‘Perspectives’ at Confluence show
The Confluence: Art in Twisp celebrates the holiday season from a multitude of vantage points with its new exhibit, “Perspectives,” opening Nov. 19 and continuing through Jan. 7.
More than 40 local, regional and national artists are featured in the exhibit, which is curated by Joanne Marracci and Marcy Stamper. According to a Confluence press release, the artists were encouraged to present their own unique view of the world with works that are “thought-provoking, funny, surprising and imaginative.”
“Often reflecting personal ideological and cultural perspectives, the works range from literal depictions of everyday landscapes and objects to abstract geometric shapes,” the release said.
There is a free opening reception on Nov.19 from 5 – 7 p.m. For information, email email@example.com, or visit www.confluencegallery.org.
Poetry this month
Two local poetry events on are the scheduled in November:
• On Friday, Nov. 18, Friends of the Winthrop Library hosts Washington state Poet Laureate Rena Priest presenting her poetry at the Winthrop library meeting room. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m.; registration is required. Visit www.winthroplibraryfriends.org/events for information.
Priest’s two-year focus celebrates poetry in tribal communities and uses poetry to increase appreciation of the natural world and the threats it faces. Priest’s literary debut, “Patriarchy Blues,” was honored with the 2018 American Book Award, and her most recent work is “Sublime Subliminal.” She’s a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, and she is the first Indigenous person to serve as the state Poet Laureate.
• On Saturday, Nov. 19, Methow poets will gather for an open Poetry Slam, also in the Winthrop library meeting room. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. Signup is limited to 15 entrants and begins at 6 p.m. Entrants must be prepared with three original poems to perform, each less than three minutes long. Elimination rounds will produce three finalists, each of whom will receive a gift certificate from Trail’s End Bookstore. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Concert rehearsals
Rehearsals are underway for Cascadia Music’s annual Holiday Concert in December:
• Cascadia Chorale — Rehearsals are weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church under the direction of Rebecca Gallivan. No experience is necessary, just bring your voice and love for making music.
• Methow Valley Orchestra — Rehearsals are weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp under Terry Hunt, orchestra director. Musicians who have at least two years of experience with their instrument and who read music are welcome. Contact Hunt for more information at email@example.com.
Proof of vaccination is required. Dress rehearsals and performances will be the week of Dec.11 – 14.
Contact Cascadia Music at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
‘Nutcracker’ at The Merc
The Merc Playhouse’s holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” written by June Walker Rodgers and directed by Jane Orme and Missi Smith, opens Dec. 2 and continues through Dec. 11.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door; and $5 for youth. Admission is by donation on Dec. 8.
For information, visit www.mercplayhouse.org.