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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho

By definition, a mixtape is “a compilation of music, typically from multiple sources, recorded onto a medium,” and acts as a fitting metaphor for the work of Visalia artist Zachary Bland, both literally and figuratively. His work often involves a marriage of multiple mediums, much like a mixtape, and traces its origins from the object itself. Kings River Life spoke with Bland about mixed media, the vibrant Visalia art scene, and how art is a love letter.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

The Spectrum Art Gallery is located in the Tower District of Fresno and officially came into existence in 1980–then known as simply the Spectrum Gallery. Its mission is to advance photography as an art form, foster understanding and support for those who create, enjoy and collect photography, and offer an accessible community space for activities and programs to meet the community’s needs.


by Sarah Peterson

Classic holiday tunes like “Santa, Baby” and “White Christmas” wafted through the cold, bright air, mingling with the mouth-watering aromas of Gerardo’s Tacos, Top Dogs, and the Meltdown Bistro.


by Kathy Eide Casas

When you first meet local photographer, poet extraordinaire, and expert interpreter Joe Osejo, you are struck by the modesty of this soft-spoken creative gentleman.

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by Tom Sims

A year ago, Craig Scharton opened a little spot on the Fulton Mall where other businesses have tried and failed. As the chief advocate of downtown at City Hall, he decided to put his money and his life where his words had been for some time and he opened Peeves Public House.


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.


by Tom Sims

You can stroll through Fresno, veer off to the mountains and cities of Laos, and never leave your chair. As long as local photographer, cinematographer, and author, Joel Pickford is your guide, you can travel far and experience new worlds through his keen eye. What you see through his eye, is a combination of lights and images that evoke awareness, emotion, and a call to notice.


by Submitted

Drawing Parallels, a two-person exhibition, features large-scale drawings by Amie T. Rangel and hand printed lithographs by Matthew Rangel at the Corridor Gallery in downtown Fresno. The opening reception, part of Fresno Art Hop, is on Thursday, April 4, from 5 – 8 p.m.


by Sandra Murphy

As every dog lover learns early on, you can’t grab a camera and focus faster than your pup can put a nose print on the lens or become a retreating backside. Cat people fare no better—a cute pose turns into a blur or a hunched-up blob of fur blending in with the rug. How can we get a good picture? Sometimes it’s best to turn to the professionals.


New Season Begins At COS Art Gallery

IN THE August 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,

by Aime Rangel

The College of the Sequoias Art Gallery will be welcoming back students, faculty and the community at large with our first exhibition of the semester, Folding Metaphors, opening Tuesday, August 30th. The opening reception is on Thursday, September 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Also, there have been a few changes with the gallery including newly extended hours! The exhibit features three nationally known artists.


by Jim Bulls

When was the last time you were at Radio Shack, Best Buy or the electronics department at Wal-Mart? We take computers, laptops and cell phones for granted and something new and revolutionary is introduced almost weekly. Items a year old can be obsolete and grammar school children are more savvy and computer literate than I could ever hope to be.


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