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Firehouse Arts Center hosts international children's art exhibit

Paintbrush Diplomacy artwork seeks to promote peace

The Firehouse Arts Center's Harrington Gallery is hosting an exhibit of international children's art, "Celebrations Around the World," from the permanent collection of Paintbrush Diplomacy.

The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 12.

Paintbrush Diplomacy seeks to promoting peace and understanding through the universal language of art and encourages awareness of international issues through art exchanges and exhibits of works by children ages 5-18.

Also complementing the exhibit will be a presentation by Paintbrush Diplomacy's executive director, Louise Valeur at 7 p.m., Wednesday.

She will speak about the organization's mission to create peace through the paintbrush by facilitating international student exchanges and coordinating a university diplomat program for college students studying abroad. The suggested donation is $5 with student admission free of charge.

Harrington Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Ave. in downtown Pleasanton, Calif.

Detailed information about Paintbrush Diplomacy is available at http://paintbrushdiplomacy.org.

More information about the Firehouse Arts Center may be found at http://www.firehouseartscenter.org.

— Dolores Fox Ciardelli

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