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Artist Spotlight: Norma Rogers

Ahwahnee artist Norma Rogers knows it’s never too late to learn something new. After all, she enrolled in California State University, Fresno’s graduate art program at age 68, and earned a master’s degree at 73. Rogers says her artistic sensibilities were first awakened during her 1930s childhood in Michigan. The Great Depression had left her family with few resources for ...

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Sierra Art Trail: Burning Brush Studio

If you’ve ever watched a “real artist at work,” you know how fascinating it can be to see a creation develop before your very eyes. The quartet of artists showing their creative results in Pastels, Watercolors, Gourds, and Mixed Media during the three-day weekend of Oct. 5-7 will delight those along the Annual Sierra Art Trail tour. This experience is ...

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Mike Reeves

My name is Mike Reeves and I’ve lived in Yosemite for over two years now. Photography is a great source of enjoyment for me, and I’ve been exploring America’s public lands all my life .I enjoy both film and digital photography, and my cameras range from a newer, high-resolution digital camera to a vintage cherry and brass 4×5 view camera ...

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Lura Schwarz Smith & Kerby C. Smith

Lura and Kerby, both artists, have been making their home in the Coarsegold area for 23 years, enjoying the community of other local artists. They are current members of Timberline Art Gallery, and will be showing on site there for the upcoming Sierra Art Trails, October 5-7th.

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Anita Stoll

Creating started for me when as a young child, I was confined to bed much of the time. The severe asthma limited any physical activity. I turned to sketching, drawing, coloring and over time filled notebooks with my creations mostly trees and flowers. As I outgrew my disabilities, outdoors and participating in sports took over. The pleasure of creating in ...

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Coarsegold Woman Releases First CD at 75

‘Music of the Senses’ Celebrates Eastern Mantras, Mother Nature – Barbara Ulman was born with an ear for music and poetry. She was also born with a love of being active in the great outdoors, and of taking time to meditate on the sounds and vibrations she finds there. Now, as she celebrates three-quarters of a century of a life ...

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Featured Artist- Courtney Lynn

To describe Courtney Lynn, as an artist, and mother, is accurate but perhaps limiting. She allows time to play daily, strives for balance, appreciates the complexity and simplicity of a life lived abundantly and self identifies herself as obsessed with juicing, nutrition and natural healing. Friends have described her as an inspired blend of pin-up girl gone hippie: Janice Joplin ...

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GCT Presents "The Shame Of Tombstone"

Tombstone, Ariz., may have been “The Town Too Tough to Die,” but it wasn’t too tough to be scandalized by “The Masked Canary,” a performer at the Birdcage Theatre. There she was, a voice like an angel, and there they were, the miners and soldiers who came more to hoot and ogle than to listen. The local upright, uptight matrons ...

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A Little Q & A With Rich Severson

Rich Severson, author, teacher, professional musician and Coarsegold resident, recently hosted a jazz guitar concert at the Queens Inn Wine & Beer Garden in Oakhurst. Twenty guitarists and 10 bass players from across the United States performed at the event. All of these musicians were participating in an annual five-day Yosemite Jazz Workshop at Evergreen Conference Center, hosted by Severson ...

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Live Music at the North Fork Pizza Factory

The Pizza Factory in North Fork has started a new tradition – Live Music on Tuesday Nights! Every Tuesday, one of the local groups comes out to entertain, and it is a treat to have live music in North Fork this summer! Performers so far have included: Amy Duke, accompanied by Dave Novell of Sugar Pine fame; the very lively ...

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