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GALLERIES: Square i Gallery host open house; art exhibit listings for the week of November 28

AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. www.amoca.org. 865-3146.

—Through January 26: “The Wilson Collection of German Mettlach Ware 1850 to 1915 and Present-day Translations” includes a selection of steins, vases, plaques, punch bowls, platters and more.

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 626-3322.

—Wednesdays: Dancing in Eden, Belly Dance for Beginners. One-hour belly dance lesson with Adina Dane, who is trained in Egyptian, Turkish and tribal-style belly dancing. $10 per class or $36 for 4 classes. For ages 17 and over. 5 to 6 p.m.

—Wednesdays: “Guided Imagery Meditation” with Movement. Enjoy some uninterrupted downtime while learning simple steps to find silent stillness within. No experience necessary. Marianna Giordano instructs the class and has been teaching meditation for over 20 years. Contact her at mariannamagic@yahoo.com. $5 per session. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

—Fridays: “Practice Writing Prompts” facilitated by Judy Kohnen. Two 10-minute writing prompts to help brush up on writing skills. There will also be an additional hour of writing time. This workshop is suggested for creative people working on stories, memoirs and poetry.  $5 per session. 10 a.m. to noon.

—Sundays: “Writing Your First Poetry Collection” is a 10-week course to help students draw poetry out of themselves. John Brantingham’s work has appeared in Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac and in hundreds of magazines such as The Journal. Contact him by email at johnmbrantingham@aol.com. $45 per session. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

—Mondays: “Drumming Circle” with Bruce Padget, a night dispatcher for a trucking company in Fontana and has been studying drumming for about 20 years. No experience is necessary. Bring drums, shakers, blocks, bells, chants or anything to make rhythm. There will be a few to loan. $5 per session. 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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

—Through November 29: Pomona Valley Art Association’s Art Exhibit and Sale.

CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in The Packing House. 12 to 7 p.m. 626-3066.

—Through December 3: Photography exhibit featuring Lee Tintary.

—December 3 through 30: Sea and landscape artist Redford Cruz presents an exhibit of canvas and skateboard paintings. Opening reception: Friday, December 7 at 5 p.m.

—Saturday, December 8: John York in concert. 8 p.m.

dA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 252 S. Main St., Pomona Arts Colony. Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., Thursday 12 to 9 p.m. 397-9716.

—Through November 30: “Aztlan en la Mixla (In the Mix)” in celebration of National Latino Heritage Month featuring mixed-media incorporating Chicano expressionism, drawing inspiration from traditional and contemporary Chicano artists. This year’s exhibition will also include non-Hispanic artists that work in the same genre.

DENISON LIBRARY: Scripps College, 1090 Columbia Ave. 607-3941.

—Through December 4: “Men Over 25” celebrates California letterpress printers who have been printing for at least 25 years and are still active in the field.

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.

—December 7 through January 18: New works by Dru McKenzie and “The Holiday Show.” Ms. McKenzie is a long-time studio artist of First Street Gallery. This solo show will include 5 drawings, which demonstrate her compositional acumen across a range of subject matter. The First Street Gallery tradition, “The Holiday Show,” will include at least one piece from every one of the 50 gallery artists. Works purchased from “The Holiday Show” will be available to take home immediately. Opening reception: Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. with catering from Spaggi’s Restaurant of Upland.

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

—Open Sundays from noon 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 December 1: PVAA thirty-first annual open juried show. For a complete prospectus with all rules, specifications and requirements, contact Gallery SOHO at 469-1599. Awards reception: Saturday, December 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

—December 2 through 30: “The Gift” open art show. Take in: Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, December 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. Pick up: Friday, January 4 and 5.

IRENE CARISON GALLERY: The University of La Verne, Miller Hall, 1950 Third St., La Verne. 593-3511 ext. 4281.

—Through December 7: “Dissent,” allegories in words and pictures by student writers and alumni photographers.

LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont in the Packing House. Open Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. and first Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. 391-4208.

—Through November 30: New work by Sioux Bally-Maloof.

MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252C S. Main St., Pomona. 868-2979.

—Through November 30: The Rose Show.

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 noon 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 world.

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 December 31: “Japanese Prints: The Christian Perspective of Sadao Watanabe, 1913-1996.”

—Through January 27: “All Dolled Up: Selections from the Petterson’s Doll Collections,” featuring historic and contemporary international dolls.

POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART: 330 N. College Ave. Hours during exhibitions: Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission info: 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

—Through December 16: “John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures.”

SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont. 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.

—Saturday, December 1: Open house from 10 a.m. to 10 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, CA 91711. 


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