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Teachers invited to Ag Summer Institute

Educators from El Dorado and Amador counties are invited to attend the Teacher’s Ag Summer Institute set for June 19, 20 and 21. The workshop will bring together classroom teachers, farmers, ranchers, environmental educators and agricultural and natural resource specialists to gain a deeper understanding of agricultural systems and how they sustain the health of […]

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Crocker Art Museum presents retrospective of ceramic artist Karen Karnes

Three Forms, 2002, produced in Morgan, VT. Glazed stoneware, salt-fired. Private collection, New York. Photo by Anthony Cuñha

“A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes” on view June 23 through Sept. 30, 2012 SACRAMENTO — For more than 60 years, Karnes has been at the forefront of the studio pottery movement, creating some of the most iconic vessels and sculptural objects in American ceramics. The Crocker Art Museum exhibition will highlight 69 masterworks […]

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Fine Arts Center goes wild

2011 Best of Show, "Sandbar", oil, by Bruce Leavitt

“Painting Where the Wild Things Are,” an open juried art show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center benefiting the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, will run May 8-26. Regional artists will submit paintings, sculpture and textile art of the American River Parkway and the wild things that live there. Entry days for this exhibit are 1 to 5 […]

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California Musical Theatre unveils new season

California Musical Theatre announces the 2012-13 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, featuring Tony Award®winning new Broadway musicals as well as heart-warming family favorites. “Memphis,” which won four 2010 Tony Awards and is still playing on Broadway, kicks off the season, followed by “Peter Pan,” starring Cathy Rigby; “Rock of Ages; Disney’s “Beauty and […]

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Camp Invention coming this summer

Invent Now Inc. announces that its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program is returning to El Dorado Hills this summer.  Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for students entering grades one through six. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics content. “Camp Invention’s […]

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Sierra Pastel Society show at gov’t center

“Leonard2” by Jennifer Eubanks, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Fall 2011 SPS Membership Show.

The Sierra Pastel Society invites the public to attend its Spring Member Show at El Dorado County Government Center, Building B in Placerville (on Fair Lane across from the library) from Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. An awards reception will be held April 20 from […]

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Art Auction benefits college students

The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Education Council will host the annual Wine Tasting/Art Auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at David Girard Vineyard. Ten Thomas Kinkade framed prints, along with artwork from other area artists, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Many artists who have participated in the past will be participating […]

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