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Straw bale gardening is a creative, fun activity

Art is defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.” My guess is that gardening is one of the most ancient arts out there. About the same time the first hunter/cave painter spread ocher on a rock, some gatherer took notice of the connection between seed and soil. The ancient gardens […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Japanese arts and culture exhibit explores tea, silk, gold

El Dorado Arts Council will unveil the first exhibition in a new series supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the county of El Dorado and El Dorado Community Foundation. “Tea/Silk/Gold: The Enduring Legend of America’s First Japanese Colony” opens Friday, March 10, at the Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific St. in Placerville, […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Crocker Art Museum present Forbidden Fruit

The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce a March 2017 opening of Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at MEISSEN, an exhibition of contemporary porcelain sculpture centered around a lavish banquet scene inspired by 18th century grandeur. In 2012 Oregon sculptor Chris Antemann received an invitation to collaborate with master artisans at the MEISSEN Porcelain Manufactory in […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

A delicious evening with Alice Waters

Alice Waters — chef, author, food activist and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley — has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades; she will share what she’s learned over the years and more as the inaugural speaker for the Folsom Lake College Speakers Series. Waters has had […]

March 08, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Early work by Claude Monet on exhibit at Legion of Honor

“Still Life with Melon” by Claude Monet (ca. 1872, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon) The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announces “Monet: The Early Years” at the Legion of Honor, the first major U.S. exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (French, 1840-1926) career. Through approximately 60 paintings the exhibition demonstrates the radical […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Time for El Dorado Rose candidates to apply

El Dorado Rose Corporation News release The El Dorado Rose Corporation is looking for Rose candidates to vie for the 2017-18 title. The El Dorado Rose is selected during a contest held at the El Dorado County Fair in June. Candidates must be at least 60 years of age, have lived in El Dorado County […]

March 01, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Soup’s On and the reading is delicious

  New York Times best-selling author John Lescroart has written 28 books with many taking place in San Francisco. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene What do teachers do when they retire? Anything they want to. On Feb. 15 the Soup’s On event at the El Dorado County Office of Education brought out more than 50 retired […]

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