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Enjoy a picnic at Upstairs Gallery

By From page B6 | May 17, 2013

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PHOTOS AND art by Lucy D'Mot and Patricia McKinney are on display at Upstairs Art Gallery in Placerville. Courtesy photo

Lucy D’Mot and Patricia McKinney will present photos and art featuring the 70 California State Parks that were on the budget chopping block at the Upstairs Art Gallery, 420 Main St. in Placerville.

There will be a free reception to showcase the work on Saturday May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. during Third Saturday Art Walk.

When California announced that 70 state parks would close July 2012, D’Mot decided to visit and blog about all 70. Her blog and photos were featured in the Associated Press, on NPR, newspapers and numerous outdoor magazines.

“Picnic at the State Parks” photo show is a result of D’Mot and McKinney’s 70 day trips to all of the parks on the chopping block.

The photos and art display the great diversity of California, including deserts, oceans, mountains, forests, marshes and historic sites, and dozens of pictures of wildflowers, plants and animal friends.

For further information contact McKinney at [email protected]

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