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Poetry Week at Liberty Bell Jr/Sr High

May 2018

What do you get when you put 7 teaching poets in a high school? You get Poetry Week, that’s what. “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” ~ Emily Dickinson The brainchild of Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School’s English department, Poetry Week (May… [Read More]

Behind the Barn, Photographs by Jed McMillan

Through June 30, 2018

The Methow Valley Independent Learning Center (ILC), our district’s Big Picture High School, recognizes the importance of connecting students with adults in the community who want to influence youth in positive ways through their mentorship program. Sometimes that means an adult has a specialized skill which they teach to a student who is interested in… [Read More]

Why Art Matters: Smalltown Economics

By Rose Weagant Olcott To be able to say in all honesty “I am an artist” is no small thing. Ask most folks in metropolitan areas what they do for a living, and you’ll often get an answer that’s likely above our analog heads. But in the Methow, it’s different. You can walk down Glover… [Read More]

PETER DONAHUE: three sides water

Sun, May 6, 3pm, 2018

Award-winning author and Winthrop local launches his new book, Three Sides Water on May 1, published by Ooligan Press. The vibrant and timeless setting of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is deserving of not one, but three stories defined by both place and period. Across the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula, Donahue’s characters take… [Read More]

7th Annual Confluence Gallery Trashion Show

Sat, May 5, 6-10pm

The 7th Annual Trashion Show is a fabulous runway show with Upcycled Recycled outfits ranging from Street-Style to Country Couture transformed from everyday trash. Filled with surprise after surprise the event showcases models and designers who strut their stuff on the runway to the driving beats of DJ Bullfrog. The judging panel awards cash prizes… [Read More]

Students develop craft and broaden knowledge through still life composition residency

Winter 2018

by Ashley Lodato, Education Director Using sketching and acrylic painting techniques fourth grade students at Methow Valley Elementary School created still life compositions through a Methow Arts Artist-in-Residence program. Teaching artist Deirdre Cassidy showed students a diversity of examples throughout art history and taught them about the nature of the content in still life compositions.… [Read More]

And That’s Who I Am! collage residency at Methow Valley Elementary

Winter 2018

by Ashley Lodato, Education Director In March, Methow Valley Elementary 5th grade students explored the “Who We Are” unit of the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework through a collage residency with Methow Arts teaching artist Annie Venable. The concept was originally developed by 5th grade teachers Jennifer Duguay and Catie Barber working with teaching artist Hana… [Read More]

Tori Karpenko at Traver Gallery: INSIDE THE LIMINAL

Mar 1, 5-8pm; Exhibit: Mar 1-Mar 31, 2018

During the month of March, Traver Gallery in Seattle is featuring eighteen new paintings by Tori Karpenko. This body of work picks up where the artist left off from his last show – ‘The Lookout’ – and takes the viewer deeper in to the North Cascades wilderness. With a slightly more lucid take on unique… [Read More]

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