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Crocker Art Museum takes visitors on a ‘scenic journey’

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum will present a career-spanning retrospective of the work of Edgar Payne (1883-1947), one of the most gifted of California’s early plein-air artists, in the exhibition “Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey.” This exhibition features nearly 100 paintings and drawings, as well as photographs and objects from the artist’s studio. The […]

No Comment / December 16, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Legion of Honor exhibit explores unconventional creativity

Frederic Leighton, Pavonia, 1858-59, oil on canvas. Private collection

SAN FRANCISCO — The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860-1900, comes to the Legion of Honor on Feb. 18, 2012. Thisis the first major exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the British Aesthetic Movement, tracing its evolution from a small circle of progressive artists and poets, through the achievements of innovative painters and […]

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Joni Morris pays tribute to Queen of Country Music

Joni Morris

Patsy Cline was a legend in her own time and her lights have not faded.  She is more popular now than ever before with her heart-breaking melodies of love lost. Now Joni Morris pays her own special tribute to the queen of country music, playing to sold out crowds across the country with her tribute show. […]

1 Comment / December 14, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Pastel Society presents a beautiful gift for the holidays

"Koi Ripples" by Carolyn Jean

The Sierra Pastel Society is presenting its Winter Membership show at the El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main St. in Placerville, through Jan. 7. Artists participating in the Sierra Pastel Society’s Winter Membership Show in Placerville were awarded ribbons this week. Carolyn Thompson of Reno, Nev. was awarded Best of Show for her […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Celebrate the holidays with the Crocker Art Museum

Celebrate the holidays in a variety of wonderful ways with the Crocker Art Museum. First, the Bel Tempo Ringers, a Sacramento-based hand bell choir, will ring in the season with holiday music at the museum in a family-friendly performance on Sunday, Dec. 18. The concert will start at 3 p.m. Tickets will include museum admission […]

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Gold Country Artists present ‘Small Wonders’

THE MINIATURES at Gold Country Artists Gallery are on display in a large patchwork quilt-like panel. Courtesy photo

Gold Country Artists Gallery is celebrating the Christmas season with its very popular “Small Wonders” show. This special exhibit runs through Jan. 1. In its third year, this display of miniature paintings and other small but masterful artworks produced by the members of the Gold Country Artists Gallery are on display in a gigantic patchwork […]

No Comment / December 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

What I love best about El Dorado Hills and Folsom

During these long evenings of crisp air and twinkling lights I find myself thinking about my many years in El Dorado Hills and Folsom. What is it about these communities that keeps drawing me back? Why am I so passionate about this part of California? Time and again, I realize: it’s the people who live […]

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