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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.

—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 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. Reception: Saturday, 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.

—October 12 through December 29: “Icheon: Reviving the Korean Ceramics Tradition,” an exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally renowned ceramics cultural events. Now Icheon has reached out to an American institution for the very first time. In the premiere exhibition of its kind in the United States, Icheon will present over 230 objects never before seen on American soil that exemplify the revival of the ceramics tradition in Korea, from antique techniques to contemporary innovations.

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

—Through September 30: “Family Archetypes,” acrylic and mixed-media works by Christopher Cousins and his10-year-old daughter Sequoia. 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 the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, Washington. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife Laurie, his daughter Sequoia and his son Sean.

—October 4 through 31: “Claremont Noir,” exhibiting a selection of illustrations by Kendall Johnson. Opening reception: Friday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. with music by Alicia Byer and a reading by Trevor Losh-Johnson at 6:30 p.m. 

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 September 30: Eileen Senner has been awarded 2 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Art Fellowships and several Scripps College Faculty Research Grants. She has exhibited her artwork in galleries and museums throughout the United States. She earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University and her art is in the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery and Pomona College Museum of Art. For more information about Ms. Senner, visit her website at www.eileensenner.com.

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 September 30: “Dream Dancer,” an art exhibition by Mary Beth Fletcher.

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY: 150 E. Tenth St., Claremont. 621-8000.

—Through October 25: “Remodel 2: Expanding the Dialog Exhibition.”

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 September 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.

—October 4 through 31: Find yourself transported through the Twilight Zone this haunted holiday season with The Colony’s ghoulish new exhibit, featuring the artwork of graphic artist and illustrator Matthew Jager. Twenty years ago, the local artist picked up a pencil to sketch his favorite comic heroes. He’s been hooked ever since. Doodles developed into polished designs at the Art Institute, where Mr. Jager honed his craft under the tutelage of Robert Delgadillo. With chiaroscuro and the works of renowned illustrators Al Hirschfield, Jim Lee and Rangar influencing his creations, Mr. Jager finds inspiration in the way imagery, simple or complex, draws a response from an audience. He hopes to get gallery-goers talking with his latest exhibit, featuring macabre muses that bring to life what’s sometimes beyond the grave. Opening reception: Friday, October 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. “Gypsy Jam” sponsored by Live on Analog Records. Meet and greet with the featured artist while enjoying some tricks and treats, including a fortune-teller, refreshments, vintage horror film projections, belly dance show and live music. Festive Halloween/gypsy attire encouraged. This event is free to attend.

—Tuesdays, starting October 1: Yoga class for all levels. Instructor Jasmin Iskandar has over 400 hours of teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. She was first trained in the Krishnamacharya lineage by Shiva Rea at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice Beach. Later, Ms. Iskandar traveled to India to study the Sri Sivananda Saraswati lineage of Hatha yoga. Her classes offer the dynamism of Vinyasa with the science of Hatha. Visit www.levitatela.com to learn more about Ms. Iskandar. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

—Wednesdays: Belly dance class for all levels. Instructor Adina Dane performs at many locations in the area including Mediterranean restaurants and community events. 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.

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 September 28: “Lesson Plan” is a group exhibition that will explore the social dynamics of pedagogy as it pertains to contemporary art making. The show will feature the multidisciplinary works of 10 Los Angeles-based artists, all of whom recently ended their training together in a yearlong intensive arts education fellowship. The 2-week long exhibition will include works, ranging from painting to video, that seek to highlight the issues artists face when revisiting the classroom as a teacher.

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.

—September 30 through November 15: “Tile Show 2013,” featuring Nathan Murri. Mr. Murri appropriates characters from animated feature films to explore narrative and character development in unique works. The annual tile show is a community event where artists from the public join First Street Gallery clients and staff in creating and exhibiting unique ceramic tiles. Every tile in the show is donated to the exhibition and all sales benefit the programs and artists of First Street Gallery. Select tiles will be sold during the opening reception in a silent auction. All other tiles are purchased on a first come, first served basis. Opening reception:  Friday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a silent auction from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be catered by Spaggi’s Restaurant.

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

—Friday, October 4: In “Parallels,” each exhibited artist was asked to submit at least 3 pieces of their work as a series showcasing their unique style. In this way, each artist is paralleled to other artists, displaying a range of contrasting contemporary techniques and styles. Opening reception: Friday, October 4 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.

—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 October 4: “Once in a Blue Moon.” Pick-up: Saturday, October 5.

