Fine Arts Foundation Celebrates Local Arts

The Fine Arts Foundation of Scripps College begins its 72nd year with a home tour on Sunday, September 23, titled “Artists @ Work & Their Homes.” Seven local artists will display their work in their homes in Claremont and Upland; two of the homes will also display works by sculptor Betty Davenport Ford ’47. The tour celebrates the central role that Scripps has played in developing the area’s arts community by stimulating the development of expression in many different artistic media.

The Fine Arts Foundation was founded in 1935 by a small group headed by Ernest Jaqua, Scripps’ first president, and included Millard Sheets, whose wide-ranging drive and verve brought regional and national acclaim to the arts program at Scripps. Since 1963, the foundation’s mission has been to raise funds to foster art education and programming at the College and to stimulate public interest in the fine arts in the community.