Visit Claremont Art Walk between 6 and 9 p.m. on Friday, January 3 for this month’s opening receptions featuring refreshments and artist meet and greets. The event takes place at participating Claremont Village and Village West art galleries. Pick up a copy of the COURIER for a walking tour map.
ANNUAL MESSIAH SINGALONG Dr. Robert Sage will conduct the Claremont Symphony Orchestra in two multi-community performances of Handel’s Messiah at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Doors open a half hour before each performance. Professional singers will sing the solos and the audience will sing the choruses. Check out our complete coverage.
Luminaria Nights at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden with new, expanded loop trail route, over a half mile of luminaria-lit trails featuring the new “Gateways to Containers” exhibit in the Container Garden Illuminated evening walks featuring live acoustic music, cookies and hot cider and more than 1000 glowing, candle-lit luminarias lighting a half-mile, accessible loop on Indian Hill Mesa.
Ansel Adams once said, “A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into.”
By contrast, the dozens of photographs on view at Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery through Sunday, December 15 are so compelling they bear the closest of examinations.
“Focus on Photographs: Building a Collection at Scripps” highlights the art form from its infancy to the present. It includes one-of-a-kind daguerreotypes and prints of compositions from wildly famous photographers like Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus and Edward Weston.
Visit the Village tonight during the Claremont Holiday Promenade for holiday shopping and art walk receptions. Enjoy entertainment at the Depot beginning at 5 p.m., including Claremont High School Chamber Singers. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and a reindeer at city hall between 5 and 8 p.m. Witness the tree lighting at the Depot at 6 p.m. Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance will perform on the city hall patio and the Wonderellas will perform at the Packing House and Public Plaza. Carolers will stroll the Village throughout the evening.
“Icheon: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition,” an exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally-renowned ceramics cultural events. This exhibition is on display at AMOCA Museum through December 29.