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Coolwater Concerts Are A Labor Of Love

AHWAHNEE — When Robin Ralston moved to the mountains from the big city, there was only one thing she missed – an abundance of really great live music. “Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of fantastic musicians here,” says Ralston. “But I wanted to give our community the chance to enjoy some really top-notch players from around the ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Season Premier

MARIPOSA — If you didn’t know that Mariposa has a symphony orchestra, consider this your invitation to enjoy one of the best-kept secrets in the mountains. Mariposa is the actually the smallest town in the United States with its own symphony orchestra, and they have a fantastic show planned for their first performance of the season on Saturday, Oct. 20, ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents A 'Monster' Of A Show

Written by Robyn Flory “Monster Soup” Spends Halloween Week in North Fork Rehearsals are under way for this year’s Fall Follies, which will take place Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3, at the North Fork Town Hall. The evening will be full of surprises, and will end up with the play “Monster Soup.” This is a comedy written by Tim Kelly ...

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Gretchen Lee – From Garden To Gallery

For the past decade or so, Gretchen Lee’s gourds have taken her from garden to gallery. They begin as seeds scooped from last year’s projects and end as works of art. “It’s an organic process. That’s part of what I enjoy about using gourds I grow myself,” she says. Lee grows many varieties that inspire her carved, painted creations, from ...

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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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