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Arts briefs: October 7, 2015

Arts briefs: October 7, 2015

Sun Mountain hosts Jeff Lowe documentary Metanoia, an award-winning documentary chronicling the climbing career, chaotic personal life, and heroic ALS battle of mountaineering legend Jeff Lowe, will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9) at Sun Mountain Lodge in conjunction with EASE Cancer. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, at www.brownpapertickets.com...
Peruvian beat at the Barn

Peruvian beat at the Barn

Cumbia is the most widespread music in South America, with intriguing variations in almost every country on the continent. Now Cumbia’s infectiously danceable beat and appealing melodic lines have come as far north as the Methow Valley, in a concert by the Cumbia All Stars on Friday (Oct. 9) at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop...
Celebrate authentic Carnaval at Phoenix Festival on Saturday

Celebrate authentic Carnaval at Phoenix Festival on Saturday

Experience an autumnal Brazilian Carnaval with music, Brazilian dance and colorful costumes and Capoiera arts interwoven with local musicians, artisans, and art-making at the Phoenix Festival on Saturday (Oct. 3). The free event will be from 4 – 9 p.m. at TwispWorks The festival, launched last year, celebrates the resilience of the Methow Valley. It is sponsored...
Arts briefs: Sept. 30, 2015

Arts briefs: Sept. 30, 2015

Reddington exhibit at Mazama Country Inn Works by local artist Ginger Reddington are on display at the Mazama Country Inn through Dec. 30. Reddington’s paintings can be seen in the dining room and lobby whenever the inn is open. For more about her work, visit www.gingerreddington.com. The exhibit is sponsored by Confluence Gallery. For more...
Rescheduled Mountainfilm On Tour screens this weekend

Rescheduled Mountainfilm On Tour screens this weekend

By Laurelle Walsh An evening of award-winning documentary films comes to Winthrop this weekend, with the return of Mountainfilm On Tour. Originally scheduled in August and cancelled due to the Twisp River Fire, the touring film festival returns to the Methow Valley on Saturday (Sept. 26), at 7 p.m., with three hours of select films...
Three artists featured in D*SIGNS Gallery exhibit in Twisp

Three artists featured in D*SIGNS Gallery exhibit in Twisp

A contemporary art exhibit featuring industrial painter Steve Ward, sculptor Jason Briggs and installation artist Squeak Meisel will open with a reception at D*SIGNS Gallery in Twisp on Saturday (Sept. 26) from 6 – 8 p.m. Meisel, a nationally recognized installation artist and Washington State University sculpture professor, has created a painted piece that will fill the …...
Arts briefs: Sept. 23, 2015

Arts briefs: Sept. 23, 2015

OVOC looking for new members The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus has begun its 2015-2016 concert season and is looking to add more members. No auditions are necessary. The chorus holds rehearsals on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Omak High School music room, directed by Johnathan McBride.  Orchestra rehearsals are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.,...
Childs brings home-grown humor back to the valley

Childs brings home-grown humor back to the valley

Toby Childs says he got his first taste of how appealing improvisation can be as a student playing in a jazz band led by Methow Valley musician Terry Hunt. Childs became hooked on the concept as it applies to humor, and has been making up funny stuff ever since. Now he’s doing it for a living....
Artists build on the wisdom of the ancients in ‘Light,’ a new show at Winthrop Gallery

Artists build on the wisdom of the ancients in ‘Light,’ a new show at Winthrop Gallery

By Laurelle Walsh “Light,” a show that opens this week at Winthrop Gallery, features work from the 24 member artists on the subject of light — sunlight, moonlight, candlelight or simply seeing familiar objects in a new light. The show opens today (Sept. 16) and runs through Oct. 26. An artists’ reception will be held at the...
Watch 27 Methow Valley artists at work in their studios this Saturday and Sunday

Watch 27 Methow Valley artists at work in their studios this Saturday and Sunday

See art in the making this weekend (Sept. 19 and 20) when 27 artists in 18 studios throughout the Methow Valley open their doors to the public. Artists will provide demonstrations of works in process along with finished art works for sale. Participating artists include painters, fiber and textile artists, ceramicists, woodworkers, photographers, jewelers, metal...