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57 UNDERGROUND: 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona. Friday through Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m., second and last Saturdays, 12 to 9 p.m. 57 Underground features contemporary works by member and guest artists. 397-0218.

—Through June 30: “Quint-Essence” featuring paintings and sculpture by George Garside, Steve Long, Mervyn Seldon, Yi-li Chin Ward and Jay Reed. Artists Reception: June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.

—Through June 30: “kilnopening.edu 2012” and “Big Fish, Small Pot V.” Lecture: Saturday, June 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. Included with paid admission. Learn about Palacios’ current work and the evolution of his process.

—July 14 through September 29: “Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom,” a retrospective exhibition that marks the evolution of Warshina’s artistic career, which illustrates a variety of themes including the human condition, feminism, car-culture and political/social topics. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.

—Saturday, August 11: AMOCA’s Second Saturday Lecture Series. 6 to 7 p.m.

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 626-3322.

—Through May 31: Video art exhibit, “Snow and Ashes,” loops continuously from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the month of May. Artist Gregory Colbert uses still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.

—Through June 30: “Forgotten Altars,” featuring paintings by artist and actor Christopher Cousins.

BUNNY GUNNER GALLERY: 266 W. Second St., Pomona Arts Colony. Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m. 868-2808.

—Through June 6: Brent Harada’s “Bad Trip to Bad Lands,” an installation of over 100 paintings. Harada’s style has been described as “playful and slightly twisted” from years of study of street art and underground comics.

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

—Through May 31: Fourth Annual Claremont High School Student Art Show.

—Friday, June 1: Artist reception for “Negative = Positive,” photography by Althea Sachs. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART: www.claremontmuseum.org.

—Saturday, June 9: Studio Tour including several Claremont art galleries. Check-in starts at 10:30 a.m. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. $35. The tour begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Artist Reception: Garner House from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

—Through June 22: “Staff Selects,” showcasing the staff and clients of First Street Gallery Art Center. A range of media will be featured including paintings, drawings, ceramics, photo/video and mixed-media sculpture.

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

—Open Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only: Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976.

—Through June 3: An exhibit of works by Barbara Beretich (bronze sculptures and oil paintings) and Diane Divelbess (paintings, drawings and hand-pulled prints).

GALLERY SOHO: 300-A S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

—Through May 31: Open Art Show “Images of Spring.”

—June 3 through 30: “Expressions” open art show. Art will be accepted for the show Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fees apply. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 10 p.m.

LOFT204: 532 W. First St. #204, Claremont in the Packing House. Open Wednesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. and first Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. 391-4208.

—June 1 through 29: “Creative Adventure,” drawings and assemblage by Alan Swartz. Opening Reception: Friday, June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. The garden is open Thursdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. This hand-built historic residence is situated within a 6-acre public garden and includes Maloof’s handcrafted furniture, an American Indian artifacts collection, wood-turned bowls, sculpture and paintings gathered over 50 years. 980-0412.

Plein Air Painting in the Garden: Painters are invited to set up their easels in the garden. Call to reserve a space.

Historic Residence Tours: Tour the hand-built house of internationally known woodworker Sam Maloof and his wife Alfreda. See iconic Maloof furniture as well as the astonishing Maloof arts and crafts collection. Docent-led tours of the house are scheduled hourly. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students. Garden is available for self-guided tours and is free of charge.

PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART: 730 Plymouth Road, 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 B.C. to the present contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends—covering every continent. 399-5544.

—Through September 2: “Celebrating the Traditional and Modern Arts of Japan.”

RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission to the garden is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+) and students with valid ID, $4 for children 3 to 12, no charge for children under 3, and free of charge to members. 625-8767 or www.rsabg.org.

—Through July 15: Sculptor David Rogers’ “Big Bugs.” Up to 25-foot-long creepy crawlies from natural materials.