an abundance of music, theater, art, community gatherings and shopping to celebrate winter and the holidays in the Methow Valley. To help plan for the busy month ahead, following is a roundup of December diversions. Music Saturday (Dec. 4): Liberty Bell High School...
Galleries shift into seasonal mode with new art shows, holiday gifts

Galleries shift into seasonal mode with new art shows, holiday gifts

It’s often noted that the best things in life come in small packages. Local galleries and artists are taking that notion to heart, offering small works of art that are perfect for gift-giving, stocking stuffers or a cold-weather indulgence for yourself. Confluence Gallery is featuring “One Foot 3: Thinking …
Missoula Children’s Theatre has become a perennial Methow Valley tradition

Missoula Children’s Theatre has become a perennial Methow Valley tradition

With more than 60 kids involved in the week-long theater intensives the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) brings to local schools, there are as many opportunities to discover a muse or calling. Fifth-grader Willow Frady’s favorite part is what she called the “overdo-it challenge.”
New artist-in-residence at Confluence

New artist-in-residence at Confluence

Shaila Tenorio will be the new artist-in-residence at Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp, and will have a solo exhibit of her work from March 4 to April 15, 2017. Tenorio will receive three months of studio space on the second floor of the gallery. She is a self-taught painter working primarily on canvas...
Cascadia presents Jazz in the Methow

Cascadia presents Jazz in the Methow

Two gifted singers with local roots — Laura Love and Nancy Zahn — combine their talents on Saturday (Nov. 5) for an evening of jazz. “These two outstanding vocalists performing together is like the perfect pairing of a fine wine with …