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Yosemite Art Exhibit to Feature Diverse Works by Artists-in-Residence

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Date: June 18, 2009

A unique art exhibit is opening on June 20, 2009 at the Yosemite Museum Gallery. The exhibit features work from seven professional artists, all part of the Artists-in-Residence program. The program, established over 20 years ago, is coordinated by Yosemite Renaissance. Professional artists are invited to live in Yosemite for one entire month which allows them to immerse themselves in the park, visiting the spectacular expanse that is Yosemite and capturing the hidden gems behind the traditional icons.

Art includes paintings, prints, drawings, fabric art and sculptures by John Barnett, Jane Culp, Tom Killion, Bruce Klein, Hearne Pardee, Bonnie Peterson and Gina Werfel.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 PM on Friday, June 19 at the Yosemite Museum Gallery. The reception is open to the public.

This diverse exhibit continues through November 8. If you are visiting Yosemite we encourage you to stop by the Yosemite Museum Gallery to see these national artists’ interpretations of the beauty that is Yosemite.  Yosemite Museum Gallery is located just west of the Visitor Center.

Yosemite Renaissance, a non-profit corporation, encourages diverse interpretations of Yosemite and the environment of the Sierra Nevada.  This art exhibit helps bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do more than duplicate traditional representations.  A continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists is created through the reestablishment of the interpretation of the visual arts.  These visual arts are an interpretive medium of the surrounding landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment.

Did You Know?

Merced River Gorge

Descending from Yosemite Valley, the Merced River becomes a continuous cascade in a narrow gorge littered by massive boulders. Dropping 2,000 feet in 14 miles, canyon walls rise steeply from the river and have many seasonal waterfalls cascading down to the river.