Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yosemite Renaissance XXV Awards Reception Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy 25th Anniversary!
Yosemite Renaissance XXV: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Yosemite and the Sierra

Celebrating its 25th season, the Yosemite Renaissance is an annual competition/exhibition which is intended 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 the hope that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve and protect that heritage.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, May 2, 2010. The public is invited to the Awards Reception on Friday, February 26, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30. A list of the exhibiting artists is available on the Yosemite Renaissance website.

The Yosemite Renaissance is a non-profit organization for the arts of Yosemite, supported in part by funds and services from the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, the National Park Service and The Ansel Adams Gallery.

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