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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.

—June 29: “Juxtaposition” featuring Desiree Engel, Mervyn Seldon, Fay Colman and Mark Upson. Receptions: 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.

—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.

—Saturday, May 25: Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Concert. Relax, listen and enjoy the nurturing sounds of Tibetan bowls. After the hour-long concert, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the instruments. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $15. Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. 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.

—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 28: 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 29: 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 in the exhibition has 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.


GALLERY SOHO: 300-A S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

—June 2 through July 5: “Nature’s Gifts” open exhibit, entry fees apply. Take-in for the show will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, June 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

LATINO ART MUSEUM: 281 S. Thomas St. Suite 105, Pomona. www.lamoa.net. 620-6009 or 484-2618.

—Through May 25: “Contrapunto,” a group exhibit featuring contemporary Latin American artists in Grand Salon East and “Arte Inmigrante en Acción (Immigrant Art in Action)” in Grand Salon West.

—June 30: Ivan Fernandez Da Vila, “Habitacion en Lima” in Grand Salon West.


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 bring to life for audiences a number of the instruments, some of which are not often heard.

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.

—June 1 and 2: Art in the Garden: For the Love of Art and Plants in the Garden Bazaar. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

—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.

—Through July 28: RSABG’s Butterfly Pavilion lets visitors interact with real butterflies. The Lantz Outdoor Classroom features activities for families, including nature-based art and craft projects. Butterfly gardening enthusiasts can learn about creating the habitats that butterflies need to survive. $2 exhibition admission, plus standard garden admission.

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 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.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: calendar@claremont-courier.com. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.


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