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GALLERIES: Claremont Art Walk, March exhibits

Claremont Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month between 6 and 9 p.m. and exhibits studio and fine art. March participating galleries:

1. Buddhamouse Emporium
6 to 8 p.m. 134 Yale Ave., Claremont
Meet the artist and sample homemade treats. Featured artist: Jan Wheatcroft.

2. The Colony at LOFT204
6 to 9 p.m.  532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House
Bellydance show, poetry reading and free piano lessons. Light refreshments will be served. Featured artist: COURIER photography.

3. First Street Gallery Art Center
6 to 8 p.m.  250 W. First St., Suite 120, Claremont
Catering by Spaggi’s Restaurant. Featured artist: Charles Long.

4. PermaDirty Project Space
6 to 10 p.m.  532 W. First St., Unit 219, Claremont
Various artists. Musical performances by Ever In Bloom, Brainstory and Inner Prisms.

5. Claremont Community Foundation Art Gallery
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 205 Yale Ave., Claremont
Art show and auction preview.



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, to the Arts and Crafts movement, to 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 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 ceramics with an emphasis on British ceramics. 6 p.m.

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

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 626-3322.

—March 1 through 31: “Partnering” tells of the relationship of individuals with each other. Also included are collages, prints and a number of constructions made from antiques and found items. Jan Wheatcroft exhibits tapestry weavings, woven from handspun and naturally dyed wools and silks, and depicts a rat who meditates, partners who dance, a circus goat that balances on a high wire and a cat who flies across the sun on the back of a bird. Opening reception: Friday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the artist and sample homemade goodies.

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

—February 25 through March 1: Yoony Takeuchi’s “Pretty Vacant,” an MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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 23: “Writing Promptly.” Fight writer’s block with a number of inspiring writing prompts, designed to coax creativity. 1 to 3 p.m. $10.

—Tuesday, March 5: Workout belly dance class with Jacki Torres of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Bring a yoga mat. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

—Wednesday, March 6: Traditional belly dance class with Adina Dane of Casablanca Bar & Grill. Bring a yoga mat. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

—Through, March 31: The Claremont COURIER is featured at The Colony for the month of March as they celebrate their weekly edition kick-off. Participants in The Colony this month include stained glass/mosaics by Jenifer Hall, watercolors by Arwen Allen, photography by Vicki, limited edition prints by Melody Grace Cave and photography by Barbara Sammons. The boutique will also be open. Opening reception: Enjoy a belly dance show by Jacki Torres and a poetry reading by Sarah Torribio. A closing artist reception will be held for photography artist Rico J. Coria for a final chance to see and purchase his artwork. Light refreshments will be served. Free piano lessons next door at Michael Vargas Conservatory of Music from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 6 to 9 p.m.

—Thursday, March 7: Claremont Chamber Mixer hosted by the Claremont COURIER. Watch a slide show of recent published photography and see an exhibit of COURIER artwork. Catering sponsored by Casa de Salsa. The public is invited and admission is free. 5:30 to 7:30 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 April 12: “Found in Translation,” an investigation into the role of technology as a catalyst for human connectivity featuring Charles Long. Opening reception: Friday, March 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. catered by Spaggi’s Restaurant.

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.

—Through March 1: “Heart and Soul.”

—March 8 through 29: Student work, grades 7 through 12. Awards reception: Saturday, March 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. Take-in for student artwork will be Saturday, March 2 from noon to 4 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.”

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 to 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.

—March 4 through 8: “iSolated Infinite” Kelsey Kimmel MFA Thesis Exhibition. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Peggy Phelps Gallery.

—March 4 through 9: “Concession to the Obsession” by Julie Orr. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. East Gallery.

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

—March 1 through May 3: “Intertwine Originals,” an exhibition celebrating 7 emerging artists who got their start in the Inland Empire and Chaffey College Community. The artists exhibiting are some of the original resident artists of PermaDirty Project Space and intertwined in many different ways with each other and PermaDirty since it opened one year ago. Opening reception: Friday, March 1 from 6 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 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. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 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.

—March 9 through June 9: “Where They Grow Wild,” an exclusive display of original artworks from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s archival collections, complementing the “When they were Wild” collaborative exhibition with the Huntington and the Theodore Payne Foundation. Opening reception: Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and guided tours will be offered for the “Wild in Print” collection and “Where They Grow” exhibits.

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 March 30: “Embracing the Cross” paintings by featured artist Fr. Bill Moore. Opening reception: Saturday, March 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Closing reception: March 30 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. 


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