Current Exhibits

On view • January 11 – February 24, 2020

Main Gallery

The Color Of Words

Curator’s Statement:
Reading broadens intellectual horizons, infuses life with depth and color, and brings other cultures and vantage points into one’s sphere of awareness. Because of that, it also increases cognitive and affective empathy and improves social functioning. And add to that reading’s positive impact on memory, attention span and stress reduction.

In short, reading changes lives while making the world a better and brighter place.

Confluence Gallery of Twisp, Washington is showing its support for the literary arts by partnering with Friends of the Winthrop Public Library (FOWL), during its January 2020 show, The Color of Words. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit FOWL’s mission to develop a vibrant public library for the Methow Valley.

The artists have been asked by the curator to ponder how literature has enlivened their imaginations, stimulated their creativity, and to render, in the media of their choice, the pieces of literature that have most strongly impacted their art.

The artists were urged to reach beyond the ordinary and wrench from the depths of their psyches the sentiments imprinted upon them by the stories and poems they have read, to elevate the banal and to cast it in a light yet to be fathomed.

Ponder how reading has enriched your spirit, and enjoy the show!
~ Penelope Varn

Show Sponsors

KTRT • Blue Star Coffee Roasters • KTRT Radio Root • National Endowment for the Arts • Okanogan County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee


Karen AbelsLeslie Ahrens • Sarah Ames • Mary ApffelDanielle BodineDan Brown • Jennifer Carroll • Anahi Castillo • Cyndi Castle • Tina Christiansen • Nick Ciancibelli • Michelle Conger • Maria Deems • Phyllis Emmert • Susan Gallagher • Carol GreenSandy Huse Marcia IvesMichael Kirshner • Jessica Klein • Heidi Larsen • Joanne MarracciBarbara MartinScott Mayberry • Jan Murphy • Ania Palinska • AJ PowerMaria Ruano Isaac QuigleyCheryl QuintanaJoseph John Sanchez III Dana Squires • Gale Tucker • Vern WhitePatty Yates • Chad Yenney • Amber Zimmerman • Ashley Zuckerberg

Community Gallery

The Color Of Words • through February 24, 2020



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