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Arts briefs: June 24, 2015

Arts briefs: June 24, 2015

Students exhibit at Spartan Art Gallery Artists of the Methow Valley Young Adult Art Intensive — a three-day art camp for teens happening this week in Twisp — invite the public to view their work at an exhibition on Friday (June 26) from 6-8 p.m. at the Spartan Art Gallery on the TwispWorks campus. “This camp is about encouraging kids...
Arts briefs: June 17, 2015

Arts briefs: June 17, 2015

Teen art camp at TwispWorks Laura Gunnip of Door No. 3 Print Studio and Matt Armbrust of the Methow Valley Clay Art Center are combining forces to offer an intensive three-day teen art camp from June 24-26 at TwispWorks. Daily sessions run from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will an exhibition of students’ works on the...
Arts briefs: June 10, 2015

Arts briefs: June 10, 2015

Painting fruits and veggies Confluence Gallery is offering “Painting the Produce Section,” a two-day seminar with artist and teacher Kathleen McKeehan, on June 27–28 at the Methow Valley Inn in Twisp. Students will learn washes and dry-brush techniques of classic watercolor to paint realistic fruit or vegetables. Beginners are welcome. The sessions are from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m....
Shafer Museum hosts Thalia Brass Quintet

Shafer Museum hosts Thalia Brass Quintet

Thalia Brass Quintet makes its debut in the Methow Valley with an outdoor concert at the Shafer Museum in Winthrop on Saturday (June 6) at 3 p.m. Admission is by donation. Quintet members Frank Riggs and Ron Ryder on trumpet, Carey LaMothe on French horn, Jim Hattori on trombone and Jim Russell on tuba, are...

Arts briefs: June 3, 2015

Celebrating young writers Methow Valley Elementary School’s annual Young Writers’ Celebration will include a free public event on Thursday (June 4) from 5:30 –7 p.m. in the school library. Students’ writing will be displayed, students will read original work aloud, and the winners of the fourth annual writing contest will be announced. The Young Writers’ Celebration...
Local artists coax beauty from fire

Local artists coax beauty from fire

Sixteen artists who can harness the power of fire and heat to transform ordinary elements such as sand, metal and clay into unalloyed beauty are featured in Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, “Fireworks: Clay, Glass, Metal.” The show, curated by ceramic artist Suzi Jennings, celebrates three-dimensional art and a degree of …
Design a T-shirt that says ‘Twisp’ – and win some cash

Design a T-shirt that says ‘Twisp’ – and win some cash

Think you have a design idea for a T-shirt message that absolutely nails the concept of Twisp? Methow Arts Alliance wants to hear from you – or more to the point, wants to see what you have in mind. And there’s money involved. The arts organization is sponsoring a Twisp T-shirt contest to come up...
Arts briefs: May 27, 2015

Arts briefs: May 27, 2015

Marracci exhibit in Mazama Paintings by local artist Sue Marracci are on exhibit at the Mazama Country Inn through Aug. 30. The free exhibit is presented by Confluence Gallery. Marracci is a long-time resident of the Methow Valley and has been showing her artwork here since 2004. For more information, call 997-2787. Piano students in...
Coloring: It’s not just for kids anymore

Coloring: It’s not just for kids anymore

Winthrop resident Mary Kay Johnson is a fan of coloring and coloring books — and not just for children. “Adults love coloring too. It’s so relaxing,” Johnson asserts, and the act of coloring may even be beneficial to your health, as CNN reported in April. Johnson is the author of “Coloring book: gateway to …
Art Walk turns Twisp into a stroller’s delight on Saturday

Art Walk turns Twisp into a stroller’s delight on Saturday

Look for big yellow footprints to guide your way to public art and interactive demonstrations, art studios, live music, local food and arts activities for all ages during Twisp’s annual Art Walk on Saturday (May 23) from noon-4 p.m.