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GALLERIES: The latest Claremont and Pomona art exhibits

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

—Through February 24: “Textures in Motion” featuring abstract painters Lisa Brugger and Karen Duckles. Ms. Brugger has used her arts education, travels and life experiences to create positive energy through art. Since moving back to LA, she has participated in many group shows, curated a pop-up gallery called “Black and White Gallery” in downtown LA, and started a website to help other artists. Ms. Duckles paints flowing abstractions in a gestural manner, often using her hands directly on the canvas. Her work has been influenced by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. One of its precepts, that truth can be found in nature, has informed her work for many years. Her subjects are derived from natural phenomena such as wind, water and plants. Artist reception: February 9 from 4 to 9 p.m. Art walks: February 9 and 23.

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

—Through January 27: “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.

—Sunday, January 27: “The Spirit of Tea,” hosted by Boutique Teas. For centuries, Zen monks drank green tea as part of their meditation. Tea artisans believe tea has a “chi” or spirit. The leaves are processed to preserve this spirit. This seminar will explore how to create a space for tea in your everyday life. The space can be physical, mental or spiritual. You will taste a few teas to find a tea for your tea space. Discussion will also cover the Chinese and Japanese tea ceremonies. 2 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. $7.

—Through January 31: “Now and Zen,” 24 works of art by 12 artists, curated by James Jolicoeur.

—February 1 through 28: “Squeak,” new paintings by Anne Seltzer. This exhibition is tailored for Buddhamouse Emporium, with images inspired by the ambiance of the shop. Contentment, peace and beauty are key elements for the creatures in these works, as they enjoy meditation on rock stacks, in wheat fields or in the scent of a lavender garden. Mice and birds serve as the central figures in these colorful paintings. Opening reception: Friday, February 1 from 6 to 8 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.

—Through January 31: “Pieces” by Amy Maloof, featuring found object sculpture and collage. In the piece “Disco Diaspora,” Maloof deconstructs an 8-inch mirror ball creating a flattened, stagnant 2-dimensional map and then reanimates the party by directing a rotating multicolor light onto the picture.

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 January 29: Jacqueline Knell’s exhibit “*2600,” featuring portrait and figurative paintings.

THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House.

—Friday, February 1: Grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m.

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.

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

—Through January 31: “Creative Journey.”

—February 28 through March 1: “Heart and Soul.” Art take-in: Saturday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, February 9 from 6 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.

—Through February 2: “Site to Studio,” an exhibition of selected plein air works representing 30 artists throughout southern California.

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 January 25: “Tripod: Kyla Hansen & Dion Johnson” in the Peggy Phelps Gallery.

—Through January 25: “Antonio Adriano Puleo: Space Working, Selections 2009-Present” in the East Gallery.

—January 28 through February 1: “Paradise Maintenance Department,” a contemporary Polynesian critique, exhibition of oil and vinyl paintings and Mylar collages. East Gallery. Opening reception: Tuesday, January 29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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

—January 25 through March 24: “Fabulous Fauna: Mythical Beasts from around the Globe.” Mermaids, dragons, griffins, phoenixes, fu dogs and more. This exhibit will also give the public a rare look at some of the amazing imperial Chinese dragon robes in the museum’s collection.

—April 20 through July 28: “Celebrating the Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia.” Opening reception: Saturday, April 20. Enjoy an all-day event featuring music, dance, food and crafts from the region.

RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY: 1030 Columbia Ave., on 11th and Columbia, Scripps College campus. Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Free admission. 607-3397 or www.scrippscollege.edu/williamson-gallery/.

—January 26 through April 7: “Denatured Nature,” Scripps College Ceramic Annual—the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States. Lecture: Opening lecture by curator Virginia Scotchie Saturday, January 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Humanities Auditorium. Opening reception: Saturday, January 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Williamson Gallery.

SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 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.

—Through January 31: Birthday celebration in memory of Milford Zornes (1908-2008), a leader in the California Style watercolor movement. Mr. Zornes taught painting workshops around the world including China, Alaska, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Spain and more. Birthday reception: Birthday cake and wine will be served on Mr. Zornes’ birthday (Friday, January 25) from 6 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, CA 91711.