Timberline Gallery & Gallery Yosemite “Rocks” the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary

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Gallery Yosemite & Timberline Gallery in California's Gateway to Yosemite host the first of their Yosemite "Rocks" - Artistic Learning Series with De Karlen talking about the human history of the Yosemite Grant, according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.

Yosemite "Rocks" - an Artistic Learning Series

Yosemite "Rocks" - an Artistic Learning Series

"The story of the Yosemite Grant is a very exciting one"

Events of all kinds help to celebrate the occasion of the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary both inside Yosemite and in the surrounding gateway communities.

The southern gateway, known as California’s Gateway to Yosemite, is honoring the anniversary with many local events. Yosemite “Rocks” – an Artistic Learning Series is the first to kick off the New Year. Gallery Yosemite and Timberline Gallery will host this series on the 2nd Saturday of each month (special dates in April) from 2 pm to 4 pm thru September. This is a free event at the galleries in Oakhurst.

On January 11th De Karlen, a former National Park Service Ranger who currently works with the Yosemite Conservancy in the Wawona Visitor Center, will honor Yosemite’s history by giving a talk about the human history that led up to the Yosemite Grant and beyond to today.

“The story of the Yosemite Grant is a very exciting one” says De. “For the most part, it started around the campfire in Wawona. Now, 150 years later, we are the keepers of this information and need to pass it on!”

De is very passionate about the Park and preserving its history. She wants everyone to know the history as well as the icons. “The more we learn, the more we can share and get others excited about this national treasure” De continues, “especially during this monumental anniversary year.”
Other scheduled events in the Yosemite “Rocks” series are:

February 8th – Children’s Event with drawing, beading & weaving

March 8th – How to See a Story by Zyg Zee

April 5 to May 4 – Sierra Art Trails presents Valley View: Yosemite Trails, Currents and Visions

May 10th – High Definition Range Photography by Andrew Erickson

June 14th – Panorama Photography by Mark Heliger

July 12th – Summer Children’s Event with painting, art stations, stenciling, clay bears and more.

August 9th – Art Treasures of Yosemite Museum presentation by Richard Pettier

September 13th – Yosemite Museum, Yosemite history presentation

For more event information you can go to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau website at http://www.yosemitethisyear.com and for more information on the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary go to http://www.nps.gov/yose/anniversary.


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