Friday, January 25, 2008

Yosemite Renaissance Exhibit

Yosemite Renaissance is the name of a non profit foundation that exists to support the arts in Yosemite Valley. Every year they hold a juried exhibition, the purpose of which is to:

"encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite. Its goals are to bring together the works of serious 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 very important role in the establishment of our State and National Parks. It is our hope that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve and protect that heritage."



I was pleased to find out that one of my entries for this year's exhibit was selected - "Tuolumne River in Summer." The opening will be Feb. 29, 2008: Yosemite Renaissance XXIII opens at the Yosemite Museum Gallery. Awards will be presented at the opening reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. I am planning on attending the opening - it is open to the public and is a great way to support the arts in Yosemite. Most of the pieces that are on display are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Yosemite Renaissance. The exhibit is well worth viewing if you are planning a trip to Yosemite - it will be on display at the Yosemite Museum until May 2008.



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Tuolumne River in Summer



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