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Exhibit extols beauty of park through artists' works

Exhibit extols beauty of park through artists' works

David Hoffman, Ice and Reflections, Yosemite Valley from Yosemite Renaissance XXVII.


POSTED April 16, 2013 10:12 p.m.

The awe-inspiring majesty of Yosemite National Park is just as inspiring to artists around the world and a collection of their works is currently on display at the park’s art gallery.

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 28th year with an exhibit of 46 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 41 artists. Drawn from almost 600 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, but rather 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.

The artists included in Yosemite Renaissance XXVIII are:   Rebecca Alex, Annie Barrett Cashner, Stacey Best, Calvin Bohner, Andrea Broglio, Sue Chapman, Jane Culp, Steve Curl, Clark Davidson, Steve Emery, Ira Estin, William Bradford Frost, Michael Frye, Franka Gabler, Jeff Grandy, Peggy Hansen, David Hoffman, Daniel Horner, Iretta Hunter, Kirk Keeler, Susan J. Klein, Kristal Leonard, Maria Lupo, Jon McCormack, Michael Paul McKay, G. Dan Mitchell, Vidya Narasimhan, Penny Otwell, David Peterson, Troy Poeschl, George Robertson, Hugh Sakols, Ronald Saunders, Jeffrey Skelly, James Swanson, Mike Tauber, Joanna Taylor, Lance Trott, Richard Wagener, Kathyanne White and Brian Wolf.

The exhibit will be on view through May 5. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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