Please join us for the opening reception of Chiura Obata, Art of Yosemite in the Yosemite Museum on June 8, 5:30 – 7:30. This exhibit explores the work of the artists Chiura Obata (1885 – 1975) who first visited Yosemite in 1927, producing watercolors that led to a series of prints made by master woodblock artists in Japan. The show extensively covers his earliest visits during 1927-1930, but includes works produced up to 1958. This exhibit displays over 30 woodblock prints, sumi and watercolor paintings, sketches, a well as his actual paints, brushes, and artifacts. The exhibit is open daily June 9 through October 21, 2007.