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Myrna Harrison
program in North Richmond, an isolated African-American community in the Bay Area, then at Laney College in Oakland. She became Assistant Dean of Instruction at Contra Costa College in 1974 and Dean of Instruction at San Jose City College in 1976. While in California she showed at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond; Quay Gallery, Tiburon and San Francisco; Fresno State University Gallery, Fresno and had work in the Loan Gallery of the Oakland Museum, Oakland. She had a solo exhibition at the Derby Street Gallery, Berkeley in 1965.

In 1980 she moved to Phoenix, Arizona to become President of Rio Salado Community College (1980-85), Gateway Community College, (1985-88) and Phoenix College (1988-93). She retired in 1993 and moved to Wickenburg, Arizona to a studio overlooking a saguaro-filled canyon of the Sonoran desert. Her expressionist, color-saturated paintings of the desert, canyons and mountains (continued)

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“The school was exciting and the best students were there. So thatís
already a clue...that this was where you wanted to be.” -Myrna Harrison
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