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GALLERIES: Claremont art exhibitions

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

—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 more than 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 November 30: Artist Vinita Voogd exhibits works on paper featuring original fine art prints. Ms. Voogd was born in New Delhi, India and studied fine art at the College of Art, University of Delhi. After moving to California, she studied printmaking at UCI.  

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 November 29: Pomona Valley Art Association Art Exhibition & Sale.

—December 2 through 31: Original oil paintings by Linda Brown. Artist reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 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 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.

—Tuesdays: Yoga class for all levels. Instructor Jasmin Iskandar has more than 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.

—Through November 30: Photography by Rico J. Coria.

—December 6 through 31: Noted artist Fariad presents his painting “The Claremont Depot” in celebration of Claremont’s history. Prints by the artist will also be available, including images from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Artist reception: Meet Fariad. Also join in a holiday fashion extravaganza with fashion guru Arwen Beck and her Forte Fashions pop-up shop. New items have also been added to the boutique for holiday shopping, including items contributed by fashionista Clare Miranda and original jewelry by DHD Collections. In celebration of Claremont’s Holiday Promenade, the gallery and shop will be open special extended hours from 6 to 10 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.

—December 2 though February 14: “Joe Zaldivar: Glimpse of a Street View” and holiday show. By using his tablet, Mr. Zaldivar uses Google Maps Street View to access street level vantage points around the world, which he uses as source material for his paintings/drawings. This show will include "Street View" renditions of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles and the original Starbucks location in Seattle, a piece in which he incorporated coffee as a painting medium. Also on display is the annual holiday show. This First Street Gallery tradition will include at least one piece from every one of their 52 artists. Works purchased from the show will be available to take home immediately, just in time for the Holidays. Artist reception: Friday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring music from Claremont Voodoo Society and catering from Spaggi's Restaurant.

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.

LENZNER FAMILY ART GALLERY: First floor of Atherton Hall on the Pitzer College campus, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. 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 the 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. Artist lecture: Danielle Adair, Thursday, December 5 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. in the Lenzner Family Art Gallery.

MARTINEZ GALLERY: 504 W. First St., Claremont Packing House. www.martinezgallery.weebly.com. 527-9177.

—Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8: Original and signed print water colors, acrylics, oils and ceramics by Richard, Marciano and Ricky Martinez and other local artists. Pieces include discounted framed and unframed, original artwork and prints at special holiday prices. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MAIN STREET GALLERY: 252-C S. Main St., Pomona. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 868-2979.

—Through November 30: George Cuttress fine art.

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.

NICHOLS GALLERY: First floor of the Broad Center on the Pitzer College campus, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont. 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.”

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. 

—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 December 22: “Project Series: Krysten Cunningham: Ret, Scutch, Heckle.” The 47th installment of the Pomona College Museum of Art’s Project Series will present sculpture and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Krysten Cunningham.

RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY: 1030 Columbia Ave., at 11th and Columbia Streets 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 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.

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 six weeks. Call 621-9091 or email info@squareigallery.com.

­—Through November 30: Georgette Unis exhibits a series of paintings, which evolve from images of trees.

 

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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