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GALLERIES: Art exhibits the week of December 12

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.

—Through December 31: “From There to Here” featuring gouache and acrylic paintings by Penn Weldon.

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 January 8: Raul Pizarro, “Theatro Del Mondo.”

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.

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.

—Saturday, December 22: dA concert series featuring John Thill, Whitman, Falcon Eddy and Torn Humorist. $5. All ages welcome. 7 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 January 18: New works by Dru McKenzie and “The Holiday Show.” Ms. McKenzie is a longtime 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.

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 30: “The Gift” open art show. Pick up: Friday, January 4 and 5.

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

—Through January 12: “Nail Scarred Hands” featuring the work of Rev. Gary V. Lett. Closing reception: January 12 from 8 to 9 p.m.

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.

—December 15 though February 2: “Site to Studio,” an exhibition of selected plein air works representing 30 artists throughout southern California. Opening reception: Sunday, January 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Awards will be given at 3 p.m. in the Jacobs Gallery at the Maloof Foundation compound.

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.

—Through February 15: “Hundreds Under a Hundred” is a group show to showcase small works (under 12” x 12”) of many media under $100.

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 6: “The Madonna: Images of Women and Motherhood from Around the World” featuring over 160 two and 3-dimensional works of art with the theme of the Madonna and mothers. Free admission.

—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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