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Mariposa Yosemite Rotary Art And Wine Festival

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in the state, and west of the Rocky Mountains it’s the oldest courthouse still in use. Now, the public is invited to stroll around the stately grounds and enjoy a blend of fine art and great wine, as Mariposa Yosemite Art and Wine Festival returns for its 13th year on Saturday, May 27. ...

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4th Annual ArtsFest Celebrates Art In Madera County

MADERA COUNTY — Families are invited to attend the fourth annual Madera County ArtsFest on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will promote art in Madera County in a carnival-type atmosphere. Madera County Schools Foundation and Madera County Office of Education are hosting the event at Madera County Office of Education. Children will be ...

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Hand-To-Hand Supports Vets, Military And Families

Written by Cara Goger — MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council and the Keith M. Bertken Veterans of Foreign War Post 6042 are pleased to present Hand-to-Hand, an installation by veteran Ehren Tool. Hand-to-Hand will be held at the Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery May 1 – July 16. The installation is a part of an ongoing commitment to programming ...

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Universal Reversal: Minarets’ Interactive Installation

Submitted by Willow Sanchez and Natasha Lucas —  OAKHURST — Students at Minarets High School invite the community to an afternoon that combines wine tasting for adults with the opportunity to experience a world of art — a galaxy, even — from a youthful perspective. The Art & Wine event will take place at the Idle Hour Winery on Saturday, Mar. 25, from 1 ...

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Coarsegold 4-H Report: Donation Of Jeanne Darnell Artwork

By Connor Lusk —  The Coarsegold 4-H was recently given 32 cartoon paintings of barnyard characters from the Coarsegold Rodeo Association. These were all hand painted by a very creative and talented lady named Jeanne Darnell, who has lived in Bass Lake for almost 50 years. She was married to Don Darnell who used to be the Madera County Supervisor for ...

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Three Degrees Of Separation: Artes Américas Newest Exhibit

FRESNO — A new show opens this week at the museum, Arte Américas, located in the cultural arts district of downtown Fresno. It’s called Three Degrees Of Separation: An International Sisterhood of Women Artists. Some of the women whose work is represented are foothill artists, so my friends and I were especially excited to see the newest installation at one of our favorite venues. Click ...

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Painting Workshop With Trowzers Akimbo

NORTH FORK — Have you dreamed of becoming a proficient painter in oils, acrylics, watercolor, or pastels? Here is your chance to learn from an accomplished artist. Trowzers Akimbo will give expert instruction in your medium, at the Artists’ Loft in the North Fork Studio. All levels of proficiency are welcome — even beginners are great for this workshop. “We may ...

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Art Exhibit Opening: Yosemite Renaissance 32

YOSEMITE — Yosemite Renaissance is an annual exhibit presenting diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. This year, 65 works by 61 artists were selected from 846 entries. The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, textiles, photographs and three-dimensional works by artists from across the country. The public is invited to join the artists and others for an special reception and presentation of ...

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Wendy Denton’s Light And Time

OAKHURST — There’s an immense value to public art, and if you haven’t seen Wendy Denton’s exhibit at United Security Bank, the show is on the walls through March. Wendy is a member of Yosemite Western Artists, and the offering is entitled, “Light and Time.” “Light and Time is a collection of works made in empty and abandoned places,” says ...

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Creative Libations: Brush Bar @ 1850 Painting Workshops

By Anna Friedland — MARIPOSA — Looking for a creative outlet with perhaps a little wine on the side? You may wish to sign up for one of the painting workshops offered this month by the Mariposa County Arts Council at 1850 Restaurant. Choose from two Brush Bar @ 1850 events, on Thursday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan 23. Brush ...

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