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Painter And Fresno Native Darren Waterston Brings ‘Last Days’ Piece To Fresno Art Museum

Laura Tsutsui
Valley Public Radio
Painter Darren Waterston spoke to a group of high school students at the Fresno Art Museum. He talked about his previous work, and how he pursued art after leaving high school in Fresno.

And for the weekend, let’s take a look at a recent aquisition at the Fresno Art Museum: Just added to FAM’s permanent collection is a piece from Fresno native Darren Waterson. He now lives and works in New York City, but he got his early art education at the museum. The new piece is called “LAST DAYS (Gabriel)”. 

Listen to the interview above to hear Waterston describe the painting, and where the Central Valley fits among his work.


Credit Darren Waterston
Darren Waterston's "LAST DAYS (Gabriel)" is now a part of the Fresno Art Museum's permanent collection.

Laura Tsutsui was a reporter and producer for Valley Public Radio. She joined the station in 2017 as a news intern, and later worked as a production assistant and weekend host. Laura covered local issues ranging from politics to housing, and produced the weekly news program Valley Edition. She left the station in November 2020.
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