Malotte art, postcard poetry, live music – Methow Valley News

Malotte art, postcard poetry, live music – Methow Valley News
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“Shadow Self” by Sherry Malotte.

Mallotte work in photo exhibit

Local photographer and artist Sherry Malotte has been accepted into the 17th National Photography Competition hosted by FotoFoto Gallery of Long Island, New York. “Shadow Self,” a photo/mixed media work, was one of 30 images selected out of the 552 submitted. The exhibition opens Feb. 3 and continues through March 5, and can be seen online at

Postcard Poetry

Confluence Poets has launched a new set of Postcard Poetry, “Uncertain Times: Poems of Healing and Refuge.” The set includes 10 original poems on 5-by-7-inch cards written by poets Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Ken Bevis, Easton Branam, Cindy William Gutierrez, Christine Kendall, Kelleigh McMillan, Merry Maxwell, Eileen (Sam) Owen, Julianne Seaman and Greg Wright.

Each card is illustrated with a different pen-and-ink drawing of a bird, and an additional card is a color print of a California Quail. The artwork is by poet, artist and naturalist Merry Maxwell. The cards, suitable for framing, require normal postage. They are available at the Winthrop Gallery, The Confluence and Valley Goods in Twisp.

Methow history readings

Diana Hottell, author of “The Whole Damn Valley,” will read from her stories about the old Methow Valley that ran in the Methow Valley News and Wenatchee World between 1976 and the late 1980s that were not her book, on Feb. 4, Feb. 18 and March 4 at 9 am Register for the online readings at

Graphic novel class

TwispWorks is offering a graphic novel arts class presented by Masha Falkov.

TwispWorks is offering a graphic novel arts class presented by Masha Falkov over six Wednesdays beginning Feb. 9 and continuing through March 16, from 6-7:30 pm each session. Learn about the specialized visual language of comics and graphic novels, and how to apply them to your own art. You’ll storyboard, write and draw your own comic in your unique style using the new techniques and visual language. Falkov, an artist who has a studio on the TwispWorks campus, is the writer and illustrator of the graphic novel “The Gossamer Web.” Classes will take place at YourSpace. Cost is $290. Some of the content is R-rated, so if you’re under 17 you need to get a parent’s permission (or accompaniment). Sign up at

Live music in the valley

Methow Music Monthly, compiled by local musician George Schneider, is a free listing of live music events in the valley. Email Schneider at to be included in the listings or to receive the monthly listings via email.

• Saturday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse, Winthrop, local singer/songwriter Emele Clothier, with special guests to be announced. Masks required. No cover charge. (509) 341-4354.

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