New shows at Confluence
Two new exhibits will open on Aug. 14 at Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp.
• “Cascadia: Flora & Fauna of the North Cascades,” in partnership with the Methow Valley Citizens Council, will celebrate the biology of the Cascadia region, which stretches from Alaska to California. The exhibit is curated by Penelope Varn.
• “Between Dreams,” a solo exhibit of paintings by Twisp artist Mark Easton.
Both exhibits continue through Sept. 25. There will an opening reception, free to the public, from 5 – 7 p.m. on Aug. 14.
For information, visit confluencegallery.org or call 9997‑2787.
Art Walk needs artists
TwispWorks, Methow Arts, the Twisp Chamber of Commerce, Cascadia and Confluence Gallery & Art Center are partnering to present the Twisp Fall Art Walk and Studio Tour on Sept. 25 from 1 – 5 p.m.
The organizers are reaching out to local artists to participate.
“We are looking for artists and makers who have a booth they would like to set up, or artists who want to display their work in other artists’ studios,” Confluence Executive Director Kaileah Akker said in a press release. “Artists with booths will be setting up in the plaza at TwispWorks or between Second and Third avenues on Glover Street.”
Artists can participate at no charge.
“We plan to promote this event regionally to draw the biggest, best audience possible,” Akker said.
For information about participating, contact Akker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 997‑2787. The registration deadline is Sept. 4.
Merc’s ‘CoronAnthology’ production
The Merc Playhouse will stage its first live production in nearly two years when it presents “CoronAnthology: The year we held our breath,” on Oct. 14 – 17. The production will, in effect, be authored by valley residents and directed by Phil Quevillon.
The Merc is seeking personal stories about coping with the pandemic. Written submissions, sound recordings or video recordings will be accepted, from all ages and backgrounds. Submissions must be less than 5 minutes in length. Submit your writing, video, or sound recording via email by Aug. 30 to email@example.com. In-person submissions will also be considered on Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 at the Yourspace building on the TwispWorks campus, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Submissions will be curated, directed and then presented in a multi-media Reader’s Theater performance the weekend of Oct. 14 – 17. Rehearsals and one-on-one editing with the director will take place in September. Full cast technical rehearsals will be Oct. 9 and 10.
To learn more about the submission process, visit www.mercplayhouse.org/happening-now.html. For additional information, call 997‑7529.