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Mono Lake Committee summer jobs posted

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 by Jessica, Office Director
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Are you interested in tufa towers and brine shrimp? Do you want to explore the beautiful mountains and high desert of the Eastern Sierra? Does working for a successful non-profit for the summer sound like fun? Well, we have the perfect job opportunity for you!

The Mono Lake Committee’s summer 2015 seasonal jobs are now open for applications.

Hiring begins January 1, 2015 and positions are open until filled. If you are interested, make sure to apply early. If you have any questions regarding the positions, please read the job description for the appropriate person’s contact information.

Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore opening late on Tuesday

Sunday, October 27th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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The Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore will be opening at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 29. Regular hours of operation—9:00am to 5:00pm every day—will resume on Wednesday, October 30.

“See It Again for the First Time” gallery show opening

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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"Lee Vining Canyon"

"Lee Vining Canyon" by Nicola Voorhees.

“See It Again for the First Time,” a watercolor gallery show by Nicola Voorhees, is on display at the Mono Lake Theater & Gallery now through January 31, 2014.

Those who have had the pleasure of viewing Nicola’s brightly colored landscape watercolor paintings will understand the name behind the show. Pinks, blues, and bright greens really do allow one to see Mono Lake and the Mono Basin again as if for the first time.

Meet Nicola and view her paintings at the gallery opening hosted by the Mono Lake Committee this Saturday, August 31 from 4:30–5:30pm.

All are invited to the gallery opening, so come and enjoy the artist and her work. Light refreshments will be served.

“Traveling the 38th Parallel” presentation and booksigning

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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David and Janet Carle, co-authors of Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around the World, will be doing a presentation and book signing at the Mono Lake Committee’s Theater & Gallery this Friday, July 26 at 4:00pm.

The presentation includes photos from their travels around the world as they explored environmental issues shared by many countries at the same latitude as Mono Lake.

David and Janet shared the first Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ranger position, and have been active community members since arrving in the Mono Basin. David has written multiple fiction and non-fiction books about the area including Mono: A Novel, Spotting Scope, introductions to earth, water, and fire in California, Mono Lake Basin: Images of America, My Visit to Mono Lake, and others. Janet runs the Mono Lake Volunteer program, teaching others to interpret Mono Lake to our many visitors.

We hope to see you on Friday at 4:00pm in the Theater & Gallery!

Book signing this Saturday, July 13

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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In celebration of Virginia Clark’s latest edition of Guide to Highway 395: Los Angeles–Reno, the Mono Lake Committee is hosting her for a book signing on Saturday. Come visit with the author and have her sign your copies of the numerous regional and local books she’s written, all outside at our new storefront!

Who: Virginia Clark, author of Guide to Highway 395: Los Angeles–Reno
What: a book signing!
Where: outside at the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore
When: Saturday, July 13 at 11:00am

Copies of Virginia’s book will be available for purchase at the Mono Lake Committee.

Water & Wood gallery opening this Saturday

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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Water and Wood

The Mono Lake Theater & Gallery entryway displays both Nancy and Ron Overholtz's pieces.

The Mono Lake Committee invites you the gallery opening for Nancy Overholtz and Ron Overholtz’s show, “Water & Wood.” The opening is this Saturday, April 20 from 4:00–6:00pm in the Mono Lake Theater & Gallery on the corner of Highway 395 & Third Street in Lee Vining.

Nancy Overholtz’s watercolors feature wildlife and scenery with impeccable attention to detail. Ron Overholtz is a local woodturner, with vases and bowls in aspen, maple, Norfolk Island Pine and more. Both artists live in Bishop.

Ron and Nancy will be present at the gallery opening to discuss their pieces and enjoy light refreshments with those who attend. We hope to see you there!

Traveling the 38th Parallel by David & Janet Carle

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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Traveling the 38th Parallel is one of the newest books at the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore, and is well worth a look.

Authors David & Janet Carle are Mono Lake locals, assigned the first park ranger position, jointly, when the Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve was created in 1982. Their position makes obvious the book’s theme: to travel the world, exploring environmental issues, at this similar parallel. An interesting premise, to be sure.

In five sections, the Carles visit with local activists, scientists, and community members (more…)

Water & Wood: New Mono Lake gallery show

Sunday, February 10th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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As seasons change, so too, does the art in the Mono Lake Theater & Gallery. The Mono Lake Committee is happy to host “Water & Wood” featuring both Nancy Overholtz’s watercolor pieces, and Ron Overholtz’s woodturnings from February 1 through July 31, 2013.

Left: "Barn Owl, watercolor by Nancy Overholtz. Right: "Buckeye Vessel," woodturning by Ron Overholtz.

Nancy and Ron are Bishop, California locals that we are fortunate to see on a regular basis here in the Mono Basin. Ron’s woodturnings and Nancy’s watercolor prints and cards have been staples of (more…)

Thank you, Mono Lake readers!

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 by Jessica, Office Director
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Analyzing the year-end sales for the Information Center & Bookstore generally yields predictable results. However, in 2012, contrary to my expectations, our book sales increased by 10% from 2011!

This is thanks to all those who purchased real, physical books from our selection, both in the store and online.

Our top ten best-selling books were all related to (more…)

Poetry broadsides: A perfect holiday gift

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 by Jessica, Office Director
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Jim Cokas’ Tuolumne Meadows Poetry Festival broadsides can now be found on the Mono Lake Committee online store! If you missed your chance to purchase one of the pieces currently hanging in our gallery while you were in the Mono Basin, shop online and we will ship the prints to your front door. These broadsides also make the perfect gift for that person who has everything. Curious about broadsides?

Jim explained the concept of a “broadside” while hanging his show in the Mono Lake Theater & Gallery this past fall. Broadsides were common in (more…)

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