Yosemite Renaissance Art Exhibit
Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its twenty-seventh year with an exhibit of 48 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by forty-two artists. Drawn from a record number of almost 700 entries, this year's exhibit includes a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract, all interpreting the majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra.
The goals of Yosemite Renaissance are to bring together the works of contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment. Historically, the arts have played a major role in the establishment of our park systems. It is the hope of Yosemite Renaissance that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve protect and expand our parks.
The exhibit will travel to the Kings Art Center (Hanford), June-July, the Carnegie Arts Center (Turlock), August-September and an abridged version of the exhibit will be shown at the Mariposa County Government Center.
The artists included in Yosemite Renaissance XXVII are: Ron Andrews, Jason Blankenship, Calvin Bohner, Susan Bolen, Corinne Carbone, Brian Cho, John Clark, Valerie P. Cohen, Jane Culp, Stephen Curl, Irina Dorofeeva, Virginia Draper, Kit Eastman, Fred Fisher, Michael Frye, Peggy Hansen, Michele Hausman, David Hoffman, Jodie Hulden, Iretta Hunter, Jonhomer, Kristal Leonard, Marek Matusz, Jean McAlister, Jon McCormack, Tsungwei Moo, William Neill, Glenn Nelson, Penny Otwell, Joyce Pekala, Bonnie Peterson, Susanne M. Rasmussen, Ziggy Rendler-Bregman, Greg Russell, Jody Sears-Barbuta, Andy Skaff, Joan Sowada, James Swanson, Mike Tauber, Andie Thrams, Wagner and Carolyn WarmSun.
Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.