The Darrow family, in collaboration with David Shearer of OBJCT Art + Design, presents DARROW + Friends, an exhibition and sale of a significant part of Claremont’s art history. Located inside the historic Claremont Packing House and open to the public on weekends through January 31 and by appointment for a private tour. Limited capacity, masks and social distancing enforced.
Most picture a solitary singer/songwriter with a dreadnaught acoustic guitar singing earnest protest songs. The truth is it’s a panoply of styles and instrumentation. Its roots go back much further than the popular American boom of the 1950s and ’60s, to 19th century Europe, and further back still to Africa and the forebears of that big, booming acoustic guitar. Photo by Danny Clinch
A message of hope, unity, resilience, beauty and responsibility voiced by retirees. This is an immersive artwork created by a collaboration between Mt. San Antonio Gardens and ET Projects (https://elizabethturkstudios.com/et-projects/who-we-are/) to remind us of what is possible, together. Staged at and by residents of MSAG, a ‘kaleidoscopic-rose window’ was created by filming the scene using drones.
Ophelia’s Jump Productions’ online production of It’s a Wonderful Life 2020, an updated adaptation of the beloved original classic, continues with two final shows at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 26 and 5 p.m. Sunday, December 27.
Adapted and directed by Beatrice Casagran with original music by Janette Combs, this online production brings the tale of overcoming trials and finding a new lease on life with family and friends.
Just in time for the holidays, Ophelia’s Jump Productions is presenting online, It’s a Wonderful Life 2020, an updated adaptation with all the humor and heart of the beloved original classic. Adapted and directed by Beatrice Casagran with original music by Janette Combs, this online production brings this heartwarming and timely tale of overcoming trials and finding a new lease on life with family and friends.
Ophelia's Jump is pleased to present A Poison Squad of Whispering Women by award winning Southern Gothic playwright Kelly McBurnett-Andronicos, on August 9 as part of the online OJP Happy Hour Play Reading Series. The performance is presented on a "pay what you can" basis.
Back in May, Hillside Fine Art gallery owner Steve Harrison had a big decision to make. His gallery had been shut down since early March, and the prospects for returning to in-person shows looked dim.
With his husband John Ibson now retired from Cal State Fullerton, he considered whether perhaps it was just time to put that chapter of his life away and move on.
WOMEN IN POWER EMPOWER Claremont’s Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., hosts a free discussion, “Women in Power Empower: A Storytime Celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment,” from 2 to 4 p.m. This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which extended the right to vote to women in the United States and the public is invited to celebrate this milestone with Claremont’s female leaders. Scheduled to speak are Jennifer Stark, mayor pro tem; Karen Rosenthal, former mayor; Shelly Vander Veen, police chief; Tara Schultz, city manager, and Anne Turner, director of human services.
Bunny Gunner opens “Beaches, Bicycles and Skateboards,” by local Claremont artist Michael Ladner, Saturday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. Mr. Ladner studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and New York’s School of Visual Art. He has previously exhibited his work in Park Slope and Red Hook, Brooklyn.
To hear him tell it, Taj Mahal simply has no choice in the matter. “If I hear it, I’ll go out and play it,” he said.
And it’s been that way as far back as his childhood, spent in Springfield, Massachusetts, where his mother was a gospel choir singer and his father was a jazz pianist and arranger Ella Fitzgerald once called “The Genius.”
FRIENDS VISIT THE DENISON The Friends of the Claremont Library host a free On the Same Page event at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, a visit to the Denison Library, 1090 Columbia Ave., Claremont, home to the papers of former Scripps professor and iconographer of the LA Public Library, Hartley Burr Alexander. Information is at www.claremontlibrary.org/join or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.