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Sparling art collection sales will benefit Confluence Gallery, chamber music festival

Sparling art collection sales will benefit Confluence Gallery, chamber music festival

Descendants of the late Drs. Gerald and Virginia Sparling have agreed to donate the bulk of their family’s art collection for the joint benefit of Confluence Gallery and the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. Part of the collection will be for sale at the festival this year. “This is a wonderful collection gathered over a...
Chamber music festival offers another star-studded lineup

Chamber music festival offers another star-studded lineup

Visitors will enjoy five concerts plus free performances over 10-day event An international array of renowned musicians will headline the 21st annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, set for July 28–Aug. 6 at Signal Hill Ranch between Winthrop and Twisp. Classical musicians from Hong Kong, China, London and Canada will perform. Jing Wang, concertmaster of...
‘Too Slim:’ a rhythm and blues heavyweight

‘Too Slim:’ a rhythm and blues heavyweight

Countless musicians were inspired to play by the iconic classic rock of the 1960s and ’70s. It was no exception for Tim “Too Slim” Langford of Too Slim and the Taildraggers, the iconic blues/rock band that had its start in Spokane 30 years ago. Bands like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Ted Nugent...
Twisp goes all out on the Fourth

Twisp goes all out on the Fourth

It’s hard to know whether people celebrating the first Independence Day 240 years ago were decked out in “paleo bling,” but locals can observe the holiday in style by making their very own early-modern accouterments at this year’s Fourth of July festivities on Monday.
Free music festival on Saturday features local musicians, barbecue

Free music festival on Saturday features local musicians, barbecue

A free festival featuring local musicians and a barbecue will be held from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday (July 2), organized by the Methow Headwaters Campaign — a grassroots organization fighting potential copper mining in Mazama. The event will be held at John Doran’s Walking D Ranch Adventures on Highway 20, just north of Twisp.  Musical guests include...
Venus in Fur poses edgy questions about desire, romance

Venus in Fur poses edgy questions about desire, romance

Venus in Fur is an intriguing, tantalizing title, and the crew at The Merc Playhouse promise that the show – an edgy, contemporary comedy about desire, vulnerability and relationships viewed through the lens of cultural conventions – will live up to that promise. “I chose the play because it has a very powerful message,” said Ki...
History, nature come together at Newhalem

History, nature come together at Newhalem

For travelers on the North Cascades Highway looking to stretch their legs, the historic town of Newhalem offers intriguing excursions to learn about the natural and industrial history of the area. Exhibits in the Gorge Powerhouse have been completely revamped this year, providing a good understanding of hydropower and the rigors of life for workers...
Traditional Latin American folk music comes to life

Traditional Latin American folk music comes to life

Seattle-area trio Sin Fronteras will present music of the nueva canción (“new song”) rural folk tradition from Latin America in an intimate concert at Confluence Gallery in Twisp on Saturday (June 18). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and can also be purchased...
Summer full of learning, doing, creative opportunities

Summer full of learning, doing, creative opportunities

Roll up your sleeves and let your creative juices flow. The approaching summer is filled with opportunities to get involved in all kinds of art and creative growth through classes, workshops, camps and performances.
Two new exhibits open with receptions at Confluence Gallery on Saturday

Two new exhibits open with receptions at Confluence Gallery on Saturday

“Back to the Garden,” Confluence Gallery’s new exhibit, opens Saturday (June 11) with a reception from 4-8 p.m. The group exhibit will feature works that explore ideas of renewal and growth, literally and metaphorically returning to the garden. The exhibit will feature a special solo collection “Sterling Botanicals: A Hand Fabricated Collection,” by local silversmith...