Christen featured in Idaho exhibit
Methow Valley artist Paula Christen will be among the featured artists when the Palouse Watercolor Socius’ four-state regional juried exhibition opens to the public at the University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery on June 14, running through Aug. 3.
The works of watercolor artists from Idaho, Washington, Montana and Oregon will be exhibited along with work by the juror, Nancy Stonington. For more information, call (208) 885-3586.
Young writers celebrated
Methow Valley Elementary School will host the Young Writers’ Celebration on Thursday (June 6) from 5:30-7 p.m. Students’ writing will be displayed in the library; students will read original work aloud; and the winners of the Second Annual Writing Contest will be announced.
The Young Writers’ Celebration precedes the Young Writers’ Conference on Friday (June 7) – a day-long series of workshops that engage students in writing activities, including attending seminars of their choice presented by adult writers, artists, storytellers, and actors from around the region, hearing inspirational speakers, and sharing their own writing.
Poet Linda Robertson, newspaper editor Don Nelson, songwriter Danbert Nobacon, and filmmaker Sarah Berns are among the community members who will be offering workshops at the conference. Author Kelly Milner Halls, a children’s non-fiction writer from Spokane, will provide the keynote address. The Young Writers’ Celebration and Conference, presented by the Methow Valley School District and Methow Arts Alliance, are sponsored by the Public School Funding Alliance, the Methow Valley Fund, and ArtsWA.
Open Merc! rescheduled
The Open Merc! event originally scheduled for May 31 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp has been rescheduled to Saturday (June 8) from 4-6:30 p.m., during the Twisp Art Walk. It will be hosted by Egon Steinebach. Musicians and performers of all types are invited. No cover. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information, call 997-7529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boost your art career
Looking to give your arts career a boost? Artist Trust At Large is offering a free presentation featuring Amanda Jackson, executive director of Methow Arts Alliance, who will talk about how Washington state artists of all disciplines can utilize Artist Trust’s resources, grants, career training and tips, exhibitions and performance opportunities.
The presentation is on June 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Chelan, 534 Trow Ave. For more information and to register, email email@example.com.