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Fall gala to honor local watercolor master Phil Dike

The Claremont Museum of Art will hold its fall gala, “A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike,” on Saturday, September 21 at Scripps College in conjunction with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s exhibition, “Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927-1943.”

Mr. Dike was a key member of the early California Watercolor Society and worked on many classic animated Disney films from 1935 to 1945. He came to Claremont in 1950 to join the art faculty of Scripps College and also taught at the Claremont Graduate School for several decades. Mr. Dike was an inspiration to many well-known artists and his work is included in numerous prestigious collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The event, benefiting the Claremont Museum of Art, begins at 5 p.m. with a reception, silent auction and exhibition visit, followed by dinner with guest speaker Woody Dike. A few tickets are still available at $125. For more information, call Marilyn Ray at 941-4437.

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