Methow Contemporary’ artists at the Confluence Gallery August 24-Sept. 28


Copper Glance by ML Harris. Courtesy Confluence Gallery

Weatherbound, Beyond the break by Perri Howard.

TWISP - Confluence Gallery will host four concurrent shows from August 24 - September 28. These four shows feature contemporary artists from Washington state. The opening for all four shows will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 5-7 p.m.
In the main gallery, “Methow Contemporary” will feature four well-known valley artists.
Curator Sarah Jo Lightner wanted to feature the modern side of the Methow Valley arts community in this summer show. In this four-artist show we are exploring what contemporary is and how it fits into the landscape of artworks being created in the Methow Valley.  The show will feature print works from Robin Doggett, ceramics from Don Ashford, 2-D and 3-D work from Vern White, as well as colorful botanical works from Tonia Gonzalez-Ortega.
Pacific Northwest artist ML Harris will be showing her body of work, “The Gift of Water” in the Community Gallery. “Water is the lifeblood of our landscape--the foundation that supports the web of life on which we all depend,” says ML Harris. “These photographs express my gratitude for the priceless gifts that our watershed bestows. In my mind, I travel to the high places where it came from, and I am carried downstream to the sea. Both constant and ever-changing, powerful and yielding, essential and formless, it embodies the infinite.”
Confluence Gallery and Art Center is pleased to present “Weatherbound,” a body of work created during Perri Howards recent artist residency at  Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts in New Brunswick, Canada.
“Weatherbound” is inspired by the landforms and seascapes of the Bay of Fundy - a region that is deeply animated by extreme tides, maritime history, and heavy weather. Perri traveled to New Brunswick as an Artist-In-Residence to investigate the relationship between climate change and sense of place. “I sought to examine the stresses on  various systems, but also to witness the new patterns of movement, growth, and resilience that are arising and adapting to these changing conditions” said Perri. “The work is a charting or mapping of sites and situations, from the  mundane to the sublime.  Our perceptions rarely stray far from our sense of place.”
The 4th show, “Women in the Workplace,” is a solo show by Liberty Bell High School student Cymone Van Marter. Using strong women, Cymone tells their stories through her camera. Each photo chosen involves skill, practice, patience, and a little bit of magic.
For more information, visit ConfluenceGallery.com or contact Gallery Manager Rose Weagant rose@confluencegallery.com

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