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GALLERIES: Claremont Art Walk to take place Friday

57 UNDERGROUND: 320 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.

—Through June 28: “Metamorphosis 2014,” 57 Underground artists exhibit their favorite works.

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. buddhamouse.com. (909) 626-3322.

—Through July 31: “Primordial Dreams,” Martin Madzarevic uses pastel, charcoal and mixed media to recreate the art of our ancient ancestors. Inspired by the prehistoric cave paintings of Europe, as well as the various wisdom traditions of indigenous people around the world. Martin uses his art as a tool to spark interest in nature and the past.  Martin’s art refocuses our collective memory on a lost world whose wisdom is much needed today in creating a more equitable and environmentally sustainable future. Opening reception: Saturday, July 5 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. (909) 624-7238.

—Through July 31: Stevie Love makes paintings and “paint things” made of thick acrylic paint squeezed onto surfaces using various kitchen tools like squeeze bottles and pastry bags. She focuses particularly on form and color, but underlying those surface concerns are considerations coming from her subconscious intuitive self. Opening reception: Friday, July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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 July 31: Steve Cahill Panoramic Photography. Opening reception: Friday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St., Claremont 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 July 31: Raul Pizarro was born in Mexicali, Mexico. He is a self taught-artist who works primarily in oil paints. Living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, he is forced to constantly shift and reinvent his painting technique with each new physical challenge presented at the various stages of muscle loss. He lives and works on the fringe of Los Angeles. Opening reception: Saturday, July 5 from 6 to 8 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 general admission, $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 Mr. Comba’s drawings, sketches, photographs and paintings that relate to and culminated in the eight-foot painting “Arboretum.” In 2011, the artist devoted eight 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 Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 7 p.m. Extended hours on the first Friday of the month for Claremont Art Walk until 9 p.m. Visit 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.

—Through July 31: Vicki Rensch presents a photography exhibition titled “Americana” in celebration of the Fourth of July. The collection includes images from the Statue of Liberty, a pre-9/11 World Trade Center, Amish country and a Colonial church. Opening reception: Friday, June 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Red, white and blue treats will be served.

FIRST STREET GALLERY ART CENTER: 250 W. First St., Suite 120, Claremont. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (909) 626-5455.

—Through July 11: “Thaumatrope,” a group show curated by Elonda Billera Norris, Janice Gomez and Fatima Hoang—founders of Summercamp’s ProjectProject. For this third installment of First Street Gallery’s Other Eyes Guest Curator Program, they have invited artists to make work in response to, or in collaboration with, First Street Gallery artists for an exhibition which offers a blend of style, process and inspiration that reflects the wide range of this eclectic group of artists.

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 June 30: “Figures Exhibit.”

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.

MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252-C S. Main St., Pomona. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (909) 868-2979.

—Through June 28: “Nourish the Senses—Touch and See.” Closing reception: Saturday, June 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. with an artist talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. (909) 980-0412, info@malooffoundation.org 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.

—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, they 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.

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 info@squareigallery.com.

—Through June 30: A show celebrating the Chinese year of the horse featuring limited edition fine art giclee prints of paintings by artist Susan Hertel. Known internationally for her paintings and deep love of horses, Ms. Hertel’s gouache studies and large oil-on-canvas paintings are in many major museums and collections including the Museum of Long Beach, the Pasadena Museum of Art and the private collection of Robert Redford.

The limited edition prints are made through a giclee method that takes a digital image of an original painting and using pigments on fine art paper produces richly colored, high-quality prints. The pieces range from 16" x 12" (for $125) to 37" x 30" (for $375).

Ms. Hertel lived and worked in southern California for close to 30 years, moving from Evanston, Illinois to attend Scripps College in 1950. She also studied at the Kann Institute in Los Angeles. Ms. Hertel moved to New Mexico in 1980 where she painted full time until her death in 1993, leaving few works unsold. These pieces offer a rare opportunity to have an acclaimed Susan Hertel print.


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: (909) 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.

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