Three Rivers Hospital features New Exhibits of Student Artwork

Spring 2021

Three Rivers Hospital has two new exhibits on display featuring the works of local students. Framed artwork showcases blockprints and chalk landscapes.


Ten original block print designs by Methow Valley sixth grade students and ten original chalk pastel landscapes by Methow Valley third grade students are displayed at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster.

Sixth grades completed an interdisciplinary unit, beginning by learning about fish and fish habitat in a workshop in their classrooms with local naturalist Dana Visalli. They then sketched images and learned how to carve blocks and print them with teaching artists Laura Gunnip, Emily Post, and Jennifer Molesworth. The block prints feature fish, mammals, and habitat of the Methow Valley watershed and celebrate the riparian habitat of the Methow Valley and the diversity of flora and fauna that inhabit it. Student artists are Nella Belcher, Max Bennett, Keira Dainwood, Olive Frady, Layla Mortland, Helaina Remsburg, Audrey Roman, Tayah Salas, and Sierra Schroeder.


Third graders at Methow Valley Elementary School worked with teaching artist Annie Venable to create cool and warm modern landscapes using oil and chalk pastels. Starting with black oil pastel and black construction paper, students drew rolling hills, rounded mountains, and a sun or moon with concentric circles. Next, students selected either cool colors or warm colors from a collection of chalk pastels and colored inside their outlines. Cool colors turned the sky into a night sky, warm colors created a daytime sky. Student artists are Bayne Buzzard, Zoie Dubowy, Porter Evans, Rowan Kelley, Jack MacMorran, Tova Slostad, Mackenzie Spellman, Sutherland Stokes, Caleb Thomson, and Avery Vracin.

These hands-on art residencies were brought to students by Methow Arts Alliance, which serves more than 5,200 students and 370 teachers across Okanogan County with arts programs in classrooms in the Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Pateros, and Methow School Districts, and in the Paschal Sherman Indian School.  Each year student artwork from schools in the Three Rivers Hospital service area will be curated, rotated and maintained by Methow Arts.