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GALLERIES: Latest art exhibition listings

AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. www.amoca.org. 865-3146.

—Through December 29: “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. Now, Icheon has reached out to an American institution for the very first time. In the premiere exhibition of its kind in the United States, Icheon will present more than 230 objects never before seen on American soil that exemplify the revival of the ceramics tradition in Korea, from antique techniques to contemporary innovations.

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. www.buddhamouse.com. 626-3322.

—Through December 31: PermaDirty Takes Over Buddhamouse. The PermaDirty collective continues their mission to take over every art related site in the Inland Empire. These core collective artists will exhibit small work that exemplifies their individual aesthetic visions. From the delicate needlework of Monique Villanueva to the throwback attack of color and texture in the paintings of Efrain Torres, PermaDirty Collective offers artistic quality, variety and depth. Curated by Cynde Miller. Opening reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

BUNNY GUNNER GALLERY: 254 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. 624-7238.

—Through December 31: “Tanks & Bombs” featuring Patrick Merrill and Juan Thorp. Opening reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 398-1060.

—Through December 31: Original oil paintings by Linda Brown. Artist reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in the Packing House. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. 626-3066.

—Through December 31: “For Such a Time as This” featuring Carrie Todd, a local mixed-media artist. Opening reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. with music from local indie artist Richard Andrew.

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY: 150 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 621-8000.

—Through December 6: Clayton Ehman MFA (Anti)Thesis “Indefinability2013CE.”

THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours on the first Friday of the month for Claremont Art Walk until 9 p.m., with live music at 8 p.m. Visit www.loft204.com. Email info@loft204.com for information about purchasing monthly wall space for artwork display or to inquire about event rental of gallery space. Call Vicki at 626-224-7915 or 626-963-4238 for one-on-one art instruction for junior high and high school age students.

—Tuesdays: Yoga class for all levels. Instructor Jasmin Iskandar has more than 400 hours of teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. She was first trained in the Krishnamacharya lineage by Shiva Rea at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice Beach. Later, Ms. Iskandar traveled to India to study the Sri Sivananda Saraswati lineage of Hatha yoga. Her classes offer the dynamism of Vinyasa with the science of Hatha. Visit www.levitatela.com to learn more about Ms. Iskandar. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

—Wednesdays: Belly dance class for all levels. Instructor Adina Dane performs at many locations in the area including Mediterranean restaurants and community events. Learn basic upper and lower body isolations, footwork and important stretching techniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

—Through December 31: Noted artist Fariad presents “Urban Landscapes” featuring his painting “The Claremont Depot” in celebration of Claremont history. Artist reception: Meet Fariad. A holiday fashion extravaganza with fashion guru Arwen Beck and her Forte Fashions pop-up shop will be set up throughout the evening. New items have also been added to the boutique for holiday shopping, including items contributed by fashionista Clare Miranda and original jewelry by DHD Collections. In celebration of Claremont’s Holiday Promenade, the gallery and shop will be open special extended hours from 6 to 10 p.m.

FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER: 250 W. First St., Suite 120, Claremont. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 626-5455.

—Though February 14: “Joe Zaldivar: Glimpse of a Street View” and holiday show. By using his tablet, Mr. Zaldivar uses Google Maps Street View to access street level vantage points around the world, which he uses as source material for his paintings/drawings. This show will include "Street View" renditions of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles and the original Starbucks location in Seattle, a piece in which he incorporated coffee as a painting medium. Also on display is the annual holiday show. This First Street Gallery tradition will include at least one piece from every one of their 52 artists. Works purchased from the show will be available to take home immediately, just in time for the Holidays. Artist reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring music from Claremont Voodoo Society and catering from Spaggi's Restaurant.

GALERIA DE PÉROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment.

—Mondays: “Mindful Beauty Meditation Gathering.” Connect, listen, share, create, be, meditate and love. Meditation sessions every Monday evening from 8 to 9:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Contact Nichoel Ann at nichoel.ann@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/mindful.beauty.

—Tuesdays: “Tribe Tuesday,” an open studio session for artists to share the space and work on their pieces. Open to artists of all levels from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Call 236-1562 or visit www.facebook.com/galeriadeperolas.

GALLERIA BERETICH: The home and studio of Barbara Beretich, 1034 Harvard Ave., Claremont. 624-0548. www.galleriaberetich.com.

—Ongoing: Visitors welcome, appointments appreciated. Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976.

GINGER ELLIOTT EXHIBITION CENTER: 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont in the Garner House at Memorial Park. Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  or by appointment. Claremont Heritage, 621-0848.

—Through December 24: “Cisneros Art - Three Generations” represents one of Claremont's most prolific art families. Parents Helene and Natividad Cisneros, who met at Pomona College over 60 years ago, have produced little seen paintings and drawings that will be featured in the show. Three of their children are represented in the show: Alba Cisneros, who is a master mosaic artist who worked with Millard Sheets; Barry Cisneros, who majored in studio arts at Pitzer College and has produced an array of paintings and drawings; and their brother Tony, who works in ceramics having been mentored by some of Claremont's finest ceramics artists. The siblings’ younger nephew Andy Cisneros will show multi-media work created from sketches he has produced over the last year.

