GALLERIES: Claremont art exhibition listings
57 UNDERGROUND: 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona Arts Colony. Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; second and last Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m. 57 Underground features contemporary works by member and guest artists. (909) 397-0218.
—May 9 through 31: “Up and Out: New Directions” featuring Glenn Briggs, Desiree Engel, Mary Hughes and Mervyn Seldon. Artists’ reception: Saturday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. Art Walk: Saturday, May 31 from 4 to 8 pm.
AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. General admission is $7, students and seniors admission is $5 and members and children 12 and under may enter for free. Visit amoca.org or call (909) 865-3146.
—Saturday, May 24: Free Family Day featuring tours, hands-on activities for kids and demonstrations for guests of all ages. Plus a “Tribute to Betty Davenport Ford: Animal Wall Hangings.” 1 to 4 p.m.
—May 29 through June 1: Pottery Sale.
—Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1: Free demonstration workshop featuring Diego Valles. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. RSVP to email@example.com or (909) 865-3146.
—Through June 1: “Kilnopening.edu 2014: California Ceramic Academia,” a biennial exhibition featuring ceramic work from California college/university professors and students throughout California. The exhibit focuses on the influence of the professor and idealism of the student, together creating the next era of ceramic fine art. The exhibition also acts as a fundraiser to support both the artists and AMOCA’s ceramic educational programs. Everything in the exhibit is for sale. Lecture: Speaker and featured artist Tanya Batura will give a talk on Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m.
—Through June 1: Jamie Bardsley creates small folds of clay with palm prints and assembles them into a large-scale installation. “Sitting on the floor crossed legged for hours at a time, I would pound out little pieces of clay and then fold them into the palm of my hand. These folds are made from various porcelain clay bodies, each with a slightly different hue. The memory of the clay reveals the lines from my hand and records the making of each intimate piece,” Jaimie Bardsley. The folds have become a driving force for Jamie Bardsley and play an integral part in his creations.
—Through June 1: Organized by Tony Huntley, Professor of Biology and Marine Science at Saddleback College, “Big Fish Small Pot” exhibition features teapots selected by juror, Guangzhen Po Zhou, who is a ceramic artist, writer, curator, a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. AMOCA only serves as the host venue for the exhibition.
—Through June 1: “Emerging Artists: High School Exhibition.” In this second annual exhibition, AMOCA invited over 400 high schools in Southern California to participate. High Schools from San Diego to Santa Barbara have sent ceramic pieces by their star students to be exhibited in a museum show. Emerging Artists gives high school students a rare opportunity to interact with college level artists and professors in an effort to inspire further careers in ceramics.
BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. buddhamouse.com. (909) 626-3322.
—Through May 31: Cindy Rinne’s “Mapless,” mixed media textile art.
BUNNY GUNNER GALLERY: 254 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. (909) 624-7238.
—Through May 31: “Masquerade” by Cheryl Bookout and “Drawings” by Meme Ortega are featured for the month of May.
CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (909) 398-1060.
—Through May 31: Sixth Annual Claremont High School Student Art Show. Opening reception: Friday, May 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 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. (909) 626-3066.
—Through May 31: “Relative Expressions: a Lighthearted Exhibit,” featuring the works of Elizabeth Blackford Preston and Michael Blackford.
CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY: 251 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 621-8000.
—Sunday, May 4: MFA Open Studios and Master of Fine Arts Group Show. Noon to 6 p.m.
CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART: claremontmuseum.org.
—Through July 13: The Claremont Museum of Art presents “Steve Comba Arboretum” in the gallery at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children and free for CMA and RSABG members. For more information, go to claremontmuseum.org. The Claremont Museum of Art exhibition features Steve Comba’s drawings, sketches, photographs and paintings that relate to and culminated in the 8 ft. painting, Arboretum. In 2011, the artist devoted 8 months to create the painting using photos, sketches and studies from 1984 to the present day. It is both an autobiographical journey through his own work in landscape as well as a treatise on the artificial nature of painting and the objective beauty of Nature.
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 loft204.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
—Through May 31: “Abandoned Fabric: Our Life,” an exhibition by Sumi Foley. As a child Sumi would spend hours at her grandmother’s house looking through boxes of kimono scraps, gazing at the textures and colors. Seeing her passion for fabric, her grandmother taught Sumi the art of sewing. Years later, her grandmother decided to throw away a bundle of old kimono fabric. Not able to bare the thought of the beautiful fabric being discarded, Sumi decided to transform the abandoned fabrics, full of beautiful designs and colors and turn them into something new and beautiful.
GALERIA DE PÉROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment.
—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 (909) 236-1562 or visit facebook.com/galeriadeperolas.
—Through May 31: “50/50 – 50 pieces under $50.”
GALLERIA BERETICH: The home and studio of Barbara Beretich, 1034 Harvard Ave., Claremont. (909) 624-0548. galleriaberetich.com.
—Ongoing: Visitors welcome, appointments appreciated. Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976.
MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, email@example.com or 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.
—Through July 10: “Sculpture in the Garden,” featuring works by 40 California artists in a range of materials including ceramic, metal, stone and other media. Each sculpture is displayed in an outdoor setting selected by its artist.
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. (909) 399-5544.
—May 16 through August 24: “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Chinese Luxury Goods of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.” Drawing on the Petterson Museum’s extensive collection of Chinese art and artifacts we will highlight prestige items used by the nobility and wealthy civil servants during China’s last two dynasties, spanning the years between 1368-1912. The exhibit will include silk robes, jewelry and costume accessories, paintings, ivory, ceramic, lacquer and metal artifacts once used by the ruling elite of China.
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. (909) 607-3397 or scrippscollege.edu/williamson-gallery.
—Through 18: “Misc.” senior art exhibition. Opening reception: Friday, May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
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 (909) 621-9091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Through May 31: “All About Claremont” watercolors by Patrick Dooley. This show will features new works focusing on the college campuses in this quaint California town. Mr. Dooley has a large following for his depictions of these now famous colleges and their tree covered campuses.
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: email@example.com. Fax: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.