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Art Events From Quincy and Yakima to Leavenworth and Wenatchee

Well, there’s a lot going on in the arts in the valley and beyond. Just last week was the grand opening for the new Library in Quincy http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/photos/2011/dec/14/110114/which is featuring art by many artists in the area. Sadly due to illness and the weather we did not make it out to the opening, which I feel a great loss for not having been there. I really wanted to photograph the event and see and enjoy the art by all the artists featured there. As soon as I do get out ...
Apple Blossom Festival | Arts | Business | Cashmere | Chelan | East Wenatchee | Leavenworth | Lifestyle | Music | Photo | Staff Arts | Wenatchee | Wine | WVSO
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First Friday January 2012... Perfect!

What a delight to the eyes was the first First Friday of 2012. I began my art journey with a visit to the new still in development gallery of Lila Putnum. For years she was displaying her art at the solon just outside her new digs. While I was there she and her daughter were busily putting up the show for the throngs of First Friday visitors that hopefully found her place on Columbia Street just across from both the train station and bus depot. I really felt remiss in ...
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Warm Colors, Intense Emotion, Raku Boxes and Bronze Sculptures

Well, the year ended much as it began and as it was lived for art and artists in the valley and beyond.Image Much of the last two days of the year were spent for many local artists in the process of changing out art and preparing for the January shows and First Friday events at local galleries.
Apple Blossom Festival | Arts | Business | Cashmere | East Wenatchee | Leavenworth | Lifestyle | Music | Photo | Staff Arts | Wenatchee | Wine | WVSO
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Senior singers, Library Art, Old Fashioned Carols and More

Well, it’s been another full and exciting week for art in the Valley and Beyond. Saturday was the Second Saturday Opening and Reception at the Cashmere Arts and Activities Center which had a whole slew of lovely art creations for under a hundred dollars apiece in the main gallery for the Christmas show. The highlight of the night though was the live performance by the fourteen member Wenatchee Senior Center Singers. They sang so many of the Christmas Carols we all love to hear at this time of year especially ...
Apple Blossom Festival | Arts | Cashmere | Chelan | Leavenworth | Lifestyle | Music | Photo | Staff Arts | Wenatchee | Wine | WVSO
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Dulcimers, Luthiers, Heidi's Good Road and All Things Musical

Well, today I’m feeling rather musical, or at least musically inspired. I am thinking not only of the art of making music, but the art of making musical instruments. I began thinking about instruments and inspired to write of them when I heard of the upcoming presentation of Heidi Muller and Bob Webb by Icicle Arts coming up on December 9th. Muller and Webb will be performing at the Leavenworth Community Coffeehouse playing holiday and winter solstice songs from their new holiday/solstice album,’ Light the Winter’s Dark’, in addition to ...
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First Friday, Stepping Up, Stepping Out and a Fine Tme Out On The Town

Well, another First Friday has come and gone, and what an enjoyable evening it was. For Martha Flores and I the evening really underscored some of the best qualities and benefits of living in this wonderful valley. The convenience of being able to shop for hors d’ oeuvres for our Home Art Sale this weekend before heading to an office party at the 434 Orondo Counseling Center… meeting there with not only our close friends and co-workers but to met an artist new to us by the name of Cameron ...
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Art Gift Giving Opportunities Abound

Well, it’s that time again. First Friday is upon us and to make things even better it is First Friday of December, which means that there are plenty-o-opportunities to get great art for gifts. First off, right here in town on Friday night ten downtown Wenatchee venues will be participating in the First Friday art walk and at each, you’ll have a chance to win tickets to the coming Mannheim Steamroller concert! I’m told that art walkers can fill out a chance ticket at each location, thereby maximizing their chances ...
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Dancing and Having Fun on Black Friday Preparing for Tomorow

Well, today we braved the crowds and found parking at Office Depot and the Wenatchee Mall in order to get dadadada!!! 24”x36” foam core board to take to the NUART Gallery so Gary Doane could mount some posters showing the history and articles about Martha Flores past and present. This is to be displayed at the gallery tomorrow while Martha Dances and Paints live in front of the gallery from 11am till 3pm.
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Art Openings, Classes,Submissions, Programs and Lectures Abound

Well, there’s no shortage of art and art related activities going on in the valley and beyond this week and the coming few weeks. For starters, local artists Lance Dooley, Nick Penny, and Jan Cook Mack will be featured at the Nov 18th opening at the new Moses Lake Museum & Art Center for the Holiday show at 401 S. Balsam, Moses Lake.
Apple Blossom Festival | Arts | Business | East Wenatchee | Food | Leavenworth | Lifestyle | Music | Photo | Staff Arts | Wenatchee | Wine
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Menorahs, Rhunes, Sanshin, World Dancers and More

Well, it’s been a fun filled and entertaining weekend so far for arts in the valley and beyond. Friday night had multiple events going on in town and in the upper valley. In Wenatchee the First Friday art walk was happening which featured a good variety of art from pottery to oils and water colors both representational and imaginative to fascinating wood sculptures at the galleries in town and a historic and cultural collection of menorahs and dreidels at the museum: to see story on this with more photos go ...
Apple Blossom Festival | Arts | Cashmere | Food | Leavenworth | Lifestyle | Photo | Staff Arts | Wenatchee | Wine
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Richard Caemmere Art show Opening and Reception

Well, last night was quite the show at the Icicle Arts Gallery at 347 Division Street in Leavenworth. The Opening and Reception for Richard R. Caemmerer’s “Finding the Cosmos at Our Feet” which will be on display through December 15 was quite a hit. The exhibit features what has been described as “bold expressive original oil paintings inspired by the natural beauty and inspiration of Plain.” Managing Director Anna Miller and Curatorial & Exhibit Coordinator Bryan Miller did an excellent job in hosting the free reception in Richard’s honor at ...
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The Beat Goes On With Yuri Konyshev, Fantastic Artist and Musician Too

Well, last night’s Second Saturday opening and reception for Yuri Konyshev was a resounding success. Some folks came, left for dinner and came back for more art and socializing. Others came and stayed all the way through till the doors were closed. Some art was purchased even before the installation was complete… so I’m sure this will be a very successful show over the next two months.
Apple Blossom Festival | Arts | Cashmere | Chelan | Food | Leavenworth | Lifestyle | Music | Photo | Staff Arts | Wenatchee | Wine
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Art From Nature, Getty Images, Video at the Museum and Making the Rounds on First Friday

Well, yesterday was quite the busy day for art in the valley. Here at home for me the day started with putting together a little movie of the 5th! grade kids at the park making art from natural found objects at the river followed by a very special experience for them... that, being tutored in the bronze sculpture making process by none other than the phenomenal sculptor Kevin Patel. What a treat that was for the kids and for me to get to video. The video shot was for in ...