May Art Walk is this Saturday
The fourth Claremont Art Walk of 2022 will take place this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The full lineup is as follows:
• The Claremont Chamber of Commerce, 205 Yale Ave., will present the Claremont COURIER photography exhibit, “Imagery.”
Photos from the pages of the Claremont COURIER, along with scenic images shot by land, sea and air throughout California. Only the COURIER’s nationally-recognized Photo Editor Steven Felschundneff and Publisher Peter Weinberger could deliver such unique photos of our town and surrounding hotspots. All photographs will be for sale with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Claremont COURIER and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.
• All are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Claremont’s newest contemporary art gallery, the Ahmad Shariff Art Gallery, located at 107 Harvard Ave.
Join in for an amazing evening of art, music, refreshments and introductions to the gallery’s featured artists. The gallery will showcase the works of Victor Anthony, Elisa Arancibia, Yara Chaalan, Adeola D-Aiyeloja, Sandy Garcia, David Michael Guerrero, Paul Kittlaus, Arturo R Martinez, Carissa Weber, Jennifer Rose, Greg Rook and Ahmad Shariff.
• At Bunny Gunner, 230 W. Bonita Ave., the works of Veronica Michalowski will be on display. Michalowski’s work includes textiles, illustrations and paintings showcasing her many talents. Bunny Gunner will also offer live music, light snacks and refreshments.
• The Button Box Museum, in the breezeway outside Bunny Gunner, will feature button sales cards on display 24/7 throughout May and during the Art Walk. From antique to modern, buttons are sold in sets on cards with special graphics a news release read.
• Studio C, 260 W. Bonita Ave., will host Sumi Foley’s exhibit “Favorite Things.”
Foley was born in Osaka, Japan and has been making art for more than 35 years. Her hand-stitched pieces are created from small pieces of silk. Foley uses fabric as pigment, which makes her work appear “painterly.” She combines traditional Japanese aesthetics and her own unique artistic vision to create her art.
“One of the life lessons we are all relearning lately is to never take for granted all our ‘favorite things’ in the world around us,” a news release read. “An appreciation of these things has been re-awakened in us and goes much deeper now.”
• The Claremont Forum Bookshop and Gallery, 586 W. First St., will showcase Marco Duran’s exhibit, “Water, Color, Dreams.” Duran is a photographer from Southern California and his exhibit at the Claremont Forum Bookshop takes the viewer with him to capture his idea of an idealized world. Musician Jack McKay will perform during the Art Walk.
• The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, 200 W. First Street in the Depot, will present “StART It Up!” which celebrates Project ARTstART’s eleventh year. Student artwork from grades four, five and six at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools will be on display. High school ARTstARTers will also be on hand to tell visitors about their class projects.
• Square I, 110 Harvard Ave., will feature the work of Dennis Garcia.
• Sonja Stump Photography, 135 W. First St., will present artists Elizabeth Preston and a collection of works by Arzu Kastal.
Preston’s exhibit is titled “New Florals & Signs of Spring.” Kastal’s exhibit is titled the “Face of a Woman.” Kastal is a Claremont Graduate University MBA, Ph.D, and former faculty member who explores the other women living inside her through her paintings. Explore the harmony of a woman’s face and personality with her name.
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.