Today is Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015

ARTS
The word, the line, the form — all explored in Winthrop Gallery show

The word, the line, the form — all explored in Winthrop Gallery show

Visual artists derive inspiration from many aspects of the world — nature, music, the human form, the written word — and often manage to create poetry out of whatever medium they’re working in. The Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh particularly …
Weekend concerts feature young soloists, symphonic works

Weekend concerts feature young soloists, symphonic works

Eleven-year-old Odessa Owens likes bluegrass and Celtic music — she’s even been composing her own songs in those styles — but she is equally enthused about the Vivaldi violin concerto she will play with the Pipestone Orchestra this weekend. “I like Vivaldi,” she …
Arts briefs: May 20, 2015

Arts briefs: May 20, 2015

Trivia at the ciderhouse Keep your mind active on Sunday afternoons by taking part in trivia competition at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse near Winthrop, which will host teams of up to five from 3–5 p.m., starting this weekend. Cost is $3 person. For more information, call (509) 341-4354 or email methowcider@gmail.com. Confluence exhibits ‘Fireworks’ Confluence...
Picnic is still a feast of human emotions and possibilities

Picnic is still a feast of human emotions and possibilities

In the post-World War II, pre-“Mad Men” era that was the mid-1950s, coming-of-age Americans were sorting out a lot of questions about self-realization, sexual exploration and the mutability of social …
Macbeth, a tale of murder and dark ambition, comes to Twisp

Macbeth, a tale of murder and dark ambition, comes to Twisp

Seattle Shakespeare Company brings its traveling production of Macbeth to The Merc Playhouse in Twisp for a one-night performance on Saturday (May 16) at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for youth 18 and under. A 20-percent discount is available when purchasing tickets …
Arts briefs: May 13, 205

Arts briefs: May 13, 205

Art class postponed The experiential drawing and painting class “Immerse Yourself in the Process,” originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (May 16-17), has been postponed until fall, according to Confluence Gallery. For more information, call 997- 2787. Life drawing classes offered Four sessions of life drawing classes with Robin Nelson-Wicks will begin May 28 and...
Glover Street tortoise surprises, attracts, invites touch

Glover Street tortoise surprises, attracts, invites touch

Although giant tortoises are not generally thought of as native Methow Valley fauna, one seems to have taken up residence on Glover Street. This particular giant tortoise is a product of Steve Love’s hands and imagination, rendered of scrap steel, and stands on the sidewalk …
Arts briefs: May 6, 2015

Arts briefs: May 6, 2015

Book reading in Wenatchee Portland-based author Molly Gloss will discuss her new book, Falling from Horses, at the Wenatchee Public Library on Thursday (May 7). The free event begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a book signing. Gloss is the author of five novels. For more information, call (509) 662-5021. Senior project...

Perfect chemistry

Liberty Bell senior stages play to raise money for Cambodian students By Ann McCreary Liberty Bell High School senior Hannah Hogness has a passion for chemistry and theater, and has found a unique way to combine the two. Hogness is directing a play at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp this weekend, with the goal of...
Mother Experience Project returns to The Merc for Mother’s Day

Mother Experience Project returns to The Merc for Mother’s Day

The second annual Mother Experience Project, an evening of performance about mothering and the many facets of the mother/child relationship, will be presented at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp on Mother’s Day, May 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Ten women — not all of them mothers — will...