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.
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.
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.
Our friend Bill Reese fought a debilitating lung condition for 25 years, although it did not stop him from his career as a painter and sculptor. He died last weekend, leaving a legacy of fine art and a host of fine friends.
This says a lot about the passion Martha Flores has for making art: Not even Catholic nuns at her elementary school could squelch her desire to create. And they tried. Flores, 63, remembers the nuns at her El Salvadoran school giving her grief for drawing in class when she should have been doing what the nuns considered to be more productive work, like embroidering or sewing.
When sculptor and poet John Crew met me at his Wenatchee home for an interview, he was sporting a tie-dyed T-shirt. Along with his distinguished-looking white beard, I imagined he was an aging hippie who had done well in life, but John quickly clarified that point. “I graduated from high school in Chelan in 1958,” he said. “I’ll be 71 this year. I remember back in the ’60s someone yelling at me and calling me a hippie. I didn’t even know what a hippie was; I thought they were telling ...
The Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival returns this year with some new features. Preceding the Aug. 20-22 event, a Gallery Gala Preview Party takes place 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Campbell’s Resort Park Room with a first look at the juried art gallery.
Congratulations Central Washington Hospital earned the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines’ Silver Performance Achievement Award, in recognition of the hospital’s high standard of stroke care.
Mike Lawson’s characters usually come with a flip side. In his latest thriller novel, “House Justice,” dirty-pool-playing Speaker of the House John Mahoney wallows in graft all day before refreshing himself as a volunteer Little League umpire. Mahoney’s chief fixer, Joe DeMarco, is outrunning his past as the son of a Mafia family. And Benny and Betty Ann Mark, a nice middle-aged couple from Tacoma, just happen to be a pair of stone-cold killers.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Medical Center has contributed $100,000 to the Wenatchee Valley College Center for Music and Art fundraising campaign. This is the second-largest gift to the campaign, according to campaign chairman Dan Jackson.