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May 2018

Paint Your Heart Out Workshop – “Carnation, Lilly, Lilly, Rose – Come Catch The Twilight”

May 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
$75 – $90

Saturday, May 26th, 2018 Laura Shepard Carnation, Lilly, Lilly, Rose – Come Catch The Twilight John Singer Sargent’s plein air masterpiece, about which poems and musical compositions have been written, was completed over the course of two years, 1885-86. In an attempt to catch the twilight and the lamplight, he painted two young girls in white dresses, lighting their lanterns in an English garden on summer evenings at the same time of day. We are going to explore how he…

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September 2018

Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast September Event

September 10, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Leipers Fork-Franklin-On Track Studios

Events Include: Mentoring - 2 students per guest artist. $150 per 3 hour session. Paint alongside your mentor for the day and receive instruction. Mentor Sign up contact: bill@billfarnsworth.com Monday and Tuesday -Daily Paint Outs. Papse members Wednesday, September 12- 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Chestnuts and Papse Paint Day! Painting in Historic Franklin or On Track Studio -Plein air - Figure in plein air -Lunch at On Track Studios- 11:30 til 1 pm Sign up limited to 60. Sign…

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October 2018

Hopkinsville Art Guild Paint Out

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor Name: sponsored by Hopkinsville Art Guild Workshop Dates: Saturday, October 6, 2018 Hopkinsville Art Guild is proud to offer the community an opportunity to capture the images of the downtown Renaissance District of Hopkinsville. This will be a fun and fast-paced, 3 hour plein air painting contest for all ages, professional and amateur. Artists must bring all of their own supplies. The contest will begin promptly at 9:00 and end at 12:00 p.m. contact Betty Liles at bettypliles@bellsouth.net for…

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The Chestnut Group / Cumberland River Compact “River Talk” Event, Show and Pop-Up Gallery

October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - November 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Bridge Building, 3rd floor, 2 Victory Ave, #300
Nashville, TN 37213 United States

      The Chestnut Group is honored to be partnering with The Cumberland River Compact again for a show which will open with their River Talk event! "The Chestnut Group Art: Plein Air Painting for Land and Water Conservation" River Talk Thursday, October 11th, 2018 from 12pm -1p with Kim Barrick, Tiffany Foss, and Jane Coble members of The Chestnut Group The Bridge Building, 3rd Floor Event registration is FREE.  A boxed lunch can be reserved for you for…

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February 2019

Winter Membership Meeting

February 16, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Greenhills Library, 3701 Benham Ave.
Nashville, TN 37215
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Chestnuts! Our next Membership Meeting is planned.  Mark your calendars: Saturday, February 16, 2:30pm Green Hills Library, Benham Avenue, Nashville. Plan to join us for information and artists camaraderie on our 2019 Chestnut Group year, our 18th as an organization. We’re coming of age!  Door prizes and refreshments included.  If you missed the Holiday Party in December, we’ll have leftover member gifts to hand out, while they last. Till then, enjoy your painting in studio, and outdoors on nice days, or,…

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March 2019

Cheekwood in Bloom

March 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Chestnuts, our membership has been invited to participate in “Bloom”, in their effort to promote Plein Air painting.  Since this is part of our mission, we are hoping that you will want to help. This effort is in conjunction with our ongoing partnership with Cheekwood, Estate and Gardens, a Nashville iconic gem. They are putting the word out to the public, in their Newsletter, to bring their own equipment and set up to paint in a designated garden. There will…

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May 2019

“Own a PART of the Park” Art Exhibition and Sale, benefiting The Conservancy | Parthenon and Centennial Park‎

May 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 27, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave,
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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The Chestnut Group will partner with The Conservancy for an art exhibit and sale to further the mission of preserving and enhancing Centennial Park and The Parthenon.  A significant portion of the proceeds will benefit The Conservancy. The exhibit is open on May 23, 24, 25, and 27 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM and May 26 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM.

