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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Haunted Architecture – Part 1

Palace Hotel in San Francisco

By Sal Maccarone There was a time when hotel lodgings were very basic, consisting only of a room with a bed, a nightstand and a common bathroom at the end of a long hallway. That all changed somewhere along the way as luxury hotels were conceived and then built. Here in America, that change happened as a direct result of ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council to Host Reception for Elements Exhibition in November

River Rock Sentinels, by Hannelore Fischer

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to an opening reception for Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water –– an exhibition with painters Hannelore Fischer, and Lorie Setterberg, photographers David Hoffman and Jeannetta Phillips, and maker Tim DeWitt –– on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery, located at 5009 Hwy 140, Mariposa, ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Julia Morgan

Neptune Pool, by Julia Morgan

By Sal Maccarone A few months ago I wrote an article for my column that had to do with William Randolf Hearst and his famous castle in San Simeon, California. While I only mentioned Julia Morgan in that article, I vowed to revisit the subject of this amazing woman and her unique contribution to California architecture. Julia Morgan (1872 – ...

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Under The Scenes: Minarets Drama Takes on The Little Mermaid at Hillside Elementary

Minarets students rehearsing for The Little Mermaid.

By Colby Jobinger MINARETS — Grab your Dinglehoppers, thing-a-mabobs, and snarfblatts, because it’s time for the winter musical at Minarets. The Minarets drama program has proudly announced that they will be performing Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Dec. 5, 6, and 7, at Hillside Elementary. After a very extensive audition and callback process full of cold reads (acting out scenes with ...

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Picture Perfect! Sierra Art Trails 2019 Draws Art Lovers to Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — Sierra Art Trails 2019 is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the Yosemite foothills this weekend to celebrate art — and the local artists working throughout the area. The three-day event takes place Friday through Sunday (Oct. 4-6) and is one of the highlights of the year for the mountain area art community. Exhibits are underway ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: John James Audubon

Great Egret

In general, an illustrator is a type of narrative artist whose job it is to enhance a subject, which is written or spoken, by providing supportive visual representation. Illustrations are used for a wide variety of reasons which include books, newspaper and magazine stories, advertising, directions and for a multitude of scientific uses. In addition to all of those differences, ...

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Meet the Artists at the Timberline Art Gallery | Sierra Art Trails

Sandy Kowallis Originally from Idaho, Sandy began receiving awards in national art competitions as early as elementary school. She had the privilege of private tutoring under the late Louis Peck, then continued her education at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. Leaving San Francisco, she moved to the Fresno area where she worked as an advertising executive, writer, and illustrator, ...

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Meet the Artists: Mary Beth | Sierra Art Trails

Hello, Friends! I am so excited to be participating in my 2nd “Sierra Art Trails”, Oct. 4, 5 and 6. I hope you will come experience it with me! I am Artist #46 and will be set up outside Hot Shot Coffee Shack  (across the street from The Buckhorn and Gnarly Carrot, and just a block from La Cabana….yum!) in ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives – A Golden Age of Illustration

During the 1850’s our ancestors were beginning to experience many good effects brought on by the industrial revolution. For example, the development of high-speed printing presses quickly lead to an astonishing “enlightenment-of-the-masses.” Books, periodicals and newspapers, which all were beginning to include illustrations, were becoming prevalent. This phenomenon can easily be attributed to the many advances in printing technology that ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Like Father – Like Son

During the year 1837, a certain young man set out to try his hand at retailing in a burgeoning New York City.  He had been the manager of a general store for nearly ten years and figured that it was time to venture out.  Together with a childhood friend, his initial plan was to open a small stationary store which ...

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