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eqpd: “First Thursday” Fix Your Gear Night

First Thursdays each month, 4-7pm, 2018

First Thursday every month from 4-7pm Do you have some outdoor items that need mending? Don’t buy new stuff–come down to sports manufacturer eqpd for this FREE monthly Fix Your Gear Night! eqpd founder Jonathan Baker and his team will fix your damaged sports gear–sleeping bags, jackets, tents and more–so bring ’em on down! DATE:… [Read More]

Encaustic Artists Explain Encaustic Art

Spring 2018

Winthrop Gallery artists Teri Pieper and Tamera Abate work in encaustic art. What, you might ask, is “encaustic” art? Encaustic is a wax-based paint composed of beeswax, damar resin, and pigment which is kept molten on a heated palette, applied to a wood surface, and then reheated to fuse the paint to the panel. The… [Read More]

SAVE THE DATE! Cirque Zuma Zuma

Sat, Oct 20, 7pm, 2018

Cirque Zuma Zuma, often referred to as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at the Winthrop Red Barn. Cirque Zuma Zuma combines the mysticism of Africa with the excitement of a theatrical cirque performance.  In 2011, Zuma Zuma was a finalist in America’s Got Talent. The show is filled… [Read More]

Okanogan HS Students Get Hands-On at Door No. 3

High school students from Okanogan will travel to Twisp this spring to receive art instruction and access to specialized printing equipment at Door No. 3 Print Studio. Okanogan High School art teacher, Dan Brown, facilitated the opportunity as a way to offer a unique learning experience and to help expand his student’s understanding of art… [Read More]

Traditional art forms enhance Native American studies at Okanogan County elementary schools

Winter 2018

In 2015, Washington became the second state (after Montana) to require Native American Studies as part of a public school education, but offered few resources toward delivering a tribal curriculum; schools were simply directed to “Collaborate with federally recognized Indian tribes within or neighboring district boundaries” and to teach a tribal sovereignty curriculum. Virginia Grainger… [Read More]

Liberty Bell Senior Wins Poetry Out Loud Eastern Regional Championships

Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Mackenzie Woodworth, a Liberty Bell High School senior, will represent the Methow Valley at the Washington State Poetry Out Loud  Championships in Tacoma in March. Mackenzie won the sixth annual Poetry Out Loud competition for Liberty Bell High School and Independent Learning Center students at The Merc Playhouse in December, reciting “I Go Back to May 1937”… [Read More]

SUPAMAN

Thurs, Feb 8, 7pm, 2018

His name is SupaMan, an origin of the Apsaalooké (Crow Nation), who blends his Native American  culture with hip-hop in the Siouan language. He holds a dedicated mission of empowering youth and educating his followers with a message of hope through culture and music. 2017 MTV video music award winner, “Native American Music Award”, “North American Indigenous Image… [Read More]

Internationally-Acclaimed String Quartet to Headline the 23rd-annual Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival

Known for adventuresome programs and exciting interpretations of both time-honored and unfamiliar repertoire, the 2018 Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival will showcase some of the most challenging masterworks of chamber music, including quartets by Bartók. The Aizuri Quartet, winners of the 9th annual Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, and currently quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum… [Read More]

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