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April 2020

Paint Your Heart Out: Impressionist Flowers with Gayle Levee

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cheekwood, 1200 Forest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
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$90

Gayle Levee Saturday, April 4th, 2020 Impressionist Flowers     Description:  Quickly painted close-ups of flowers in the garden capturing the changing outdoor light and the brilliance of color. Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Fee: $70    Non-member Fee:  $90 To Register, go to: Impressionist Flowers Location:  Cheekwood  (1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205) Student Levels for this workshop:   Intermediate to Advanced Student Limit: 10 Supply list:   Quinacridone Rose, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Titanium…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Creating Depth with Edges and Color in your Landscapes with Pam Padgett

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

Pam Padgett  Thursday, April 16th, 2020 Creating Depth With Edges and Color in Your Landscapes     Description: We will work at creating strength and dimension in your plein air studies. We will be outside (weather permitting) or on the porches. Time: 9:30 am-3:00pm Member fee: $70     Non-member Fee: $90 To Register, go to: Creating Depth with Edges and Color Location: On Track Studio  (1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin, TN 37064) Student Levels for this workshop:   Intermediate Student…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Painting Florals and Still Life Outside with Brenda Coldwell

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

Brenda Coldwell Saturday, April 18th, 2020 Painting Florals and Still Life Outside     Description:  Still Life and Floral Arrangements will be set up outside on the porch at the studio. There will be a brief discussion of how the light affects the subjects and then a demonstration. Afterwards, everyone will set up and paint outside on the porches with Brenda’s instruction This is a rain or shine event. Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm or longer  Bring your lunch.…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Shifting Warm and Cool Values in the Landscape with Paula Frizbe

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

Paula Frizbe Saturday, April 18th, 2020 Shifting Warm and Cool Values in the Landscape     Description: We will be working en plein air in the front of OnTrack, to learn better how to think about warm and cool values as they relate to landscape painting.   Time:  12 noon to 5 pm Member Fee:   $70         Non-member Fee:   $90 To Register, go to:    Shifting Warm and Cool Values in the Landscape Location: OnTrack…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Promoting your Artwork in a Changing Environment with Kim Barrick, Andrea Jones, Karen Philpott

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$75

Kim Barrick, Andrea Jones, Karen Philpott   Sunday, April 19th, 2020 Promoting Your Artwork in a Changing Environment     Description: Panel Discussion on marketing and promoting artwork in a changing environment. Topics will include gallery representation, social media, online and grass roots efforts to create sales in 2020 and beyond.  Time: 1pm – 4 pm Member Fee:  $55      Non-member Fee:   $75 To Register go to:  Promoting Your Artwork in a Changing Environment Location: Warehouse 521 (521 Heather Place,…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Open Discussion and Questions/Paint Along with Roger Dale Brown and Beverly Ford Evans

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$50 – $110

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Beverly Ford Evans and Roger Dale Brown Open Discussion, Any Topic or Questions/Paint Along with Roger     Description:  Open Discussion- with both Beverly and Roger on any topic, any questions. To be prepared, create your questions before you come.  The Paint Along- students and Roger will paint the same image. He will first discuss the image and his approach to the particular scene.  Once he has started the painting the students will do the same…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Better Designs = Stronger Paintings with Dawn Whitelaw

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

Dawn Whitelaw Saturday, April 25, 2020 Better Designs  =   Stronger Paintings   Description: New ways to approach the design of a painting to make the painting process easier and the resulting painting more powerful. Power point, demo, lots of hands-on practice and one on one help. We will take our sketchbooks outdoors if weather permits. The class will give students the chance to try out different approaches to design and to see how different materials can be used to…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Human Gesture Painting/Drawing with Marjorie Hicks

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

Marjorie Hicks Sunday, April 26th, 2020 Human Gesture Painting/Drawing     Description:  In this workshop, our group will be using reference photos shown via a projector.  Artists may choose to paint using their preferred medium.  Or, simply bring your sketch pad! We’ll paint tonally with grays only:  light, middle and dark. We will zero in on the gesture of the figure and discern some important details that many artists tend to overlook.   Examples: *What is a gesture?  *Is the figure’s…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Fun with Gouache! with Trey Finney

April 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bluebird Hill, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd, Santa Fe, TN, 2864 Ernest Hawkins Rd
Santa Fe, Tennessee
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$90

