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ARTS
Provocative works on paper by Vblast

Provocative works on paper by Vblast

The artist Vblast will be exhibiting vibrant, new works on paper at the Spartan Art Project on the TwispWorks campus. After a career as a commercial artist, Vblast (Vern White) found working on paper has allowed him a sense of freedom that recalls his early explorations of art. Although he notes that paper lends itself well to immediacy and economy, Vblast’s works...
Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

Confluence’s ‘Totem’ exhibit evokes spiritual connections

A totem is a highly personal notion, which makes it the perfect inspiration for an artist. Confluence Gallery invited artists to provide their take on totems with the following tempting description: “Traditionally, a totem is a spirit being, sacred object…
Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

Wonderheads troupe performs unique story-telling theater

The Wonderheads theater troupe creates fantastic performances using expressive movement and huge masks that nearly cover the actors’ heads – but no words – to tell stories in a distinctive and whimsical way. Some people say watching a Wonderheads performance is like seeing a cartoon come to life…
Award-winning classical guitarists in concert at Confluence Gallery

Award-winning classical guitarists in concert at Confluence Gallery

Music lovers have an opportunity to hear two classical guitarists whom reviewers regularly describe with superlatives — Marc Teicholz (“among the best we have ever heard”) and Michael Partington (“exquisite good taste and fluid perfection”). Teicholz and Partington will present an intimate concert at Confluence Gallery on…
Circus arts (and more)

Circus arts (and more)

Sometimes clichés are true — the circus has indeed come to town. Sarah Prochnau, an aerialist, acrobat and circus performer, has performed at local arts festivals, but now she is teaching people to do trapeze flips, to hoist themselves up shimmery fabric, and to balance peacock feathers on their nose or forehead. Although she has always been athletic — Prochnau...
Lots of happenings on the Confluence Gallery calendar

Lots of happenings on the Confluence Gallery calendar

Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp has a number of events on the horizon: • The gallery’s next exhibit, “Totem,” opens on April 16 and continues through May 4. There will be a reception on April 23 from 4-8 p.m. The exhibit is curated by Jennifer Molesworth and Nicole Ringgold. It will include work...
Pops and poetry at OVOC’s spring finale on Saturday at Omak concert

Pops and poetry at OVOC’s spring finale on Saturday at Omak concert

Spring brings light, upbeat fare for the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus, which offers its spring concert on Saturday (April 2). It will be a trip down memory lane for some, and an introduction to ground-breaking pop music from the last century for younger folks. Both the orchestra and chorus are doing songs by the...
Local students honored in state exhibit

Local students honored in state exhibit

By Marcy Stamper Young artists from the Methow Valley have never been so well represented at the state’s annual high school art show as this year, where five are honored with top prizes. Liberty Bell High School students took first prize in drawing and photography and racked up three best-of-show awards in photography and video...
Arts briefs: March 23, 2016

Arts briefs: March 23, 2016

Gothard Sisters bring Celtic sound The Gothard Sisters, a trio of young women who perform Irish-inspired folk music, dance and storytelling, will present a concert on Saturday (March 26) at the Winthrop Barn. Local violinist Keeley Brooks will also perform. The award-winning performers have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers....
OVOC’s spring finale

OVOC’s spring finale

Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will present a spring concert season finale on April 2 at the Omak Performing Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students and free for children under 12. The concert will feature the music of the Beatles, Broadway musicals, and John...