Art Walk returns for July
The sixth Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place this Saturday, July 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. The full lineup of participating sites and exhibits is as follows:
• In Harvard Square, Crescent Tree Corp, located at 206 W. Bonita Ave., Suite G, will host New York artist Megan Olson and her exhibit “Color Studies.”
Olson’s work is a “combination of surrealism, and organic abstraction, part graffiti, part calligraphy, has been called, ‘both highly abstract and persuasively realist,” according to a news release. “Her obsessive attention to detail led to abstraction, as she began to search for worlds within the details, microcosms becoming macrocosms.”
• Bunny Gunner, 230 W. Bonita Ave., will be showcasing a “best in show” dog show. Marvelous dogs have been captured forever into bronze sculptures by artist Fan Yu. Come see the work and meet the artist during Art Walk.
• In the walkway outside of Bunny Gunner, The Button Box Museum will hold Helen Feller’s exhibit, “What else? Button pot.” The exhibit will be open for viewing during official Art Walk hours and 24/7 anytime after.
• At Studio C, 260 W. Bonita Ave., Elizabeth Carr’s exhibit, “Finished?” will be on display. Paint and collage are said to be used in creating these mixed media pieces.
“This show is about knowing whether an abstract painting is finished. Some of these are finished and some will be worked on during the month of July. If a painting sells it will be considered finished, the viewer will have made the decision,” a news release said about the exhibit. Refreshments will be available.
• The Claremont Chamber of Commerce offices, 205 Yale Ave., will exhibit Elisa Arancibia’s, “Chasing the light, a Plein Air Painter Journey.”
Arancibia is a Peruvian painter who discovered her passion for art at an early age and studied at the Museum of Art of Lima, Peru. Arancibia has been a resident of California since 2001 and loves the beauty of the state’s land and seascapes. In 2013, Arancibia embarked on a mission to accomplish her dream of being a better oil painter and honed her skills as a Plein Air Painter by joining Plein Air Artists of Riverside, a group from the Riverside Art Museum. Later, she founded the Inland Empire Plein Air Painters Society.
• Square I, located at 110 Harvard Ave., will host a Christmas in July showcase featuring various artists and their “11×11” work.
• Ahmad Shariff Art Gallery, 107 Harvard Ave., will hold a “July Jubilation of Portraits” exhibit featuring over 50 celebrities, musicians and legends in black and white, halftone line-art by Ahmad Shariff.
• Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., in the Claremont Depot, is still showcasing its inaugural exhibit, “Claremont Collects: Art, Creativity, Community.” The exhibit features highlights from the museum’s permanent collection and showcases work made by area artists from the 1930s to today. The exhibition is sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC.
• Neon Moon Art Supplies, 317 W. First St., will host painter Lily Freidel’s exhibition, “Sombra De La Luna.” Attendees can meet the artist during the Art Walk.
“Freidel explores liminal space and passages via nuanced light and the after-images seen through the space of her ocular view,” a news release said. “Capturing light as reflected upon a surface, Freidel’s voluminous and intimate oil paintings consider her dreams, and the metaphorical image of the moon as an eye.”
• And finally, at the Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First St., painter Adam Lopez will be featured. Lopez uses acrylic, watercolor and mixed media techniques to create his unique, and often dark, portraits.
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.