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By Jim T. Gammill
Special to Valley News 

Loretta Beckwith is Arts Council Menifee February Artist of the Month


Last updated 2/15/2019 at 1:28am

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Loretta Beckwith, Arts Council Menifee's February Artist of the Month, painted "Silver Green."

Some of Loretta Beckwith's earliest memories have to do with the world of art. She was born in 1938 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and her father was a professional artist. His skills were wide-ranging, and he worked with a variety of mediums. He made much of his income as a graphic artist for theaters in the area. At the time, movie studios did not print out posters or advertising for mass release, and most theaters had to rely on skilled artists to paint 'show card' advertisements for their featured films. Loretta Beckwith would often have the opportunity to watch her father at work, and...

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