Bert Collins: a portrait of an Ojai Living Treasure

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Bert Collins’ trademark grin lights up the Ojai Valley Museum during the Living Treasures reception last month. The 86-year-old still teaches art classes several times a week. (photo by Kelly Forrister)
Maria Saint, Ojai Valley News correspondent
The Rotary Club of Ojai and the Rotary Club of Ojai West have named pastel painter and teacher Bert Collins a Living Treasure. Collins, 86, was honored April 29, along with other Living Treasure recipients at a reception at the Ojai Valley Museum. Other recipients for 2014 were John Russell, Don Anderson, Mel Bloom, Jon Lambert, Nita Whaley, Deborah Pendrey and Linda Lambert.

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