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Visions of Self makes its online debut in celebration of Women’s History Month.

OAKHURST, CA. – March is Women’s History Month, and in celebration, Yosemite Sierra Artists presents an exciting, new, all-female show. Visions 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 daily lives. The show is the ...

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New Artist Studio tour and a New Recording Now Available!

Image of Margaret Lazzari's home studio.

MUSEUM MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! The next artist studio live Zoom tour is Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 12 noon. FAM will bring you to the Los Angeles studio of Margaret Lazzari, one of the artists included in the current exhibition. Here She Stands: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection Margaret Lazzari is a classically trained painter whose work is rooted in her observations of the natural ...

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FAM Offering A Zoom Class for Aspiring Artists!

Image of the front of the Fresno Art Museum.

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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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: The Art of Animation

Image of Walt Disney.

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

Image of Bonnie Peterson.

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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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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