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First Tuesday Art Walk at Mill Valley Public Library
Date: 10/2/2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Downstairs Gallery
375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, California 94941
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Ernest Clay Ground IrisOctober Art Walk
Reception: October 2nd, 2012 from 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition showing through October

Ernest Clayton Wildflower Images

Ernest Clayton was our grandfather. Seventy years ago, on walks in Marin hills, he taught us to know and love our wildflowers and we helped him collect specimens for his watercolor studies. Sixty years ago, just before his death, he sold his collection of almost 200 studies to the San Francisco Public  Library. Forty years ago we went to visit the flowers in the Library and when we realized again how very beautiful they were, and that they spent most of their time in two wooden boxes in the basement archives, we vowed to someday make his art more accessible to the public. Two years ago we formed a partnership, ERNEST CLAYTON WILDFLOWER IMAGES, (ECWI) and got to work. Our current collection includes the fifty framed Giclee prints displayed on these walls. Profits from our venture are shared by The San Francisco Public Library, the San Anselmo Public Library, and the California Native Plant Society.  It is giving us great pleasure to bring this late blooming heritage to life. It is never too late.

Nancy Donnelly Praetzel, Eugenia Donnelly Herr

Lower Level Hallway, Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, California 94941
for more information call 415-389-4292 x203.

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