City commission seeks utility box artists
WENATCHEE — A new program by the city of Wenatchee Arts Commission begins this year. “Out of the Box” will be funded by the One Percent for Arts fund, paying artists $500 for each utility box they paint. Artists are expected to base designs around the history and culture of the neighborhood where each box resides. Proposals are due by 2 p.m. July 16. Request application forms and instructions by calling 888-6240 or download at wvmcc.org.
Museum seeks musician portraits
WENATCHEE — Visual artists (including photographers) from Washington, Oregon and Idaho are eligible to participate in the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s fall exhibit. “Picture the Musician: Portraits of Northwest Musicians by Northwest Artists” opens Oct. 1 and remains on display through Dec. 24. Artists may submit up to five images for consideration; all submissions must be original works not created under the direction of an instructor. Applications are due by Aug. 31; they can be downloaded at wvmcc.org. For more information, call exhibits coordinator Bill Rietveldt at 888-6247 or e-mail email@example.com.
“Grizzly Bears and the North Cascades,” lecture 7 p.m. Tuesday, Twisp Valley Grange, 344 W. Second Ave., free; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mazama Community Center, free; methowconservancy.org 996-2870
Seattle author Dave Knibb presents a program based on his book, “Grizzly Wars,” an investigative account of a long-standing grizzly bear recovery effort. He discusses where grizzlies are in the North Cascades and what their future looks like.
First Friday reception 5 p.m. Friday; Two Rivers Gallery, 102 N. Columbia St.; free; 2riversgallery.com 888-9504
Two Rivers’ July exhibit features work by Romella Cheney. Wine and refreshments are available during the reception and guitarist Kirk Lewellen provides the musical ambiance.
Jack Nisbet, “The Mapmaker’s Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau” 7 p.m. Tuesday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free, donations accepted; wvmcc.org 888-6240
David Thompson, the first explorer to map the length of the Columbia River, is known for developing a fur trading route from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Ocean. Historian Jack Nisbet shares a slide show and discusses Thompson’s work in a Tuesday presentation accompanying a traveling exhibit celebrating the accomplishments of Thompson. The exhibit shares its name with the title of Nisbet’s book; it opens Friday and remains on display through Sept. 25.
Candice Reed, “Thank You for Firing Me!: How to Catch the Next Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job” 6:30 p.m. July 8; Leavenworth Library, 700 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Reed leads a discussion at the library about the benefits of losing your job, and how to get back on your feet. She co-authored “Thank You for Firing Me!,” a guide for the recently unemployed on new industries, freelancing, independent contracting and Internet marketing.