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Menlo Art League plans final shows

Art club to disband after 40 years

After 40 years of exhibitions, workshops and community service, the Menlo Art League will host its last show in June.

"We've had a marvelous run," club president Beverly Balanis said in a press release. "But aging has caught up with us. None of our younger members want(s) the ongoing responsibility of running the organization. Our current board members are all over 80 except for the treasurer."

The league held an annual exhibition juried by Bay Area artists for the past several years, and has also raised more than $10,000 to fund scholarships for high school seniors graduating from Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools, according to the release.

The final two meetings of the Menlo Art League will include a demonstration in oils by Mark Monsarrat on May 14, and a watercolor demonstration by Jane Ferguson on June 11. Open to the public, both will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in the Menlo Park Civic Center at 701 Laurel St.

Sandy Brundage

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