Virtual artist’s reception for Waichler exhibit
Methow Arts is currently presenting an exhibition by local printmaker Claire Waichler, a Liberty Bell High School graduate, who will share three of her narrative glacier scrolls and discuss how her research, experiences and creative experimentation gave rise to them during a virtual reception on Thursday (Jan. 13) at 2 p.m. via the Zoom platform. Find event details online at www.methowarts.org/claire-waichler-exhibition.
The exhibition, which continues through Jan. 31, includes multimedia “scrolls” that explore evidence and ideas of climate change, exploration, glacier science, and speculative futures in the North Cascades.
“I am a printmaker with deep roots in North Central Washington,” Waichler said in an artist’s statement. “My printmaking explores my connection to place, climate change, and the complex ecological stories that occur underfoot, overhead and out of sight. I draw my inspiration from glaciers, rivers, forests and mountains. Using woodcuts and collage I compose multi-media, intricately layered pieces that illuminate narratives about environmental history and current environmental issues.”
Live music in January
Methow Music Monthly, compiled by local musician George Schneider, is a free listing of live music events in the valley. Email Schneider at MethowMusicMonthly@gmail.com to be included in the listings or to receive the monthly listings via email.
• Saturday, Jan. 15, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse. Winthrop, Darnell Scott offers blues in the style of BB King, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Please tip at least $5 for his performance, and be vaccinated. (509) 341-4354.
• Saturday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m. at the Twisp River Taphouse, Older and Wiser, Wenatchee-based trio performing rock, reggae, popular and originals. Cover $5. (509) 881-5751.
• Sunday, Jan. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, Older and Wiser, Wenatchee-based trio performing rock, reggae, popular and originals.