Latest Press Release
OF THE SIERRA RAILROAD
Artwork of Californias most famous
Short line RailroadS
American Artist/ oil painter, Patrick Michael Karnahan, will be exhibiting his historic
artwork images of Jamestowns own historic Sierra Railroad. The art will
be on display from Saturday, April 8th- through Saturday, June 3rd.
The exhibit will be held at Joes Coffee Emporium, located at 140
South Washington street, Sonora, CA (209) 533-4455 * 8:00 am 4:00 pm.
Michael Karnahan is considered one of Americas best-known living railroad portrait
painters and has won numerous awards in the subject matters. The artist started oil
painting at the age of 8 years. To date the artist has created over 600 works of art and
has many of his works in art-print form. The historic Sierra Railroad, of Tuolumne County,
has always been a favorite of the artist. Currently the artist-featured work, TRAINFIRE,
is a published book of the artists work from the past forty years. Many of the images in
the book are of the Sierra Railroad. The book will also be available during the show and
will be on sale for $60.00.
special reception will be held in honor of the artist on Saturday, April 8th,
from 5-8pm. During the event the artist will be available to sign books and talk about the
artwork. Also featured at this event will be the railroad music of James Dean Nelson.
Nelson is considered to be one of the most noted railroad singers of the region,
performing on many tourist railroads including the Sierra Railroad. The reception will
also be showcasing the just released book, Glory of the Sierra,
by Chuck Holland. The book features original photos by Patricks father George
Karnahan, as well as Patricks original artwork. The author will also be at the
reception to sign books.
(Attached photo- Patrick and George
Karnahan painting a large canvas. Original oil painting "Glory of the Sierra", oil on canvas, 24 X 40)
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