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Rotary Club of Fallbrook Honors Local Community Leader

On Friday September 16th, the Rotary Club of Fallbrook will honor Mary Perhacs, Executive Director of the Fallbrook Arts Inc. for her longtime service in promoting the arts to the Fallbrook Community with Rotary’s “Service Above Self’ award.

For the past 17 years, Mary has devoted her time and energy between the Fallbrook Art Center and Fallbrook School of the Arts, two main divisions within Fallbrook Arts Inc. Mary seems to have inherited her artistic flair from her father, a pioneer in the field of Industrial Design and a musician in the Big Band Era. Mary’s artistic passion was enhanced after she met and married Les Perhacs, a nationally recognized sculptor. Mary worked with Les on managing his museum shows, gallery placements, and multiple public commissions which ultimately brought her to the Fallbrook Arts Inc.

Under Mary’s guidance, the curriculum has been reshaped, art classes have been expanded, and visitors to the Art Center has increased annually to make the Art Center profitable. Classes and exhibitions through Fallbrook Art’s Inc. have attracted national attention.

Mary states, “What I value most about my dual role is my interaction with people. People are the core connection I have with Art.  Who created it, what were they feeling, and what they were attempting to say, are what art is all about to me – a truly personal experience.”

Mary considers herself an Arts Facilitator’ and feels her success is largely attributed to her understanding both sides of the artistic coin, the artist and the business”.

Mary expresses her appreciation to Fallbrook Arts Inc.’s Board of Directors, their many volunteers, patrons, and dedicated staff. Mary has earned the trust and loyalty of many local donors through her consistently high standards in shows and exhibitions. Join the Rotary Club of Fallbrook as they honor Mary Perhacs for her many accomplishments and successes.

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