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Coolwater Ranch House Concert Series Kicks Off New Season

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch House Concert series begins it’s next season by welcoming two-time Grammy winner Laurence Juber back to the ranch on Saturday, September 28th at 8 pm. The Ranch is located in Ahwahnee at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive. A prolific composer, performer and studio musician, Juber is probably best known worldwide as the lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Imagine

John Lennon

By Sal Maccarone The word “art” is sometimes used as a general synonym for the much broader meaning of “fine art.”  Fine art includes what is known as the “five greater arts,” including painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and poetry. Fine art is created primarily for aesthetic or conceptual reasons, and is judged solely for its meaningfulness or beauty. Sometimes meaningful ...

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Mariposa County Arts Council Presents Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

MARIPOSA –– The Mariposa Theatre Alliance, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, present an open air performance of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors by Merced Shakespearefest. The performances will take place Sept. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4889 County Park Road in Mariposa. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Art Deco

art deco auto

By Sal Maccarone Born in the 1920s in reaction to the somberness of World War One, the Art Deco style was opulent and prolific. Based upon the use of geometric shapes and simple mathematics, this style reflected the modern and festive post-war spirit of the time. The name Art Deco was coined after the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs Industriels ...

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The Savannah Sipping Society Opens Tonight At The Golden Chain Theatre

There’s more to ‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ than wisecracks! The Savannah Sipping Society opens August 23rd at The Golden Chain Theatre. It is a raucous comedy that follows the exploits of four downtrodden and unattached Southern women trying to recapture their swag and reclaim their lives. Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten explore the ways in which all ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Jimi, Janis, & Jerry

Jimi, Janis, and Jerry

By Sal Maccarone It has been many, many years since I have visited the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Known as “The Haight” to many, including myself, I found it to be remarkably frozen in time. I have actually visited twice during the month of July this year. First during my trip to preview the Peter Paul Rubens exhibit which ...

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Music On The Green’s Final Concert Of The Summer

MARIPOSA — The last weekend of Music on the Green – the free summer concert series brought to you by the Mariposa County Arts Council and its many fine sponsors – wraps up the 2019 season featuring two of the best ever presented on the Art Park Stage in historic downtown Mariposa: Good Medicine & Friends on Friday, August 23, ...

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Yosemite National Park And The Ansel Adams Gallery Announce The 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art Photography Contest

Image of field workers by Ansel Adams

Winning artwork will be featured in the Ansel Adams Gallery! Yosemite National Park and The Ansel Adams Gallery are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and photography Contest. This contest celebrates the artistic creativity of our local youth living in Yosemite’s gateway communities. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Photography Contest is open to all students, ...

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