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Sumi Foley and John Neiuber artwork on exhibit

The Colony at Loft 204 celebrates Earth Day with an April exhibit featuring Sumi Foley as artist of the month. Ms. Foley uses discarded kimonos in her fabric arts using several pieces of fabric to form a meaningful scene.

Ms. Foley was raised in Osaka, Japan in the 1960s where she learned sewing and other needlework techniques from her grandmother. See her hope for the future with her series of 3 pieces titled “Nature Heals I, II and III.”

On Saturday, April 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Colony at Loft 204 presents “MadMod Social,” a 1960’s-themed event coinciding with the season premier of the AMC television series Mad Men. The event will feature oldies music to do the twist to, tapas catered by Euro Café and the opportunity to dress to the nines for a swanky evening out on the town. Guests are encouraged to dress in ‘60s cocktail attire and pose for photos with RD Foto Studio at the event. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Guests must be over 21 years old. Visit www.facebook.com/Loft204 for more information and to RSVP.

In conjunction with the gallery’s 1960’s-themed event, John Neiuber is also featured this month with his collection of vintage martini shakers and glasses.

Mr. Neiuber and his wife Karen share a passion for mid-century modern cocktail collectibles and have a home lounge dedicated to the theme. The Neiubers’ display at The Colony at Loft 204 includes items from their private collection for display only. Mr. Neiuber will have a custom lamp titled “Modern World” on display and for sale and Ms. Neiuber will have 3D mosaic tiles on display and for sale.

An opening reception will be held during Claremont’s Art Walk today, April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and see a belly dance show performed at 8 p.m. by Casablanca Bar & Grill dancer Adina Dane.

The Colony at Loft 204 is located at 532 W. First St. #204, upstairs in the Claremont Packing House. Visit www.loft204.com for more information or contact info@loft204.com.