Dear Friends of Claremont,
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of one of Claremont's great cultural icons, artist Barbara Beretich. Read a brief bio below and please contact me if you have stories or memories that you would like to share - We are preparing for a Celebration of Life to be announced soon.
On a brighter note, we will be celebrating "The Women of Art and Culture" our 2018 theme, with an opening reception of the exhibition entitled "Women on the Verge" - the opening will take place on Saturday, July 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Ginger Elliott Center at Garner House.
More information below.
Also, we are launching a new website and brochure called "Claremont Today". (
) Included will be information on upcoming citywide cultural events and a map to historic sites. The importance of recognizing and experiencing current events is that they become our future history . Claremont Heritage is documenting our "future history" now so that future generations will be able to experience it as well.
To have the brochure mailed to you free of charge, please email email@example.com or call 909-621-0848
Also, please note that our summer hours for July and August will be
Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Barbara Beretich (3/25/1936 - 6/15/2018)
Barbara Beretich has been an integral part of the Claremont Art Scene for over 50 years. Considered by many to be the Grande Dame of Claremont's illustrious Art and Culture Community, Beretich was a force of nature, making a significant impact by helping to foster not only the appreciation of art but contributing substantially to what some currently refer to as the "Claremont School". Barbara was a noted artist in her own right, creating an extensive body of work in multiple media, always leaving her imprimatur on whatever she did. Beretich was also the consummate collector who supported the work of others, curating over 100 exhibitions of the dozens of artists she represented in her multi-decade career. Barbara passed away at home in her sleep, as she would have wanted it, surrounded by the art, objects and the animals she loved. She was 82 years old. Read More
EXHIBITION | Women on the Verge | FREE
Saturday July 7th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Ginger Elliott Center
Historic Garner House | 840 N Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA
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