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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off 14th Season

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 14th season-opening concert will present two “enormously famous pieces, and another two which aren’t: but absolutely should be,” notes MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. The overture to Giaocchino Rossini’s 1816 comic opera “The Barber of ...

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Tim And Myles Thompson At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater Ranch House Concerts is pleased announce the return of Tim and Myles Thompson, musicians extraordinaire, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, this father-son act features Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and composer-instrumentalist/singer Myles Thompson. The Thompsons are known for their high-energy instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of ...

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“The Janka Project” At 2nd Space Theatre In Fresno

FRESNO – The Janka Project, in conjunction with The Fresno Arts Council, will present the New York production of JANKA at 2nd Space Theatre in October to thank Central Valley supporters who helped make the New York production possible. This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps by Allied forces at the end of ...

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Arts Council Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Events

Submitted by Diane Mello – MADERA COUNTY – The Madera County Arts Council (MCAC) is pleased to announce the 2015 Dia de Los Muertos inaugural activities for our communities. This generous grant was provided to MCAC by Arte Americas of Fresno. Arte Americas re-granted monies designated by the James Irvine Foundation and California Arts Council to encourage new and local ...

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Harvest Arts & Peace Festival At Intermountain Nursery

PRATHER – The 23rd Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival is happening this weekend at Intermountain Nursery, on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s free! This is an opportunity to spend a lovely day listening to an amazing array of musical performances, enjoying delicious food and ...

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Squirrel Cage Theatre Presents The Fall Follies

NORTH FORK – A classic car-themed weekend of fun, frivolity and music is planned for the North Fork Town Hall on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, as the Squirrel Cage Theatre presents its annual Fall Follies. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with chili, salad and corn bread served up at 6 p.m. There will be vegetarian fare on ...

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Yosemite Western Artists Portrait Show

AHWAHNEE – Lovers of fine art and others will want to know there’s an important gathering of Yosemite Western Artists this weekend. It’s the annual YWA Portrait Show fundraiser, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 – 8, at Gertrude School, Road 600. On Saturday the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to ...

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Csilla Enyedy Schulcz: Three Dimensional Joy

Csilla Enyedy Schulcz Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #50 “I am convinced that God has built into all of us, in varying degrees, the capacity for an appreciation of beauty, and has even allowed us the privilege of participating in the creation of beautiful things and beautiful places. I think it may be one way God brings healing to our ...

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Artists Reception As Arts Council Celebrates Agriculture

Submitted by Diane Mello – MADERA COUNTY – It was 1993, and Nancy Clute had an idea, the realization of which became legendary. Nancy was one of the founders of the Madera County Arts Council and served as its executive director until her death in 2002. Her concept was to combine her passion for and love of art with this ...

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Monique Wales: Relief And Itaglio Printmaking

Monique Wales Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #47 Monique Wales fell in love with ink, paper and press the moment she first tried her chosen art.  Having worked as a digital artist for decades, she traded that fast-paced, instant, modern medium for the time-consuming, tactile, old-world art of Relief and Intaglio Printmaking and never looked back. Printmaking is in the ...

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