Jan. 10CLARKSTON — The Valley Bluegrass Stage concert set for 7 p.m. Saturday will feature four bands from this region playing in the Clarkston High School auditorium.
Bands include Elliott Marks and the Cycle, Wanigan, Thorn Creek Express and Hard Travelin’.
Marks is a 15-year-old fiddler from Asotin who also plays mandolin and ukulele. Other band members include Denis Hackwith on mandolin and guitar; Duane Stephens on fiddle; Joe Syverson on guitar and mandolin; and Tom Hackwith on stand-up bass.
Hard Travelin’ consists of Bill Johnson, Dale Vallandigham and Bob Hopkins. Wanigan members include Warren Akin, Tim Gundy, Vallandigham, Denis Hackwith and Jason Hackwith. Both bands hail from the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
Thorn Creek Express is the four Sass brothers from Genesee: Lucas, Tyler, Austin and Carson.
Admission is $5 at the door. The school is at 401 Chestnut St.
COLFAX — The Rural Alliance High School Art Show opens Saturday at the Colfax branch of the Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St.
A catered reception featuring the artists will begin at 4 p.m. Monday.
Student artwork will fill two floors of the library with hundreds of pieces in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, pottery and collage.
Participating artists range from 12-19 years old with most coming from rural school districts outside of Pullman. Entries in an open class feature home-schooled teens, those not registered in formal school art programs and those whose schools do not participate.
The exhibit continues through Jan. 23 during regular library hours which are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
LEWISTON — Wylie and the Wild West, featuring lead vocalist Wylie Gustafson of Conrad, Mont., will play a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lewiston Elks, 3444 Country Club Drive.
The band specializes in cowboy music but also adds in swing and folk, and concertgoers can expect a healthy dose of yodeling.
Dinner is available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner and concert is $35 while the concert only is $20.
Tickets are available at the Lewiston Elks and Rustebakke Veterinary Services in Clarkston, 705 15th St.
PULLMAN — The Washington State University Museum of Art will present two photographic exhibitions in “Through the Lens: An American Century — Corbis & Vivian Maier,” which opens Monday.
A reception for the exhibition will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 in the gallery with a presentation titled “What Makes a Lasting Image” given by photography professor Dennis DeHart.
Another reception will be held in the same location at 6 p.m. Feb. 12, with a presentation by art historian Marianne Kinkel, which will be followed by a screening of the documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” at 7 p.m. in the Compton Union Building auditorium.
The exhibit will also feature works from emerging student photographers from across the country.
“Corbis: From the Collection of Tony and Leslie Rojas” will showcase a selection of 32 iconic photographs through times of war or peace, the first flight at Kitty Hawk and the moon landing, and the quest for civil rights.
Vivian Maier died in 2009 and left no heirs but did leave a legacy of until-then-undiscovered “street photography:” 100,000 negatives, thousands of rolls of undeveloped film, in color and black and white, and 150 8-mm. and 16-mm. films. The images exhibited represent a selection of the photographs that were discovered after her death.
The Museum of Art is along Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and open until 7 on Thursdays.