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By MARIO RENTERIA, Managing Editor (Reprinted with permission of the Imperial Valley Press) Everything from paintings to drawings and everything in between were on display Thursday night, showcasing talent the Imperial Valley has to offer. "The Valley is full of art," said Imperial Valley College Humanities Chair and Gallery Director Carol Hegarty. "There's so much here." IVC's Juanita Salazar Lowe Art Gallery is currently displaying art submitted by community members and on Thursday the gallery opened the exhibit to the public. "We got a great turnout, better than we had before," Hegarty said. "We had a good turnout from students too." One of those students was Benjamin Barajas, 19, of Calexico who draws on a smaller scale as a hobby. "I really like art," said Barajas who is in the college's nursing program. The exhibit has more than 30 artists who submitted jewelry, mosaics, paintings, drawings, mixed media works and photography. The exhibit will be on through Oct. 28 with the gallery being open from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. Mondays, 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. "It is a huge variety of work," Hegarty said. "It's growing in the Valley, we have more and more art events."

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