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GALLERIES: 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 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 the San Diego Art Walk and was part of a group exhibition at a Gaslamp Quarter art gallery.

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 August 31: L.J.C. Shimoda’s “Zenga: What I Make of What I Think,” traditional Japanese brush paintings meet modern abstract art.

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.

—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 this August in celebration of the annual Almanac publication, which will be released this month.

—Tuesday, August 13: 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 14: 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.

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 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.

—Through September 6: “Atmospheric Elements.” 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 August 31: August Art Sale in conjunction with the Pomona Arts Festival. Due to retrofitting of the building to meet new earthquake standards, the Main Street Gallery is having their first-ever art sale featuring well-known southern California artists. The gallery will be offering 10 to 50 percent off on most roster as well as some visiting artists. Opening reception: Saturday, August 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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 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 BC 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.”

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/.

—August 31 through October 13: “Chasing Daylight, Philip Latimeer Dike 1927-1943.” Mr. Dike contributed greatly to the California art scene of the 1930s and 1940s through his work in what would later become known as the “California Style” of watercolor painting. As the 1920s drew to a close and throughout the 1930s, Mr. Dike began to master the art of translating the effects of light and color into watercolor. In those early years, his fascination with this work led the rather shy and private artist on a journey throughout the United States and Europe. With more than 50 paintings, the exhibition tells the story of these years in detail. Visitors will view his impressions of life in New York in the late 1920s and his studies at the Arts Students League; his work in Europe, including his time at the American Academy of Art at Fontainebleau; and his travels afterwards. Paintings created after his return from his travels overseas will also be on display, as he continued his exploration of light and color by recording street scenes, architecture and landscapes in southern California and the Southwest. Opening reception: Saturday, September 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring live music and light refreshments. Closing reception: Sunday, October 13 featuring a watercolor demonstration.

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 featured with her collection of oil paintings. In describing her work, Ms. McCoy says, “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.”


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.