‘At the Edges of Wilderness’ group show debuts Friday

Golden West Gallery will hold a reception for “At the Edges of Wilderness” — paintings by Peg Carlson-Hoffman and Chuck Hoffman and photography by Emilie Bouvier — at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Carlson-Hoffman and Hoffman are the executive directors of Holden Village. Carlson-Hoffman is a painter, lettering artist and designer who previously worked as an artist and creative director for Hallmark Cards. Hoffman is a painter and designer who previously worked as associate creative director for the Walt Disney Company.

Bouvier is a studio artist from Minneapolis specializing in historic and alternative process photography.

The reception is open to the public.

For more information, call 699-2080.


The 2019 Plein Air Paint-Out will be held in Ohme Gardens

Two Rivers Art Gallery has announced that its 2019 Plein Air Paint-Out will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 at Ohme Gardens.

The annual outdoor competition invites artists to paint local scenes for a chance at cash prizes.

There is a $20 entry fee to enter which includes admission to the gardens. Artists must bring up to two canvases or papers to the Gallery between 4 and 5 p.m. June 21 to register.

Artists are responsible for their own refreshments, easels, chairs and art supplies during the competition. Painting ends at 4 p.m. June 22 with all entries due back at the gallery by no later than 5 p.m.

The gallery board will judge entries and winners will be honored during a First Friday reception on July 5.

For more information, call 884-9504 or visit


Watercolor class focuses on natural landscapes

Watercolor artist Amber Wray will offer a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to noon July 2 and 3 at Wenatchee River Institute.

Wray specializes in landscapes and enjoys exploring the fascinating aspects of the natural world through her art. She grew up in Southern California but moved to the Pacific Northwest after an artists’ residency at the Grunewald Guild in Plain. Wray teaches art and design courses through Wenatchee Valley College and the Methow Arts Alliance.

The first day of the workshop will be held in a classroom and focus on basic techniques and materials. On the second day, students will head outdoors to use their new skills in the field.

The workshop costs $80 or $68 for WRI members. Registration includes some materials but students should bring their own 140 lb. watercolor paper, watercolors and brushes.

For more information or to register, call 548-0181 or visit


Latin superstar Christian Nodal to play the Town Toyota Center

Tickets are now on sale for singer-songwriter Christian Nodal’s July 13 performance at the Town Toyota Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Nodal is a 20-year-old Mexican musician whose 2017 debut “Me Dejé Llevar” earned him critical acclaim and accolades including a Latin Grammy Award, a Lo Nuestro Award, two Billboard Latin Music Awards and a Latin American Music Award. His latest album, “Ahora,” was released in May.

Ticket prices range from $45-200 depending on the seat. There is a $15 student discount for most seats.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Summer Concert Series offers free music June 28-Aug. 2

The city of Wenatchee Parks and Recreation has announced its 2019 summer concert series. Concerts run on Friday nights at 7 p.m. from June 28 through Aug. 2.

June 28, The Prefunc

July 5, Junkbelly

July 12, Desmadre Musical

July 19, Seth Garrido

July 26, Analog Jack

Aug. 2, Kevin Jones

Concerts are free and open to the public. Concessions, prizes, giveaways and free children’s activities will be available during the event.

This year’s lineup is sponsored by the Wenatchee Valley Medical group.

For more information, call 888-3283 or visit

Lindsay Francis