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Seminar
"100 Years After Balfour: Putting Palestine on the Map"
Merced Seminar in the Humanities with HATEM BAZIAN. Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern and Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.
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Seminar, Signing/Readings
“The Bride Price”
“The Bride Price” Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Book Reading with MAI NENG MOUA, Author. Event Contact: Ma Vang mvang53@ucmerced.edu http://centerforhumanities.ucmerced.edu/events/“-bride-price”
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Social Event, Special Event, Community Event
2nd Annual Downtown Murphys Witch Walk
Welcome witches! Don your hats and gather your brood for our 2nd annual Downtown Murphys' Witch Walk – Friday, Oct 27, 2017. From 5pm - 9pm, while you and your friends EAT, DRINK, and SHOP at local businesses you'll revel in wonderfully wicked TREATS, DISCOUNTS, and PRIZES! FREE Halloween fun for adults and kids are welcome too! Sign up to enter the costume raffle contest at The Potted Plum 90 Big Trees Rd. Murphys CA, on the corner of Big Trees and Main. Live music at The Lucky Penny Public House at 8pm - raffles drawn for best HAT, best BROOM, and best COSTUME at 9pm! So dress to impress! For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/MurphysWitchWalk/
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Craft Show, Benefit/Fundraiser
31st Annual Holiday Boutique - Soroptimist of Atwater
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Community Event
An Agricultural Centennial: Farm Bureau & Ag Extension Exhibit
In January 1917, Professor V. C. Bryant of UC Agricultural Extension came to Merced to talk about the benefits of forming a farm bureau. On March 7, 1917, 417 Merced County farmers signed a petition to request the Merced County supervisors to allocate $2,000 a year for a farm advisor. This was the beginning of the UC Agricultural Extension and Farm Bureau in Merced County. As these two organizations are turning 100 this year, come to see how Ag education has changed the way of farming in Merced County over the last 100 years.
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Community Event
An Agricultural Centennial: Farm Bureau & Ag Extension Exhibit
In January 1917, Professor V. C. Bryant of UC Agricultural Extension came to Merced to talk about the benefits of forming a farm bureau. On March 7, 1917, 417 Merced County farmers signed a petition to request the Merced County supervisors to allocate $2,000 a year for a farm advisor. This was the beginning of the UC Agricultural Extension and Farm Bureau in Merced County. As these two organizations are turning 100 this year, come to see how Ag education has changed the way of farming in Merced County over the last 100 years.
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Art Show
Brianna Lee - Beauty and the Sublime
In September 2017 Arts Visalia is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the art works of Brianna Lee. The exhibition is called Beauty and the Sublime, a series which investigates the point at which beauty transfigures into the sublime, touching on something central to our existence. When Brianna refers to sublime, “A sublime experience can instill a mix of terror and awe. Great art can shock us, luring us with beauty and moving us spiritually. The sublime is a form of beauty that transcends time and elevates the mind and spirit. It is art of contemplation that deepens the mystery of our existence.” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and many have a different view on what it means to them when they view her works. Brianna Lee was born and raised in rural Visalia, CA. She is an artist with a love of beauty and the human form. Her work is a continuous search for the intrinsic beauty of all life around her. She gleans inspiration from the people she meets, the abundance of nature and the deep-rooted traditions of realist painting. Brianna graduated with a BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA after studying contemporary and traditional painting techniques at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and under the guidance of portrait artist Adrian Gottlieb. This exhibition runs from August 30th through September 29th. The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored in part by Bueno Beverage, Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant, Safco, and the King Family Foundation. Artist talk with Brianna Lee will be on Saturday, September 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the gallery to discuss her works.
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Art Show, Textiles, Folk Art/Crafts
Cathie Hoover
Cathie Hoover is the guest artist for September at the Carolyn Huff Photography Studio & Gallery. Hoover has done just about everything with fabric, including dressmaking, knitting with fabric, quilting and quilted wearable art. She earned a B.S. degree in home economics from Chico State College. She also studied tailoring, pattern drafting, and added a year of weaving to her knowledge of textiles. In addition, the gallery will show works by Sharon Maney LoManto, a painter from the Modesto area. A reception will be held Sept. 21 from 5-9 pm, in conjunction with the Modesto Art Walk.
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Art Show, Photography
Charles Waldman
Carolyn Huff Photography Studio and Gallery is hosting Charles Waldman this November. Charles Waldman began painting full-time in 1999 after practicing Family Medicine in Sonora (CA) for 22 years. He was born in Oakland (CA) in 1949 and had an early interest in art but didn’t start oil painting until 1987. He is mostly self-taught except for two workshops with Clyde Aspevig that were a major part of his education and got him painting on-location. This is where he does most of his work. The former physician is awed by the course of events since leaving medicine for Art. He was selected as an Artist Member of the California Art Club, The Laguna Plein Air Painters, “The Sea-to-Shining-Sea” Exhibition and has been invited to several group shows at the Haggin Museum in Stockton (CA). Recently, a painting of his was purchased for the collection of Mrs.Joan-Irvine Smith. The artist paints mostly in California and the West but also makes trips to other parts of the US (Maine in July 2006) and has traveled many times to France. During month-long trips to France, he will often come home with 50 plein air studies. He teaches 2-3 workshops per year. “I paint on-location to discover the beauty in the commonplace and to find new ways for me to express this in paint. When I can fully engage in this dialog between place and paint, it is, for me, utterly satisfying.” Carolyn Huff Photography is located at 1224 K Street in Modesto. Henrietta Sparkman will also have a display October - December. An artist reception is held the third Thursday of each month, 5-9 pm, corresponding with the Modesto Art Walk. For more information, contact carolyn@carolynhuff.org
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Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Community Event
COVE Vision Fair
The Vision Fair is a showcase of resources and technology for persons with blindness or low vision. From 10 am-noon, there will be a presentation, by a low vision specialist from the Los Angeles area, Dr. Bill Takeshita, of ACB Radio’s "Let's Talk Low Vision with Dr. Bill." From noon-3 pm, there will be information and demonstrations by service agencies and vendors that support persons with visual impairments, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts and other eye conditions. The free event will also include vision screening.
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