Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Loovre: What's Whole Is Already Broken

'What's whole is already broken', an installation by Laura Gunnip

The Loovre, Confluence Gallery, September 27 - November 8, 2014

Do the precious things we acquire over time define us? How do we choose what to keep? Which to let go of? What if we lose or break something irreplaceable? How can we hold these things lightly without fear of losing them? Laura Gunnip's installation 'What's whole is already broken' is in 'The Loovre' at the Confluence Gallery from September 27 - November 8, 2014.

"To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal, to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends upon it, and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go." - Mary Oliver

Love the crystal vase because it is already broken.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Executive Director Position Opening

Confluence Gallery & Art Center is seeking a full-time Executive Director. The ED is responsible for the overall management and operation of the organization. The ED represents the mission, goals and values of the organization in a clear and inspiring manner and serves as the liaison between and among the staff, volunteers, the general public and the Board of Directors. Salary DOE. For job description and application packet, go to www.confluencegallery.com. Confluence is an EOE. Application deadline: 10/15/14.

Please share with anyone you think may be interested in applying.

Thank you,

Confluence Gallery & Art Center
104 Glover Street
PO Box 716
Twisp, WA 98856
(509) 997-2787

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Havana Nights! Salsa Dancing Lessons

October 24
7-9pm
Location: The Twisp Grange
Free for Confluence members
$35/person which gives you an annual membership

Be transported to Cuba at Confluence's annual membership gathering. Come learn how to salsa dance with instructors Heather Haugland and Rumba Northwest from Bellingham.

Feast on Latin appetizers, and enjoy a no-host bar serving delicious Mojitos’.

Beginners and professional dancers welcome!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poetry Workshop with Daemond Arrindell

Confluence Gallery and Art Center is thrilled to offer a 2-day poetry workshop with renowned Seattle poet and teaching artist Daemond Arrindell at Confluence.

As written in the Seattle Times, "Daemond Arrindell is a Seattle poet, teacher and spoken-word performer who engages everyone from inmates to high-school students to reveal themselves out loud.”

November 8-9
Schedule TBA will culminate in a public reading of the fruits of the workshop
Cost: $65

Stay tuned for more details!


Phoenix Festival: Call For Submissions

October 18, 2-10pm
TwispWorks Campus



TwispWorks, in partnership with Methow Art Alliance and Confluence Gallery & Arts Center, present the Phoenix Festival, a creative arts festival to benefit fire and flood recovery for the Methow Valley. Phoenix Festival is an arts-inspired experience full of music, interactive art, local food and beverages, and opportunities for our community to rebuild after a devastating disaster season. Through music and art we will come together, honor our experiences and share our love for the Methow Valley.

Call for Creative Submissions:

If you are interested in submitting or presenting your fire-inspired creative work in any medium including visual, installation, audio, video, musical or performance art; setting up an art/craft or food retail booth; contributing to the “Share Room”, or otherwise becoming involved in Phoenix Festival, please fill out the referenced submission form and email it totkarpenko@twispworks.org or take it into the TwispWorks office, 502 S. Glover St., Twisp.

Children's Art Parties

Once again, Confluence is providing a series of fun Art Parties for Kids (grades 1-5) this school year.

We have scheduled parties to coincide with professional days and early releases. Party fees cover instructor and basic supply costs. The party themes offer something for everyone, and we sincerely hope you’ll offer your child new and fun ways to expand their brain power!!

Upcoming parties include:
September 19th 10-2pm, felting with Bo Thrasher
October 17 10-2pm with Margaret Kingston, topic TBD
Nov 3 12:30-4:30 with Margaret Kingston, topic TBD
Nov 12, 13, 14 12:30-4:30 with Matthew Armbrust, topic TBD
Dec 12 10-2pm with Margaret Kingston, topic TBD

Cost: $35 per day for the first artist in the family, $30 for each additional artist. Supplies for some parties will cost extra.

Registration: Call Confluence Gallery @ 997-2787 (payment required to secure a spot). Maximum 10 artists per party, so space is limited!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Big Sleep: Conversations on Finality opens doors for death dialogue

Sept 27-Nov 8
Opening reception Sept 27, 4-8pm

Saturday September 27th from 4-8pm, The Confluence Gallery & Art Center in Twisp WA will be hosting the opening of its newest exhibit The Big Sleep: Conversations on Finality. The exhibit will represent regional and local artists in a variety of mediums as they explore their own very personal and intimate thoughts on the subject of Death. Curators Joanne Marracci and Vern White hope to ignite dialogue on the subject with evocative and inspired works.

Michelle Anderst, Biochemical Dream
With the Methow Valley still reeling from record-breaking natural disasters, the community is beginning to experience the process of reclamation and rebirth. While this exhibit ponders the ends of things, it can also be a new starting point. One definition of death is “the end of life: the time when someone or something dies” while another is not necessarily physical death but “the destruction or permanent end of something”. Even the Tarot defines the Death card as simply “transformation and change.” “Most of us, even those not directly affected by the fires and floods, have experienced a profound sense of change here in the valley. A sense that nothing is permanent, that nothing should be taken for granted,” says Marracci. The intent of this show is to explore not only the death of the body, but the death of concepts and ideas.

In conjunction with the exhibit on Wednesday October 29th the Confluence will host a series of speakers dealing with the subject of death. Details to be announced. This will be a free event.

By presenting a small number of different interpretations and bringing the subject of death out into the open, Marracci and White hope to give others permission to explore their own very personal, complex and contradictory attitudes towards death.