From Africa to the Mother Lode and beyond
Exhibition & Show
Photos by Richard Miles
September 2 – 30, 2023
Opening reception Saturday 9/2 11am to 6pm
Plus Monday Labor Day (9/4) 11am to 6pm
Every Fri-Sat-Sun 11am to 4pm
Volcano West Gallery
16105 Main Street
Volcano, CA 956896
During the Gold Rush, California’s Sierra Nevada foothills became known as the “Mother Lode.” Sharp-eyed miners kept an eye out for the telltale flash of “color” as they sought their fortunes. Historic Gold Rush towns remain vibrant today while retaining the charm of the past.I’ll be exhibiting recent photos of these memorable Mother Lode towns, along with local landscapes and wildflowers, Yosemite National Park, and photos of African wildlife captured during our eight years there.
10% of the proceeds will go to Amador County Arts Council.
Volcano in Amador County, California is home to two historic hotels, restaurants, a handful of small shops, a theatre company, an art gallery and approximately 100 or so residents. A charming hamlet now, Volcano was once a booming gold rush-era town boasting more than 10,000 residents. Today, Volcano is a popular vacation destination, surrounded by over 70 wineries, unique finds, and places to stay.
The town is named for its setting in a bowl-shaped valley which early gold miners thought was caused by a volcano.
Make a weekend of it…click here for places to stay, things to do.