The Arts For Earth Foundation held a grand opening for its Nature Center and Gift Gallery. The Chamber of Commerce was there with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (l-r) Stacey Havener, Courtney Peterson, Abbe Gore, Ron Edsall, Barbara Edsall, Angus, Roy Wells, Cassandra Peterson, Mike Berg, Michelle Nosco and Barbara Briggs. Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment (245-1523)
By Mountain Enterprise Staff
The Arts For Earth Foundation (AFEF) Nature Center and Gift Gallery celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 19 in the new location at 3408 Mt. Pinos Way in Frazier Park.
The non profit AFEF is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to help raise money for an interpretive trail system and center planned at Chuchupate Ranger Station in Lockwood Valley. Pinon Pines resident Mike Berg is helping to raise funds for the trail system which will be built in memory of Mike Foster who suffered a heart attack and died while on duty at Chuchupate in 2005.
Arts For Earth Foundation is creating a series of posters, Founder Michell Nosco said, “with various artworks representing different ecosystems.” The posters will be taken to the USFS interpretive center, she added.
Photographs, paintings and sculpture pieces are plentiful in the AFEF gallery. The current show runs through January 3 and features works by local artists David Beigle, Arnold Given, Abbe Gore, Alan Holland, Michelle Nosco, Phyllis Oliver and Susan Sjoberg.
This is part of the December 25, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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