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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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Saving the Earth with Recycled Art, Robert Grave in Person and a Whale of a Good time at the Gallery

Well, it was a wonderful art filled day on the First Friday of September. For me the morning started with putting out a blog on my other blog http://rodandmarthaartblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/fantastic-woodwork-fine-art-and-that.html and then I headed out to Leavenworth, where I met up with Brian and Anna Miller at the Icicle Arts Gallery (after a beautiful bike ride around the valley).
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Bicycle First Friday, Food and Art at the Museum and the Sea Fair Extravaganza

Well, I have to say that the First Friday Bike Tour was a quite a success and all the rage in downtown Wenatchee last Friday night. I for one was so glad that the guys at Second Wind were able to solve the recurrent problem I was having with my bike; so I could do the ride on my own bike and take the photos and video from my bike that I used to make a movie which can be seen on Youtube at: &feature=channel_video_title
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Photo Safari

Well, yesterday was a fine and fulfilling day for Martha and I in our ongoing quest for artful living in this natural paradise. We each had some morning commitments first. Martha had an art student at 10am and I had to open Two Rivers Gallery at 11am and then resolve some issues with the gallery’s Amazon.com account.
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Plein-Air, Youth Center Dance Hall and Charles Collins Show with Kirk Lewellen

I’m so glad to see that people are really jumping on board with the Plein-Air Art contest celebrating the opening of the new Saddle Rock Park.Any one interested in participating can learn more about it by going to the Two Rivers Gallery Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/photo.php?fbid=214720821891899&set=pu.202718556425459&type=1&theater or can simply drop by the gallery at 102 columbia Street in Wenatchee. While I was at the Two Rivers Gallery in Wenatchee yesterday morning and saw that they had several sign-up sheets for the event filled- up. On top of the stack was ...
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A Day In The Life of an Art Blogger in the Valley and Beyond

Well, yesterday was an interesting and fun day for art in the valley and the upper valley. In the morning I went to take photos of the last portion of the mural Martha Flores and her volunteers have been working on at the corner of Miller and Cherry Streets in Wenatchee.
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Street Walking Puppets and First Friday Artful Living in Wenatchee

Well, last night was a fun filled First Friday all around town. For me the first stop was at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, where it was all about the bicentennial of the David Thompson expedition. Our part was in donning the giant puppet costumes yet again. Well, not me but, Martha Flores and several other puppeteers. Bill Rietvelt was there of course as were many others involved in the giant puppet project. I only stayed long enough to help Martha get into her puppet and out to ...