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Art & Gardens

“I Land” is a landing place in a sea of asphalt

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“I Land”, an installation artwork by visiting Artist-in-residence Karin Wimmeder, is a new landing place in the sea of asphalt at the center of TwispWorks. Wimmeder’s work at TwispWorks is meant to draw attention to the center of the TwispWorks campus, from which you can see expansive views of Mt. McClure and surrounding hillsides. Few people ever stop to notice the views because the space is a vast expanse of unwelcoming asphalt. In the next year or so, TwispWorks plans Read the Rest…

LBHS Welding Students Build Gate for New Native Plant Garden

The new gate at the native plant garden

The new gate at the native plant garden

The Methow Valley Interpretive Center received a nice surprise today in the form of a brand new gate, built by Liberty Bell High School welding students, with instructor Barry Stromberger. The design of the gate replicates a Methow Native American basket motif. Find out more about the LBHS welding program.  

Native Plant Garden Develops at TwispWorks

Eric Wittenbach and a student from Paschal Sherman work on building the frame

Eric Wittenbach and a student from Paschal Sherman work on building the frame

Throughout the spring, work has begun to transform the area between TwispWorks and the Methow Valley Interpretive Center into a native plant garden and Methow Native Indian encampment, including over 250 species of native plants, a teepee and a pithouse, which is a historical Methow Indian summer structure. Rob Crandall of Methow Natives nursery  is spearheading the development of the garden. Rob and other volunteers recently worked with students from Paschal Sherman Indian School, located on the Colville reservation, to Read the Rest…

X-CRAFT Presents: Clothes to Dye For

Hand Dyed Fabric

Hand Dyed Fabric

September 27th & October 25th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm TwispWorks artists Sara Ashford, Lisa Doran and Donna Keyser are offering a two-part dyeing and sewing workshop. The workshop will cover intoduction to fabric embellishment, design and basic sewing. The first class explores a variety of dying techniques including instant indigo, procion, natural dyes and fabric paints. In the Oct 25 class, turn your fabric into wearable fashions. X-Craft is a teaching and learning program where chronically creative people can spread Read the Rest…

New Artists in Residence

Lily Martina Lee

Lily Martina Lee

Two Washingtonians from opposite sides of the state will bring new color and shape to Twisp this fall through the TwispWorks artist residency. Lily Lee Lily Martina Lee of Pullman, WA says being raised in a culturally diverse household made her acutely aware of the intricacies in cultural differences at a young age, and those intricacies play out in her work. Using beads and fibers, auto wreckage and other salvaged materials, Lily describes her work as moments of cultural collision: Read the Rest…

Sprucing up the ‘Works

The Gateway Building

The Renovated Gateway Building

TwispWorks is sprucing up the south end of downtown Twisp with new landscaping, solar panels and building updates. The new facade on the building facing Highway 20 was designed by facilities assistant Patrick Hannigan. It incorporates regular, cold-rolled steel that has been treated with salt to give it an antique, rusted look. The multi-functional design presents a space where future tenants or resident artists can display their work. Additionally, it allows for a view from the Highway into the TwispWorks campus.

New Art on TwispWorks campus

Round and Round by Bernard Hosey

Round and Round by Bernard Hosey

  Bernard Hosey surprised us with a temporary placement of his sculpture Round and Round in the TwispWorks parking lot. The impressive steel sculpture, reaching about 8 and a half feet, spent last year on display in Walla Walla, Washington and has just returned to the valley. If interested in purchasing Round and Round, please inquire with TwispWorks at 509-997-3300. A percentage of the sale price will benefit TwispWorks.

New Tenant Matt Ambrust

A peice by Matt Ambrust

A peice by Matt Ambrust

 TwispWorks welcomes ceramicist Matt Ambrust to the North Warehouse for the summer. Visit Matt’s website for more examples of his stylish yet functional pottery collection. Matt received his B.A. in Music from Central Washington University (CWU), where he studied the violin under Carrie Rehkopf and Heather Netz of the Kairos String Quartet. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Ceramics at Central, where he studies under Stephen Robison. Matt is also an artist in residence with Methow Arts Alliance. Contact P: Read the Rest…

Confluence Art Camp Registration Still Open

Needle Felting with Bo Thrasher & Tania Gonzalez-Ortega

Needle Felting with Bo Thrasher & Tania Gonzalez-Ortega

Registration is still open for the Confluence Art camps occurring on the TwispWorks campus this summer. The camps for children ages 7-12 take place for six weeks, 10am-2pm, every Tues, Wed and Thurs, July 10-Aug 16. All classes will be held in the North Warehouse.

GhostWorks Projects

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One of the ideas for a display of TwispWorks history

On Saturday, June 2, University of Washington Architecture & Design Students presented design concepts for exploring the past, present and future of the TwispWorks campus. See more concepts here. About the project The University of Washington College of Built Environments — Professor Rob Corser is now in his third year of engaging architecture students in TwispWorks as a case study in collaborative and sustainable design and construction. Projects from the “Collab/Fab” studio have included “Sprouthouses” – a set of small, Read the Rest…