MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to the opening reception recognizing the work of three local artists – photographer Ryan Alonzo, sculptor Jackie Baxton, and painter Trowzers Akimbo.
The reception will be held on Friday, July 6, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Treetop Gallery located in historic downtown Mariposa. Light refreshments will be served.
Traveler, adventurer, author and photographer Ryan Alonzo has been working and living the Yosemite life for the past 14 years. It was the incredible beauty and grander of Yosemite National Park that first inspired him to pick up a camera.
Through his lens Mr. Alonzo captures the beauty and majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains. He is currently working on his third book about Yosemite, focusing on the High Sierra of the park for the Yosemite Conservancy. The book will be out in 2019. His photography has been published in the U.S. (Rock & Ice, and Climbing) and internationally. He spends his summers in Yosemite and winters traveling and exploring the world.
Ms. Baxton’s work reflects mythos, not knowing one’s own past and the observations of the world in which she lives. Her work helps her navigate through dream states and a very small known ancestry past.
Mythology is how people tell their peoples stories and Baxton is creating her own mythos. Her inspiration comes from Native American stories and the American frontier in the iconic Western movies. Weaving together these dialogues she creates a new narrative that belongs to the natural world. She conveys these stories through taxidermy, wood burnings, casting and using found objects.
Growing up in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, Trowzers Akimbo was inspired by the bohemian artists that surrounded his family and taught at his local high school. Immediately drawn to the visual arts, Trowzers earned a BFA from CalArts and enjoyed a long career as a graphic designer, illustrator and engineer before retiring to Mariposa and taking up painting and teaching full-time.
This exhibition will run at the Treetop Gallery, 5009 Highway 140 in Mariposa, from July 6 through Sept. 2.
For more information please call the Arts Council please visit the Arts Council’s website www.mariposaartscouncil.org or call the office at 209-966-3155.
The MARIPOSA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, INC. is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.