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Yosemite unveils performances, art workshops

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Visitors to Yosemite National Park can enjoy a host of new art workshops and theater performances offered by the Yosemite Conservancy this year in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act.

For visitors interested in expressing themselves through painting, drawing or sketching — or who want to learn how to do so — the Conservancy has workshops for both accomplished and budding artists.

“By participating in Yosemite Art Center programs, visitors forge deeper connections to Yosemite and the fees go to important restoration and protection work in the park supported by our organization,” said Yosemite Conservancy president Mike Tollefson. “Yosemite has inspired works of art of all kinds for hundreds of years that remind people of the need to preserve and protect the park.”

Visitors can choose from new and popular art programs using watercolor, charcoal, pastels and other materials. One new program teaches how to paint a tiny Yosemite landscape of the park’s immense grandeur with Miniature Landscape Artist Gary Bertram...


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