Making its annual visit to Turlock, the Yosemite Renaissance 37 exhibition will be on view in the Lobby Galleries of the Carnegie Arts Center from Aug. 9 through Oct. 1. A free reception will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12.
The exhibit showcases more than 50 artists whose works are inspired by Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region. From oil paintings to watercolors, photographs, fabric arts, and handmade books, the exhibition highlights the many ways artists have interpreted and represented this special region.
For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, encouraging people to visit iconic natural sites, and to protect our parks, wild lands, and natural resources. The Yosemite Renaissance organization is dedicated to this ideal. The exhibit they curate every year celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature, and explores environmental issues, ecology, history, current events, spiritual, and cultural themes.
This year’s show first opened at Oakhurst’s Yosemite Gateway Art Center in March and traveled to the Kings Art Center in Hanford in June. After the exhibition closes at the CAC, the show will go to the Yosemite Museum Gallery in Yosemite National Park in October, and Madera County Arts Council Circle Gallery in Madera in January 2023.
Yosemite Renaissance is a 501c3 non-profit organization supported by Mariposa County, Stellar Gallery, Visit Yosemite Madera County, the National Park Service, and by other generous donors.
The Carnegie Arts Center is located at 250 N. Broadway in Turlock. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.