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Yosemite Renaissance 36 Exhibit

While the Yosemite Museum is presently closed, the 36th annual Yosemite Renaissance exhibit will open in Oakhurst today, Friday, March 19 at Yosemite Gateway Art Center.    OAKHURST, CA – The Yosemite Renaissance exhibition is an annual exhibit that offers an opportunity for artists inspired by nature and the California Sierra Nevada region to display and promote their art. For over ...

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Slickrock 2021: Minarets Filmmakers Vs a Pandemic

Submitted by Ryan Abner and Molly Smith, Student Journalists for Minarets Press As the deadline for Slick Rock film submissions creeps up on March 12, problems are beginning to surface with the practicality of students trying to create content during lockdowns and the overall pandemic. While students not being able to create exactly what they want isn’t a substantial issue ...

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What’s happening at MCAC?

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It’s been quite a year! And yet, Madera County Arts Council has persevered. Check out the video below to see what’s going on.   Meet the Artists: Kate Jackson and ‘New Year / New Normal’ exhibit Their current exhibit ‘New Year / New Normal’ continues. Come in – Mask up – Check it out!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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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