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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. Art walk: February 23.

A BRUSH WITH THE PAST: 143-G Harvard Ave., Claremont. Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. No admission fee for children under 12 years-old. 621-3000.

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

—Through May 5: “Friendship Forged in Fire: British Ceramics in America,” featuring British pottery in a thematic and chronological order, from the industrial potteries of the Victorian era, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the traditionalist approach of Bernard Leach and his followers. Modern ceramic artists will be represented by the works of Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Ruth Duckworth. The largest segment of the exhibition will display contemporary innovations of ‘post-modern’ ceramic art being created in Great Britain today.

—Through March 7: Valentine show and sale. This fundraiser and sale in The Ceramics Studio at AMOCA serves as a great opportunity to shop for gifts for your sweetheart.

—Saturday, March 9: British ceramics collector and “Friendship Forged in Fire” co-curator, Richard Jacobs, will speak about the relationship between ceramics collectors and ceramicts with an emphasis on British Ceramics. 6 p.m.

—Saturdays, March 9 and April 13: Free Admission Days sponsored by Southern California Edison.

ARTIST TRAIT GALLERY: 116 Harvard Ave., Claremont. The gallery features 26 local artists including Zornes, Fuller and Dooley. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 625-2533.

ARMSTRONG GALLERY: 150 E. 3rd Street, Pomona. 623-6464. Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. and every second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

BLUE CORE GALLERY: 558-A W. 2nd St. Pomona. 626-394-9543. www.thebluecoregallery.com.

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.

—Wednesday, February 13: Discuss the fundamentals for meditation and then participate in 30-minute meditation. This meeting is for all levels. Mr. Thomas will conduct the meeting and is the owner of Whole Person Healing in Claremont California. Johnathan has a doctorate in Psychology and a doctorate in Transpersonal Counseling. He is a certified Hypnotherapist from Hypnosis Motivation Institute. Mr. Thomas’ goal is to provide holistic services at an affordable cost to the community. Donations will be accepted. 7 to 8 p.m.

—Sunday, February 17: Expand your tea vocabulary beyond English Breakfast, Earl Grey and green teas. This tasting will examine the differences between black teas from China and Sri Lanka, taste green teas from China, and learn the difference between leaf styles, processing techniques and leave size. These teas will expand your palate and your tea knowledge. Keemun is the only black tea given as tribute to the Emperor, and is a young tea. The tea tasting includes: Orange Pekoe, Keemun, Chinese basket fried green tea and Chinese baked green tea. $7. Tiffany Williams of Boutique Teas conducts the tasting from 3 to 4 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.

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.

CLAREMONT FINE ARTS: 206 Yale Ave. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Admission: Free. 624-5078.

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

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY: 150 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 621-8000.

CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART: www.claremontmuseum.org.

CLARK HUMANITIES MUSEUM: Scripps College, 981 Amherst Ave. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 607-3397.

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 16: “Terms of Service” a workshop by Sarah Torribio. Transform literary terms like anaphora, euphony and dissonance from abstractions into powerful tools.  1 to 3 p.m. $10.

—Tuesday, February 19: Belly dance class with Jacki Torres. Bring a yoga mat. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

dba GALLERY 256: 256 S. Main St., Pomona. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight. 623-7600.

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.

DARROW GALLERY: 1836 Mills Ave., Claremont. 909-626-1811. gallerydarrow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DECKER HALL: 657 Avery Road, Claremont.

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

ELIZABETH’S ART STUDIO: 226 W. Foothill Blvd., Ste. J, Claremont. 621-1630.

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.

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 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.

—February 28 through March 1: “Heart and Soul.”

GINGER ELLIOTT EXHIBITION CENTER: 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Garner House. Claremont Heritage, 621-0848.

GYPSY SISTERS: Arts and Crafts Caravan.

HAIR STREAM: 143-D N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 624-9116.

HONNOLD MUDD LIBRARY: 800 N. Dartmouth Ave. 607-3977.

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.

LAMY AVERY GALLERY INTERNATIONAL: 445 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 104. Open Friday and Saturday 3 to 7 p.m. and by appointment only. 263-0877 or lamyaverygalleryinternational.com.

LATINO ART MUSEUM: 281 S. Thomas St. Suite 105, Pomona. www.lamoa.net. 620-6009 or 484-2618.

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.”

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

—Through March 30: “Mind In Transition: The Art of Yi Kai,” featuring paintings from the artist’s Tibetan travels resulting in a personal comparison of the spiritual and material values between the east and west. Closing reception: Saturday, March 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.

MIRAMAR GALLARY: 153 W. Second Street, Pomona. 909-973-4201. Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday 10 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 10-8 p.m.

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.

OBJCT GALLERY: 536 W. First St., Claremont in the Packing House. Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 621-0125.

PROGRESS SPACE GALLERY: 300-B S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 469-1599.

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 15: Crystal Erlendson’s “Falling Apart While Awake” MFA Thesis Exhibition. East Gallery.

—Through February 15: Philip Espinoza’s “Emerge from Afterglow” MFA Thesis Exhibition. Peggy Phelps Gallery.

—February 18 through 22: “Glance Look Stare” MFA Thesis Exhibition by Elisa Saether. Peggy Phelps Gallery. Opening reception: Tuesday, February 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

—February 18 through 22: “Reflexions” by Takeshi Kanemura. Opening reception: Tuesday, February 19 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. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Art After Hours on Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Admission info: 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

—Through April 14: “Nuance of Sky: Edgar Heap of Birds Invites Spirit Objects to Join His Art Practice” unites the work of Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds with historic American art works from the collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art.  

—Through April 14: “Project Series 45 – Kirsten Everberg: In a Grove” consists of a new suite of 4 paintings and 4 drawings based on Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon (1950). 

—Through April 14: “Art and Activism in the US: Selections from the Permanent Collection” showcases American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries who have made their art work an integral part of their political activism.  

RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission to the garden is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+) and students with valid ID, $4 for children 3 to 12, no charge for children under 3 and members. 625-8767 or www.rsabg.org.

RAYMOND M. ALF MUSEUM: 1175 W. Base Line Road, Webb Schools campus. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from 12 to 1 p.m.) and Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m. Admission: $6 per person, 4 and under free. The paleontology museum features fossils of dinosaurs and mammals. 624-2798 or www.alfmuseum.org.

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.

SCA PROJECT GALLERY: 281 S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; second Saturday Artwalk, 6 to 9 p.m. The SCA Gallery is a contemporary art venue that seeks to serve and lead intercultural audiences and communities in dialogue through artwork on current issues. 620-5481.

SONJA STUMP PHOTOGRAPHY: 135 W. First St., Claremont. 626-1147.

SPACE GALLERY: 250 W. Second St., Pomona. 818-404-4100. Visit thespacegallery.wordpress.com.

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.

SQUARE WEST GALLERY WAREHOUSE: 190 Santa Fe, Pomona. 593-1350.

THE VILLAGE ATTIC: 217 W. First St., Claremont.

WALLY PARKS NHRA MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM: 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Bldg, 3A, Pomona. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A mix of racing history, automobiles and memorabilia. NHRA members, free; nonmember admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, youth and children.

W. KEITH AND JANET KELLOGG UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona. Open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. Parking is $5 on Wednesdays and $3 on weekends until 6 p.m. Parking on weekends is free in Lot C after 6 p.m. 869-4302.



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.