GALLERIES: Claremont and local art exhibition listings
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 a 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.
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.
BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 626-3322.
—Through April 30: Katie Selke’s “Floating Scapes” is a group of paintings created out of the artist’s concern about climate change and recent natural disasters.
—Saturday, April 20: “The Art of Chinese Tea.” Join in a storytelling, poetry and tea. This lecture will tell the stories of: Clouds and Mist, Hair Needle, and Precious Eyebrows. Every Chinese green tea has its own folktale, hear each story as you sip teas. For centuries, Chinese monks praised tea for its magical healing and invigorating properties. Tiffany Williams, owner of Boutique Teas, offers the ultimate premium loose-leaf tea selection and tea education. She writes articles for www.boutiqueteas.com and for www.tching.com about tea culture, tealeaf reading and tea history. Plus she lectures at the annual Los Angeles Tea Lover’s Festival. RSVP for this event at email@example.com. $7. 4 to 5 p.m.
—Saturday, April 20: Relax, listen, enjoy and be healed by the nurturing sounds of Tibetan bowls. After the concert guests have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the instruments. 6:30 to 8 p.m.
—Sunday, April 21: Explore different breathing techniques to enhance your meditation practice. Through breath work guests will learn a healthier and more efficient way to combat stresses. Melanie Yetter of 500 RYT Yoga Therapy hosts the event. She is trained and certified in Mysore, India, with intensive training in Sanskrit Chanting, Pranayama (breath work), meditation, Asana Practice and special training on combating specific ailments. She currently teaches at Green Tara Yoga and various other studios facilitating workshops. $6. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
—Wednesday, April 24: Create light projects requiring no previous experience in a variety of media. Projects include collage, drawing, and mixed media, using simple materials you may have at home already, some will be provided. Sessions include time for creating and for sharing. Bring a notebook or journal for your personal notations. This workshop is facilitated by Anne Seltzer, owner of Art Work Studio. This class is limited to 6 individuals. RSVP to 624-8424. Suggested materials to bring: 11x14 or larger pad of white paper (any kind), glue stick and a set of colored pencils and/or set of oil pastels. $10 (plus $5 materials fee). 6 to 8 p.m.
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 April 30: An exhibit of paintings and drawings by Tom Skelly will be on display for the month of April. Mr. Skelly received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Upon graduating he began exhibiting and teaching painting, drawing and design. He is a Claremont local who is active in the community and hosts a program on the Claremont radio station KSPC 88.7FM.
CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in The Packing House. 12 to 7 p.m. 626-3066.
—Through April 30: Claremont High School presents “Alternate Takes,” an International Baccalaureate visual arts and Advanced Placement photography 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.
—Saturday, April 20: Celebrate Earth Day in a creative way. Participate in an ecology workshop for kids and their families. Author Penelope Torribio will give a reading from her children’s books and lead a bug-themed craft at noon. Claremont COURIER writer Sarah Torribio will host a free poetry writing class focusing on Earth Day themes at 1 p.m. Dominic Masiello, seen on HGTV, will host a free workshop on the topic of sustainable landscaping and drought resistant plants at 2 p.m. Meet a real archeologist—Sydni Kitchel will discuss California archaeology and medicinal plants used by regional Native Americans at 3 p.m. Enjoy artwork on display by Sumi Foley, who transforms abandoned kimonos into recycled fabric art, Ms. Foley learned her needlework techniques from her grandmother in Japan in the 1960s. Participate in a silent auction to benefit the Inland Valley Humane Society. Win a 5”x7” painting by Rebel the cat. Rebel’s art is like him—rebellious, full of attitude and filled with a suave sophistication. Born right here in Claremont from 2 complete opposites of parents: mom a pampered housecat and dad a hardcore alley cat who moved on before Rebel was born. His art shows his high-class roots but has the edge of a true street fighting man. Enjoy this sophisticated art by an original Claremont native. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. Noon to 4 p.m. workshops are 45 minutes and begin on the hour.
—Through, April 27: The Colony celebrates Earth Day this month, featuring Sumi Foley as artist of the month. Ms. Foley uses discarded kimonos in her fabric arts. See her hope for the future with her series of 3 pieces titled “Nature Heals I, II and III.” In conjunction with The Colony’s 1960s event on Saturday, April 13, John Neiuber is also featured with his collection of vintage martini shakers and glasses. The display includes items from the Neiuber private collection (for display only). Mr. Neiuber will have a custom lamp on display and for sale and his wife Karen will have 3D mosaic tiles on display and for sale. Participants in The Colony this month include stained glass/mosaics by Jenifer Hall, watercolors by Arwen Allen, acrylic paintings by Vicki, limited edition prints by Melody Grace Cave, “Dusty Road” collection photography by Barbara Sammons, plus a boutique by Clare Miranda and oddities by Sarah Toribbio and friends. Show your COURIER support—Claremont COURIER hoodies, mugs and recent editions of the newspaper are available exclusively at The Colony at Loft 204.