GYPSY SISTERS: Arts and Crafts Caravan.

—December 6 through 8: Wonderful arts and crafts created just for this encampment include paintings, weavings, jewelry, quilts, ceramics, wood carvings, metal work, prints, collages, cards, decorative boxes, paper cut work, fiber arts, hats and scarves, plus a psychic. They will be opening this encampment to the public on Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The location of the Gypsy Encampment is in the basement of the Claremont United Church of Christ at Harrison between Harvard and Yale avenues.

LENZNER FAMILY ART GALLERY: First floor of Atherton Hall on the Pitzer College campus, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. Free admission. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797.

—Through December 6: “Emerging Artist Series #8: Danielle Adair—On the Rocks, in the Land.” This documentary-performance-video installation analyzes the role of the tourist-observer within contemporary conflict zones, and questions how a tourist perceives and experiences sites of historic and contemporary political significance. The project incorporates experiences of and around the peace lines of Belfast, the Berlin Wall, the Stone Walls of New England, the United States-Mexican border in Ciudad Juárez and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. By highlighting these sites, the exhibition explores the notion of play as a persistent and ethical form of resistance in relation to the physicality of a wall as defined by these specific locations. Although exploring the intersection of place, politics and play in these sites, the project resists the urge to enforce a dominant narrative, seeking instead to excavate unfamiliar forms of resistance and protest.

MARTINEZ GALLERY: 504 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. www.martinezgallery.weebly.com. 527-9177.

—Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8: Original and signed print water colors, acrylics, oils and ceramics by Richard, Marciano, Ricky Martinez and other local artists. Pieces include discounted framed and unframed, original artwork and prints at special holiday prices. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, info@malooffoundation.org or www.malooffoundation.org.

Tours: Docent-led tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and feature Sam Maloof’s handmade home, furniture and the extensive Maloof collection of arts and crafts. Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. The Discovery Garden is open to visitors on Thursdays and Saturdays between noon and 4 p.m. at no charge. Check in at the Foundation Bookstore. The garden features drought-tolerant plants native to California and other parts of the world.

PEGGY PHELPS GALLERY & EAST GALLERY: Claremont Graduate University, 251 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 621-8071.

—Through December 20: “Blind Threesome” featuring Andre Goeritz, Liz Nurenberg and Ian Trout and “Plus Ones” featuring Andre Goeritz + Kim Alexander, Liz Nurenber + Gala Porras-Kim and Ian Trout + Stephen Aldahl. Opening reception: Tuesday, December 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART: 730 Plymouth Rd., Pilgrim Place. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Contains collections of international fine art, folk art and material culture from 10,000 BCE to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends, covering every continent. 399-5544.

—Through January 6: “Away in a Manger” featuring over 50 nativity sets from the museum’s collections, plus many more lent by Pilgrim Place residents. Consisting of many different media such as prints, ceramics, wood, metal and various unusual organic materials from around the world, they will illustrate how the Christmas story is visualized in different countries and cultures.

—Through January 31: “Cutting Edge Technology” mini exhibit featuring swords, knives, daggers, axes, spears and many different kinds of international cutting tools and weapons—both ancient and modern.

POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART: 333 N. College Ave., Claremont. Open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Art After Hours on Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Open through December 5; closed Thanksgiving day. For more information, visit www.pomona.edu/museum. Contact Pomona College Museum of Art by email at museuminfo@pomona.edu or call 621-8283. 

Through December 22: “David Michalek: Figure Studies.” Mr. Michalek’s work applies the technology of high-speed HD video to the recording of human movement. 

—Through December 22: “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get.” This exhibition is a collaborative project led by Santa Barbara Museum of Art and shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA and the Pomona College Museum of Art.

—Through December 22: “Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception.” The exhibition includes a range of abstract art, from pivotal works of early European Modernism to key examples of Minimalism in the United States.

—Through December 22: “Project Series: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle.” The 47th installment of the Pomona College Museum of Art’s Project Series will present sculpture and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Krysten Cunningham.

RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY: 1030 Columbia Ave., at 11th and Columbia Streets on the Scripps College campus. Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Free admission. 607-3397 or www.scrippscollege.edu/williamson-gallery/.

—Through December 15: “Focus on Photographs: Building Photograph Collections at Scripps” features fine photographs and books, including donations by Virginia Adams, C. Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael G. Wilson, Sharon and Michael Blasgen and Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin. On view will be works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, Graciela Iturbide, Edward Weston and many others.

SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. Square i is an annex of the Artist Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approximately every six weeks. Call 621-9091 or email info@squareigallery.com.

—Through December 31: Fourth Annual 11x11 Christmas Show. Over 100 works of art from over 38 artists. Opening reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. with refreshments and music.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.