Making its annual visit to Turlock, the Yosemite Renaissance 38 exhibition will be on view in the Lobby Galleries of the Carnegie Arts Center from Aug. 8 through Oct. 7.
A free public reception will take place on Friday, Aug. 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Yosemite Renaissance 38 showcases works inspired by Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region, by artists from across the country. This year, the show features 63 works by 58 artists. Works include paintings, photographs, sculptures, fiber arts, drawings, prints, watercolors, glass & ceramics.
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. Yosemite Renaissance is dedicated to this ideal.
The exhibit celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature, and explores environmental issues, ecology, history, current events, spiritual, and cultural themes.
The exhibition opened earlier this year at the Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst, and traveled first to the Kings Art Center in Hanford before making its way to Turlock. The statewide tour continues with two more showings this fall and winter:
Oct. 21 to Dec. 17 — Yosemite Museum Gallery, Yosemite
Jan. 11 to March 8 – Madera County Arts Council Circle Gallery, Madera
The Carnegie Arts Center is located at 250 N. Broadway in Downtown Turlock. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: Lobby Gallery exhibitions are always free; Ferrari Gallery admission is $7 general; $5 seniors/students; free for Carnegie members and children 12 & under.
Visit online at carnegieartsturlock.org.