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."
LEAVENWORTH — With less than 30 minutes until showtime, an aspiring young actress ate lunch and chatted with friends. And while she was about to perform in a lead role in her very first play, she casually said that she was “not really nervous, no.”