Author with local ties wins book awards

'Gather and Make' by Genevieve Layman

“Gather and Make” by Genevieve Layman

Genevieve Layman, a Portland-based author with Wenatchee ties, has earned accolades for her book “Gather & Make: Plant Based Projects for All Seasons.”

The book — written, photographed, designed and published by Layman — was recognized with several awards including:

The 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold, how-to category

The 2019 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award for debut authors

The 2019 Eric Hoffer Gold Winner, home category

The 2019 Indie Book Award, how-to category

The 2019 Indie Book Award finalist for overall design

Layman grew up in Wenatchee. She is a registered horticultural therapist with the American Horticultural Therapy Association. She is the horticulture therapy program director at Earthtones.

“Gather and Make” is available locally at Wenatchee Natural Food and Full Bloom Flowers & Plants in Pybus Public Market.

For more information, visit gathermakebook.com.


Rockin’ new sculpture debuts downtown

The Lake Chelan Arts Council and the City of Chelan have purchased a new painted steel sculpture by Jay Schaan titled “Miles and Miles of Blues.”

The extra-large electric guitar was installed on a mid-block crosswalk on Woodin Avenue. The sculpture was created to be unveiled during the Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival May 16-19.

Updated public art brochures — featuring “Miles and Miles of Blues” and other public murals and sculptures — will be available soon at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit artinchelan.com.


Student places district-wide art competition

'Poppy' by Leif Weigel

“Poppy” by Okanogan High School eleventh-grader Leif Weigel was the second-place pick in the 2019 Congressional Art Compeition in Washington’s Fourth District.

“Poppy” by Leif Weigel of Okanogan High School placed second in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students. The competition was held by the office of U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District.

Weigel will be invited to display “Poppy” in a district office.

View a gallery of entries online at wwrld.us/2VUd3Ec.


Summer concert series announces June shows

Benson Vineyards Estate Winery has announced its summer concert series.

The following shows are set for the month of June:

June 1, 2 to 5 p.m., Waterdog

June 8, 1 to 4 p.m., Mystic Plowmen

June 8, 6 to 10 p.m., Brian DiJulio and the Love Jacks

June 15, 2 to 5 p.m., Mugsy’s Groove

June 22, 2 to 5 p.m., Vertigo Zoo

June 29, 2 to 5 p.m., Danny’s Flask

For more information and the complete summer lineup, visit bensonvineyards.com.

— Lindsay Francis, World staff

— Lindsay Francis, World staff