WENATCHEE — For the past few months, our community has been invited to read and discuss together this season's Columbia River Reads selection — the 2009 best seller "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.” Tonight, author Timothy Egan will speak about the book at the Numerica Performing Arts Center.
"Roll On, Columbia, Roll On" by Woody Guthrie is something like a regional anthem around here. This reporter has seen certain PUD-types stand and sing it before meals like a prayer. "Your power is turning our darkness to dawn. Roll on Columbia. Roll on." Amen.
WENATCHEE — Watercolor painting sometimes gets a bad rap. It has a reputation as a soft art form. Gentle. Non-threatening. The paintings are vulnerable to direct sunlight. Watercolor is, as described by an art critic for The Guardian, "primroses and birds' nests, hop farms and watermills, miles of dappled trees beneath mildly overcast skies."