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Get an eyefull at Claremont's Art Walk

Claremont’s monthly art walk takes place the first Saturday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. Many galleries offer wine and cheese, live entertainment and an opportunity to mingle with the artist. Head over to one of the following galleries Saturday, December 7 to celebrate Claremont’s rich art legacy.

Bunny Gunner

230 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont

“Chroma 2.0,” a mixed–media installation by Hana Kark Art Collaborative-members—Carlyn Clark, Margaret Lazzari, Caryl St. Ama and Nancy Kay Turner. A small portion of 300 six-by-six inch panels that range from shimmering pale to deep indigo blue, from delicate salmon to dazzling neon orange, from pastoral green to rich green, will be on display through December 29. I


The Circus Studio

548 W. First St., Claremont

“Annual Christmas Aerial Show.” All ages will love this special winter performance with traditional and modern songs, holiday costumes and stunning choreography all in the air. Spinning, flying, contorting on aerial silks, aerial cube, aerial fishbowl and trapeze, the studio’s kids and adults have really outdone themselves this season. “Join us, and as always, pay what you can,” organizers said. Grab a seat at 7:20 before they fill up. Performances are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.


The Claremont Forum

586 W. First St., Packing House

Wade paints self-portraits on a variety of surfaces including canvas, paper, plywood and other people’s finished paintings. Just as the rose and the weed are an image of God, everything Wade creates is an image of himself, often an image that he’s never seen, doesn’t want to see or could ever imagine having seen. Also, all that time spent in biology class doodling in the margins of his notebook wasn’t time wasted at all; it was the genesis of abstract minimalist self-portrait masterpieces. His techniques have evolved since he first started painting 20 years ago.


Claremont Museum of Art

200 W. First St., at the Depot

Origins of Tierra del Sol Arts in Claremont featuring Helen Rae, co-curated by Rebecca Hamm and Paige Wery, represents 15 artists from Tierra del Sol Foundation’s progressive art studios for adults with developmental disabilities. Ms. Rae, one of the studio’s founding artists whose work has gained international recognition, will be featured in the main gallery. On view through April 11, 2020. 


The Law Offices of Herbert Hafif 

269 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont Professional Building courtyard

“Nature Captured,” featuring landscape photography by Carter Hafif. Recently, Mr. Hafif hiked the John Muir Trail in an attempt to capture a fraction of nature’s majesty. Through snow, sleet, and lightning he was humbly reminded of our small presence in this vast world. The artist hopes to remind us of nature’s magnitude and intense beauty. Light appetizers and hot cocoa will be provided.


Claremont Yoga

204 Yale Ave., Claremont

“Elemental” by Brenda Joyce-Shufer. All things in the universe are simple elements expressed into complexity—the elements of nature into everything on earth, primary colors into endless hues. Connect art and asana with Joanna Lord in a special elemental yoga flow class from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. for $15. Please register early at claremontyoga.com, regular class pass does not apply.


Hotel Casa 425

425 W. First St., Claremont

“Celestial Coordinates.” With the use of iconography and topographic markings, artist Nicholas Aceves pulled inspiration from the terrain and occupants of the coastal and southwestern region of the United States and it’s connection to the stars above.” Also ft. Daniel Gohman, Jill Emery and more.


Integrative Bodywork

114 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

Award-winning oil paintings of Karen Werner are shown widely and she has studied with contemporary masters, including Milford Zornes. She teaches still life painting in her home studio and inspires to look for beauty all around us. Wine and cheese reception from 6 to 8 p.m.


The Oliver Duvall Cottage

223 Bonita Ave., Claremont 

Enjoy a rare glimpse into Claremont’s historic 1895 Oliver Duvall Cottage as this studio opens its doors to share the ongoing project entitled “So Over the Rainbow: Fixed Gaze.” The display is a sharing of multiple perspectives with the goal of facilitating civil conversation on a controversial topic. The curating artist is a former science teacher and amateur magician who celebrates and challenges Victorian notions using the colorful modern and 19th century devices of illusion, allusion, double entendre, and hard science designed to engage, tease, delight and confound the viewer.


Studio C

260 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont

“14 Karat” featuring Jill Sykes, Denise Kraemer, Jerry Owens and Elizabeth Carr. Studio C will also showcase its annual holiday boutique featuring about 20 artists.


Square i Gallery:

110 Harvard Ave., Claremont

10th annual 11x11 Christmas Open Invitational. This show features well-known artists and talented works of upcoming new artists. Artworks, including framing, will be no larger or smaller than 11x11 inches. This year, each artist submitted four pieces with similar themes to choose from. Featured artists include Aleta Jacobson, Father Bill Moore, Helen Hayes, Patrick Dooley, Patricia Scrubs, Sumi Foley, Steve Thomas, Sylvia Megerdichian, John Kosta, Robert Markovich, Steve Metsger, Paul Batou, Jackie Knell, Chris Frausto, Lisa Cogley, Raphael Forbes, Larry White, Patricia Leigh Acuna, Mark Wood, Stephan Rybucki, and more.


Tapestry Gallery:

532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Packing House

“Christmas Greetings” features a collection of artwork representative of the season. Artist Kay Chan presents a selection of colorful gouache paintings she refers to as, “Hot Chocolate with Jesus.” Also on display is holiday artwork by children currently in foster care. The Children’s Foundation of America held a contest for foster youth to submit artwork for their annual Christmas cards. Donate to purchase this year’s contest winners’ cards; contributions support children in need this Christmas.


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