A two-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the Methow Valley has been postponed due to concerns about coronavirus. The events, scheduled for April 17 and 18, included a march through Twisp, a climate symposium, Northwest youth climate activists panel, public art, food trucks and beer garden at TwispWorks, and musical performances […]
Methow Arts Alliance
Town, Methow Arts to apply for ‘creative district’ designation The Town of Twisp and Methow Arts Alliance are developing a plan to make the town one of the state’s first official creative districts. The town and the arts nonprofit hope to submit an application for creative-district status to the Washington State Arts Commission “by November […]
TwispWorks officials give visitors from the Washington State Arts Commission a tour of the campus on Wednesday (June 12). From left are Sandy Moody, president of the Twisp Chamber of Commerce; Annette Roth, the Arts Commission’s creative districts program manager; Arts Commission consultant Elliat Graney-Saucke; TwispWorks Executive Director Don Linnertz; and Tori Karpenko, TwispWorks director […]
Methow Valley fifth and sixth graders wrote letters to the editor about topics that concerned them at the Young Writers Conference, held on Friday (May 31) at Methow Valley Elementary School. Students learned a little bit about how to express their opinions effectively in a letter to the editor. Staff from the Methow Valley News […]
Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School English Department teachers are taking a creative approach to making poetry accessible to students by offering them varied and frequent access to different forms of poetry throughout their years in school, and one such program is currently underway: the third annual Poetry Week. Sponsored by the Public School Funding Alliance […]
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 […]
Cirque Zuma Zuma, often described as an African style Cirque du Soleil, will perform Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Red Barn.
The show is filled with non-stop action and African culture, featuring a troupe of 15 artists. The performance will showcase African arts and culture including drumming, juggling, traditional dance, acrobatics, comedy, tumbling and contortionists.
Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna will offer a poetry workshop next Tuesday (Sept. 25) and a reading of her poetry on Thursday (Sept. 27) at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop. The site of the workshop, which is free and open to the public, was yet to be determined at press time; it will […]
Steven Paul Judd’s images combine native lore, modern art By Ann McCreary Community members of all ages and abilities are invited to join artist Steven Paul Judd to create a community art piece on Sept. 20. A Native American (Kiowa-Choctaw) artist, Judd is known for art that combines iconic Native American images and lore with […]
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