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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past week this year’s Rogue Festival Muse was revealed. It was created by local artist Kristina Stork. The Muse is chosen by the Rogue Festival’s Executive director, who this year is Amber Strid.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


It was like being struck by lightning—the sudden and electrifying urge to pick up a pen. And that was the moment that inspired Sierra Nevada fine artist Vicki Thomas to add “author” to her career title. Kings River Life spoke with Thomas about her remarkable journey as a young adult fantasy writer, as well as the adventures that await her young protagonist Ivan Kimble.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are profiling local artist Carrie Taves, who was born and raised in Reedley. She is also involved in the local charity When I Grow Up.

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by Steven Sanchez



The local ValleyPBS held its first art showcase for ArtHop in its downtown studio with the spotlight on local artist and author, the legendary Larry Hill. Larry has been one of the most important artistic figures in the Central Valley and has helped put the art scene on the map. He displayed twenty-five abstract paintings of his that were aligned up and down the halls and office rooms of the building. People ranging from casual observers to associates, friends, and family attended this gallery which is one out of many for Larry but the first ever for ValleyPBS.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


When viewed from the air, the Central Valley spreads out like a jigsaw puzzle made up of grids of green and meandering blue stripes, but to Fresno artist Daniel Van Gerpen, the heart of the Valley can be seen from the sky.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


Edgar Allan Poe wrote of a portrait artist who could capture the soul of his subject inside the portrait itself, and Fresno portraitist Lynn Hock-Napoli is capable of the same—though not in the macabre sense.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


For more than a decade, Fresno photographer Sara Deasy has captured life’s myriad moments, celebrating her subjects’ journeys and milestones as the owner of DC Photography Studios.

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Rogue Festival Muse 2018

IN THE February 10 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Rogue Festival is quickly approaching and the first sign of its impending arrival is always the announcement of the Festival Muse. This year the muse was revealed on January 30 at Goldstein’s Mortuary and Delicatessen. The Muse for the 2018 Rogue Festival is “St. Fabel with Baby” by Fresno photographer Victor Trejo.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We at KRL feel it is important to support every segment of the local arts and entertainment communities, and this week we are interviewing Fresno artist Laura Fraedrich, of The Peculiar Palette. She was born and raised in New Jersey, lived in Phoenix for 15 years, and then finally ended up in Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We at KRL feel it is important to support every segment of the local arts and entertainment communities, and this week we are interviewing Fresno artist Myrna Axt, an Assemblage & Mixed Media Artist, who was born and raised in Reedley.

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by Laura Sidsworth


Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Chieko (sounds like Che-Ko) Delgado moved to Sanger in 1999. She brought with her to the small valley town a big love for all things artistic, and Sanger gives her endless inspiration: Sierras as its backdrop, peaceful pastures, farmland, and colorful blossoms make for her favorite subjects of landscapes and florals.

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by Laura Sidsworth


Several years ago, I took up writing again – which led me, recently, to Kings River Life Magazine, and Lorie Lewis Ham, its Editor-in-Chief, and publisher. For the past several months she has given me assignments on articles to produce, several of which originate within Sanger, California.

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by Sarah Peterson


Fresno bluesman Glen Delpit has been making music and art for almost half a century. Kings River Life sat down with the artist and musician to discuss art, blues, and the creative process.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Even though it is more known for its fruit than the arts, Reedley definitely has its fair share of artistic talent. Last year a new art gallery opened in downtown Reedley to showcase the talent of two artists–long time painter Paul Buxman, and photographer Andrew Shinn. We took a moment recently to chat with Andrew about the gallery. They hope to have an official grand opening this summer.

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