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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.

—September 14 through October 26: “Spiritual Journeys” featuring Sharon Algozer, Jeanne Andersen and Georga Garside. Ms. Andersen, who painted and taught in Kenya for many years, creates large-scale mixed-media canvases. Inspired by the music of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” (1741), she uses abstract imagery to suggest what might happen if this music could be viewed through the lens of ballet movements. In her linoleum prints on a textile background, Ms. Garside, art teacher and MFA candidate, takes her inspiration from medieval Byzantine icons, which are noted for their extensive use of gold leaf. Ms. Algozer, a Claremont fiber artist and retired professor of design from Chaffey College, integrates a variety of materials to examine the relationship of humanity’s spiritual history and nature’s influence on our inner lives. Receptions: Saturdays, September 14 and October 12 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 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.

—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 Patrick 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!” features 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.

—Through September 30: “Family Archetypes,” acrylic and mixed-media works by father and daughter Christopher and 10-year-old Sequoia Cousins. Mr. Cousins small-surface landscapes depict fields of action or archetypal landscapes in which the struggle to perceive transcendence takes place. Sequoia’s pieces are created working with the same materials. Though born in New York City, Mr. Cousins was raised in Oklahoma where he was greatly influenced by the various artistic expressions of American Indian cultures. He graduated with a BFA from Boston University and is currently working as an actor in Los Angeles. He started showing his work in 2000 in the Los Angeles area. In 2004, he joined Pharmaka a group of like-minded LA-based artists. In 2005, he participated in his first international exhibition in Venice, Italy. Mr. Cousins works with Bert Green Fine Art in LA, the Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and with the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Christopher now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Laurie, his daughter Sequoia and his son Sean. Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the artists 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.

—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.

—September 6 through 30: “Dream Dancer,” an art exhibition by Mary Beth Fletcher. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 with live music and performances from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Mare Stems perform at 2 p.m., there will be student performances at 2:30 p.m. and Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade will perform at 3 p.m.

—Saturday, September 14: Carol Corwin (author of A Spacious Place) will be present for an author meet and greet from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and Judith W. Favor (author of The Edgefielders) will be present from 6:30 to 8 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 month in celebration of the annual Almanac publication, which was released earlier this month.

—September 6 through 30: Fikriye Oz, born and raised in Istanbul, is featured this month with her oil paintings in a collection titled “The Human Condition—Remainders.” Ms. Oz studied at Laguna College of Art and Design and currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn more about her at www.loft204.com. Opening reception: Friday, September 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. “Folk ‘n’ Art,” a unique taste of folk music that showcases local folk artists, sponsored by Live on Analog Records (www.liveonanalog.com). Belly dancer Adina Dance will also give a performance and light refreshments will be served. RSVP at www.facebook.com/loft204.

—Tuesday, September 3: 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, September 4: 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, noon to 9 p.m. 397-9716.

—Through August 31: Danish artists are featured in this month’s exhibit, “Making Connections.” 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. 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.

—Ongoing: Visitors welcome, 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.” Pick-up: Saturday, September 7.

—September 8 through October 4: “Once in a Blue Moon.” Submissions: Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, September 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick-up: Saturday, October 5.

IRENE CARISON GALLERY: The University of La Verne, Miller Hall, 1950 Third St., La Verne. 593-3511 ext. 4281.

—Through October 11: David Maisel’s “Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime.” Faculty reflection papers by professor of biology, Christine Broussard and associate professor of sociology Roy Kwon.

MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252-C 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.

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.

POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART: 333 N. College Ave., Claremont. Open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Art After Hours on Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m. Open September 5 though December 5; closed Thanksgiving day. For more information, visit www.pomona.edu/museum. Contact Pomona College Museum of Art by email at museuminfo@pomona.edu or call 621-8283. 

September 3 through December 22: “David Michalek: Figure Studies.” Mr. Michalek’s work applies the technology of high-speed HD video to the recording of human movement. This exhibition is in conjunction with the interdisciplinary symposium, “The Moving Mind,” organized by the Pomona College departments of dance and neuroscience, and takes place October 3 through 5. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

—Through October 5: David Michalek's “Slow Dancing” evenings on the façade of Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College.

—September 3 through December 22: “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get.” This exhibition is a collaborative project led by Santa Barbara Museum of Art and shown simultaneously at SBMA, LACMA and the Pomona College Museum of Art. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

—September 3 through December 22: “Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception.” The exhibition includes a range of abstract art, from pivotal works of early European Modernism to key examples of Minimalism in the United States. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

—September 3 through October 20: “Project Series 46: Hirokazu Kosaka—On the Verandah Selected Works 1969-1974.” This exhibition, co-curated by Rebecca McGrew and Glenn Phillips, brings together documentation of Kosaka's early artworks and rarely-seen films and is accompanied by a publication. Opening reception: Saturday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

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 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.”


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