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How Art Shapes Our Lives: Hearst Castle

By Sal Maccarone — I am writing a series of articles exclusively for Sierra News Online on the subject of art — a very broad subject I will tailor specifically to enlighten our mountain area readers. Chronicling places with a fairly close proximity to us, the focus will be why they’re important, as well as on specific artists and their ...

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Mariposa Festival Highlights Art, Wine And Wheels

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Yosemite Rotary will once again host an afternoon of fine art, wine tasting and sweet rides at the Art, Wine & Wheels Festival on Saturday, May 25, on the lawn at the historic Mariposa County Courthouse. In the heart of Mariposa, underneath the trees, it’s a perfect setting in which to enjoy local artists’ works while ...

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How Art Shapes Our Lives: The Mission Style

By Sal Maccarone — Within the realms of art and architecture the word style can refer either to the values followed while considering what will be created, or to the physical techniques employed during the actual process. In order to begin a study of the Mission style, one needs to go all the way back to 18th century Spain. At ...

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Topical And Thoughtful: ‘Public And Private’ Opens At Gallery 5

OAKHURST — Stop by Gallery 5 at Gallery Row this week to see a new exhibit that’s “topical and thoughtful, unabashed and unapologetic, drawing attention to issues that effect and concern us all, or offering a mirror that reflects our fears, dreams, and desires.” Public and Private features works by Seattle artist Deborah Faye Lawrence, and local artists Carla Rajnus, ...

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Mariposa Festival Features Butterflies, Parade And Skydivers

MARIPOSA – Every year on the first weekend of May, vendors, musicians and celebrants from all over the world gather for a family event that seeks to educate and celebrate the butterfly, along with Mariposa County. The Mariposa Butterfly Festival kicks off this year on Saturday, May 4, with a healthy-kids run, competitive trail run, and caterpillar crawl, followed by ...

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Yosemite Western Artists In A Sierra Foothill Garden

NORTH FORK — More than a dozen artists gathered in a local native garden this week, tools of their respective trades in hand, poised to capture the magic as a soft breeze blew and the Sierra sunlight gently dappled the grounds around them. When we heard that members of Yosemite Western Artists would convene for a plein air day at ...

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This Is Us: Terry Robinson

I always wanted to be an artist and was given a guitar at age 11. My dad was the artist in the family, and my mom was the musician. She played organ at our church. I started getting into music when I was about nine, collecting albums. Remember those? My record collection started with 45s  of the Rolling Stones’ Time is ...

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Meet Photographer Michael Olwyler At Public Coffee House

Written by Cassandra Hepburn-Callis – NORTH FORK – Michael Olwyler will be showcasing his photos from his travels around the world called “Steward the Enviroment for Children” at Public Coffee House on Tuesday, Apr. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. Michael Olwyler has been a steward of the environment in the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and for ...

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Minarets Art Show At Idle Hour Winery

OAKHURST — The art-and-education-supporting community is invited to enjoy an afternoon of art, food, drinks and fun activities at the Minarets annual Art Show on Saturday, Mar. 23, at Idle Hour Winery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring a variety of art from traditional to digital, all artwork is made by students from Minarets and the funds from sales ...

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Register Now For Interpreting Yosemite Artist Retreat

OAKHURST — Two local nonprofit organizations have banded together in order to produce a collaborative event and the public, from near and far, is invited to join in. Registration is now open for Yosemite Western Artists (YWA) Interpreting Yosemite Artist Retreat & Creative Event at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO). There are two ways to join in. In each ...

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