Claremont Artwalk returns this Saturday

Claremont Artwalk is October 2, from 6-9 p.m.
On the first Saturday of every month, Claremont artists are available during evening hours to show and talk about their work at the gallery where their artwork is presented. It’s a prime time to hear the stories behind these creations and how they were developed from beginning to end. It’s also a great time to purchase these creative and unique pieces of art.

Bunny Gunner Art Gallery
230 W. Bonita Ave., 6-9 p.m.
Pat Mark,”Botanicals in Perspective”
“Seek first to understand and then to be understood,” -M. Ghandi

“As a botanical artist, I must first understand in detail the botanical I am portraying. As a person I have arms, ribs, legs, and organs, I am a living breathing individual. All plants have counterparts to those; they have a vascular system, leaves, stems, and often flowers. Each of those parts have subparts. So first I strive to understand the plant, not just its beauty, but how it functions and thrives. Only then do I draw and paint that plant in a composition that not only explains the plant to the viewer but also draws the viewer into its beauty.”

Studio C
260 W. Bonita Ave., 6-9 p.m.
“Wax on – Wax off”

“We will be showing the work of women who have been showing together for years. Most of the work is done with encaustic which lends itself to the very organic theme of the show. Caryl St. Ama has a long career in arts education. She earned her MFA from CGU and was awarded a teaching associateship with Roland Reiss. Karen Karlsson is working with geometric abstractions rendered in layers of wax, resin and pigment. Sue Connor grew up with an artist mother who was a constant source of inspiration. Sue works in many layers of wax and found objects. Denise Kraemer is a skilled printmaker who delights us with her whimsical work.”

Dell Anno California
323 W. Bonita Ave., 6-9 p.m.
We will be showing works by: Alessandra from Italy, Carol Caley, Brisa Sifuentes and Noe Reyes.

Claremont Chamber of Commerce
205 Yale Ave., 6- 9 p.m.
Steven Rushingwind-Ruiz, “Big Fish”

Born in 1959 in Pomona, Rushingwind is of Native American and Mexican descent. He has been interested in art and music his entire life. He was raised in a family of artists, including musicians and painters.
Rushingwind loves to paint the beauty of common items and show them in a dramatic way, illustrating his love of shadows. His works can be can be found in corporate, private and museum collections.
He is also an accomplished, international award-winning native flute musician, known as Steven Rushingwind.

Square I
110 Harvard Ave., 6-9 p.m
John Kosta, “Our Forgotten River”

Paintings from the series “Lost River of Angeles. “
Artists throughout the ages have painted famous picturesque rivers of the world. Paris has the Seine, London the Thames and Rome the Tiber River. According to Claremont contemporary fine artist and documentarian

John Kosta, “Californians have something even better, the Los Angeles River, the longest fully-channelized navigable river in the world.

Sonja Stump Photography
135 W. First St., 6-9 p.m.
Hellen Feller, quilt artist
Don Perez, nature photographer
Percentage of sales to PVHMC Sick Baby and Hospital Assistance Fund.
Claremont Museum of Art

200 W. First St., in the Depot, 6-9 p.m.
CMA’s exhibition “Furious Garden” dynamically juxtaposes new paintings by Karen Kitchel and Deena Capparelli, and ceramic sculptures by Cj Jilek, all of which focus on the extraordinary power and beauty of natural flora. Naughty, disobedient, and extravagant, this view of “garden” is active and provocative, intent on cultivating new pathways and relationships between landscape and occupant. The exhibition, sponsored by Gould Asset Management, will remain on view through November 27.

Neon Moon Art Supplies
317 W. First St., 6-9 p.m.
Angelica Banales, “Fields Of Luminosity”

Luminous works spotlighting texture and brush work from the working mother and CGU MFA candidate from Claremont.

Claremont Forum Bookshop and Gallery
586 W. First St., 6-9 p.m.
Sandy Garcia, “Spirits Speak, their Journey Home”

Folk artist Sandy Garcia brings her show “Spirits Speak, their Journey Home” to the Claremont Forum as part of our celebration of Día de Muertos.

“Celebrating the lives of our loved ones.”

“As an artist, I have a desire for colorful expressions of spirit and comfort. Spirit of my culture and community is what I paint. Stories that move one’s heart as a piece is read. I share with you my interpretation of “Dia de los Muertos.”




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