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Exhibit by Photographer Ruth Mayerson Gilbert to Open August 26 at Hartnell College Gallery

July 30, 2002

"It Lifts My Heart"-a photographic exhibit by Monterey artist Ruth Mayerson Gilbert-will open Monday, August 26, at the Hartnell College Gallery. It will run through Sept. 27.

The opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. August 26.

The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and by appointment. Admission is free.

Mayerson Gilbert, described by Hartnell art and photography instructor Eric Bosler as "an internationally acclaimed artist," started her career in photography in 1978 when she was in her 60s. Professional recognition came that same year with an exhibit in Basel, Switzerland, and the first publication of her work as a 14-page spread in Zoom magazine. She has exhibited in many cities, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco and Mexico City. Further recognition came with the inclusion of 30 prints in the great collection of the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris.

Hartnell College is located at 411 Central Ave. in Salinas. The gallery is in the college's Visual Art Facility on the Alisal Street side of the campus. For more information, call instructor and gallery director Bosler at (831) 755-6792.