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Exhibit highlights Yosemites beauty
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Boulder photograph by Richard Castillo is part of the Yosemite exhibit. - photo by Photo Contributed

The majesty of Yosemite serves as the inspiration behind the dozens of painting and portraits that are part of the annual Yosemite Renaissance Art exhibit, which will be coming to Turlock’s Carnegie Art Center in August.

Prior to its local stop, the exhibit will be on display at the Yosemite Museum Gallery beginning Saturday and running through May 11.

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 and the National Park Service.

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its twenty-ninth year with an exhibit of 49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by forty-five artists. Drawn from over 700 entries, this year’s exhibit includes a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract. The goals of Yosemite Renaissance are to bring together the works of 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.

The artists included in Yosemite Renaissance XXIX are:  Rebecca Alex, Jody Sears Barbuta, Annie Barrett Cashner, Robin Black, Ann C. Buell, Jerilynn Bush, Richard Castillo, Jeffrey Clark, Marci Crestani, Stephen Curl, Starr Davis, Dean Detrick, Jr., Dawna Ellis, Steve Emery, Sandy Follett, Denise Gilroy, Susan Lea Hackett, Juanita Hagberg, Tony Hertz, David Hoffman, Vaughn Hutchins, Susan J. Klein, Kathy Kleinsteiber, David Lee, Marek Matusz, G. Dan Mitchell, Jennifer Murray, William Neill, Glenn Nelson, Penny Otwell, Marc Pandone, Bonnie Peterson, Cozette Phillips, Nancy Robbins, George Robertson, Gayle Simpson, Jeff Skelly, Mike Tauber, Vicki Thomas, Keith Walklet, Sarah Watts, Victoria Weller, Kathy Anne White, Melissa Woodburn and John Yerden.

The Yosemite Museum gallery is located at 9037 Village Dr, Yosemite Valley.