—October 6 through November 1: “Wild-thing.” Submissions: Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, October 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pick-up: Saturday, November 2.

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.

LENZNER FAMILY ART GALLERY: First floor of Atherton Hall on the Pitzer College campus. Free admission. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797.

—Through December 6: “Emerging Artist Series #8: Danielle Adair—“On the Rocks, in the Land.” This documentary-performance-video installation analyzes the role of tourist-observer, within contemporary conflict zones, and questions how a tourist perceives and experiences sites of historic and contemporary political significance. The project incorporates experiences of and around the peace lines of Belfast, the Berlin Wall, the Stone Walls of New England, the United States-Mexican border in Ciudad Juárez and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. By highlighting these sites, the exhibition explores the notion of play as a persistent and ethical form of resistance in relation to the physicality of a wall as defined by these specific locations. Although exploring the intersection of place, politics and play in these sites, the project resists the urge to enforce a dominant narrative, seeking instead to excavate unfamiliar forms of resistance and protest. Lecture: “The War-related Murals of Northern Ireland 1979-2010.” Thursday, October 3 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. in West Hall Q120. Artist lecture: Danielle Adair, Thursday, December 5 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. in the Lenzner Family Art Gallery.

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.

NICHOLS GALLERY: First floor of the Broad Center on the Pitzer College campus. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment throughout the year. 607-8797.

—Through December 5: “Glyphs: Acts of Inscription” builds on the premise that identities are constituted through acts of inscription—real or imagined—into the visual archives that constitute history, popular iconographies and artistic canons. The exhibition explores the consequences of such acts on the poetic and political dimensions of representation, difference and visibility. Working in photography, moving image and mixed media, the artists cannibalize and query such archives to create new image repertoires that point to the lacunae—the silences, absences and erasures—contained within prevalent visual-historical renderings. These critical interventions challenge existing discourses, destabilizing the deeply ambiguous and often surreal taxonomies of “raced, sexed and gendered” representation. Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of W.E.B. Du Bois, “Glyphs” presents a slideshow projection of “The Paris Albums 1900,” a series of portraits originally commissioned by the renowned African American sociologist, activist and scholar’s groundbreaking “American Negro Exhibit” for the 1900 Paris World Exposition. Du Bois’ quintessential counter-archive is positioned in dialogue with those created by the contemporary artists in “Glyphs.” Walkthrough: Thursday, November 7 at 4 p.m.

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 BCE to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends, covering every continent. 399-5544.

—September 20 through November 25: “Stepping Out in Style,” an exhibition exploring the countless ways human beings have designed and worn footwear all over the planet. Over 100 historic and contemporary shoes, boots, sandals, slippers and stockings—many from the Petterson’s significant collection of historic Chinese costumes—will be on display.

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. 

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.

—Through October 5: David Michalek's “Slow Dancing” evenings on the façade of Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College. 6 to 9 p.m.

—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.

—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.

—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. 

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.

RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY: 1030 Columbia Ave., at 11th and Columbia on the Scripps College campus. Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Free admission. 607-3397 or www.scrippscollege.edu/williamson-gallery/.

—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. Closing reception: Sunday, October 13, featuring a watercolor demonstration.

—October 26 through December 15: “Focus on Photographs: Building Photograph Collections at Scripps” features fine photographs and books, including donations by Virginia Adams, C. Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael G. Wilson, Sharon and Michael Blasgen and Carol Vernon and Robert Turbin. On view will be works by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, Graciela Iturbide, Edward Weston and many others. Opening reception: A panel discussion will take place at the Clark Humanities Museum on the Scripps campus from 4 to 5 p.m. Live music and light refreshments. Saturday, October 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Williamson Gallery. These events are free and open to the public.

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 September 30: Claremont artist Jacqueline Knell presents a series of oil paintings, “Linear Thinking,” depicting people amid graphic lines in public spaces. Ms. Knell's paintings offer a fresh perspective of modern life. All of the paintings in this series are in a square format, creating a contemporary statement. She is inspired by Eduard Manet's quote, “One must be of one’s time and paint what one sees.” Ms. Knell has exhibited figurative paintings and portraits in numerous local venues.

—Through October 31: Joyce Hesselgrave has an MFA in painting and drawing from Claremont Graduate University and currently teaches art at Cal Poly, Pomona. Ms. Hesselgrave explains, “I hold a fascination with the mood and light of nighttime places—the feel of magic when the sun is down, the streets lit with electricity, and errant strangers walk the dark streets anonymously.” Opening reception: Friday, October 4 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.

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