Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion lets visitors interact with real butterflies. The Lantz Outdoor Classroom features activities for families, including nature-based art and craft projects. Butterfly gardening enthusiasts can learn about creating the habitats that butterflies need to survive. $2 exhibition admission, plus standard garden admission through July 28.
Jerry Owens’ collection of watercolors, “Landscape Savoir-Faire.” Composition, line, color and subject are the cornerstones of Mr. Owens’ work. Each piece has a limited but powerful palette crafted with museum-quality materials and mounted on hardwoods. This exhibit takes place through June 30 at Square i Gallery in Claremont.
Claremont Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month between 6 and 9 p.m. Wander through the Village to various exhibitions listed here in the COURIER's gallery section. The image to the left is by artist Lucien van Oosten. See his artwork at the Claremont Community Foundation Art Gallery in the exhibition “From a Point” through June 28. The Claremont Community Foundation Art Gallery is located at 205 Yale Ave. within the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.
Looking forward to a summer day trip? Tickets for Laguna Beach’s famed Pageant of the Masters, which runs nightly at 8:30 p.m. from July 7 to August 31, are currently on sale.
The theme for the 80th annual event—which features stunning tableaux of performers and sets made up to look like famous artworks, set to live music from an orchestra and performed in an outdoor amphitheatre—is The Big Picture. The 90-minute show will feature presentations of classic masterpieces that inspired legendary filmmakers.
Native American art featuring Steve Rushingwind and his daughter Sienna with an exhibition titled “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far.” An artist reception will be held Friday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, live native American flute music and meet the artist. The exhibition will be on display June 1 through 30 at Buddhamouse Emporium.
“Planting Design Class: Matching Your Architecture,” a 2-part class on exploring specific architectural styles and how you can create the perfect landscape around them. HGTV featured designer Dominic Masiello of DP Environments will discuss planting and layout options in accordance with water-friendly design practices. Mr. Masiello’s projects have aired on HGTV shows including Landscaper’s Challenge and Get Out, Way Out. Part 2 will cover practical application and installation methods. Bring photos and sketches of your yard—Mr. Masiello will give consultations on landscaping design. This event is in partnership with Claremont Heritage. $35. Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Colony at Loft 204, 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
Claremont Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month between 6 and 9 p.m. and exhibits studio and fine art. Participating galleries Friday, May 3 include Buddhamouse Emporium, Claremont Forum, Claremont Community Foundation, The Colony at Loft 204, First Street Gallery Art Center, Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center, PermaDirty Project Space and Square i Gallery. Pictured is a painting from the Patrick Dooley exhibition at Square i Gallery.
Celebrate Earth Day in a creative way at The Colony at Loft 204 with free workshops. Meet a real archeologist, HGTV landscaper, poet and children's book author. Noon to 4 p.m. 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont Packing House.
The Colony at Loft 204 celebrates Earth Day with an April exhibit featuring Sumi Foley as artist of the month. Ms. Foley uses discarded kimonos in her fabric arts using several pieces of fabric to form a meaningful scene.
Ms. Foley was raised in Osaka, Japan in the 1960s where she learned sewing and other needlework techniques from her grandmother. See her hope for the future with her series of 3 pieces titled “Nature Heals I, II and III.”