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Two Rivers Gallery puts on its first holiday show

WENATCHEE — Artists and members at Two Rivers Gallery say lofty inspiration and high-quality craftsmanship have a new partner — low prices that could have some Christmas shoppers remaking their gift lists. Customers at the downtown venue’s first holiday art sale can browse hundreds of art works — jewelry, ceramics, photos, fiber arts and paintings — all priced below $100. This includes scores of pieces, by some of the Wenatchee Valley’s top artists, that cost less than a pair of Snuggies or a trio of Zhu Zhu Pet hamsters, both ...
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Local author Emma Hox signs her new novel for a pair of two-hour sessions at Hastings.
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Olympia author Astrid Karlsen Scott, a native of Oslo, Norway, signs copies of all her books on Norwegian food, festivities and history.
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The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s featured exhibit, “Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices,” concludes Saturday.
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Write On The River welcomes Brooks

Write On The River, the writers’ conference founded by Kay Kenyon in 2006, brings bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks to give its keynote address when it opens May 15 at Wenatchee Valley College. Brooks first gained notice with the “Shannara” fantasy series, and later branched out into other series. His latest novel is “A Princess of Landover,” published in August. He also wrote the novelization of “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.”
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Collective Visions Gallery opens its state-wide juried art show Feb. 2-27, featuring 128 pieces by Washington artists. Wenatchee artist Guy C. Crilly’s “Mount Rainier Polar Panorama” photograph was selected among the pieces from nearly 800 submissions.
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Across the universe

Kay Kenyon’s quartet of novels “The Entire and the Rose” deals with two parallel universes, each struggling to survive at the expense of the other, and the people who travel between them. Kind of like publishing. After 10 novels in the science fiction genre, on the eve of the Jan. 26 publication of her new book “Prince of Storms,” Kenyon is planning her jump into another fictional field: fantasy.
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Victor R. Phillips signs copies of his motivational collection at Hastings on Saturday.

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Fiction and essay submissions for the 2010 Write On The River writers’ contest must be postmarked by Friday.
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Commemorating the centennial of the Great Northern Railway’s Wellington Disaster, author Gary Krist presents a slide show and discussion at the museum.
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Celebrating the North Central Regional Library’s 50th year, Friends of the Wenatchee Library join the organization in sponsoring author appearances by Lois Lowry throughout the area this April.
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Art graces downtown Wenatchee’s avenues

Wander the streets of Wenatchee, and you’re likely to meet up with a howling coyote, a wise old turtle, dancing rabbits or lounging bears. Art on the Avenues places sculptures and other art pieces on public display for viewing, touching and admiring.
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Celebrating the North Central Regional Library’s 50th year, Friends of the Wenatchee Library join in sponsoring author appearances by Lois Lowry throughout the area this month.
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WENATCHEE — The winners of Write on the River’s third annual Writers’ Competition will be awarded during the conference May 15-16 at Wenatchee Valley College.
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OLYMPIA — Three north Central Washington high school students are among the 11 winners of the statewide Superintendent’s High School Art Show, which selects student works for the state’s permanent collection.
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Apples everywhere

It was just coincidence that David Chui got to chronicle the final harvest of a Chelan orchard. Chui, a Seattle information technology worker, practiced photography from the mid-1970s, when he left his native Hong Kong to attend school in Canada.
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WENATCHEE — North Wenatchee Gallery and Red Chair Press, at 2107 N. Duncan Drive, Suite 802, are seeking entries for their Wenatchee Print Exhibition taking place Aug. 15.
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A new program by the city of Wenatchee Arts Commission begins this year. “Out of the Box” will be funded by the One Percent for Arts fund, paying artists $500 for each utility box they paint.