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2019 Festival Artist Applications Now Open

Artist applications are open for the 2019 Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding over $6,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this coming year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.

More than 60 artists are expected to participate in this open air, juried art show and compete for honors in multiple art categories. This festival, for which there is no admission charge, draws thousands of visitors who want to see and purchase a wide range of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion and furniture.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit zapplication.org to complete the festival artist exhibitor application form. While there is a booth fee for accepted artists, no percentage is retained by the festival from the sale of their artwork.

Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, said, “I’m encouraging artists from Redlands, the Inland Empire and Southern California to apply for this juried show. Our festival visitors love to buy all kinds of art while supporting our student artist grant programs. We also need more festival volunteers to help us. It’s fun to be a volunteer—just ask me or visit our web site for more info.”

A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences, a chalk art competition and this year a new youth art exhibit. The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

Steps away from the festival there will be more to see and do at Art in the Park, which will be held on the Eureka Street side of Smiley Park adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Mission Gables House.

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Festival Awards 2018 Youth Art Grants

The Redlands Festival of Arts announces the award of a $1,500 grant to Micah House that will support the organization’s youth art enrichment activities, which complement its primary mission to provide student after-school homework assistance, tutoring and other educational programs.

Shirley Harry, Festival Chair, said, “We are pleased to award this grant to Micah House, which helps our kids in Redlands succeed academically while also exposing them to the arts.”

The grant was presented by Harry and Festival President Lynn Whitmer to Micah House’s Alison Anderson, Director of Outreach & Development. The grant award was based on Micah House’s application demonstrating its service to youth with an arts emphasis.

The Redlands Festival of Arts is dedicated to the presentation of fine art to the community in a family-friendly setting. The nonprofit festival’s grants support local students, helping them develop their talents and exhibit their works. Additional 2018 grants of $1,500 each will be awarded to the Redlands Art Association’s Youth Education Program and to the Redlands Educational Partnership (REP) Foundation’s AAA Academy.

The family-friendly 2019 Redlands Festival of Arts is scheduled for next May 25-26 over the Memorial Day weekend. A juried art competition, the Festival attracts over 100 applicants and artists from Southern California and across the Western U.S. Many of them are award winners and their works are found in museums, public buildings and private collections. They exhibit at the festival in multiple art categories including, painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber and wood.

Micah House is an educational after-school program for children and youth in grades 1-12. Established in 2001, Micah House seeks to meet the challenges faced by kids today in under-resourced neighborhoods. Its programs bridge the gap from school to home, providing homework help, tutoring, literacy education and character-building themes.

Photo Caption: Lynn Whitmer, Alison Anderson and Shirley Harry (left to right)
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2018 Festival Winners Announced

The 2018 winners have been announced by the Redlands Festival of Arts for its Juried Artist Competition, including Best in Show and multiple awards in two- and three-dimensional art categories, and its Student Chalk Art Competition.

Over sixty artists submitted applications to participate in the festival’s annual Juried Artist Competition.  Many of the festival’s exhibiting artists are multiple art show winners who are from throughout California and across the southwestern United States.  A number of them have their works on display in museums, galleries and public buildings.

Judging the juried artist competition were artists Danielle Giudici Wallis, Program Specialist, Art Connection of San Bernardino County, and Sant Khalsa, Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino, where she has served on the art faculty since 1988.

The festival’s Best in Show Award was given to Ivan Stocco, of Placentia.  Two Dimensional art winners were: Seung Lee, Cathedral City; first place; Ginger Pena, Angelus Oaks, second place; Jeffrey Skelly, Sunland, third place; and festival featured artist Sheila Hansberger, Yucaipa, received an honorable mention.

In the three dimensional art category, winners were: Robert Varela, Whittier, first place; Lucia Fredericy, Pasadena, second place; Glynn Galloway, Las Vegas, third place; and an honorable mention went to Janet Chico, Los Angeles.

The Student Chalk Art Competition was organized by Tracy Massimiano, art department chair, Redlands East Valley High School. Fifteen student competitors participated from Redlands High, Redlands East Valley and Citrus Valley high schools.  Judges were festival board members: Kris Bussard, Cheryl Evans and artist David Schepps.

