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Artistic Therapy

By Judi Hussain What happens to creative people when the world shuts down? They make art, of course! With local venues beginning to open up and with the acquisition of a new-to-them building for her business, airbrush artist Sheila Boyd had a grand idea. She found herself with the space, resources, connections and the vision to call together thirteen local ...

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It’s a Flashback to 2016 at the Fresno Art Museum

Image of a Hung Liu exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum.

Every so often the Fresno Art Museum likes to look back at some of their great exhibitions. Do you remember the Council of 100’s “Distinguished Woman Artist for 2016” exhibition titled “Hung Liu: Scales of History?” For over 30 years, the Fresno Art Museum’s Council of 100 has remained a unique organization devoted to recognizing outstanding women in the arts. ...

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Meet the Artists at the Timberline Art Gallery | Sierra Art Trails

Sandy Kowallis Originally from Idaho, Sandy began receiving awards in national art competitions as early as elementary school. She had the privilege of private tutoring under the late Louis Peck, then continued her education at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. Leaving San Francisco, she moved to the Fresno area where she worked as an advertising executive, writer, and illustrator, ...

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Meet the Artists: Mary Beth | Sierra Art Trails

Hello, Friends! I am so excited to be participating in my 2nd “Sierra Art Trails”, Oct. 4, 5 and 6. I hope you will come experience it with me! I am Artist #46 and will be set up outside Hot Shot Coffee Shack  (across the street from The Buckhorn and Gnarly Carrot, and just a block from La Cabana….yum!) in ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Arts And Crafts Movement

By Sal Maccarone — Use of the best materials, simple forms and, above all, traditional craftsmanship: these were the values advocated throughout the international Arts and Crafts movement. Originating in England during the late 1860s, this “anti-industrial” revolution spread quickly through Europe and then America. First instigated by an artist/writer named William Morris (1834-1896) and an art critic/poet named John ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Victorian Era Architecture

By Sal Maccarone — Preceded by the Georgian era, the Victorian era refers to the reign of Queen Victoria. At 63 years-plus years (1837-1901), her reign in the United Kingdom was the longest of any monarch until recently as her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II now holds the new record. In terms of progress and architecture, though, Queen Victoria ushered in ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Crop Circles

Optical art, fractal art, abstract art and many other forms of art rely heavily upon geometric shapes and spaces. Geometry is a language! The math that it takes to create shapes that are comprised of points, lines and curves is thought to be universal. Through art, geometry can be employed in many ways — from simple design to giving the ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Local Architecture

By Sal Maccarone — Great architectural achievements always reflect a careful blending of art and science. Throughout the process of building something great these two disciplines will come together and, by designing and building a structure which reflects certain considerations, all things will work in harmony to produce a three dimensional form of art. Becoming an important piece of architecture ...

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Conversations With Nature At Timberline Collective

OAKHURST — Stop by Timberline Gallery during the month of June to see a unique collection of local artists’ work, gathered together as ‘Conversations with Nature.’ Artists include Sandra Lee Scott, Karen Tillson, Deborah Pepin, James Osteen, Vivian Helena and Merylyn Whited. Sandra Lee Scott Pastels, mixed media, alcohol ink After a 40-year career in the mental health field, Sandra ...

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