“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.”
In order to look toward the future, Claremont’s Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (RSABG) is digging through its past.
After several years of work delving into the garden’s archives, staff at the botanic garden present their findings through their latest exhibition “Where They Grow Wild,” a collection of artwork reflecting the history of southern California’s wildflowers.
The RSABG exhibit is one of 3 displays under the greater theme of “When They Were Wild,” a collaboration with the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants and the Huntington Library.
Opening reception at Galleria Beretich on Sunday, March 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Internationally recognized watercolor painter, author and twice president of the National Watercolor Society, Gerald Brommer.