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First Friday Joint Art Walk Docents Needed and Kids Camp

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Lots of neat things are going on in our arts community. Tomorrow will be the first in a coordinated First Friday Arts Walk including six count them six venues within walking distance in the downtown Weantchee area. Exhibits will range from the artwork of Art luminary Walter Graham and 40 other artists at Two Rivers Gallery (2riversgallery.com) and the work of Jennifer Evenhus at Gallery 4 South to the “Foolish Things” exhibit at the Wenatchee Museum and Cultural Center which will exhibit “oddball items" from it’s permanent collection such as a hair painting. The six venues are 1. Two rivers Gallery 102 N. Columbia, 2. Café Mela 17 N. Wenatchee Ave., Gallery 4 South at 4 S. Wenatchee Ave., 5. McDees Art Center of Wenatchee 30 N. Chelan Ave., 6. The Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee 123 N. Wenatchee Ave. Admission is free at all six venues and most of these venues will offer music and or snacks and drinks. All will be open from 5-8 pm except McDee’s which will close at 7 pm. We are all looking forward to an enjoyable evening of art, music, good food and socializing with other art minded folks.

On another note those interested in volunteering as a docent at the Robert Graves Gallery can do so by contacting Lois Cole at 886-7836 or emailing her at loisanncole@mac.com or John Crew at 665-5977 or email him at johncrew@cpcafe.com. And last but certainly not least Amy Carlson of Leavenworth is taking reservation for her Avra Kedavara art and Literature camp. In the past they have done such things as in its 2nd year when Avra Kedavra practiced what it calls ‘word magic, under the sponsorship of Icicle Arts at Barn Beach Reserve. Over a three-week stretch, 36 kids wrapped themselves up in Greek Mythology through a common story, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. They worked on story telling Aesop Fables, wrote poems, put on ‘Pandora’s Box,’ made plaster masks, formed word pools, etc. For interested in learning more about this wonderful kids art activity over the summer can go to: http://www.akkamp.com/, or contact Amy Carlson at 548 -0606. Good luck Amy and a wonderfully educational and artistic adventure to all the young participants.

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