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.
Brothers Curt and Andy Dale bring their distinctively California beers to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Musicians provide a soundtrack to viewing the garden and David Rogers’ “Big Bugs” art exhibition. Learn fun facts about the “bug-of-the-night” and enjoy handcrafted beer for guests 21 and older.
PermaDirty Project Space hosted an after party following the art exhibition at Heirloom on Friday. PermaDirty’s current display, “Teen Love, Angst and Prepubescent Awkwardness,” features a wide variety of artwork within the theme. The exhibition at Heirloom, “Small Work in a Small Space,” was part of what PermaDirty owner and director Cynde Miller called a “PermaDirty take over,” in which artists from the Inland Empire display their works at an off-site location in conjunction with PermaDirty.
June 1 through 29, Loft204 will display “Creative Adventure,” drawings and assemblage by Alan Swartz. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont in the Packing House.