GALLERIES: Local art exhibitions
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 April 27: Two mid-career women artists from the Inland Empire are featured this month at 57 Underground. Mary Hughes has exhibited all over the region, establishing herself as painter of darkened and elusive dreamscapes, in which forms appear and disappear from behind seemingly arbitrary and random patterns of paint, and recognizable objects move from background to foreground depending on the viewer's focus. Yi-li Chin Ward has had a career notable for her consistent and persistent interpretations of the female form. Ms. Chin's paintings are economical of line, and seem not at all that particular. Yet, if one spends the time with them, one sees that they are very particular, and very specific about thought and emotion. Closing reception: Saturday, April 27 form 5 to 9 p.m. Art walk: March 30; April 13 and 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.
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.
—Saturday, April 13: Free Admission Day 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.
—Through March 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.
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, March 31: The Claremont COURIER is featured at The Colony for the month of March as they celebrate the kick-off of their weekly edition. 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, photography by Barbara Sammons, plus a boutique by Clare Miranda and oddities by Sarah Toribbio and friends.
—Saturday, March 30: “Writing Promptly.” Fight writer’s block with a number of inspiring writing prompts, designed to coax creativity. 1 to 2 p.m. $10. Free open forum from 2 to 3 p.m.
—Monday, April 1: Beginning belly dance class with Adina Dane of Casablanca Bar & Grill. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.
In the beginning belly dance class we will cover the basic body isolation's; isolation's of the upper and lower body, Learn foot work for basic traveling movements and important stretching techniques.
—Tuesday, April 2: Workout belly dance class with Jacki Torres of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.
—Wednesday, April 3: Intermediate belly dance class. Time to get technical—work on isolation drills and movement combinations while dicing deeper into belly dance technique. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.
—April 5 through 27: The Colony celebrates Earth Day this month with featured artist Sumi Foley, who utilizes recycled kimono fabrics. An exhibit of vintage martini shakers will also be on display for the month of April from the private collection of John Neiuber.
—Saturday, April 12: “MadMod Social.” Indulge in an evening in the 1960s featuring oldies music plus retro-inspired food and drink. Catering provided by Euro Café. Dress in ‘60s cocktail attire—RD Foto Studio will be on site for portraits. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are only available at The Colony at Loft 204. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
—Through March 30: Guest Curator, Walter Christensen, was inspired to invite artists to use art as an ambassador in various mediums to create works that express and communicate eastern and western cultures: “East Meets West:” East means artwork or artists related to China, Japan, Vietnam Iran and Iraq. West means Artwork or Artists related to the United States, Britain and Canada.
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.
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.
GALLERY SOHO: 300-A S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
—Through March 29: Student work, grades 7 through 12.
—April 11 through 28: 32nd Annual Open Juried Show. Art take-in: Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Awards reception: Sunday, April 28 from 2 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.”
LATINO ART MUSEUM: 281 S. Thomas St. Suite 105, Pomona. www.lamoa.net. 620-6009 or 484-2618.
—Through March 30: Ninth Women International Exhibition.
—April 5 through 27: Solo exhibit featuring Oscar Londoño.
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.
MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, email@example.com 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.
—Sunday, April 7: “Music at the Maloof” featuring Ambrosia String Quartet in celebration of the new exhibition “With Strings Attached: Art in the Craft of Sound.” 1 to 4 p.m.
—May 30 through October 27: “With Strings Attached: Art in the Craft of Sound.” There are nearly forty musical instruments in the exhibition, representing a broad cross-section of cultures and traditions. The performances give us an opportunity to bring to life for audiences a number of the instruments, some of which are not often heard.
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 March 29: “There Be Dragons,” MFA thesis exhibition by Jacqueline Bell Johnson.
—Through March 29: “Reticent Doodle” MFA thesis exhibition by Matthew Hillseth.
—April 1 through 5: “Three Squares a Day” MFA thesis exhibition by Suzanne Gibbs. Opening reception: Tuesday, April 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
—March 31 through April 5: Leslie Love Stone’s “Kind of Blue.” Artist talk: Tuesday, April 2 from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Artist reception: Tuesday, April 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
PERMADIRTY PROJECT SPACE: 532 W. First St., Unit 219, Claremont. Thursday through Sunday. Visit www.permadirty.org.
—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.
—Wednesdays: Meditation group with Johnathan Thomas. 7 to 8 p.m. $5. RSVP to www.whole-person-healing.com.
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.
—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 30 through 31: Annual Wildflower Festival. Experience the Fay’s Wildflower Meadow flowers and enjoy an extensive indoor exhibition of California wildflowers. Learn about projects underway by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden scientists to document the rich flora of Southern California. Exhibit is included in garden admission. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
—Monday, April 1: Wildflower Festival Senior Free Admission Day for guests over 65 years old. Includes refreshments, walking and tram tours.
—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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Through March 30: “Embracing the Cross” paintings by featured artist Fr. Bill Moore. Closing reception: March 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.
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