NCW art students win at state
OLYMPIA — Three north Central Washington high school students are among the 11 winners of the statewide Superintendent’s High School Art Show, which selects student works for the state’s permanent collection.
Joey Bareither of Waterville High School won a Judges’ Choice award for his drawing, “Self Portrait.” His teacher is Damian Smith. Uriel Osorio of Pateros High School earned a Judges’ Choice award for a cut-paper work titled “Deer.” The Pateros art teacher is Tina Tharp. Rafael Vargus’s cast aluminum sculpture, “Trust,” was the Professional Educator Standards Board selection. Vargus is a student at Okanogan High School; his teacher is Dan Brown.
The winners will be honored at a May 21 reception at the Old Capitol Building in Olympia.
The statewide art competition is sponsored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with winners chosen from a slate of 106 semifinalists who advanced from regional competition. Eight finalists from the NCW regional show, held at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center March 3 to April 5, advanced to the state competition.
Land trust lecture 7 p.m. Tuesday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $5 adults, $4 students and seniors 888-6240
Cofounder of the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust Eliot Scull provides the museum’s First Tuesday lecture, discussing the past, present and future of the conservation land trust. Scull provides a slide show of the land trust’s projects in the 25 years since its establishment and shares findings of the Wenatchee Foothills Community Strategy, which encompasses the development, recreation usage and wildlife protection goals for an area outside the city.
“Celebration of Creation” art show 6 p.m. Friday; Spencer’s Organic Farm, 2345 McEldowney Road; free 888-2076
Spencer’s Organic Farm displays new artwork by Michele Arroyo at its yurt. The event includes refreshments and music. Guests may bring along instruments to join in the jam.
Jamie Ford, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” Signing 3 p.m. May 6; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free; presentation 7 p.m. May 6, Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Seattle native Ford arrives in Leavenworth to share his 2009 novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” In the book, main character Henry buys a hotel in Seattle that holds belongings left behind by Japanese families taken away to internment camps during World War II. He searches the artifacts for an item tied to his childhood friendship with a young girl there. The book has been selected for the IndieBound NEXT list and as the American Booksellers Association #1 Book Club Pick. Ford, who now lives in Montana, has participated in the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp.