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GALLERIES: Claremont community art exhibit to feature Destination Art

57 UNDERGROUND: 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona Arts Colony. 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.

—July 13 through August 25: Gallery 57 Underground celebrates The Pomona Goddess Festival. Artist Receptions: Saturday, July 14 and August 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. Art Walks: Saturday, July 28 and August 15 from 5 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.”

—July 14 through September 29: “Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom,” a retrospective exhibition that marks the evolution of Warashina’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 June 30: “Forgotten Altars,” featuring paintings by artist and actor Christopher Cousins.

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

—Through July 10: Jay Merryweather’s series of paintings, “There is No Excellent Beauty,” exploring the subject of aesthetics. Saturday Reception: June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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

—July through August: “Destination Art” by Sherry Marger. Artist’s Reception: Friday, July 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

ELIZABETH’S ART STUDIO: 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. J, Claremont. 621-1630.

—Through July 31: “Fresh Faces” highlights emerging artists Johnnie Chatman, Peggy Trindle, Breanna Thomas, Linda Hauser, Tim Maxwell, James Johnson, Barnardo, Luis Ramirez and Elizabeth Preston.

—July 16 through 20: Art Camp featuring on-location trips for Plein air experiences.

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.

—July 6 through August 24: “Post-aPOPalyptic” group show, a mash-up of pop culture-inspired imagery and post-apocalyptic themes. Opening Reception: Friday, July 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Live music performance by Kil the Engineer and catering donated by Spaggi’s Restaurant. Original works will be on display and for sale.

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

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

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

—Through June 30: “Expressions” open art show.

—July 8 through 29: “Summer Magic” open art show. Submissions will be taken Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., entry fees apply.

LOFT 204: 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.

—Through June 29: “Creative Adventure,” drawings and assemblage by Alan Swartz.

—Through July 27: Cameo portraits by fiber artist Paulette “Lady Wallis” Anello. First Friday Reception: Friday, July 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Paulette Anello has been working predominately with wool since 2009 and he latest fascination is fiber art. [The gallery will be closed July 19 through 21]. 

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 12 and 4 p.m. at no charge. Check in at the Foundation Bookstore. The garden features drought-tolerant plants native from California and other parts of the word.

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 and 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.

—Through July 29: Walk among and learn about native southern California butterflies at the “Butterfly Pavilion,” open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $2 per person in addition to general admission to the garden.

SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Square i is an annex of the Artist Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approximately every 6 weeks. Call 621-9091 or e-mail info@squareigallery.com.

—July 14 through August 31: Summer show featuring over 50 different artists’ works. Art will be rotated in every weekend and may be purchased. Reception: Saturday, July 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: At least one week before date of the event. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Phone: 621-4761. Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. There is NO guarantee that all items submitted will be published. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711.


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