GALLERIES: Local exhibition listings; Curt Gaiser closing reception
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 August 31: “Pomona/Demeter,” a group exhibition by members of gallery 57 Underground. Receptions: Saturdays, July 27 from 5 to 9 p.m., August 10 from noon to 4 p.m. and August 31 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 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. www.buddhamouse.com. 626-3322.
—Through July 31: “Rescued Treasures,” mosaic works by Leanne Turner. Ms. Turner believes in repurposing—rescued treasures and products that would be going into a landfill find their way into her creations. Some of those items may have come from the very home that they are now returning to, only now it is “home” in a different form. Mosaics are her preferred medium because it allows her to combine all her skills into one art form. On every other Sunday morning, you will find Ms. Turner at the Claremont Farmer’s Market and at selected exhibitions and shows throughout the area, like at Gypsy Sisters and the Maloof Foundation Show.
CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 398-1060.
—Through July 31: Helen Feller’s “Skinnys.”
CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in the Packing House. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. 626-3066.
—Through July 31: “Cloud,” an art exhibition by Cynde Miller.
—Wednesdays through August 28: “New Minds Meditation Society” at 7:15 p.m.
THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours on the first Friday of the month for Claremont Art Walk until 9 p.m. with live music sponsored by Live on Analog Records at 8 p.m. Visit www.loft204.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about purchasing monthly wall space for artwork display or to inquire about event rental of gallery space. Call Vicki at 626-224-7915 or 626-963-4238 for one-on-one art instruction for junior high and high school age students.
—Through July 27: Digital artwork by Curt Gaiser is featured this month. Closing reception: Thursday, July 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Framed artwork will be available starting at $30.
—Tuesday, July 23: 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, July 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.
—Through July 27: Cali Irons presents “Steel Wheels and Ink,” which displays the talents of over 60 tattoo artists on steel panels. Closing reception: Saturday, July 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.
GALERIA DE PÉROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment.
—Mondays: “Mindful Beauty Meditation Gathering.” Connect, listen, share, create, be, meditate and love. Meditation sessions every Monday evening from 8 to 9:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Contact Nichoel Ann at email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/mindful.beauty.
—Tuesdays: “Tribe Tuesday,” an open studio session for artists to share the space and work on their pieces. Open to artists of all levels from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Call 236-1562 or visit www.facebook.com/galeriadeperolas.
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.
—August 4 through September 6: “Atmospheric Elements.” Submissions: Saturday, August 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reception: Saturday, August 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick up: Saturday, September 7.
MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252C S. Main St., Pomona. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 868-2979.
—Through July 27: “Double Feature” curated by Stacy Davies.
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.
—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.
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.
—Through August 25: “Celebrating the Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia.”
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 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 email@example.com.
—Through July 31: Oil paintings by Don Prechtel are featured this month in an exhibition titled “Visual History.” A professional working artist since 1968, Mr. Prechtel is also a historian and an avid collector of antique western and military accoutrements. His studio is filled with a large library and a fine collection of artifacts, which he incorporates into his paintings. Many of the paintings have been reproduced on book jackets, magazine covers and illustrations in historical and scholastic publications.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.