August Claremont Art Walk directory
Creativity will once again invade Claremont Saturday when the monthly Art Walk takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. The full lineup of participating sites and exhibits is as follows:
- Ahmad Shariff Art Gallery, 107 Harvard Ave., unveils previously unseen works from the late artist Ernest J. T. Martin, (1927-2015). This is the first ever exhibition of his more recent works created between 1976 and 2015. Martin was a museum exhibited, internationally recognized visual fine artist. He started his art career early, with his first exhibition in 1934 at the age of seven and produced art daily for over 81 years.
- Bunny Gunner, 230 W. Bonita Ave., showcases Kathleen Thomas’s exhibit “The Frequency Collection,” which explores the idea that “every emotion carries its own vortex of frequency,” according to the gallery.
- In the walkway outside Bunny Gunner, The Button Box Museum will display Jan Wheatcroft’s bird sculpture. The exhibit will be open for viewing 24/7.
- Claremont Chamber of Commerce offices at 205 Yale Ave. present acclaimed self-taught visual artist Raul Pizarro’s exhibit “Historias.” Born in Mexicali, Mexico, Pizarro and his family migrated to Southern California. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was young. His work bridges diverse themes and spans over 25 years. Each piece of art emerges from his experience at the intersection of disability, LGBTIQ+ identity, race, ethnicity, family, and community, according to the Chamber’s news release.
- At The Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First St., Jim C. Manley showcases his exhibit “Closer Looks 4.” The exhibit is part of Manley’s “Closer Looks” project, which brings small details in nature up to human size on 40 square prints, a news release read, and “continues the intimate ‘face-to-face’ conversation between person and plant. The exhibit hopes to increase man’s empathy and activism toward preserving unique plants, its California habitats, and the many kinds of sustenance they provide to all.”
- The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St. in the Claremont Depot is still showcasing its inaugural exhibit, “Claremont Collects: Art, Creativity, Community,” featuring highlights from its permanent collection and work made by area artists from the 1930s to today. The duo, Vintage Music, will be playing on the Depot Plaza.
- In Harvard Square, Crescent Tree Corp., 206 W. Bonita Ave., Suite #G, will host Los Angeles based artist Jennifer Faist and her exhibit “Lingering on the Past.” Faist describes her work as “pattern and decoration meets Finish fetish.” According to a news release, the patterns buried beneath the paintings spark contemplation on personal histories. Refreshments will be served, and the community is invited to meet the artist.
- Square I, 110 Harvard Ave., continues its “Christmas in July” showcase. The annual show features a variety of local artists and their 11”x11” works.
- And finally, at Studio C, 260 W. Bonita Ave., Karen Werner’s “Out of the Ordinary” exhibit will be featured. Werner’s paintings contain fresh, vibrant color and energetic brushwork. Her subject is normally light and shadow, and the goal in her painting is to show the beauty of common objects, according to the gallery.
Attendees are encouraged to follow Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Details at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov.