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GALLERIES: Claremont and Pomona art exhibits the week of December 5

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.

—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.

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.

—December 8 through January 8: Raul Pizarro, “Theatro Del Mondo.” Opening reception: Saturday, December 8 from 3 to 10 p.m.

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

—Through December 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.

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 P THREE: 560 E. Commercial St. Ste. 5, Pomona. www.arteryinfo.com/gallery_p3.html. 323-546-8105.

—Saturday, December 8: Michael Dowdell, “The Calamity of Safety First.” Opening reception from 5 to 10 p.m.

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

—Through December 30: “The Gift” open art show. 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.

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.

PEGGY PHELPS & EAST GALLERY: Claremont Graduate University, 251 E. Tenth St., Claremont. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 621-8071.

—Through December 14: “Indecent Proposition: A Collective Look at Installation.”

PERMADIRTY PROJECT SPACE: 532 W. First St., Unit 219, Claremont. Thursday through Sunday. Visit www.permadirty.org.

—December 7 through February 15: “Hundreds Under a Hundred,” is a group show to showcase small works (under 12” x 12”) of many media under $100. Opening reception: Friday, December 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

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.”


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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