Author Lois Lowry slated for regional appearances
NCW — Celebrating the North Central Regional Library’s 50th year, Friends of the Wenatchee Library join the organization in sponsoring author appearances by Lois Lowry throughout the area this April. Lowry has written more than 30 books for young adults, and has received Newbery Medals for “Number the Stars” (1989) and “The Giver” (1993). Copies of “The Giver” are available to borrow from participating libraries, and a series of book discussion groups take place in preparation for Lowry’s visits. For more information, contact a local library or call 663-1117.
Lowry’s appearances include:
7 p.m. April 5: Omak Performing Arts Center
10 a.m. April 6: Republic High School
7 p.m. April 7: Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee
2010 Recycled Art exhibit seeks creators
LEAVENWORTH — Submissions are open for the Recycled Art juried exhibition, held annually on the grounds of Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat. Ten pieces of sculpture made from recycled materials will be selected for the show by professional artists and arts educators from Leavenworth, Cashmere and Wenatchee. Entries are open to artists of any age in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan and Grant counties. Visit iciclearts.org to download the application form, or call Icicle Arts at 668-4663. All entries must be received by March 31. Selected artists will be notified by April 5; the exhibit runs April 17 through May 29.
31st annual Wenatchee Valley Museum Regional High School Art Show Reception 1 p.m. Saturday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free 888-6240
Student artists from Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties exhibit their work in the museum’s annual show. About 200 pieces are included. Awards are offered in eight categories: drawing, painting, two-dimensional mixed media, three-dimensional, photography, graphic arts/design, decorative arts and printmaking. Winners advance to the state competition, along with those from eight other regions. AnnRené Joseph, program supervisor for the arts for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, appears as guest speaker at the reception. The show opens Friday and continues through April 3. This year’s winners:
◗ Best of show: Joey Bareither, “Self Portrait,” Tatiana Pickett, “Self Portrait,” Waterville High School; Sophie Danison, “Skiing And Sunshine,” Rafael Vargus, “Trust,” Okanogan High School; Brogan Kelly, “That House Across The Street When It Thinks No One Is Looking,” Sam Strain, “Untitled,” Chelan High School; Uriel Osorio, “Deer,” Pateros High School; Aaron Vazquez, “L’hommage a Monet,” Wenatchee High School
◗ Decorative arts: Abigail Jaimes-Ramirez, “Under The Sea Of Jewels,” Okanogan, first place; Justine Spencer, Quincee Heindselman, Ismael Vargus and Jordan Bradley, “Bulldog Splash,” Okanogan, second; Joe Seguin, “Festival Mask,” Wenatchee, third
◗ Drawing: Brita Ness, “Self Portrait,” Liberty Bell High School, first; Amy Fitkan, “Snorkeling,” Liberty Bell, second; Maria Zamora, “Untitled,” Wenatchee, third
◗ Graphic arts: Katie Joy McDaniel, “Horror Festival Poster,” Manson High School, first; Katie Richardson, “WDGSF,” Pateros, second; Sam Strain, “Mandela: Important Things Are Eternal,” Chelan, third
◗ Mixed media: Brody Sharp, “An Unfortunate Feast,” Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center, first; Amber Reggiatore, “Untitled,” Liberty Bell, second; Amanda Buck, “Untitled,” Manson, third
◗ Painting: Jovan Lopez, “Rainbow Man,” Okanogan, first; Aaron Vazquez, “Trees And Pathway,” Wenatchee, second; Jessica Gallaher, “Tropicapple Oranges,” Manson, third
◗ Photography: Brooke Desjarding, “Outdoor Savior,” Bridgeport High School, first; Amanda Ihlanfeldt, “Autumn Chill,” Chelan, second; Leticia Gonzalez, “Who Am I Who Are You,” Bridgeport, third
◗ Printmaking: Aaron Vazquez, “Focus,” Wenatchee, first; Becca Wick, “Pear Man,” Okanogan, second; Lexi Degman, “Northern Pygmy-owl,” Wenatchee , third
◗ Three Dimensional: Sonia Rojas, “Sunset Phase,” Wvtsc /eastmont High School, first; Dylan Asher, “Funky Face,” Wenatchee, second; Alex Semmons, “My Door,” Eastmont, third
Jim Huber, paintings Reception 5 p.m. March 19; North Wenatchee Gallery, 2107 Duncan Drive, Suite 802; free 663-0100
Huber, a retired educator, displays recent works in acrylic paint at the nonprofit gallery space operated by Teresa Rae. The Wenatchee artist taught in California public schools for 30 years, and has exhibited locally at Robert Graves Gallery and the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. The gallery is open during receptions and by appointment; a closing reception for Huber’s show takes place at 5 p.m. April 10.
Art Guild meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Masquers Theater, 322 Main Ave. E.; free 246-6259
The Art Guild of the Soap Lake Area holds its next monthly speakers meeting with Judy Kalin, a Japanese watercolorist, and Don Garrett, creator of large metal sculptures, both from Moses Lake. Expect light refreshments with this talk.
“Fields & Forests, Lakes & Streams: Bounty of the Methow” exhibit Reception 5 p.m. Saturday; Winthrop Gallery, 237 Riverside Ave.; free; winthropgallery.com 996-3925
Local artists display work paying tribute to the landscapes of the Methow. Oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors and photography are included in the exhibit. Artwork goes up today and remains on display through April 19.