It’s good to be back in the valley just in time to see all that’s happening in the valley and beyond in the art community. I was so pleased to see the wonderful spread on the Giant Puppet Project at the Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center, by Rick Steigmeyer in Monday’s Wenatchee World. The large Quarter page photos by Mike Bonnicksen on the front page and page nine were great to see. On another note I was informed by Artie Bowman with Cashmere Arts and Activity Center that three local wineries – Horan Estates, Waterville Winery and Crayelle Cellars will in the future be donating wine for the Second Saturday openings and wine tastings at the center. That is of course great news for the gallery as they won’t have to buy wine she said, but, also represents the kind of community marketing synergy that can only benefit the gallery and the wineries involved….kudos all around. In Wenatchee it is that time again at Two Rivers Gallery for it’s members to make mid-show changes to their exhibits in time for This month’s First Friday opening…which is of course this Friday from 5-8pm. Jan Theriault of the gallery informs me that this month is one of the two month’s of the year for which they will not be serving alcohol at their first Friday opening. The art work is great on its own and includes the work of Walter Graham who is the featured Artist till the end of April. Jan indicated that the sales of Walter Grahams have been doing well making March a very good month for the gallery. Many have participated in the ‘Name the Painting’ drawing and have bought raffle tickets for one of four designated Walter Graham oils. What a great prize!