Valley View Tales, a Live Performance, Announced by Sierra Art Trails for May 3rd and 4th Along With an Extended Viewing of Its Wildly Popular "Valley View" Art Exhibit

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Sierra Art Trails of Oakhurst, California has announced a special performance event culminating their current exhibit at Stellar Gallery, "Valley View Tales". This live performance will feature storytelling, poetry, and music to honor the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.

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Best of Show winner Dixie Salazar "Visions of Half Dome"

"We want art to be accessible, so there is something for everyone," announced Jon Bock, of the Sierra Art Trails organization.

The recently judged and juried art exhibit "Valley View" is a hit. The show presents a shared vision of the history, personal connections, and wonder inspired by Yosemite. The exhibit has been well received by both locals and visitors,far and wide. Due to its popularity, this exhibit will be extended until Sunday, May 11th.

Sierra Art Trails, the non-profit organization, responsible for hosting the exhibit has announced it will host "Valley View Tales", a live performance featuring storytelling, poetry, and music culminating the current exhibit. This performance and exhibit honors this year's 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act.

"We want art to be accessible, so there is something for everyone," announced Jon Bock, of the Sierra Art Trails organization.

The performance will be held Saturday, May 3rd at 7 PM, and Sunday May 4th at 3 PM at the Stellar Gallery.

Admission is $10 per person. Our audience is limited to 30 people. Reservations are required.

Call 559-658-8844 or email admin(at)sierraarttrails(dot)org to place your reservation.

Shows sell out quickly, please make your reservations soon.

Spoken Word by:
Jonathan Bock
Moira Donohoe
James Downs
Cheyenne Hernandez
Jack Lantz
John Peterson
Lee Underwood

Music and Song by:
Jean Butterfield
Cheyenne Hernandez
Lee Underwood

Special Guest appearances by:
Abraham Lincoln & John Muir

Stellar Gallery is located at Gallery Row at 40982 Hwy 41 in Oakhurst.

For more information, or to place reservations call 559-658-8844 or email admin(at)sierraarttrails(dot)org.

The Valley View exhibit is on display through May 4th. The exhibit combines works by 40 contemporary artists with historical works of art, celebrating the past, present and future of Yosemite.

Valley View Award Winners

Best of Show - Dixie Salazar
(sponsored by Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau)

1st place -     Spiritual Way - Alex Lewis
2nd place - When Seasons Collide, Valley View - Franka Gabler
3rd place -    Upper Bridalveil - Trowzers Akimbo
3rd place -    Half Dome - Linda Zupcic
3rd place -    Sunrise at Valley View - Nancy Robbins

Honorable Mention -
Mirror View, El Capitan - Jerry Bosworth
High Tea in the Ahwahnee - Jack Lantz
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite - Michelle Gillette
Morning Light - Diane Breuer

Valley View Jury:
Gloria Jean Garland
Kathy Marks
Claudia Welsh

Valley View Judges:
Kris Kessey
Norma Rogers


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Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau
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