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Barry Cisneros celebrates Claremont and beyond with new exhibit

Claremont Artist Barry Cisneros presents “Near and Far, A Collection Of Recent Works,” at rhe Claremont Community Foundation from September 3 to 28. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery.

A native of Claremont, Mr. Cisneros showed an interest in art at an early age, and continue to draw and paint throughout high school. His parents met at Pomona College, and Mr. Cisneros grew up surrounded by many of the talented people residing in Claremont. As as student at Pitzer College, Mr. Cisneros studied studio arts under Carl Hertel, Aldo Casanova and Karl Benjamin.

This exhibit features works made up of watercolors, charcoal and pencil drawings. The “near” pictures, depict Mr. Cisneros’ interest in local history, architecture and social activity. The “far” pictures are renditions of his grandfather’s 90-year-old travel photos, along with photos taken by friends on their travels.

The Claremont Community Foundation is located at 205 N. Yale Ave., Claremont. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information on the CCF gallery, visit www.claremontfoundation.org or call 398-1060.

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