Arts Commission accepting grant applications
WENATCHEE — The City of Wenatchee Arts Commission Community Art Support Grant Program is accepting applications for grants to any organization promoting art programming within city limits. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $1,500 in grant money. Turn in applications by April 30 to be eligible for grants during the second half of 2011, or by Sept. 15 for the first half of 2012. For more information, or to request application materials, call 888-6242 or e-mail arts email@example.com.
Manson author releases first novel
MANSON — The first book in Heidi Jo Lopez’s “Knight’s Chronicles” trilogy has been released nationwide. “The Knights Revealed” is about a young monk who discovers secret confessions by the order of the Knights Templar. Purchase the book at book stores throughout the U.S., or online at tatepublishing.com/bookstore, barnesand noble.com or amazon.com. Lopez received her degree in English education from Eastern Washington University and currently lives in Manson.
First Friday receptions 5 p.m. Friday; Gallery 4 South, 4 S. Wenatchee Ave.; free 470-7714
5 p.m. Friday; Two Rivers Gallery, 102 N. Columbia St.; free 888-9504
5 p.m. Friday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; free 888-6240
Downtown Wenatchee galleries open their doors for their monthly First Friday reception. Gallery 4 South features pastels by artist Jennifer Evenhus, on display through April 29. At Two Rivers’ reception, enjoy paintings by Walter Graham and live music by Kirk Lewellen. A new exhibit, “Foolish Things?” opens at Wenatchee Valley Museum, showcasing unusual objects from the museum’s collection. “Foolish Things?” continues through June 25.
“Walk the Back Road Home: Landscapes by Scott Allen, 1997-2011” Reception 5 p.m. April 7; Robert Graves Gallery, Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth St.; free 682-6776
Wenatchee Valley native and Bainbridge Island resident Scott Allen displays a collection of landscape paintings at the WVC gallery. Allen’s exhibit opens Monday and closes May 5.
Awards Gala and Silent Auction 6 p.m. April 9; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $25 advance, $35 at door; store.wvmcc.org 888-6240
Wenatchee Valley Museum puts on its annual evening of fundraising, including a silent auction, live music by the Glenn Isaacson Jazz Trio, hors d’oeuvres, wine and other beverages. The gala also features presentation of this year’s Wenatchee Valley Living Treasure Award to Ruth Allan. Proceeds benefit the museum’s permanent exhibit renovation.
Kenn Nesbitt, signing 1 p.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Nesbitt spreads his silliness at the bookstore on Saturday. The children’s poet signs copies of his humorous books, including “More Bears!” and “The Aliens Have Landed at Our School.”
Diane Paton Peel, paintings Painting class 1 p.m. Friday; Fire Station, 232 E. Wapato Ave.; $50; reception 5 p.m. Friday; Main Street Gallery, 208 E. Woodin Ave.; free 682-9262
Penticton, B.C., artist Peel displays her work at Main Street Gallery for the month of April. She has provided poster art for the cities of Chelan and Manson, and frequently depicts the region’s landscapes, landmarks, orchards and vineyards in her work. Meet Peel at a reception for her exhibit on Friday, and join her landscape painting class that afternoon. Her paintings remain on display through April 30.