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October 28, 2011 > Art - creativity unleashed

Art - creativity unleashed

By Arathi Satish

The City of Fremont issued a proclamation on October 4 in support of the 2011 California Arts Day. In it, the City recognized and honored local organizations and talented individuals who provide arts education, music, dance, drama, visual arts and many other related activities. Paul Sethy, Vice President, Fremont Cultural Arts Council, accepted the proclamation.

The resolution declared that the City of Fremont recognizes and supports the mission of the California Arts Council, celebrating the theme, "The Arts Drive Creativity" throughout the month of October. Although just missing the month of October, the next event co-sponsored by the FCAC is a great example of the power of art. The Annual Juried Photo Exhibit, beginning November 4, is always a great experience for everyone, a creative presentation of the world around us, courtesy of talented photographers.

Photos on display (105 photos) were selected by three Bay Area judges from 176 submitted by 54 photographers, all local residents, members of the Fremont Photographic Society or Photogenesis photo clubs, or the FCAC. Alvin Dockter, one of Fremont's finest photographers and volunteer for the exhibit said, "Many great prints were entered again this year and those juried for exhibit will make for a successful show for the great number of visitors to the library."

FCAC President Margaret Thornberry expressed the feelings of many visitors to the exhibit: "Every entrant is a winner."

An opening reception will be held Friday, November 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Fremont Main Library's Fukaya Room. This event is free and open to the public; attendees will have the opportunity to meet the photographers, talk to FCAC board members, and vote for their favorite 'People's Choice' photo. Light refreshments will be served and ASL translation provided. Photos selected for the show will be on display in the library main reading area through December 9th.

Fremont Cultural Arts Council, membership will be available at the reception ($15 for individuals and $25 for family or organizations). For more details, visit Fremont Cultural Arts Council office at 3375 Country Drive in Fremont, call (510) 794-7166, email or visit the FCAC website at

FCAC would like to thank the City of Fremont Parks and Recreation Department and Alameda County Library for their support for this wonderful annual showcase of local photographic talent.

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