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Claremont Museum of Art to Salute Phil Dike at Fall Gala

(September 9, 2013) – The Claremont Museum of Art will hold its fall gala, A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike, on Saturday, September 21 on the campus of Scripps College in conjunction with the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s exhibition Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927-1943.

The event, benefiting the Claremont Museum of Art, begins at 5pm with a reception, silent auction and exhibition visit, followed by dinner with guest speaker Woody Dike. A few tickets at $125 are still available. For more information, please call Marilyn Ray at 909 941-4437.

This will truly be a wonderful event, thanks to the many gala supporters including Premier Sponsor Marguerite McIntosh, Claremont Museum of Art Founding President; Patron Sponsors Bradford and Mary Anne Blaine, Barbara Brown and Mathematical Analysis Research Corporation.

Phil Dike was a key member of the early California Watercolor Society and worked on many classic animated Disney films 1935-45. 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. He 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.

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Fall 2013 Salute to Phil Dike

Saturday, September 21, 5-10 p.m.
PUBLIC EVENT
Fall Gala: A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike

Phil Dike, c. 1960

Phil Dike, c.1960. Courtesy of the Scripps College Archive

We are delighted to announce our fall gala, A Wondrous Evening: Celebrating the Watercolor World of Phil Dike, on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  Scripps College has graciously allowed us to hold our event in conjunction with their exhibition, Chasing Daylight: Philip Latimer Dike, 1927-1943, in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

We will begin our evening with a reception and tour of the exhibition, followed by dinner in Bixby Court, adjacent to the gallery.  Our special guest speaker will be Phil and Betty’s son Woody Dike.  We will also offer a chance drawing for a Phil Dike serigraph and a silent auction of unique art objects donated by some of Claremont’s most well-known collectors and artists, as well as art-related activities.

This will truly be a wonderful event, thanks to our many supporters including Premier Sponsor Marguerite McIntosh, Claremont Museum of Art Founding President; Patron Sponsors Bradford and Mary Anne Blaine, Barbara Brown and Mathematical Analysis Research Corporation. Table Sponsors include Sandra Baldonado, Attorney at Law; Peggy Carlson of Wealthcare Capital Management, Inc.; Suzanne H. Christian, CFP; City of Claremont; Gould Asset Management LLC; Lewis Operating Corporation and Marilyn Ray. Gala invitations will be mailed in a few weeks.

About Phil Dike

Phil Dike was a key member of the early California Watercolor Society and worked on many classic animated Disney films 1935-45. 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. He 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.