Piper Santos of Redlands High School won first place with her version of “Young Girl With a Flower,” by Marie Laurencin. Second place went to Romeo Quinones, Citrus Valley, for “Persistence of Memory,” by Salvador Dali.; third place went to Vivianna Vizcarra, Redlands East Valley, for “Virgin of the Adoption,” by Ingres. Two Honorable Mentions were given to Marissa McCullough, Redlands East Valley, for “Self-Portrait,” by Vincent Van Gogh, and to Zach Witham for “Female Nude on her Stomach,” by Egon Schiele.

Photo 1 Chalk Art Competition Winner Piper Santos, Redlands High School, & Judge David Schepps    Photo 2 Caption: Piper Santos Chalk Art Version of Young Girl with Flowers by Marie Laurencin
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Family-Friendly Art Shows in Redlands Are Perfect Outing for 2018 Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 26-27

Over 100 talented artists are expected to exhibit in two Redlands art shows held side-by-side over the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 10 am to 5 pm, in Smiley Park and at the Redlands Bowl.

There is no admission charge to attend either show.  The Festival features a fun-filled Kids Zone, which includes hands-on art activities, a free book give-away and an instrument petting zoo.  A student sidewalk chalk art demonstration and competition will take place as well.  The Redlands Library and Lincoln Shrine will be open too.

The artists participating in the Redlands Festival of Arts’ juried art show come from across the U.S. and will compete for awards and cash prizes in multiple categories: painting, mixed media, digital media, photography, fiber, jewelry, wood and ceramics.  Local artists will also display their artwork as part of the Redlands Art Association’s annual Art in the Park show.

Shirley Harry, Festival Chair, said, “The caliber of artists competing this year is exceptional.  They represent a wide variety of art media with a broad range of styles that one can’t normally see in a single gallery or museum.  It’s a great way to expose the whole family to the world of art while enjoying a leisurely day in downtown Redlands.”

The Festival has named Sheila Hansberger as its 2018 Featured Artist. Previously a commercial artist, Hansberger is now recognized as an exceptional watercolor artist.  Her artwork is collected by individuals and hangs in public venues, including the Redlands Community Hospital, San Bernardino County Museum and elsewhere. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.

Local musicians will provide live entertainment on both days at two festival stages.  For those feeling hungry, a line-up of popular eateries and food trucks is set to appear, including Mill Creek, Cousins Lobster, Rock n Roll Coffee and Kona Ice  The festival wine and beer garden will be open too, and there is outdoor seating available.

Photo Caption:  Art Festival Morning by Sheila Hansberger, NWS, WW
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Sheila Hansberger Named 2018 Festival Featured Artist

Sheila Hansberger, NWS, WW, of Yucaipa has been chosen as the Featured Artist for the 2018 Redlands Festival of the Arts, a juried art show awarding $6,000.00 in prizes to artists from across the United States who will exhibit their work over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, from 10 am to 5 pm in Smiley Park.

Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, announced Hansberger as the Featured Artist for 2018 and said, “We are delighted to honor Sheila at our sixth annual festival. Her work captures the heart, and it has a lively quality and beauty of color that appeals to everyone.”

Hansberger is an accomplished artist, author and lecturer. Her artwork can be found in private and public collections, including the San Bernardino County Museum, the National Orange Show, Redlands Community Hospital and Mt. San Jacinto College. She has been published in periodicals and books: American Artist Magazine, Inland Empire Magazine and the Rockport Publishers’ book series, The Best of Watercolor.

From an early age Hansberger knew that she would be an artist. “At age five, I peddled crayon drawings to the neighbors for a penny a piece. But sale or no sale, I knew I was destined to be an artist,” Hansberger said.

A Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS), as well as Watercolor West (WW), she has served as president for several associations, including Watercolor West and has been a board member for many others. For five years she held the position of NWS newsletter editor. Hansberger said, “Putting together a multi-page publication for thousands of members allowed me to hone my writing skills.”

Hansberger will donate a beautiful watercolor to the festival, which will be auctioned to support arts education programs in area schools and after-school programs. There is no festival admission charge. Visitors will see paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion and furnishings.

