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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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Free Photography Classes For Older Mariposa Adults

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to offer a series of free photography classes for residents of Mariposa County 55 years of age and older this fall and winter. F/STOP is a digital photography workshop focused on the artistic elements of photography using iPod Touch cameras. Because of the popularity of this program, classes have been expanded ...

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Poker Run For Children’s Museum Of The Sierra

Submitted by Paul Hill COARSEGOLD – The Coarsegold-based motorcycle club Sierra Shadow Casters (SSC) is hosting the Sierra Wind Poker Run on Saturday, Sept. 19, in support of the popular Children’s Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst. Anyone who rides a street-legal motorcycle is invited to join in the fun for this worthy cause. A poker run is when a ...

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Anita Stoll: Ethereal Landscapes

Anita Stoll Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #15 Anita is know for her ethereal pastel landscapes and florals. Her paintings are inspired by what she observes in nature. At the age of 50 Anita and her husband moved to the high desert, where she was immediately struck with the open expanse of sky and land and overcome by an urge ...

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Gateway Expressions Student Art & Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Ansel Adams Gallery announce the fifth annual Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest. The Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest celebrates the creativity of youth in Yosemite’s gateway communities, and is open to all students, grades K-12, who attend school or youth programs within the gateway community school districts of Yosemite National ...

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William Neill: Essential Elements Of Nature

William Neill Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #74 William Neill, an American photographer and resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a renowned nature and landscape photographer. Neill’s award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of ...

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Vicki Thomas: Loving The Art Journey

Vicki Thomas Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #7 I love this journey of being an artist! How did I get so lucky? My art interest started when I was quite young. On long, cold wintery nights, I would draw and color with my mother, who also loved art. My father encouraged my art career, although with some reluctance at first. ...

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Run For The Gold Kiwanis Car Show This Weekend

OAKHURST – Get ready to rev your engines as members of the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club welcome one and all to the 13th annual Run for the Gold classic car show preview at the Oakhurst Community Center this Friday night, followed by the main event car show on Saturday at Oakhurst Community Park. The cost for registration of vehicles is ...

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Betty Berk: Piano And Painting

Betty Berk Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #68 Betty Berk is an Expressionist painter.  She uses bold color combinations to express her inner world on the landscapes of her canvasses. Her passion of playing her piano has deeply impacted her art. She wants the viewer to experience each painting like she experiences the classical music she plays. This has developed ...

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Penny Otwell: Ala Prima Technique

Penny Otwell Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #95 Penny Otwell will host four other artists at her Mariposa Studio close to the Historic District downtown. Close to shops and restaurants, you can visit her working studio and see a painting demo each day at 1 p.m. during “the trail.” Otwell will have large to small paintings available for purchase, ink ...

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