American   Artist
Patrick   Michael   Karnahan

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Artwork of California’s most famous Short line RailroadS

SONORA- American Artist/ oil painter, Patrick Michael Karnahan, will be exhibiting his historic artwork images of Jamestown’s own historic Sierra Railroad.  The art will be on display from Saturday, April 8th- through Saturday, June 3rd. The exhibit will be held at ‘Joe’s Coffee Emporium’, located at 140 South Washington street, Sonora, CA (209) 533-4455 * 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Patrick Michael Karnahan is considered one of America’s 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.

A 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 Patrick’s father George Karnahan, as well as Patrick’s 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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