This family-friendly event includes a free KidsZone with art activities and face painting, free kids books from Sunrise Rotary and the Redlands Symphony’s instrument petting zoo. The festival features live musical entertainment, food trucks with tasty cuisine, and a premium beer and wine garden with comfortable table seating.

The festival grounds include Art in the Park, which is sponsored by the Redlands Art Association. Talented association members will exhibit a wide variety of artwork. Local high school student artists will compete in a chalk art exhibit nearby. Festival visitors also can tour the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine.

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Artist Applications Open For 2018 Redlands Festival of Arts

Artist applications are now open for the 2018 Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding $6,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.

More than 60 artists are expected to participate in this open air, juried art show and compete for honors in multiple art categories. This festival, for which there is no admission charge, draws thousands of visitors who come to see a wide range of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion, furniture and more.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit www.zapplications.org to complete the required festival artist exhibitor application form, which is due March 7. While there is a booth fee for the accepted, juried festival artists, no percentage is retained by the festival from the sale of artwork.

Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, said, “I’m encouraging local Redlands, Inland Empire and Southern California artists to participate in the festival. Our festival visitors love to buy all kinds of art while at the same time supporting our student artist grant programs. We also need more festival volunteers to help us. It’s fun to be a volunteer—just ask me or visit our web site for more info.”

Festival awarded grants of $1,500.00 each were presented last year to the Micah House Arts Program and the Redlands Art Association’s Youth Education Program. A $1,600.00 grant was presented to the Redlands Educational Partnership’s AAA Academy.

A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences. The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

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Ginger Pena Named As 2017 Festival Featured Artist

Redlands, CA–May 4, 2017–Ginger Pena of Angelus Oaks is honored as the Featured Artist for the 2017 Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding $6,000.00 in prizes to artists from across the United States who will exhibit their work over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, from 10 am to 5 pm in Smiley Park.

Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, announced Pena as the Featured Artist for 2017 and said, “We are pleased to honor Ginger at our fifth annual festival.  Her work has a timeless beauty, sophistication and quality that I think everyone can appreciate.”

In describing her artwork, Pena said, “I love the outdoors, particularly wide-open spaces, rolling hills, and of course, the mountains!   Historic buildings also intrigue me, and I enjoy painting the relationship between buildings and the trees and gardens surrounding them.”

Pena has donated a beautiful watercolor depicting visitors to the festival, which will be auctioned during the festival to help support arts education programs in the local schools. She paints primarily in watercolor on archival Aquabord.  The artist then varnishes her finished works so they can be framed like oil paintings without mats and glass.

There is no festival admission charge. Visitors will see paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion and furniture. This family-friendly event includes a free KidsZone with art activities and face painting, free kids books from Sunrise Rotary and the Redlands Symphony’s instrument petting zoo.

The festival features live entertainment, food trucks and a beer and wine garden.  Visitors also can tour the Smiley Library and the Lincoln shrine. Next door to the festival at the Police Annex is Art in the Park, which is sponsored by the Redlands Art Association

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Fifth Redlands Festival of Arts Seeks New Volunteers to Help

Redlands, CA–March 23, 2017– Volunteers are needed for the fifth annual Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding $6,000.00 in prizes to artists from across the United States who will exhibit their work over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, from 10 am to 5 pm in Smiley Park.

Volunteer help is needed for a wide range of tasks, such as helping to install temporary fencing, assisting with artist booth set-up, staffing the gates or information booths, leading children’s art activities and dismantling the show.  Typical volunteer shifts require three to four hours of time.

Nancy O’Connor, Director of Volunteers, said, “The festival is a fun way to spend the holiday weekend.  Students can earn community service hours.  Service clubs also can gain exposure for member recruitment.  Those interested in signing up to volunteer can visit: www.redlandsfestivalarts.com, or email nancy.oconnor47@gmail.com or call Festival Chairwoman Shirley Harry at (909) 214-7179.

There is no festival admission charge. Visitors will see paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion and furniture. This family-friendly event includes a KidsZone with art activities and face painting, free kids books from Sunrise Rotary and the Redlands Symphony’s instrument petting zoo.

