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Mill Valley Historical Society First Wednesday
A Survey of Post World War II Southern Marin Artists and Their Art by Betsy Stroman
Date: 2/5/2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Creekside Room
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, California 94941
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 Mill Valley Historical Society First Wednesdays

A Survey of Post World War II Southern Marin Artists and Their Art by Betsy Stroman

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014- 7:30 pm (Free)
Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley
The period between 1945 and 1955 has been described as the “golden decade” for the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Most of the artists who lived in and around Sausalito and Mill Valley during this period remained pretty much unknown outside of Marin County. However, a small group of artists in Southern Marin County were closely connected with the greater Bay Area Art Scene, and to some extent their influence extended beyond the Bay Area.  Betsy’s talk will focus on a few of these people.

Betsy, who grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, came to California in 1968 to attend Stanford Law School. After graduation she moved to San Francisco, where she lived until 1990, when she moved to Sausalito. She practiced law in and around San Francisco for more than 30 years before “retiring” to a life that while different, has been busy and satisfying.  She wrote a book on the history of the Sausalito Library, and  is currently looking for a publisher for a book she has written about a Sausalito artist, Jean Varda. She served as chair of the Sausalito Library Board of Directors, and volunteered for the Sausalito Historical Society.  For the past several years she has led the effort to organize and grow a program called Sausalito Village, which is designed to provide Sausalito residents with the services and support they require to remain living in their own homes and connected to the community for as long as possible. She is married to Bob Stroman and they have four children and four grandchildren between them.

Every first Wednesday of the month, the Mill Valley Historical Society hosts a presentation of local historical interest.

First Wednesday events take place in the Creekside Room of the Mill Valley Library. 

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