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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.
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
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.
The concentration of creative energy is growing at TwispWorks, with three new campus partners joining graphic designer Corin McDonald to form a new creative hub in the main office building at TwispWorks. Architect Brice Butler, solar engineer Stuart Metler and ecologist Crystal Elliot say their diverse professional backgrounds reflect a shared passion for design at various levels. They are all energized by the collaborative potential of TwispWorks and the opportunity to work with other ambitious creative professionals. (Crystal Elliot is new at TwispWorks)
In accordance with its mission to provide professional platforms for local writers -- to help raise the bar, to increase exposure, and to better ones chance of being taken seriously and getting published above and beyond the local scene -- the recently established Methow Asylum for Writers (M.A.W.) will compile and publish a four-page insert of local poetry, prose, and illustration in the summer 2013 ART magazine.