Trey Finney Monday, April 27th, 2020 Fun with Gouache!     Description: Gouache is great for Plein Air, travel, preliminary sketching, quick color and value notes, or taking it all the way to a finished product. The paints are fast drying and an inexpensive alternative to painting with oils, whether in the studio or on location. A water media that lends itself to transparent or opaque finishes, it can enhance your knowledge of painting and how you approach other mediums.…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Modern Impressionism in Miniature Still Life with Ingrid Derrickson

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$90

Ingrid Derrickson Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 Modern Impressionism in Miniature Still Life     Description: Small Impressions...painting miniature still lifes in oil or acrylic. This class will enhance your abilities to express color, encourage daily painting habits, create expressive little gems abstracted in light and shadow. Time: 9:30am-4:30pm Member Fee: $70        Non-member Fee: $90 To Register, go to:    Modern Impressionism in Miniature Still Life Location:  Warehouse 521 (521 Heather Place, Nashville, TN  37240) Student Levels for…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Drawing Your Way to Better Landscapes with Mike Sowers and Ed Routon

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$75

Mike Sowers and Ed Routon Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 Drawing Your Way to Better Landscapes     It is said of painting that Value does all the work while Color gets all the credit. Description:  The class will include sound theory plus useful tools and techniques to strengthen your landscape drawings, which will yield improved results for your paintings. Time will also be provided for quick value sketches and coaching. Time: 5:30pm-9pm Member Fee:  $55 Non-member Fee:  $75 To Register, go…

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May 2020

Paint Your Heart Out: A Panel on Panels with Erin Martin, Kevin Menck, Dawn Whitelaw

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$75

Erin Martin, Kevin Menck, Dawn Whitelaw Friday, May 1st, 2020 A Panel on Panels     Description: An evening discussing surfaces and what they can do for your painting. From mounted canvas and linen, to priming hardboard your own with gesso and pumice, slick sealed woods, craft paper... there’s a surface for every painter. It’s a journey to  find the one that marries your mark. Erin Martin, Dawn Whitelaw, and Kevin Menck gather round a pile of panels to talk…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Speedy Sunset Chasing with Erin Martin

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edwin Warner Park…TBD Nashville, TN
$75

Erin Martin Saturday May 2nd, 2020 (Rain Date May 5th) Speedy Sunset Chasing     Description:  Chasing first light and last light is one of my favorite plein air practices. This will be the zippiest workshop ever. We'll gather for a  quick pow-wow about what materials and methods have served me well in the hunt, do a quick bit of guided mixing together to be prepared, then take a swing at painting what the evening sky offers us.  Time:  …

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Paint Your Heart Out: Florals with Attitude! with Diane May

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Diane May Studio, 228 Ensworth Pl
Nashville, TN 37205 United States
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$90

Diane May Sunday, May 3, 2020 Florals with Attitude!     Description: Learn how to energize your floral paintings with dynamic gestures from block-in to finish. Students may paint an outdoor floral still life or paint flowers in the garden (in case of rain in upstairs studio)  Time:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm – 9-1 for instruction, 1pm to 4pm students may stay the afternoon to paint in Diane’s fabulous gardens without instruction. Member Fee:   $70 Non-member Fee:  …

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Paint Your Heart Out: Captivated by Wildflowers in the Landscape with Karen Philpott

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cheekwood, 1200 Forest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205
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$90

Karen Philpott Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Captivated by Wildflowers in the Landscape      Description: Join Karen as she demonstrates in Plein Air how to define a composition from a complex scene and capture wildflowers in the landscape. From interiors to broad sweeps of color, wildflowers bring dramatic interest and emotion to the painted landscape. Two scenes will be demonstrated. Plein Air demonstration in the morning, Lunch, Demonstration and discussion in the afternoon. Time: 9:30 am-4:30pm Member Fee:  $70 Non-member…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Simplifying The Landscape with Kevin Menck

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!! PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL BLAIR: chestnutnews2@gmail.com    TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST Kevin Menck Thursday, May 7th, 2020 Simplifying The Landscape Description: This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of basic landscape painting. There will be an emphasis on value, temperature and being able to see and define big shapes and masses while using a limited palette. Time: 9:30am -4:30pm Member Fee: $70 Non-member Fee: $90 To Register, go to:  Simplifying The Landscape Location: Meet…

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Paint Your Heart Out Reopens!!

