Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fresno Community Shows it's Support For Yosemite National Park

Yesterday Yosemite Fresno Neighbors and The Yosemite Association presented An Evening in Our Backyard hosted by the KJEWEL/KYNO Radio Station and Art Gallery in downtown Fresno. Images from the First Light exhibit, on loan from The Ansel Adams Gallery, provided a backdrop for the event. This show presents the work of five photographers over five summer seasons, and is accompanied by a beautiful book titled First Light: Five Photographers in Yosemite's Backcountry.

Refreshments were provided by Fresno State University and live Native American flute music and blues by Lance Canales. The evening featured a 9-minute trailer of the new Ken Burn's documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, which premeres Sept 27 on all PBS stations.

The evening was capped off by an inspirational presentation by Ranger Shelton Johnson, who is featured in the Ken Burn's documentary and recognized for his work in educating the public through his interpretive program, Yosemite Through the Eye's of a Buffalo Soldier, 1904.

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