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GALLERIES: Claremont art exhibition listings; Art Walk

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.

AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. www.amoca.org. 865-3146.

—August 10 through September 29: 2013 Ceramic Biennial, a community exhibition and fundraiser featuring southern California artists in association with the American Ceramic Society-Design Chapter with guest artist Karen Sullivan and guest judge Patrick Crabb. Opening reception: Saturday, August 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

—Saturday, September 14: Free family day featuring tours, hands-on activities and demonstrations. 1 to 4 p.m.

—Saturday, September 14: Second Saturday Lecture Series: Karen Sullivan and Partick Crabb. 7 p.m.

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

—Through August 31: “Whatever it Takes!” acrylic works on canvas by Artist Elaine D. Carr, a native Californian born and raised in south Los Angeles. She has a bachelor’s degree in art from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her first solo exhibition was held at Chrysalis Gallery, formerly located in the Claremont Village. After moving to San Diego County in 1990, she joined the Escondido Artist Co-op, participated in San Diego Art Walk and was part of a group exhibition at a Gaslamp Quarter art gallery. Opening reception: Friday, August 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 398-1060.

—August 2 through 31: L.J.C. Shimoda’s “Zenga: What I Make of What I Think,” traditional Japanese brush paintings meets modern abstract art. Opening reception: Friday, August 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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 August 31: Artwork by Ken Dale is featured this month. Opening reception: Friday, August 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.

—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 info@loft204.com 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 August 31: The Claremont COURIER is featured August in celebration of the annual Almanac publication, which will be released this month. Opening reception: Friday, August 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Enjoy live music sponsored by Live on Analog Records and a belly dance performance by Adina Dane.

—Tuesday, August 6: 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, August 7: 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.

—August 10 through 31: Danish artists are featured in this month’s exhibit “Making Connections.” Opening reception: Saturday, August 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring a musical performance at 8 p.m. Closing reception: Saturday, August 31 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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 September 22: “Staff Selects” showcasing both the staff and clients of First Street Gallery Art Center. Opening reception: Friday, August 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

GALERIA DE PÉROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment.

—Friday, August 2: “Deities” focuses on work, which transcends humanity and explores the concepts of gods, goddesses, spirituality, mythology, the divine and the supernatural. Featured artists include: Johnnie Dominguez, Laura Ziba Caraway, Brandon Fernandes, Kikii, ARose Little, Lisa Caraway and Selene Snapp. Opening reception: Friday, August 2 from 7 to 10 p.m.

—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 nichoel.ann@gmail.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.

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.

—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.”

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 August 31: Jessica McCoy, a faculty member at Claremont Pitzer College is the featured with her collection of oil paintings. She describes her work as: “The fragments of the paintings are composed in the way that I would choose to look around the room. They are similar to film stills, snap shots of the space that are being committed to memory. The fragments also serve as an obstacle for the viewer, not only limiting the visibility, but the coherent progression of time. It is not a single moment, but a compilation of moments. The viewer can never be truly aware of the sequence, or the action in omitted fragments. For me the space is negotiated slowly at times, and frantically at others. Initially the paintings are soft and welcoming, and the composition encourages one to study each frame individually…The environment is sheltered, yet threatening, a paradox that alters the mood of the reconstructed spaces.” Opening reception: Friday, August 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.


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.