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National Fishing Day Artist Selected - 2013

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SAT, JUNE 8, 10-2pm

Partnership blends art and environmental education for interdisciplinary learning

The winning design by Ali Palm will be featured on t-shirts commemorating the 2013 National Fishing & Boating Week. Ali is a fifth grade student at Methow Valley Elementary School. Five additional designs were chosen to be featured on posters which will be hung throughout the valley. The additional artwork features the following fifth grade students: Logan Hall, Walker Hall, Jonathan Ing-Moody, Novie McCabe, and Magnus Triese. The annual event is on June 8 at the Winthrop Fish Hatchery from 10am-2pm.

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance

Call for Artwork, PUBLIC ART - Kiosk Project

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Methow Arts Alliance, in collaboration with the Methow Valley Sports Trails Association, is seeking proposals for original designs that will be installed into current kiosks located in Winthrop and Mazama. Two original designs will be selected to be installed/featured during Summer - 2013. The selected artists will receive a $400-$600 honorarium for their work (range depends on type of project and cost of supplies). Deadline: Applications must be received (either postmarked or hand delivered) by Friday, July 12, 2013, 5pm - PST. No exceptions. CONTACT: Methow Arts, info@methowartsalliance.org, 509.997.4004, www.methowarts.org

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance

Young Writers’ Celebration

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THURS, JUNE 6, 5:30-7pm

The Methow Valley Elementary School is pleased to be hosting the Young Writers’ Celebration on June 6th, 2013. Students’ writing will be displayed in the library, students will read original work aloud, and the winners of the Second Annual Writing Contest will be announced. The Young Writers’ Celebration precedes the Young Writers’ Conference on June 7th: a day-long series of workshops that engage students in writing activities, including attending seminars of their choice presented by adult writers, artists, storytellers, and actors from around the region and more. (Photo of student Destiny Ferreira)

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance

ARTscapes launches! Activating empty spaces with ART

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ARTscapes, a project of Methow Arts Alliance, is a creative response to economic hard times. It transforms empty storefronts and vacant space into dynamic points of interest through artistic energy and enterprise, making towns in Okanogan County stronger and more active. The project works with artists, realtors, and property owners to activate empty storefronts with art and creative enterprise. Projects will take place in participating towns throughout Okanogan County. (Artwork in photo by Steve Ward, Laura Karcher, Barry Stromberger and Jessica Dietz.) CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE APPLICATION/PDF OVERVIEW

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance

“From Seed to Table” Recycled Glass Tile Mosaic Celebrates School Garden

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A bright new glass tile mosaic now graces the walls of the cafeteria at the Methow Valley Elementary School. Designed and created by sixth grade students at Methow Valley Elementary School the four-panel mosaic celebrates the beauty and bounty of the school’s garden program: Classroom in Bloom. The panels detail each phase of the growing cycle, from sowing seeds to harvesting and eating fresh foods. http://tinyurl.com/methowmosaic

CONTACT: Methow Arts Alliance, 509.997.4004, info@MethowArtsAlliance.org, MethowArts.org.

arts partners: Methow Arts Alliance