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