Celebrate the Arts in Oakhurst with Tony Krizan's Minaret Mountain Hike Presentation and Art Gallery's Yosemite Rocks Learning Series honoring the 150th Anniversary

On May 10th at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel located on Highway 41 in Oakhurst, adventurer Tony Krizan will present his second in a series of six slide show personal adventures. Gallery Yosemite and Timberline Gallery have partnered to honor the Yosemite Grant 150th anniversary with eight months of artistic learning series providing speakers and classes for visitors as well as locals, according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.

Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

On May 10th at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel located on Highway 41 in Oakhurst, adventurer Tony Krizan will present his second in a series of six slide show personal adventures. This 30 minute show will feature a nine day 47 mile loop starting at the Mammoth Trailhead above Clover Meadow. He’ll cross over to the east side and head back through the Minarets and finally dropping in elevation following the north fork of the San Joaquin River to the Iceberg Pass Trailhead.

This free slide show event reveals the hidden beauty and history concealed within our Sierra Nevada Mountains. The 6-event series will feature wilderness hiking trails within the mountains surrounding Yosemite. Tony’s slide show presentation will allow you to experience the trails and endless views from various mountain locations and learn about their history.

The series will run monthly from May thru September 2014. The presentation will be in the lobby of the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites located on Highway 41 in Oakhurst from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on the dates listed below. The presentation is open to the public and is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, May 10 - Minaret Mountain Adventure
Saturday, June 21 - Wawona Old Stagecoach Road
Saturday, July 19 - Lost in Kings Canyon, Curtis Wright P40 Aircraft
Saturday, August 16 - Minaret Mountain Adventure
Saturday, September 13 - Wawona Old Stagecoach Road

After the presentation, autographed copies of Tony’s two books on hiking those historic Yosemite Trails will be available.

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.

Events of all kinds help to celebrate the occasion of the Yosemite Grant 150th Anniversary both inside Yosemite and in the surrounding gateway communities. Gallery Yosemite is a new venue for creative artists to express their love for Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. Timberline Gallery has been a community-centered art institution for 28 years and will present two shows in 2014, dedicated to the grandeur of Yosemite.

Both galleries have partnered to honor the Yosemite Grant 150th anniversary with eight months of artistic learning series providing speakers and classes for visitors as well as locals.

“Our members are award winning artists in juried competitions. Many have their work in corporations and international collections. A number have been featured in National art magazines,” said Merylyn Whited of the Timberline Gallery.

Yosemite Rocks Artist Learning Series will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2 pm to 4 pm:

May 10th – High Definition Range Photography by Andrew Erickson
Andrew will inspire visitors and locals by teaching them how to take effective photographs in Yosemite National Park through high definition photography.

Other scheduled events in the Yosemite “Rocks” series are:
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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