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Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Arts briefs: Feb. 3, 2016

Kingston is Confluence artist is residence Margaret Kingston is Confluence Gallery & Art Center’s artist in residence for three months through spring 2016, and will create a body of work that will be exhibited from April 23–May 4. Kingston, a Methow Valley resident, creates intricate oil paintings that might be mistaken for photographs. “Often featuring...
Unusual instruments star at Valentine concert

Unusual instruments star at Valentine concert

Fans of chamber music wouldn’t be surprised to hear a string quartet, but fans of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival have learned that the festival is not inhibited by traditional labels. This year’s Valentine concert on Feb. 13 is no exception …
Arts briefs: Jan. 20, 2016

Arts briefs: Jan. 20, 2016

Merc offers pre-school dance classes The Merc Playhouse in Twisp is offering pre-school dance classes on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4 p.m. through March 1 for kids ages 3 – 5. Cost is $5 per class on a drop-in basis. The classes will include introduction to a variety of dance styles. For more information, call 997‑7529. Enter Winthrop Gallery’s pet...
Westendorf gets whimsical for fundraiser concert at Merc

Westendorf gets whimsical for fundraiser concert at Merc

In the first of two scholarship fundraising concerts, composer and pianist Lynette Westendorf will present “A Whimsical Retrospective of My Life in Music” on Thursday (Jan. 14) at 7 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp.
Arts briefs: Jan. 13, 2015

Arts briefs: Jan. 13, 2015

‘Shadow and Light’ exhibit opens Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, “Shadow and Light,” opens Saturday (Jan.16) with a reception from 4 – 8 p.m. Two dozen local artists will display their work in the exhibit, which continues through Feb. 27. For more information, call 997‑2787. Sing with Lauralee The Methow Valley Unitarian Fellowship will offer a free opportunity for...
Confluence readies for ‘Shadow and Light’ exhibit opening

Confluence readies for ‘Shadow and Light’ exhibit opening

Shadow and light, opposites that define each other, provide the concept behind Confluence Gallery’s upcoming art exhibit that opens Jan. 16. “Shadow and Light” explores artists’ interpretations of how shadow and light contrast and compliment each other, giving definition, clarity or mystery to the world around us.
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...