The festival features live entertainment, food trucks and a beer and wine garden.  Visitors also can tour the Smiley Library and the Lincoln shrine. Next door to the festival at the Police Annex is Art in the Park, which is sponsored by the Redlands Art Association.

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Artist Applications Open For 2017 Redlands Festival of Arts

Redlands, CA–January 16, 2017–Artist applications are now open for the 2017 Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding $6,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park. This will be the fifth year of the show.

More than 60 artists are expected to participate in this open air, juried art show and compete for honors in multiple art categories.  This festival, for which there is no admission charge, draws thousands of visitors who want to see a wide range of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion, furniture and more.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit www.zapplications.org to complete the required festival artist exhibitor application form, which is due March 7. While there is a booth fee for the accepted, juried festival artists, no percentage is retained by the festival from the sale of artwork. The festival is held adjacent to the Redlands Art Association’s Art in the Park event at the nearby Police Annex.  The Redlands Art Association also is a sponsor of the festival.

Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, said, “I’m encouraging local Redlands, Inland Empire and Southern California artists to participate in the festival.  Our festival visitors love to buy all kinds of art while at the same time supporting our student artist grant programs. We also need more festival volunteers to help us.  It’s fun to be a volunteer—just ask me or visit our web site for more info.”

Festival awarded grants of $1,500.00 each were presented last year to the Micah House Arts Program and the Redlands Art Association’s Youth Education Program. A $1,600.00 grant was presented to the Redlands Educational Partnership’s AAA Academy.

A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences.  The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

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Redlands Festival of Arts Announces 2016 Entertainment Schedule

Circle BandRedlands, CA–May 17, 2016–Redlands Festival of the Arts event chairwoman Shirley Harry and board president Lynn Whitmer today announced the festival entertainment line-up will include nine musical performers and groups appearing May 28 and Mary 29, on three different stages at this year’s event.

“We’re excited to announce this talented group of musical artists organized by our festival entertainment chair Wendy Hunt, who is a singer-songwriter performing at the festival. We have something for everybody with a great mix of blues, jazz, folk and rock,” Harry said.

The artists scheduled to perform include: Chad Villareal, Chuck Smolsky, Circle Band, Denise Rickert & Washboard Clay, Do Wrong Right, Gilman Carver, Katia Aoun Hage, Stephie Dianne Moore, Strange Indeed, Third Stream Crossing, Wendy Sue Hunt and White on Rice.

Circle Band members Chris Beach, Clayton Crawford and Wendy Hunt perform an eclectic blend of jazz, blues and folk music. The musical duo of Matthew James and Madelin Amaral known as Do Wrong Right plays folk, Americana and jazz.

Stephanie Dianne Moore is a singer songwriter who is a fan favorite in coffee houses. Third Stream is an acoustic duo with Michael Taelour and Dan Morgan. White On Rice is a five member rock band that sheds light on unexplored hit dance, rock, soul and funk.

Over 120 artists are expected to participate in the 2016 Redlands Festival of the Arts. In Smiley Park, 50 artists will compete in an open air, juried art show featuring glass, jewelry, painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture and wood.  Another 70 artists who are members of the Redlands Art Association will be exhibiting next door at Art in the Park.

The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29 in Smiley Park in Redlands. There is no charge for admission, but free will donations support student art grants. The grants benefit local schools and youth organizations, providing much needed arts supplies.

Harry said, “The Redlands Festival of Arts is a great way to spend the Memorial Day weekend for both artists and festival visitors.  You can view and shop for incredible art to decorate your home while at the same time supporting our student and grant programs.”

A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences.  The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

The Redlands Festival of Arts is a 501(c) (3) charity dedicated to the presentation of fine art to the community in a family-friendly public setting. Festival grants support student artists and emerging adult artists, helping them develop their talents and exhibit their works.

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Redlands Festival of Arts Announces 2016 Educational Grant Recipients

Student-Artists-IMG_1864Redlands, CA–May 9, 2016–Redlands Festival of the Arts event chairwoman Shirley Harry and board president Lynn Whitmer today announced the presentation of arts educational grants of $1,500.00 each to the Micah House Arts Program, the Redlands Educational Partnership (REP) Foundation AAA Academy and the Redlands Art Association’s Youth Education Program.

