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Art briefs: April 30, 2014

Art briefs: April 30, 2014

This week, Musician Laura Love performs in Tonasket, MAW closes up, and just in time for Mother's Day, it's the Mother Experience Project May 11
Mirificus High explores the inner lives of teenagers

Mirificus High explores the inner lives of teenagers

By Marcy Stamper

What do you get when you unleash 13 teen imaginations and a drama coach who has been the lead singer of a British rock band and an actor, dancer and writer? You might just get Mirificus High, an original drama with equally original music that aims to …

Dig up some ‘Artifacts’ at the Winthrop Gallery exhibit

Dig up some ‘Artifacts’ at the Winthrop Gallery exhibit

By Laurelle Walsh

An artifact is “a usually hand-made object (as a tool or ornament) representing a particular culture or stage of technological development,” according to Merriam-Webster.

In a new show at the Winthrop Gallery, the member-artists take Webster’s definition one step further by …

Confluence show evokes the raven’s symbolism

Confluence show evokes the raven’s symbolism

By Ann McCreary

Among different cultures throughout history, ravens have been seen as heroes and troublemakers, tricksters and transformers, harbingers of good and evil. A powerful symbol and subject of mythology, folklore, art and literature, ravens are

Confluence show evokes the raven’s symbolism

Confluence show evokes the raven’s symbolism

By Ann McCreary Among different cultures throughout history, ravens have been seen as heroes and troublemakers, tricksters and transformers, harbingers of good and evil. A powerful symbol and subject of mythology, folklore, art and literature, ravens are the inspiration for an art exhibit with an opening reception on Saturday (April 26) at Confluence Gallery and...
Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

Adult comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn explores ‘the feminist question’

By Ann McCreary
Funny and thought-provoking, the play Rapture, Blister, Burn at The Merc Playhouse explores the age-old question — what do women really want? “It’s modern, spicy,” said Ashley Lodato, who …
Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Hear LBHS jazz band and support music program

Enjoy high-energy jazz and a satisfying bowl of spaghetti — and help support the Liberty Bell High School music program — when the Liberty Bell jazz band plays at the Twisp River Pub next Wednesday (April 23). The 18-member student group — five saxophones; four trombones; three trumpets; and a rhythm section with keyboard, guitar, percussion, and three bass players (one...
Arts briefs: April 16, 2014

Arts briefs: April 16, 2014

This week: On April 26, we've got ‘Raven’ opening at Confluence, Winthrop Gallery exhibit opens, Music at Spartan Art Project, and String students offer recital. Not on April 26, Willy Wonka Jr. is coming to The Merc May 9 and the Wizard of Oz in Omak on May 2.
Bill Davie headlines free concert presented by KTRT ‘The Root’

Bill Davie headlines free concert presented by KTRT ‘The Root’

KTRT-FM “The Root” is offering a free concert on Saturday (April 12), featuring locally well-known musician and radio personality Bill Davie, to thank the community for its support of the Methow Valley radio station. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Donations will be accepted to help cover costs. There...
Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Conservancy book features local artists’ work

Copies of The Methow Out My Window, a limited-edition book featuring contributions by many local artists, photographers and writers, will be available in May through the Methow Conservancy. Proceeds from the book will support the Conservancy’s annual operating fund. Only 250 copies of the hand-made, 40-page book will be offered, at a cost of $250...