Articles by: Cara Goger

August 21, 2016 Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, Our Nations's Nature by Les Marsden.

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

The MSO is a region-wide symphony orchestra serving the Yosemite area. Mariposa is considered to be the smallest town in all America with its own symphony orchestra.

Introducing JumpStArts! A New Visual Literacy and Visual Communication Program for At-Risk Youth

Introducing JumpStArts! A New Visual Literacy and Visual Communication Program for At-Risk Youth

  We’ve got a new program this year that has been flying under the radar but I wanted to take a moment to shine a bit of light on it. JumpStArts is a visual arts program for probation and foster youth in Mariposa County. The program is a 20-week artist-in-residence program focused on visual […]

2015 – Year in Review

2015 – Year in Review

Here at the Arts Council we are already months into planning programs for 2016 (and 2017), but with 2015 quickly coming to an end, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect back on what our organization accomplished this year. Turns out 2015 has been a banner year […]

Our 2015 Mariposa County Fair Booth

Our 2015 Mariposa County Fair Booth

We were very happy to join the hundreds of local fair entries at the Mariposa County Fair this year. Anna Friedland designed the Arts Council’s booth, and it was well-received by the community and fair judges (it was given the honor of second place for feature exhibits). Following this year’s […]

Summer Activities for Young Artists (and Older Artists!) by Anna Friedland

Summer Activities for Young Artists (and Older Artists!) by Anna Friedland

Summer Activities for Young Artists (and Older Artists!) I have had a few parents approach me about the summer visual art opportunities for young adults in Mariposa. While the Mariposa County Arts Council does not currently offer programming for 13-16 year olds during the summer, there are still many opportunities to […]

Artists in the Schools

Artists in the Schools

Our arts education initiatives include artist-in-residencies in every 5th grade classroom in Mariposa.  

Local Art

Local Art

Our Treetop Gallery offers a rotating selection of regional artwork.

Photojournalism: Aligning One’s Head, One’s Eyes, and One’s Heart on the Same Axis

Photojournalism: Aligning One’s Head, One’s Eyes, and One’s Heart on the Same Axis

A professional highpoint for me this winter has been sharing the photography of David Johnson (Johnson is the photographer featured in our  “Framing the Street” exhibition) with the community of Mariposa, especially the many middle school and high school students who have visited the gallery over the past few months. […]

Introducing Our Artists in the Schools Pilot Program

Introducing Our Artists in the Schools Pilot Program

As many of you may know, the Exploratorium (world famous science museum in San Francisco) integrates art into almost everything they do. When asked why, founder Frank Oppenheimer explained, “Art is included not just to make things look pretty, but primarily because artists make all kinds of discoveries about nature. […]

Interview with Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Bradley Saunders

Interview with Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Bradley Saunders

Interview with Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Bradley Saunders We had our Education and Public Programs Coordinator, Anna Friedland, connect with our Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Bradley Saunders. Saunders is a new member of MSO and resident of Mariposa County. He has had a life-long love for Yosemite and the surrounding area. […]