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Dan Nanamkin: preserving Indigenous culture

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer Storyteller, dancer, teacher, musician, author, and activist Dan Nanamkin is a member of the Chief Joseph Band of Wallaowa, Nez Perce, and Colville Confederated Tribes. Nanamkin, whose Native name means “Thunder and Lightning,” has been an advocate for Indigenous cultural arts since the 1900s, particularly in the area… [Read More]

POSTPONED: Poems from the Earth Poetry Workshop with Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Sun, July 19, 2020 10am-12:30pm

Poems from the Earth: Finding our Way Home This workshop has been postponed and will be scheduled for September. Date TBA. info@methowartsalliance.org Poetry workshop taught on Zoom video by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez In this year commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let us invoke the words of Chief Seattle, “Man does not weave this… [Read More]

Emerging Artists, Art as Salvation

By Rose Weagant Three months. For three months, we were more or less stuck in our houses, away from friends and family in order to keep each other safe. Jobs, plans and lives were put on hold. And then the walls closed in on us.  The biggest task for many of us (at least those… [Read More]

Yes, community theatre is still vital.

by Rose Weagant In small, rural communities, sometimes it’s hard to keep entertained. Many of us take turns entertaining each other, on radio shows at KTRT, playing music at the local watering holes, or gracing a stage once in a while. It is our commitment to arts engagement that continues to enhance our community and… [Read More]

Lynn Shelton: director, writer, editor, daughter

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato Methow Arts staff writer When director, editor, writer, and actor, Lynn Shelton died May 16, 2020 at the age of 54, the world lost a dynamic member of the arts community and Twisp River residents Mac Shelton and Frauke Rynd lost a beloved daughter. A graduate of the University of Washington’s School… [Read More]

The Methow River Poems of William Stafford

Summer 2020

by Ashley Lodato, Methow Arts staff writer Settled in scenic spots along the Methow River from Pateros to Washington Pass, the Methow River Poems invite readers to feel the grandeur of the watershed’s stark beauty through the words of the late Poet Laureate William Stafford. Seeking an alternative to the natural history interpretive signs the… [Read More]

Update: Icicle Fund’s Conservation, History and Arts (CHA CHA) Artist Residencies

May 21-23, 2021

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Icicle Fund is hosting two Artist-In-Residence events to celebrate the Conservation, History and Arts (CHA) of North Central Washington at the Methow River (October 2-4) and the Wenatchee River (May 21-23, 2021). The goal of the residencies is to honor, celebrate and record the unique environmental aspects of each location, inspired by revisiting past work created by poet William Stafford in the Methow (1993) or Watershed Artists in the Wenatchee (2001).

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