Claremont Art Walk set for Saturday, February 5
The first Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place Saturday, February 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Various artists will be showcasing their works across Claremont and its businesses, with a full lineup listed below.
- Bunny Gunner, 230 W. Bonita Ave., is excited to be exhibiting the work of John Egan. The exhibit, titled “Egan,” is of both 2D and 3D assemblage.
- Located just south of the Bunny Gunner entrance is the Button Box Museum, which will feature the exhibit, “Minutia,” described as fiber art by artist Toti O’Brien.
- At Studio C, 260 W. Bonita Ave., works by Sharon Suhovy, a local CGU graduate, will be showcased. The work is said to be about color and light and “how subjectively we create our own interpretation of art based on previous experiences with a particular subject.” Suhovy uses the rose motif because it is a universal symbol; however, based on its size, color, and age, it comes with many interpretations. Additionally, the viewer’s experience, culture, and ethnicity play a major factor in how it’s interpreted. Each viewer comes with their own bias of color, exploited by previous events. Though the acrylic roses are plastic immortals, they can transport the viewer to a specific place and time.
- At Claremont’s Chamber of Commerce, located at 205 Yale Ave., artist Juan Thorp will display his works at an exhibit titled, “Machines,” and an intro to non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
“Growing up working in my family’s machine shop, I learned to operate CNC machines and giant drill presses. This environment definitely inspired my current work of machines and vehicles. I design my own machines now, inspired from everyday objects, such as giant freeway roadwork monsters,” the artist wrote. “I have been working on a series of music machines. These paintings will be converted into digital graphics by being re-drawn in computer design software. Sound and animation will be added so these can be converted into multi-media digital works. Eventually these ‘sound machines’ will end up as NFTs.”
- Square I, 110 Harvard Ave., will present its annual ‘Red on Red’ group show featuring many local artists.
- At Sonja Stump Photography, 135 W. First St., Ahmad Shariff will display his exhibit, “Resilience.”
In 2011, Ahmad returned home to the U.S. after nearly three years of serving in the Department of Defense in Iraq, with a major back injury. After enduring multiple surgeries, Ahmad has rekindled his love and passion for the arts through his paintings. “Ahmad’s paintings reflect the human condition of a full range of emotion captured by acrylics and India ink, oil as well as watercolors on a variety of mediums ranging from canvases, wood panels, watercolor paper and vintage book pages,” read a news release. “The influence of his days at the prestigious Institute of Art in Lebanon where he studied Art and Interior Architecture remains strong and unmistakable. Having spent over 20 years as a graphics artist in Los Angeles, California, Ahmad’s talent and distinctiveness transcends barriers and movement while inspiring thought, provocation and appreciation.”
- Finally, at the Claremont Museum of Art, 200 W. First Street in the Depot, the exhibit “John Frame: Mephistopheles and the Swan Girl” will be on display — and will continue through April 24, 2022. The exhibit is said to be based on his production designs for the 2018 staging of Gounod’s “Faust” by The Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Portland Opera. The exhibition will also include Frame’s work on the Academy Award winning short film “The Swan Girl,” in 2016. Both projects relate to the Faust story and have continued to exert a strong influence on Frame’s work, according to a news release.
Attendees of the art walk are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. For more information about health and safety guidelines, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov.
For more information, visit www.claremontvillage.com/claremont-art-walk.