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A Brief History of Encaustic Painting

Fall 2019

Encaustikos, a Greek word that means “to burn in or fuse” is a combination of beeswax and resin, a tree sap. Due to its excellent preservative qualities the Greeks used it to weatherproof their ships as early as the 5th century BC. Pigmenting the wax allowed them to decorate war and merchant ships. (Artwork, Summer… [Read More]

One River: Many Voices

Sat, Oct 19, 4-6pm Reading and Sun, Oct 20, 10-noon Poetry Wworkshop, 2019

A project, by WA State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna, to travel the length of the Columbia River as it winds through WA State on its way to the ocean holding poetry readings and writing workshops. Sign up for her free events, a Reading (Sat, Oct 19, 4-6pm in Pateros) and Sunday Workshop at Methow… [Read More]

The M.V.I.C Presents, Remembering the Old Ways

Sunday, September 29, at 5PM

Indian Rancher and Methow descendant, Jimmy Timentwa shares stories from his mother, Julliane Michelle and father Alexander Jack Timentwa. His paternal grandparents were Louis and Rosalie Timentwa. Louis was chief of the Lower Okanogan. Jimmy has run his family ranch on the Colville Reservation for over four decades. Jimmy shares stories of a time when… [Read More]

Omak PAC Presents, SUPAMAN

Fri, Oct 4, 7pm, 2019

Back by popular demand! As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. He is a humble Native American dancer and hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering youth and educating listeners with a message of hope through culture and music. 2017 MTV video… [Read More]

Youth Arts Initiative Pilot Grant

Methow Arts has received a generous grant from Icicle Fund that will support a Youth Arts Initiative (YAI) for students in grades K-3 in the Methow Valley Elementary School as well as students in grades K-2 in North Omak Elementary School. The Initiative is a three-year pilot grant that has a goal of increasing the… [Read More]

Methow Arts + Town of Twisp team up to lead Creative District Process

Fall 2019

Update August 2019 From Amanda Jackson Mott, executive director – Methow Arts Alliance (featured artwork by artist Tania Gonzalez Ortega.) Hello everyone, Thank you to those of you who have expressed enthusiasm for the Creative District Certification (CDC) program and for our upcoming application for Twisp. We are ready to move forward! Annette Roth, ArtsWA’s Creative District… [Read More]

Visit Twisp this Fall – the heart of the Methow Valley

Fall 2019

If you’re a regular subscriber to Methow Arts Magazine, then you know that Twisp is home to an active artist community comprised of galleries, studios, theater, and more. No matter which time you visit this fall, get a start on the day with a locally-made award-winning coffee or organic smoothie and head down Glover Street… [Read More]

Photography Workshop: Barns of the Methow Valley

Sept 16, 19, 23, 26, 2019

Photography Workshop: Barns of the Methow Valley with Ryan T. Bell Monday and Thursday Evenings, September 16th, 19th, 23rd, and 26th, 4pm – 7pm, Cost $175, Registration is required, space is limited. Travel the backroads of the Methow Valley on a photographic journey to document the region’s historic barns. Some barns are fully-functional, others are mere… [Read More]

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