The sound of animals serves as a backdrop to all events at Snowgrass Winery in Entiat. Ducks fluttering and quacking in the pond, curious goats sticking their noses through the fence, the quiet murmur of hens roaming the backyard and, of course, the sheep.
June 28, 2015 is a day Alessandra Piro remembers in vivid detail. Standing in her studio in the foothills of Wenatchee last week, she pointed to her memories of that morning in one of her most recent paintings.
A speaker series and sound and dance concert are the focal points of the 2016 LEAP event happening this Saturday at the Wenatchee Valley College Grove Recital Hall and the Numerica Performing Arts Center.
This Friday, eight different art venues will participate in a self-guided tour put on by Wenatchee First Fridays. The goal of the tour, held each month, is to introduce community members to new art and new venues in the valley. It’s also an opportunity to meet people who share your interest in the arts and support local businesses. Participation is free, and many of the venues fall along a central downtown walking route.
For Short Shakespeareans, a local youth theater program, their 38th year is one filled with firsts. Branching out from their normal rotation of Shakespeare plays, Director Kelly Atwood made the decision this year to put on “Much Ado About Nothing.” The comedy, written by Shakespeare in the middle of his career, has never been done before by Short Shakes. It opens tonight at the Riverside Playhouse.
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."
Tomorrow evening, meet the next generation of great artists, take a crash course in geometry and engineering, and get your hands dirty with clay and beeswax. It’s Art Walk time again. Here is your monthly guide to what’s happening this First Friday.