—Monday, April 22: Beginning belly dance class with Adina Dane of Casablanca Bar & Grill. Learn basic upper and lower body isolations, footwork and important stretching techniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.
—Tuesday, April 23: 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 24: Intermediate belly dance class. Time to get technical—work on isolation drills and movement combinations while diving deeper into belly dance technique. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.
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 April 27: Trilateral Exchange—The MFA Candidate Exchange. Panel discussion: Saturday, April 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. moderated by curator Conchi Sanford. Participants include California State University San Bernardino, Claremont Graduate University and California State University Fullerton.
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 April 28: 32nd Annual Open Juried Show. Awards reception: Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
GINGER ELLIOTT EXHIBITION CENTER: 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Garner House. Claremont Heritage, 621-0848.
—May 3 through 5 and May 8 through 12: “Insights and Outsights: The Collages and Cartoons of Paul Darrow.” The Claremont Museum of Art salutes Claremont cartoonist Paul Darrow with an exhibition of original sketches and recent work in mixed media. Darrow’s cartoons have amused Claremont COURIER readers for nearly 60 years. Today, the 91-year-old continues to draw, paint and collage at his home in Laguna Beach. Paul Darrow came to Claremont to study art at Claremont Graduate School after serving in WWII. He began submitting cartoons to the Claremont COURIER when Martin Weinberger purchased the paper in 1954 and soon created a devoted fan base in the community. Mr. Darrow has created thousands of cartoons representing his interpretation of the social and political atmosphere of the time. He was professor of art at Scripps College from 1954 to 1992 and taught courses in drawing, filmmaking, printmaking and mixed media. Noon to 5 p.m. Opening reception: Friday, May 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
IRENE CARISON GALLERY: The University of La Verne, Miller Hall, 1950 Third St., La Verne. 593-3511 ext. 4281.
—Through May 24: “Geolocation: Desertscapes” by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman. Opening reception: Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
LATINO ART MUSEUM: 281 S. Thomas St. Suite 105, Pomona. www.lamoa.net. 620-6009 or 484-2618.
—Through April 27: Solo exhibit featuring Oscar Londoño.
MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252C S. Main St., Pomona. 868-2979.
—Through May 30: “Blissed!” oil paintings by Ken Sheffer and woodworking by Dave Holzberger.
MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, firstname.lastname@example.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.
—May 30 through October 27: “With Strings Attached: Art in the Craft of Sound.” There are nearly 40 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 April 19: Clarke Latta Henry III MFA exhibition: “These Things Happen—New American Landscapes.” Peggy Phelps Gallery.
—Through April 19: Jeremiah Catling MFA thesis show: “Little Ease.” East Gallery.
—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.
—Thursdays in April: Autism interaction workshop in collaboration with Empower Autism Now, Autism Spectrum Integrated Services and Inclusion Films. This program is for adults on the autism spectrum. Participants will learn to develop confidence and self-awareness. Students use movement to learn about the power of body language and what that tells others about us in day-to-day life. Workshops are held on Thursdays in April from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Neurotypical adult volunteers are requested to interact socially with workshop participants so they may practice the skills learned in the workshop in the context of a social setting. Send inquiries about becoming a workshop participant or volunteer by contacting Arman Khodaei at email@example.com or Natalia Hawe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Saturdays: Saturday Morning Cartoons, cartooning workshop led by resident artist Jimmy Purcell. Learn tips and tricks of cartooning while we watching cartoons. A donation is requested; bring your own supplies. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
—Sundays: Life drawing workshop with resident artist Quinn Salazar. Three hours of uninstructed drawing and painting of a nude model. Bring your own supplies to work with; seating will be provided. 3 to 6 p.m. $10. RSVP required: 618-4395.
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.
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.
—Through April 19: California Native Plant Week Sunset Walks. 5 to 6 p.m. Guided walking tours conclude with a view of the sunset. Free with garden admission or membership.
—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.
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 email@example.com.
—Through April 30: This month’s featured artist is Steve Comba exhibiting “Small Worlds.” His journey as a painter, ranged form abstracted minimalist explorations of the object as primary structure, with only those essential elements such as color and scale as the key communicator of meaning to tell stories through recognizable images.
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