Poetry reading: ‘Traditional Lands’
Confluence Poets, Confluence Gallery and TwispWorks will present a Juneteenth poetry reading on June 19 at the TwispWorks Pavilion. The free event starts at 1 p.m. Confluence Poets and special guest readers will present works that celebrates the alley, its original inhabitants, the beauty of the land, and traditions past and present. For information, visit http://confluencepoets.com.
Events at TwispWorks
TwispWorks will offer a series of “Saturday After the Market” presentations at the TwispWorks Pavilion later this summer:
• The Westendorf Jazz Trio from noon-2 p.m. on June 26.
• The Marcus Duke and George Schneider Duo, from noon-2 p.m. on Aug. 7.
• “Improv at the Pavilion,” presented by local comedy troupe the Careless Twispers, from noon-2 p.m. on Aug. 14.
• “Photography at the Pavilion,” with Wil Chandler, from noon-2 p.m. on Aug. 21.
• “Native Storytelling,” an afternoon with Arnie Marchand, at noon on Aug. 28.
The free events are supported by a donation from the Vogt Family Foundation. For information, visit www.TwispWorks.org.
Buffalo Soldiers photo exhibit
An exhibition by local photographer Ryan T. Bell, “Buffalo Soldiers: Ready and Forward,” continues through Tuesday (June 15) at the Methow Arts office on Glover Street in Twisp. Bell’s photographs document a group of Black horsemen called the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle, a group honoring the role of African Americans in the frontier West. The nonprofit organization is based in Yelm, but draws members from across the Puget Sound region to help keep alive the memory of the original Buffalo Soldiers.
For more information, visit www.methowarts.org/buffalo-soldiers-ready-and-forward.