Claremont Art Walk returns Saturday, Sept. 3
The Claremont Art Walk returns Saturday, September 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature nine artists throughout the Village. The full lineup of participating sites and exhibits is as follows:
- Ahmad Shariff Art Gallery, 107 Harvard Ave., will display Sandy Garcia’s latest exhibit, “Folk Art Re-Imagined.” Exposure to Latino art and music inspired Garcia to become an artist and living in Claremont only inspired her to pursue it further. Garcia’s inspiration is to “create paintings that live on, by various interpretations from the viewer’s eye and emotions,” a news release read.
- Bunny Gunner, 230 W. Bonita Ave., showcases Claremont resident Judy Craig’s “Next Chapter.” Craig is known for colorful, playful Monotype prints.
- The Button Box Museum, located in the walkway outside Bunny Gunner, will feature Elizabeth Carr’s mini quilt lined with button accents, and is viewable 24/7.
- The Claremont Chamber of Commerce offices at 205 Yale Ave. will feature self-taught visual artist Raul Pizarro’s exhibit “Historias.” Born in Mexicali, Mexico, the third of four siblings, Pizarro and his family migrated to Southern California when he was three. His work bridges diverse themes and spans over 25 years. Each piece of art emerges from his experience at the intersection of disability, LGBTQ+ identity, race, ethnicity, family, and community, read a Chamber news release.
- Drop by the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First St., to view “Claremont Collects: Art, Creativity, Community,” the inaugural exhibition at the newly expanded museum. The showcase features highlights from its permanent collection and work made by area artists from the 1930s to today.
- Crescent Tree Corp, 206 W. Bonita Ave., Suite #G, located in Harvard Square, will host New York-based multidisciplinary artist Julie Harrison’s exhibit, “Body Language Inside Out.” Harrison morphs images of bacterial and viral particles, organs, brain activity, as well as her own abstractions, which all “overlap and float in space.” She “plays with the idea that these life forms might combine and form relationships with one another,” a news release read.
- Making its Art Walk debut, the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., will host a Karl Benjamin exhibition, “Stripes,” featuring selections of the famed artist’s work from 1976 to 1980.
- Square I, 110 Harvard Ave., will be showcasing original monotype prints at a new exhibit dubbed “New Shades of Old Glory.”
- Studio C, 260 W. Bonita Ave., presents longtime resident, artist and COURIER columnist Jan Wheatcroft’s exhibit, “Attachments.” Wheatcroft — also one of the founding members of The Gypsy Sisters — is known for crafting jewelry, books, art and articles. It’s fitting the gallery will be “covered in her many colorful things,” according to a news release.
For more information on the Art Walk, visit claremontvillage.com/claremont-art-walk. To participate in future walks, visit claremontvillage.com/participateinartwalk.