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Project will turn junked cars used to stabilize river bank into public art

Project will turn junked cars used to stabilize river bank into public art

By Ann McCreary

Methow Arts and the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) are teaming up in a project that will turn junked cars pulled from the banks of the Methow River into public art. Local artists are invited to …

Arts briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

This week: Johnston wins book award, Student show at The Merc cancelled, Jam against hunger and Community school holiday event
Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

Fire stories woven together in ‘BURN’ at The Merc

By Laurelle Walsh
Out of the summer came fire. Out of the fire came stories. Ten storytellers, all personally affected by the Carlton Complex fires of 2014, come together under the direction of Rose Weagant to tell their stories in “BURN: Stories of the Fire” at The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 7...
Horse Crazy wins ‘Best of the Best’ for harmony

Horse Crazy wins ‘Best of the Best’ for harmony

By Laurelle Walsh
The Methow Valley’s own Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band won the Marilyn Tuttle Best of the Best Harmony Award at last weekend’s Western Music Association 2014 Awards Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico …
Enter ‘a land of snow and indigo’ at Confluence Gallery this week

Enter ‘a land of snow and indigo’ at Confluence Gallery this week

By Laurelle Walsh
Imagine a land of snow and indigo, a land of stillness, deep blue shadows, cold, crisp air and glittering icicles. Before we know it, the Methow Valley will be cloaked in winter’s white and icy blue, and the holidays will be upon us. Confluence Gallery & Art Center recognizes the coming...
Local guitarists showcased in Cascadia concert on Saturday

Local guitarists showcased in Cascadia concert on Saturday

By Laurelle Walsh Cascadia, the Methow Music Association, brings a night of music by some of the valley’s most noteworthy guitarists to The Merc Playhouse on Saturday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students 18 and under. “We are pleased to present a special concert showcasing local guitarists,” said Cascadia...
Arts briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

Arts briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

This week: Nobacon stages variety show, Student show at The Merc, Personal stories about the fires, and Children’s Dance Theater in Omak
Lonesome as the Land, an oratorio by Lynette Westendorf, soon to be released

Lonesome as the Land, an oratorio by Lynette Westendorf, soon to be released

By Laurelle Walsh

Friends and colleagues of Lynette Westendorf know that she has been hard at work for several years researching, composing and recording an oratorio about boy soldiers who served in the Civil War …

Learn ekphrastic poetry from a pro

Learn ekphrastic poetry from a pro

By Laurelle Walsh
Seattle slam poet and teaching artist Daemond Arrindell returns to the Methow Valley for a two-day workshop in ekphrastic poetry on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 8 – 9) at Confluence Gallery and Art Center. The workshop is appropriate for writers high school-aged and older, and qualifies for professional …
Gracie takes over as Confluence Gallery’s executive director

Gracie takes over as Confluence Gallery’s executive director

By Don Nelson
Salyna Gracie brings an all-encompassing love of the arts to her new role as executive director of Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp. Gracie, who began her new job on Tuesday (Nov. 4), is also co-owner of The Studio, a few doors …