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COURIER gallery leads a fantastic April Art Walk

The third Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The full lineup is as follows:

• The Claremont Chamber of Commerce, 205 Yale Ave., will present the Claremont COURIER photography exhibit, “Imagery.”

Photos from the pages of the Claremont COURIER, along with scenic images shot by land, sea and air throughout California. Only the COURIER’s nationally-recognized Photo Editor Steven Felschundneff and Publisher Peter Weinberger could deliver such unique photos of our town and surrounding hotspots. All photographs will be for sale with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Claremont COURIER and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

• Ahmad Shariff Art Gallery, 107 Harvard Ave., will exhibit Ahmad Shariff’s latest creation,

“Reflections,” a collection of self-reflection, expression and depth by the artist.
Shariff is an artist based in Rancho Cucamonga who uses Indian ink and vintage book pages to translate his imagination onto canvas. In his works, he often explores the realm and depth of human emotion, according to a news release.

• At Bunny Gunner, 230 W. Bonita Ave., Raul Pizarro will showcase his exhibit, “Eternal Spring,” a series dedicated to the pivotal moments sometimes forgotten as adults.

“This collection is inspired by the incredible gift that being alive brings,” according to a news release. “May we always be able to see the wonders of life in the existence around us.” Bunny Gunner will require masks and will limit the number of people inside the gallery.

• The Button Box Museum, in the breezeway outside Bunny Gunner, will showcase a button-themed sculpture by Gina Lawson Egan during the Art Walk and throughout April.

• Studio C, 260 W. Bonita Ave., will host Stephen Rybacki’s exhibit, “Rust.” Rybacki is a mixed media artist working in Southern California. His desire to create “derives from surface textures and natural processes. Specifically, he has a keen interest in natural oxidation: controlling it as a medium, its variances on surfaces, and involving rust with mixed media.”

Often a found object initiates his work, by incorporating an object directly, imprinting, or as an inspiration to composition. His process typically includes many layers of media, creating textures the viewer can feel.

• The Claremont Forum bookshop and gallery, 586 W. First St., will showcase Beatriz Helton’s “Entangled.”

• The Claremont Museum of Art, 200 W. First Street in the Depot, will present artist John Frame and his self-titled exhibit, “John Frame: Mephistopheles and the Swan Girl.” The exhibit is based on Frame’s production designs for a 2018 staging of Gounod’s “Faust” and from the Academy Award winning short film “The Swan Girl.”

At 4:30 p.m., CMA will screen several of Frame’s never before seen short films and will host an open forum Q&A to follow. A wine reception and the duo Vintage Music will take place on the Depot Plaza from 6 to 9 p.m.

• Neon Moon Art Supplies, 317 W. First St., will feature K’Von B. Johnson and his exhibit,

“Clearing the Fog, an Exploration in mixed medium.” Johnson is a Claremont Graduate University artist, and will showcase his heavily textural landscapes and abstract works. His works will be displayed at Neon Moon until April 30.

• Square I, 110 Harvard Ave., will offer a selection of work for purchase in its “Green Dot” sale.

• Sonja Stump Photography, 135 W. First St., will feature artist Arzu Kastal’s exhibit, the “Face of a Woman.” Kastal is a Claremont Graduate University MBA, Ph.D, and former faculty member who explores the other women living inside her through her paintings. Explore the harmony of a woman’s face and personality with her name.

• This event is not a part of Claremont Art Walk but might be an interesting start to the evening: The Benton Museum of Art and The Arts Area invites you to the inaugural Print Pomona Art Book Fair which will begin at 11 a.m. in the Edmunds Ballroom of the Smith Campus Center, located at 170 E. Sixth Street.

The PPABF is where the San Gabriel Valley meets the Inland Empire, and aims to provide a forum for independent booksellers, distributors, and publishers to showcase artists’ books, art catalogs, photography monographs, drawings and other print ephemera. The PPABF is the first of its kind book fair and will bring more than 50 national and international exhibitors to Pomona College. The book fair will conclude at 7 p.m.

For more info on the Art Walk, visit claremontvillage.com/claremont-art-walk. Attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, http://publichealth.lacounty.gov.

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