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Tesoro Viejo kicks off 2021 certified Farmer’s Markets Feb. 28

MADERA – Tesoro Viejo – Madera County’s newest, award-winning master-planned community – announces the second season of its certified Farmer’s Market which begins on Sunday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Farmer’s Markets will be held in Tesoro Viejo’s Town Center, located at 4150 Town Center Boulevard in Madera, east of Highway 41 just minutes north of ...

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FAM Offering A Zoom Class for Aspiring Artists!

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NEW ONE-WEEK SESSION March 15-19, 2021 from 3 to 4 p.m. March 1-5 class is fully booked so they scheduled a REPEAT PERFORMANCE beginning March 15! BEGINNING PORTRAITURE: EXPLORE THE HUMAN FACE Classes for ages 13 through adult If you took the Formal Elements class this is a great follow-up! One-hour sessions will begin at 3 p.m. each day, Monday to Friday. Each class ...

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Announcing Mariposa County’s Poetry Out Loud Champion

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council has awarded Sydney Jacobs, a senior at Mariposa County High School, the title of Mariposa County Champion of Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest that encourages youth voice and agency through the memorization and performance of great historical and contemporary poetry. This contest took place virtually and required participants to select and ...

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Yosemite Sierra Artists Launch Ground-Breaking Art Show

OAKHURST – Yosemite Sierra Artists (formerly Yosemite Western Artists) will be launching an exciting new all-women show. The first of its kind in the Mountain Area, Vision of Self will portray both the internal and external landscapes of women’s lives. Some of the images will be literal self-portraits; some will be imaginative representations of emotion, environment, and aspects of women’s ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Frank Lloyd Wright

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By Sal Maccarone Historians study architectural style because it closely reflects the ideals and beliefs of the builders. Distinctive and identifiable artistic form in architecture also helps us to understand the mood of an era. The particular styles of a past culture, or an artistic movement speak volumes about the individuals involved. Styles evolve, and change because circumstances evolve, and ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Art of Animation

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By Sal Maccarone Artists have been experimenting with animation for thousands of years. During the first century, China’s Imperial Dynasty developed a contraption that created the illusion of motion through a rapid succession of pictures. Later on, the Victorian era “Zoetrope”, a revolving cylinder viewed from the outside, was a big hit in the 1890’s. And, of course, there are ...

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Members Only Event Coming Up at the Fresno Art Museum

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On Thursday, Feb. 4, at noon, the Fresno Art Museum will bring you to the Michigan studio of Bonnie Peterson, the fiber artist featured in the current exhibition Another Glorious Sierra Day. Click here to register. Bonnie Peterson is a textile artist investigating environmental and social issues. Recently, she worked with scientists studying fire ecology, atmospheric science, and lake chemistry ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Opens “Poetry Out Loud” Contest

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County high students grades 9th – 12th are invited to compete in the Mariposa County Arts Council’s virtual Poetry Out Loud (POL) competition — a national poetry recitation contest that encourages youth voice and agency through the memorization and performance of great historical and contemporary poetry. This contest requires students to select and memorize 2 poems and ...

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