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Lots To Do and Enjoy In The Arts This Weekend

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Tonights Arts in the Valley and Beyond is full of updates and info from all… well several… corners of the regional art world. First from Artie Bowman who attended the Annual Luncheon for the cascade Artists that I wrote about the other day…thank you to Edye Coughlin for hosting the event… Artie adds that Cascade Artists also donated $100 as a Cashmere Arts and Activities Center giving them a Business Membership, which entitles them to a business-card ad in the CAAC bimonthly newsletter for one year. ! Artie is very happy about that. This on top of the Schollarship awarded to Dustin Graff and a $50. Scholarship for Terry Valdez’ summer art class.

Here in Wenatchee Kasey Kosey writes that the May Artists at Lemolo Café will be the paintings of Catey Lun, while at Café Mela will feature the paintings of Lindsey Bridenthal Jan cook Mac, the digital illustrations of Nichole Bishop and the digital photography of Wendy Raatz. Also, over at Café Mela east Wenatchee there will be the photography of Jamie Johnson. I hope to get to all of these locations some time during the month.

Sarah at the Wenatchee Downtown Association wants everyone interested in distributing flyers with maps of all this weeks First Friday venues to pick them up at the PAC ASAP. I hope everyone reading this gets to as many of the venues as possible. I hope everyone is sure to get to the PAC to see the wonderful large oils that Martha Flores has on Display this month and the many more smaller oils and watercolors that she will have on display fro First Friday and the Apple Blossom weekend. Bring your friends and enjoy the art and the live guitar music that will be on hand Friday night. While most of us are either watching or as I will be in the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Grand Parade Saturday ( I will be helping the Giant Puppets make their way without falling) out of town Jan Cook Mac will be showing New prints and new cards of new and older paintings. And, a few small original paintings will be set up in her display along with her jewelry at the Siri jewelry show in Leavenworth.

And, further out of town yet Gail at Allied Arts of Yakima indicates that there will be the Art7 Reception May 7, 6-9p at 16 N. 3rd Street, Yakima Refreshments will be served free & open to the public. Here's some numbers: eight artists producing seven 4X8-foot paintings to sell and benefit seven local non-profits. You still have time to watch as the last of these really BIG paintings emerge in the old Liquidation World storefront downtown, then come for the formal unveiling Saturday evening. See the work up close, meet the artists and reps from their partner non-profits, have a nosh and bask in fresh art!

And tonight, May 5, 5:30-7p Peggy Lewis Gallery@ Allied Arts Center Refreshments served free & open to the public This in tandem with the Warehouse Theatre Company's production of "dinner/music," we're opening a new exhibit of paintings by Vicki De Rooy and Brian Holtzinger. Since the play features the idea of "dinner" (a sit-down meal if ever there was one), the theme of chairs seems natural. But in this exhibit, the ways of thinking about "chair" takes many new turns. The exhibit runs through June. It’s a busy time for the arts all around. I hope everyone gets to the art events that want and enjoys them all.

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