In announcing the grants, Harry said, “We are pleased that the success of last year’s Redlands Festival of the Arts has allowed us to assist these student arts educational programs. Our success is the result of the many sponsors, volunteers, artists and festival visitors who participate every year.”

More than 50 artists are expected to participate in the 2016 Redlands Festival of the Arts, which is an open air, juried art show.  The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29 in Smiley Park. There is no charge for admission, but festival guests are encouraged to leave a free will donation to help support the grants program.

Harry said, “The Redlands Festival of Arts is a great way to spend the Memorial Day weekend for both artists and festival visitors.  You can view and shop for incredible art to decorate your home while at the same time supporting our student and adult emerging artist grant programs.”

A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences.  The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

The Redlands Festival of Arts is a 501(c) (3) charity dedicated to the presentation of fine art to the community in a family-friendly public setting. Our grants support student artists and emerging adult artists, helping them develop their talents and exhibit their works.

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Redlands Festival of Arts Announces 2016 Silent Auction Featured Artist

RFA-Joanna-MersereauRedlands, CA––April 28, 2016–Redlands Festival of the Arts event chairwoman Shirley Harry and board president Lynn Whitmer today announced that Joanna Mersereau has been chosen as the 2016 Silent Auction Featured Artist to benefit the festival and its arts education grant programs. The Silent Auction will be held during the festival, which is scheduled for Mary 28-29 in Smiley Park, Redlands, over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Well known to the local community, Mersereau’s dedication to watercolor is longstanding as one of the founders of Watercolor West. Since then she has won signature membership in the American Watercolor Society, the epitome of excellence in the water media world. Her awards are numerous. Her paintings have found homes around the globe as well as in permanent collections of museums.

Harry said, “We are exceptionally fortunate that an artist of Joanna’s stature has donated a beautiful watercolor for our Silent Auction. Not only is Joanna a talented, successful artist, she is generous, kind and willing to help us support the festival and our arts education grant programs. Our winning bidder is going to treasure this lovely watercolor showing off the festival in Smiley Park.”

Mersereau paints in traditional pure watercolor technique, using flat, vibrant color patterns, often enhanced by metallic gouache or gold leaf. “I am passionately involved in exploring the design, structure and color in my subjects. The painting is complete when the viewer responds,” Mersereau said.

More than 50 artists are expected to participate in the 2016 Redlands Festival of the Arts, which is an open air, juried art show.  The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29 in Smiley Park. There is no charge for admission, but festival guests are encouraged to leave a free will donation to help support the grants program.

Harry said, “The Redlands Festival of Arts is a great way to spend the Memorial Day weekend for both artists and festival visitors.  You can view and shop for incredible art to decorate your home while at the same time supporting our student and adult emerging artist grant programs.”

A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences.  The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

The Redlands Festival of Arts is a 501(c) (3) charity dedicated to the presentation of fine art to the community in a family-friendly public setting. Our grants support student artists and emerging adult artists, helping them develop their talents and exhibit their works.

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Artist Applications Open For 2016 Redlands Festival Of The Arts

Redlands Festival of ArtsRedlands, CA–January 12, 2016–Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, announces that artist applications are now open for the 2016 Redlands Festival of the Arts, Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, from 10 am to 5 pm in Smiley Park.

More than 60 artists are expected to participate in this open air, juried art show, which awards cash prizes to artists.  This festival, for which there is no admission charge, draws thousands of visitors who come to see a wide range of art, including paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry and more.

Interested artists are encouraged to visit www.zapplications.org to complete the required artist exhibitor application, which is due no later than March 7. Applications are being accepted now for this popular show.

Harry said, “The Redlands Festival of Arts is a great way to spend the Memorial Day weekend for both artists and festival visitors.  You can view and shop for incredible art to decorate your home while at the same time supporting our student and adult emerging artist grant programs.”

In 2015, the festival awarded grants of $1500.00 each that were presented to the Micah House Arts Program and the Redlands Art Association’s Youth Education Program. A $1600.00 grant was presented to the the REP Foundation AAA Academy.

A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences.  The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.

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