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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.

—May 10 through June 29: “Juxtaposition” featuring Desiree Engel, Mervyn Seldon, Fay Colman and Mark Upson. Receptions: Saturdays, May 11 and June 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Art Walk: Saturdays, May 25 and June 29 from 6 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.

—May 18 through July 28: “The Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnell,” celebrating their 5-decade careers.

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

—Through May 31: “Namaste” by Nancy Macko explores issues related to eco-feminism, nature and ancient cultures. Ms. Macko is also interested in mathematics and makes connections between nature and technology. The “Namaste” suite prints combine techniques of lithography, etching and spit bite.

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 May 31: Fifth Annual Claremont High School Student Art Show featuring students in advanced 2-D art classes (art production, AP studio art, IB visual art, computer graphic arts and advanced photography.

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

—Through May 31: Photography by Harold Barnes.

THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.loft204.com.

—Saturdays, May 11 and 18: “Planting Design Class: Matching Your Architecture,” a 2-part class on exploring specific architectural styles and how you can create the perfect landscape around them. HGTV featured designer Dominic Masiello of DP Environments will discuss planting and layout option in accordance with water-friendly design practices. Mr. Masiello will cover craftsman, mid-century modern, Edwardian, California ranch and Spanish Revival architecture in his landscaping seminar. Mr. Masiello’s projects have aired on HGTV shows including Landscaper’s Challenge and Get Out, Way Out. Part one will focus on conceptual design and planning and part 2 will tie it together with practical application and installation methods. Space is limited, register by Thursday, May 16 for part 2 of the seminar. Email your reservation to info@loft204.com.

—Through, May 25: Featured artist this month is fashion and portrait photographer Diane Lynn. The boutique features jewelry, scarfs, greeting cards, small prints and other original art. Participants in The Colony this month include paintings by Brooke Morrison, stained glass/mosaics by Jenifer Hall, watercolors by Arwen Allen, photography by Vicki, limited edition prints by Melody Grace Cave, “Dusty Roads” collection photography by Barbara Sammons, 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.

—Tuesday, May 14: 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.

—Wednesday, May 15: 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.

—Saturday, June 1: “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance. Travel back in time for a silly 1950s prom complete with prom photo, party food, punch, paper decorations, party favors and live band. Dress in 1950s-style prom dresses and suits. The event takes place between 8 to 10 p.m. $25 per couple or $15 for an individual ticket. Space is very limited for this event, purchase tickets by Wednesday, May 29 at The Colony at Loft 204, located upstairs in the Claremont Packing House.

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 July 12: “Dialogs of Practice, Part II.” Artists for the exhibition have been paired together through a shared interest in content, humor, text or abstraction. Some of the art is the exhibition had been made in direct response to their partner’s work or in collaboration.

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.

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

—Through May 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.

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, 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.

—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.

—Though May 10: “Bearing Likeness” MFA thesis exhibition by Christine Marie Salama.

—May 13 through 17: “You Are the Ocean and I Have a Fear of Drowning,” group exhibition.

PERMADIRTY PROJECT SPACE: 532 W. First St., Unit 219, Claremont. Open Thursday through Sunday. For more information email itspermadirty@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/permadirty.

—Wednesdays: Meditation group with Johnathan Thomas. 7 to 8 p.m. $5. RSVP to www.whole-person-healing.com.

—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.

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 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 May 19: Scripps College Senior Art Show “Re/Fractions,” highlighting the final thesis projects of graduating studio art majors. The display features paintings, photography and mixed media works on the theme of the body and its surrounding environs and how both change, move and often fracture before mending to become whole again. In addition to creating the works displayed, the students conceptualize the show, install their pieces, write artist statements and design publicity. This year’s featured seniors are Sara Chun, Sophie Forman, Devin Grenley, Diana Orihuela, Camille Robins, Avantika Saraogi and Denise Tupper. The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery is located at Eleventh Street and Columbia Avenue, adjacent to Baxter Hall. During the exhibition, the gallery is open to the public, free of charge.

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 May 31: “College Campuses” by Patrick Dooley, a well known California painter with an ability to capture the essence of a scene in his watercolor paintings. His subjects vary including portraits, landscapes, marine life, wildlife and his depiction of life in the west. In this show, Mr. Dooley is featuring the college campuses in and around Claremont. He has spent the major part of his life in pursuit of creating and sharing his passion for painting. He is an award-winning artist, illustrator and instructor. Mr. Dooley’s works appear in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Canada.


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