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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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Oakhurst Fall Festival: Delectables, Collectibles, Libations & More

OAKHURST – Set aside fun-time during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 – 11, for an outstanding annual autumnal occasion. It’s likely to be a gorgeous blue-sky day as the Oakhurst Community Park fills with a plethora of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings, hand-crafted beers, and more at the Oakhurst Fall Festival, sponsored by ...

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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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Tricia Nickerson: Incredible Creatures

Tricia Nickerson Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #51 I have been a lover of nature for as long as I can remember. When we moved to the mountain area, below Yosemite National Park with my family many years ago, I immediately felt right at home. I truly did not begin to appreciate the beauty and wonder of my surroundings until ...

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Jeff Grandy: Unfiltered

Jeff Grandy Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #45 I’ve been actively photographing the natural world for well over 35 years. So many of my favorite images over that time involve the subject of water in some form or other. From bubbling brooks and wild raging rivers, to still ponds or vernal pools, even clouds and ice. All have a universal ...

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Mountain Heritage Days Parade & Festivities

OAKHURST — Mountain Heritage Days kicks off on Friday night, Sept. 18 with live music, vendors, silent auction, activities and more at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, starting at 5 p.m. The Bryan Vickers Band rocks the neighborhood from 6 – 10 p.m. Entrance to the park is free. On Saturday, Sept. 19, grab your portable chair, some potable ...

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Annual Facelift For Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in the Facelift, an annual event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season. This year’s Facelift event will honor Yosemite National Park’s 125th Anniversary with special service projects and interactive anniversary-themed activities. Volunteers are needed to ...

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Mariposa Farm & Ranch Tour Saturday, Sept. 26

Contributed by Len McKenzie MARIPOSA – Alpacas, foothill wines, hard apple cider, sustainably grown local vegetables and artisanal olive oils will share the spotlight this weekend on the 2015 Mariposa Farm & Ranch Tour, a project of the nonprofit Mariposa AgriNature Association. Scheduled from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, this year’s tour will showcase five county growers’ ...

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