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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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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Golden Gate Bridge

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By Sal Maccarone The word utilitarian refers to something that is useful, or serves a function. Utilitarian art is something that has function as its main priority, but is at the same time aesthetically pleasing. Like many other artists, I like to think of my own work as utilitarian art. The fact is, many important architectural wonders can be considered ...

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Recipe of the Week: Lucky Mint Brownies

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How lucky you must be to come across this recipe just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This one is a twisted combination of mint and sweet chocolate that’s sure to have almost anyone’s taste buds screaming “yum.” This dessert might just be the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow this year. These mint brownies have three ...

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Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Fuel Reduction on Public Lands OAKHURST — Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation & Development Council (YSRCDC) is soliciting bids from contractors for the  Sugar Pine & Cedar Valley Public Lands Stewardship Project . YSRCDC is seeking a qualified contractor to create fuel breaks and defensible fuel profile zones through a combination of mechanical treatment and piling, mastication, and hand crews. ...

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Learn to Embroider at the Fresno Art Museum

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Contemporary Hand Embroidery for Beginners Inspired by the embroidery work in Bonnie Peterson’s exhibition Another Glorious Sierra Day, FAM Registrar Esther Patch created an introductory video on a few basic hand embroidery stitches for anyone who would wish to learn this ancient art form. As part of her Master’s program in Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St ...

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Interpretive Signs Installed at Old North Fork Mill

Submitted by Michael Olwyler, North Fork History Group NORTH FORK – You can make the old North Fork Lumber Mill come back to life by using your imagination! Last month, three new educational interpretive signs were erected at the North Fork Community Development Council (NFCDC) property that was once the North Fork Lumber mill site. The main theme of the ...

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History Mystery #96: The Case of the Forgotten Fire Station

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Submitted by Connie Popelish, North Fork History Group  The people of North Fork have always been big on community spirit! In this 1969 image of participants in the Loggers Jamboree Parade, the Volunteer Fire Station is in the background. The location of the Fire House was Main Street, North Fork, where the library is today. The North Fork History Group ...

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