May 10

SEE WORKSHOP LISTINGS BELOW  (September-November) Many thanks to a host of talented Chestnut Members who have created a fabulous offering of instruction. There are 15 workshops to choose from this year, from September 22-November 14, 2020.  Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis and you may take as many workshops as you like. We opened the registration a week early for those members and friends who had previously signed up this Spring and were refunded their ticket payments due to Covid…

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June 2020

“Contagious Plein Air!” with Kathie Odom (Chestnut Group Hosted)

June 10 - June 12
$465

Workshop Dates:  June 10-12, 2020 $465 Non-member Price/$400  Member Price *YOU MUST BE SIGNED IN TO GET TO THE MEMBER PRICE* You have the option to pay in full or make a $150 deposit. If you choose the deposit option the process will show your total amount, deposit amount, and balance. Your credit card or PayPal will only be charged $150 at this time. You may pay the balance any time before March 10th. Space Limited to 15 Students, $150…

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September 2020

Paint Your Heart Out: Human Gesture Painting/Drawing with Marjorie Hicks *SOLD OUT*

September 3 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Zoom
$90

 WORKSHOP WILL BE CONDUCTED USING ZOOM  THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!! PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL BLAIR: chestnutnews2@gmail.com TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST Marjorie Hicks Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 Human Gesture Painting/Drawing   Description:  In this workshop, our group will be using reference photos shown via a projector.  Artists may choose to paint using their preferred medium.  Or, simply bring your sketch pad! We’ll paint tonally with grays only:light, middle and dark. We will zero in on the gesture of the…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Promoting your Artwork in a Changing Environment with Kim Barrick, Andrea Jones, Karen Philpott

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$75

Kim Barrick, Andrea Jones, Karen Philpott   Sunday, September 13th, 2020 Promoting your Artwork in a Changing Environment    Description: Panel Discussion on marketing and promoting artwork in a changing environment. Topics will include gallery representation, social media, online and grass roots efforts to create sales in 2020 and beyond.  Time: 1pm – 4 pm Member Fee:  $55     Non-member Fee:   $75 To Register go to: Promoting Your Artwork in a Changing Environment Location:  Warehouse 521  (521 Heather Place, Nashville,…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Captivated by Wildflowers in the Landscape with Karen Philpott

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Warner Park, Butler Field
$90

Karen Philpott Monday, September 14th, 2020 Captivated by Wildflowers in the Landscape   Description: Join Karen as she demonstrates in Plein Air how to define a composition from a complex scene and capture wildflowers in the landscape. From interiors to broad sweeps of color, wildflowers bring dramatic interest and emotion to the painted landscape. Two scenes will be demonstrated. Plein Air demonstration in the morning, Lunch, Demonstration and discussion in the afternoon. Time: 9:30 am-4:30pm Member Fee:  $70     Non-member…

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Paint Your Heart Out: Creating Depth with Edges and Color in your Landscapes with Pam Padgett *SOLD OUT*

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike
Franklin, TN 37167 United States
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$90

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!! PLEASE CONTACT RACHEL BLAIR: chestnutnews2@gmail.com TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST Pam Padgett  Monday, September 21, 2020 Creating Depth With Edges and Color in Your Landscapes   Description: We will work at creating strength and dimension in your plein air studies. We will be outside (weather permitting) or on the porches. Time: 9:30 am-3:00pm Member fee: $70     Non-member Fee: $90 To Register, go to:  Creating Depth with Edges and Color Location: On Track…

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PYHO: Open Discussion, Any Topic or Questions/Paint Along with Beverly Ford Evans and Roger Dale Brown

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Warehouse 521, 521 Heather Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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$50 – $110

Beverly Ford Evans and Roger Dale Brown Sunday, September 27, 2020 Open Discussion, Any Topic or Questions/Paint Along with Roger   Description:  Open Discussion- with both Beverly and Roger on any topic, any questions. To be prepared, create them before you come.  The Paint Along- students and Roger will paint the same image. He will first discuss the image and his approach to the particular scene.  Once he has started the painting the students will do the same thing on their…

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