Two new exhibits open on Nov. 17 at Confluence Gallery and Art Center in Twisp. The gallery’s annual gift show, “Cabin Couture,” and a solo art show by Tamera Abate, “The Nature of Things,” will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Both shows will continue through Jan. 5, 2019. “Cabin […]
“The Secret Garden,” with a star-studded cast of local students, takes the stage at Methow Valley Elementary School on Saturday (Nov. 10) with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Missoula Children’s Theatre performance features about 50 student actors from first grade through high school in a fully staged production complete with costumes, scenery, […]
The Bitterroot Beets are a newly formed group from the Methow Valley. The band members were recently interviewed by email.
Who are the Bitterroot Beets?
Sarah Stephens (vocals): I’m a Pacific Northwest raised, nature- and music-lover. Ella Fitzgerald, Sam Cooke and Freddie Mercury are my prolific, storytelling, musical idols.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre, an annual tradition for local school students, returns next week after missing last year’s performance for the first time in more than two decades.
Reductions in state funding for the arts forced Methow Arts, which brings Missoula Children’s Theatre to the Methow Valley, to cut the program last year. “It wasn’t emotionally easy,” said Ashley Lodato, arts education director for Methow Arts. “It was the only way to keep visual and literary arts programs in the schools going.”
Laugh-out-loud farce, exploration of family dynamics, a psychological thriller and a world premiere — there’s enticement for everyone in The Merc Playhouse’s line-up for next year.
The season starts in March with a children’s theater adaptation of the beloved E.B. White story “Charlotte’s Web.” The play follows Wilbur the pig and his friend Charlotte the spider, who’s determined to save Wilbur from the butcher. Jane Orme directs the cast of young actors.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre is back in the Methow Valley this year, and local auditions will be held on Nov. 5 for the troupe’s production of “The Secret Garden.” The auditions will be from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Methow Valley Elementary School, open to students in grades 1 – 12, and no advance preparation is necessary. Not all […]
Prominent new Twisp location will be a resource for local artists By Ann McCreary Methow Arts is moving soon into a new space and a new role, with the goal of making the arts and artists more visible and successful. The valley’s nonprofit arts organization will have a prominent location in downtown Twisp in newly […]
The Confluence Poets will present a “Raising Lilly Ledbetter Poetry Reading” on Nov. 1 at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop. The free event begins at 5 p.m. Featured poets Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Vicky Douxmont, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Christine Kendall, Kelleigh McMillan, Sam Owen and Julianne Seeman will read from the anthology “Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women […]
The Winthrop Music Association (WMA), the nonprofit board that runs the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, voted at its September meeting to give back to the community by donating to several local and regional programs from proceeds of the 31st Annual festival in July: • Cove Food Bank, $3,000. • Room One, $2,500. • […]
By Don Nelson Lauralee Northcott has been a singer, musician, songwriter, teacher, artist, and wilderness guide and cook. Add to that list “author.” Northcott just released a book of stories, poems, songs and recipes — collected over several decades of outdoor experiences — called “A Cowgirl’s Life in the Mountains.” All the elements are woven together in 11 chapters […]