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Methow River Collaborative bridges art, water, community and learning

June 2018

Soon you will notice ten unique artworks sprinkling the Methow Valley. Coordinated by Methow Arts, the Methow River Collaborative is a project of the Department of Ecology, Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation and Methow Arts Alliance. True to Twisp, WA the project uses locally crafted artwork to connect the very things we value about where we… [Read More]

Students Work with Writers in Young Writers’ Conference

Celebration is May 31, 5:30-7pm. Conference June 1, 2018

Eight years ago, staff at Methow Valley Elementary School began collaborating with Methow Arts on an ambitious project: a Young Writers’ Conference (YWC)—a day-long series of workshops that engage students in writing activities, including attending small-group workshops of their choice. The YWC has grown in subsequent years to include workshop presenters like authors, artists, storytellers,… [Read More]

Brewster 5th Graders Paint Pictures with Words

Spring 2018

Each winter, Brewster 5th graders participate in a 5-week poetry residency, working with Methow Arts teaching poet Kelleigh McMillan. Students become familiar with “painting pictures with words” and with relating their emotions to the natural world. Each week they experiment with a different poetic concept: simile, metaphor, free verse, stanza, etc. Students write poems about their bedrooms,… [Read More]

Okanogan Students Integrate Plant Biology and Art in Field Journals Residency

by Ashley Lodato Education Director, Methow Arts In a unit that combined plant biology with field journalling, sketching, and botanical watercolors, Okanogan 5th graders observed, studied, drew, and painted plants and vegetation native to the Okanogan region. First, students worked with longtime Okanogan teacher and artist Jim Anderson to design and construct field journals using… [Read More]

May Exhibits at Confluence Gallery

Opening reception, Sat, May 26, 4-8pm; Runs through June 30, 2018

Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked; Native Art from the Indigenous Plateau Confluence Gallery invites the public to the gallery opening for both our Main Gallery and Community Gallery on May 26, 2018. The opening for  Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked and Inflorescence runs 5-8pm. Confluence Gallery holds and opens two shows simultaneously: One in the larger main… [Read More]

Artist Profile: Peter Bauer, Nature Photographer

Summer 2018

When Peter Bauer was in middle school, his brother built a darkroom in the family’s basement.  This was the start of his life-long fascination with photography.  He found a compelling, personal reward in attempting to capture something beautiful, then working with chemistry to bring the image to fruition.  But, spending hours in the darkroom became… [Read More]

Liberty Bell Drama Company presents HEATHERS

May 2018

The Liberty Bell Drama Company presents Heathers, based on the 1988 film written by Daniel Waters. The performance will take place at the Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Wed May 16 @7pm Thu May 17 @7pm Sat May 19 @7pm Sun May 20@2pm PG-13 for mature content $12/adults; $5/students Based on the cult classic film of the… [Read More]

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