“In Their Own Words—Oral Histories of CGU Art,” curated by Jill Thayer, PhD, with featured art by Karl Benjamin, Roland Reiss, Michael Brewster, Connie Zehr, Mowry Baden, Ted Kerzie and John Frame. Exhibit runs through September 21 at Claremont Graduate University.
“Paintings” by local Claremont artist John Cullen features mixed-media collage, which focus on icons, idols and ritualistic images. The exhibit runs through September 28 at Buddhamouse Emporium, located at 134 Yale Ave., Claremont.
Claremont Artist Barry Cisneros presents “Near and Far, A Collection Of Recent Works,” at rhe Claremont Community Foundation from September 3 to 28. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery.
A native of Claremont, Mr. Cisneros showed an interest in art at an early age, and continue to draw and paint throughout high school. His parents met at Pomona College, and Mr. Cisneros grew up surrounded by many of the talented people residing in Claremont
The Claremont Community Foundation Art Gallery takes art lovers on a journey to various destinations through paint in July and August. “Destination Art” features the work of Sherry Marger, who utilizes acrylic and watercolor paint. The display is inspired by Ms. Marger’s travel experiences around the world. This painting titled, “Is He Listening” by Sherry Marger, is currently on display at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Elizabeth Preston’s work with art is like a good marriage: it endures in sickness and in health.
Take sickness, for example.
The 2 times Ms. Preston has experienced bouts of major illness—the first took place when she was 35—proved to be pivotal points in her creative development.
After being “counter-mentored” by a high school art teacher overly critical of her efforts, Ms. Preston stopped painting for 20 years. She was pursuing her plan B career of teaching when she fell ill.
During her recovery, Ms. Preston attended an exhibit of Van Gogh paintings. Her childhood dream of being an artist was reawakened, and she began painting again.