Thursday, June 17, 2010
Markleeville Art Gallery Grand Opening
Yup, you guessed it. I put a soap display in another gallery. They are located in beautiful Downtown Markleeville. The owner is Evelyn Yonker, artist. She makes some of the most beautiful fiber art ever.
The gallery is located at 14841 Hwy 89, Markleeville, Ca. Hours will be 11 am to 5:30 pm. Friday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday and Thursday. Phone is 530-694-2782.
Items available are original paintings and prints in oils, pastel, watercolors and acrylic. There will be photography, greeting cards, sculpture, pottery, hand painted silk, jewelry, and books from local authors.
Some of the artists include Pam Brekas
and of course SierraSnowSoaps
The Grand Opening is Saturday. Take a drive and visit the wonderful town of Markleeville.
When is a heater not a heater? When it is covered by fine art!
A bit about Markleeville.
With the Sierra Nevada mountain range seperating Alpine county seat Markleeville and Woodfords from the rest of California they have developed a close association with Western Nevada. Jacob Marklee established a toll bridge across the Carson River in 1861 during the silver mining boom and the town served as a supply and shipping center for mining, lumber and local ranches. When the mines shut down Markleeville assumed the county seat and today is home to a mix of local, state and federal government employees, ranging from the U.S. Forest Service to the state highway department, and small businesses catering to the tourist trade and visitors to the nearby Grover Hot Springs State Park.
During the winter months, the community is only accessible from the north via Highway 88 & 89, as both Monitor Pass* and Ebbett's Pass close for the season due to heavy snow.