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GALLERIES: 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 the pop-up “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.

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

—Through February 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.

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 February 28: Mary Pavlovich and Sharon Hightower Fiber Artist Exhibit and Sale.

THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.loft204.com.

—Through February 28: This month’s featured artist is fashion photographer Andrew Vasquez. Other participants include the Claremont COURIER, photography by Vicki, watercolor and fashion designs by Arwen Allen, photography by Rico J. Coria, painting prints by Melody Grace Cave and photography by Barbara Sammons.

—Saturday, February 9: “What’s Your Type?” a workshop by Sarah Torribio. From address poem to persona poem, and from acrostic poem to the villanelle: Explore some of the many creativity-evoking poetic genres. 1 to 3 p.m. $10.

—Tuesday, February 12: Belly dance class with Jacki Torres. Bring a yoga mat. 7 to 8 p.m. $10. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

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

—Open Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.: Visitors welcome anytime, Appointments appreciated. Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976.

—Sunday, March 24: Opening reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Internationally recognized watercolor painter and author Gerald Brommer.

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

—February 28 through March 1: “Heart and Soul.” Opening reception: Saturday, February 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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

—Through April 5: Mitch Dobrowner’s “Vital Firmament.” Artist reception: Thursday, February 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

LENZNER FAMILY ART GALLERY: First floor of Atherton Hall on the Pitzer College campus. Free admission. Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797.

—Through March 22: Emerging Artist Series #7: “Tannaz Farsi: Crowd Control.”

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.

NICHOLS GALLERY: First floor of the Broad Center on Pitzer College campus. Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797.

—Through March 22: “Martha Wilson,” an independent traveling exhibition.

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 February 8: “Babes in the Wood,” Katie Grip MFA thesis exhibition. East Gallery.

—Through February 8: “All Cats Are Grey in the Dark,” Kristen Bradford MFA thesis exhibition. Peggy Phelps Gallery.

—February 11 through 15: Crystal Erlendson’s “Falling Apart While Awake” MFA Thesis Exhibition. East Gallery. Opening reception: Tuesday, February 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

—February 11 through 15: Philip Espinoza’s “Emerge from Afterglow” MFA Thesis Exhibition. Peggy Phelps Gallery. Opening reception: Tuesday, February 12 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 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.

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 April 14: “Kristen Everberg: In a Grove.” The exhibition is the 45th in the Museum’s Project Series and consists of a new suite of 4 paintings and 4 drawings based on Everberg’s exploration of the Japanese crime drama Rashomon (1950) by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.

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/.

—Through April 7: “Denatured Nature,” Scripps College Ceramic Annual—the longest-running exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the United States.

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 February 28: Michael J. Hart, a fifth-generation California native, captures American wildlife in his exhibition of bronze work.


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.