Mill Valley photographer Phil Shaw will host a free wine and dessert reception on March 1, 6-8pm, for his exhibit of more than 30 photographs based on the theme of “Stars & Stripes.” The purpose of the exhibit is show how Americans both revere their flag and, at the same time, use it as a pop-icon for everything from clothing to political protest.

In these photos, Shaw says he’s not attempting to make any political statement but is only artfully recording the many different ways he has seen the flag or simulations of the flag displayed.

The exhibit is part of the Mill Valley First Tuesday ArtWalk and is located at the Mill Valley City Hall Council Chambers (26 Corte Madera Ave.) for the whole month of March.

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