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Confluence Gallery seeks applicants for 2016 fall/winter artist-in-residency program

Confluence Gallery seeks applicants for 2016 fall/winter artist-in-residency program

Confluence Gallery in Twisp is soliciting applications for its artist-in-residency program for winter and spring of 2016. One selected artist will receive three months of studio space at Confluence from Feb.1 – April 30, and a solo exhibit in the gallery gift shop during the months of May through July. Studio space is located on the second...
Arts briefs: Jan. 6, 2016

Arts briefs: Jan. 6, 2016

Artist-to-Artist begins Confluence Gallery will launch a new artist networking/education program, “Artist to Artist,” on Saturday (Jan. 9) from 5 – 7 p.m. at Weagant Studios, 62 Old Twisp Highway. Each quarterly gathering will be hosted by a Methow Valley artist in their working studio. Resident artists will share something about themselves and their work at the free events....
Arts briefs: Dec. 30, 2015

Arts briefs: Dec. 30, 2015

Movie night opens at Confluence The End of the Tour, the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, will be the first feature in Confluence Gallery’s series of movie nights on Tuesday (Jan. 5) at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5; beer and wine will be...
Brady piano concert to benefit ‘Room One on Day One’

Brady piano concert to benefit ‘Room One on Day One’

Local pianist Michael Brady is continuing an annual tradition of welcoming the new year with a solo piano concert on Friday (Jan. 1) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. This is Brady’s 11th-annual concert (what he discreetly terms “the 10th anniversary of his 50th-birthday recital”). Brady is featuring expressive music of the Romantic era by...
Arts briefs: Dec. 23, 2015

Arts briefs: Dec. 23, 2015

Jazz night benefits MVCC The Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop will host a night of jazz on Dec. 30 to benefit the Methow Valley Citizens Council (MVCC). Julliard graduate and founder of the Westerlies, Riley Mulherkar, and his brother Andrew, a New England Conservatory graduate, will be joined by local talent for a night of...
Lilly Cooley takes first place in fourth annual Poetry Out Loud competition

Lilly Cooley takes first place in fourth annual Poetry Out Loud competition

By Don Nelson Freshman Lilly Cooley won the Methow Valley School District’s fourth annual Poetry Out Loud competition, featuring 13 students from Liberty Bell High School and the Independent Learning Center, on Dec. 16, edging out 2014 winner Claire Waichler. Cooley recited “Bleeding Heart,” by Carmen Gimenez Smith, and “The End of the World,” by...
Arts briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

Arts briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

High school concert on Thursday The Liberty Bell High School band and choir will present their fall concert at 6 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 16) at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Admission is by donation. Arctic adventures with Lynx Primitive living skills instructor Lynx Vilden will present a slide show and readings as part of...
Arts briefs: Dec. 9, 2015

Arts briefs: Dec. 9, 2015

Secret Garden presentation in Twisp The Twisp library will host a Book It Theater presentation of the children’s book The Secret Garden on Saturday (Dec. 12) at the Methow Valley Community Center. The free event begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 997‑4681. Rhyme and reason at Poetry Out Loud The fourth annual Poetry Out...
LBHS, Community School students team up to create plays for holiday production

LBHS, Community School students team up to create plays for holiday production

When you want to do a theatrical production with talking trees and chatty mice and a moon that turns into a mountain, there’s no better way than to enlist the imagination of young people. A collaboration has harnessed the creativity of elementary students at the Methow Valley Community School and Liberty Bell High School. It brings …...
Holiday Concerts celebrate 30 years of seasonal gatherings with joyous music

Holiday Concerts celebrate 30 years of seasonal gatherings with joyous music

For three decades Cascadia has gathered the community together, as performers and audience, to celebrate the holidays through music. This year Cascadia is celebrating not only the holidays but also the Cascadia Chorale’s 30th anniversary at the annual Holiday Concerts on Dec. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Methow Valley Community Center.