Furniture store opens art gallery
WENATCHEE — Work by Northwest artists hangs at a new gallery on the upper floor of Columbia Furniture, 34 N. Wenatchee Ave. The public opening for A Step Above is on April 29, featuring paintings by Rob Blackaby and Anne Martin McCool. Other work on display includes photographs by Ernie Flowers and Kevin Imper, ceramic pieces and more. A Step Above is open during store hours, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, visit columbiafurniture.com.
Wenatchee artist displays work in Yakima
YAKIMA — In collaboration with the Warehouse Theatre Company, Allied Arts of Yakima Valley puts the work of Wenatchee Valley College art instructor Vicki DeRooy on display with pieces by Brian Holtzinger. The exhibit opens May 5 with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and continues through June 10. Allied Arts is at 5000 W. Lincoln Ave.; regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. DeRooy’s pieces are also featured as a backdrop for the Warehouse Theatre Company’s production of “Dinner/Music” by Yakima playwright Kurt Labberton. The theater shares an address with Allied Arts; shows are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30, May 5-7 and 12-14. For more information, call 966-0930 or visit alliedartsyakima.org.
“The Canoes of David Thompson,” slide show 7 p.m. April 28; Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, 123 N. Wenatchee Ave.; free; wenatcheepaddle.org 888-6245
Author Jack Nisbet opens the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s David Thompson Lecture Series with a slide show about the mapmaker’s canoes. The lecture addresses what Thompson learned about canoes during his travels and how he applied that knowledge for his own vessels. The lecture series, co-sponsored by the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club, commemorates the 200th anniversary of Thompson’s journey down the Columbia River.
Susan Wingate, author Workshop 10 a.m. April 30; Kristall’s Restaurant, 280 Highway 2; $26; signing 3 p.m. April 30; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Mystery author Wingate brings her book and some publishing knowledge to Leavenworth. Her workshop, “Start Building Your Author Platform in Today’s E-World,” explains how to use social networking and other online tools to get published. Admission fee includes lunch and a copy of her latest book, “Easy as Pie at Bobby’s Diner.” It is the second in the four-part “Bobby’s Diner” series. Protagonist Georgette has a falling out with an old friend after she gets a little too flirtatious with her new love interest, only to discover the friend has gone missing and her man has a dangerous past. Wingate’s original “Bobby’s Diner” was a finalist in the 2010 International Book Awards, and the 2009 National and Next Generation Indie book awards. She signs copies of the novel at A Book for All Seasons after the workshop.
Vintage Faire 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30; Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road; free
Pacific Northwest artists and crafters put their work on display at a market in Okanogan. The Vintage Faire offers antiques and handmade goods for sale.