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Kinetic Eclectic Sorensen Sculpture Now Graces Gallery Row

OAKHURST – Those traveling to and fro on Highway 41 near Gallery Row may notice a new addition to the area’s rich and eclectic art scene: a 16′ kinetic culmination of a dream known as the Sorensen Sculpture Project, developed by Sierra Art Trails and its Public Art Fund. The strong and whimsical piece is the work of award-winning metal ...

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Visit The Art Gallery On Earth Day

NORTH FORK – The Greater North Fork Gallery will have a special opening at the Earth Day festivities on Saturday, Apr. 20 at the Old Mill Site. The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring work by local artists including Julie Konno, Anne Bredon, Michael Freemire, Joanne Freemire, Ruth Rosenthal, Charlie Overstreet, Diann Miller, Dee Shafer, ...

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New Mural Unveiled At Three Sisters Garden

Submitted by Susan Walter, Madera County Master Gardeners MADERA – On Saturday, Apr. 20, visitors to the University of California Cooperative Extension Madera Master Gardeners Garden Shoppe at the Three Sisters Garden at the Madera Community College Center are in for a special treat – the unveiling of a new mural installed on a large storage container in the garden. ...

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Experience Yosemite In A Whole New Way

YOSEMITE – New outdoor art workshops and captivating live theater performances add to the richness and drama of a visit to spectacular Yosemite National Park. Among the art and theater programs for 2013 announced today by Yosemite Conservancy ,are a new opportunity to paint amid the ancient Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, a gripping performance of how African-American cavalryman patrolled ...

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Young Artists Honored In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Gallery will celebrate the creativity of youth in the Yosemite gateway communities with an awards ceremony and art exhibition on Saturday Nov. 17. Winners of the art and poetry contests will be on display at the gallery this Friday and Saturday.

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Artist Spotlight: Madeline Jacquot

North Fork artist Madeline Jacquot worked her way through quite a few different media before she found the one she really loved. “I’ve done photography, oils, watercolors, ceramics and stained glass – I still do, sometimes. They were all good, and I enjoyed doing them,” she said. But then she discovered glass. Shimmering, multi-colored bits, balls and sheets of glass.

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Gretchen Lee – From Garden To Gallery

For the past decade or so, Gretchen Lee’s gourds have taken her from garden to gallery. They begin as seeds scooped from last year’s projects and end as works of art. “It’s an organic process. That’s part of what I enjoy about using gourds I grow myself,” she says. Lee grows many varieties that inspire her carved, painted creations, from ...

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Artist Spotlight: Norma Rogers

Ahwahnee artist Norma Rogers knows it’s never too late to learn something new. After all, she enrolled in California State University, Fresno’s graduate art program at age 68, and earned a master’s degree at 73. Rogers says her artistic sensibilities were first awakened during her 1930s childhood in Michigan. The Great Depression had left her family with few resources for ...

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20th Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival

Music, local cuisine and all things nature at favorite area festival – PRATHER – Owners of Intermountain Nursery are once again opening their garden gates for the 20th Annual Harvest Arts & Peace Festival this weekend, Oct. 13-14. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Sunday. Hosts Bonnie Bladen and Ray Laclergue are planning ...

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Artist Spotlight: Barry Shrewsbury

“Intuitive chaos.” That’s how North Fork artist Barry Shrewsbury describes his mixed media art, his website and his method of painting. Shrewsbury said he often mixes latex household paint with acrylics to create his artwork. Sometimes he incorporates small objects such as buttons, sand, pebbles or paperclips. Even his canvases vary in size, because every one of his abstract paintings ...

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