Five artists were selected to participate in April’s Methow River CHA CHA Artist Residency, a program of Icicle Fund in celebration of its 20th Anniversary. The Artist Residency, name CHA CHA after Icicle Fund’s three areas of focus Conservation, History and Arts, will be held over 3 days in the Methow Valley starting on Friday,… [Read More]
by Ashley Lodato, Education Director for Methow Arts What do you get when you mix a winter day, trailside art, a park that honors salmon and the Methow People, and an outdoor ice rink? You get 78 happy second graders, that’s what! A field trip to the Methow Valley for Okanogan School District second graders… [Read More]
Photographer Pearl Cherrington is one of the original members of the Winthrop Gallery which was started about 18 years ago in downtown Winthrop. But, her interest in photography begin long before that she was around 10 years old using her mother’s old Brownie twin lens reflex camera. Growing up in the rolling hills of Kansas,… [Read More]
By Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director – Methow Arts Alliance If you’ve ever read an essay inspired by a painting, or listened to a song prompted by a poem, or watched a dance influenced by a sculpture, then you’ve experienced ekphrasis. Ekphrasis is the practice of exploring a piece of art through the lens of a different medium, to… [Read More]
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 (April 24-26) and the Wenatchee River (September 25-27). 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).
by Ashley Lodato, Education Director for Methow Arts Although none of the members of the Liberty Bell Drama Company (LBDC) in the Methow Valley School District were alive during the heyday of the Swedish pop music supergroup ABBA, they’re as familiar with the band’s songs as any 1970s disco fan on the club circuit—and perhaps… [Read More]
Liberty Bell Drama Company, in partnership with The Merc Playhouse, with support from Methow Arts, presents Mamma Mia!–the sunny, fun tale inspired by the music of ABBA and loved by millions! Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members… [Read More]
Doing business in the Methow can be challenging! As part of TwispWork’s mission to support economic sustainability, TwispWorks would like to invite you to four Business Conversations focused around the needs of employers and employees. Last year TwispWorks partnered with the University of Washington to understand the real cost of living in the Methow with the Self-Sufficiency Standard and… [Read More]