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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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How Art Shapes Our Lives: A Revolutionary Painter

Image of John Trumbull's painting of the Declaration of Independence.

By Sal Maccarone Before the camera made it so easy for us to document specific moments in time, the job was left up to the artistically inclined. The only visual record of what people looked like, or how events happened to unfolded are depictions made by artists. Before 1822 the world relied strictly on those skillful and insightful enough to ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Columbian Exposition

Image of the Columbian Exposition of 1893

By Sal Maccarone It is always entertaining to try and imagine what the world will be like a century from now. Even though it is impossible to fully comprehend what the future has to hold, we need only to look at the strides taken during the past one hundred years to get some clues. For instance, my grandparents were born ...

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Art Show for Female Artists Open for Submissions

“Visions of Self” Juried Art Competition Now open for entries until January 31, 2021: “Visions of Self” can include self-portraits or work depicting your environment, your emotions, or state of being. The show is open to all artists who identify as female, with work accepted in all media. No shipping required, the show will be hosted virtually online by Yosemite ...

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Yosemite High Students Exhibit in Fall Virtual Art Show

OAKHURST – The Yosemite High School (YHS) arts department would like to invite the public to view their fall virtual art show. These works are a compilation of some of the “greatest hits” from the Fall 2020 semester. Click here for a visual journey. YHS arts has been conducting zoom critiques of student work through this distance learning project and ...

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Mariposa Museum Offering Free Admission During Holiday Sale

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Museum & History Center will be having their annual Holiday Extravaganza beginning Sunday November 29 and occurring every Sunday until December 20. Winter hours are 9am – 4pm daily with free admission. Come do your Christmas shopping, with lots of great gift ideas. Choose from a nice selection of books and gorgeous jewelry, many made by ...

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Fresno Art Museum to Close Again, Due to COVID-19

Image of the front of the Fresno Art Museum.

FRESNO — In light of the recent developments with COVID-19 cases and in accordance with the State of California and Fresno County health mandates, the Fresno Art Museum is again closed to the public. FAM hopes that Fresno County will return to the Red Tier soon and they will be able to reopen on Dec. 10, 2020. In the spirit ...

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