Artist Claude Hulce, who co-founded the Creative Arts Center in 1972, is having a retrospective show featuring his paintings and clay works made between the center's opening and now.
He is dedicating the exhibit to the late Betsy Lueke, who with him co-founded the center.
Lueke worked with the city's park and recreation department for 37 years and held the title of Recreation Supervisor when she retired, her daughter, Linda Oseransky, said. Lueke was an advocate of the Arts in Public Places ordinance, and established the Fine Arts Federation that supports the Creative Arts Center and the Performing Arts Federation that brought under one umbrella organization the Burbank Symphony, Choral Club, Police/Youth Band, Civic Light Opera and Little Theatre.
“She was a strong advocate of the arts in the community and a great supporter and admirer of Claude and his work, so I know she would be very pleased with the recognition from him,” Oseransky said.