GALLERIES: Art Walk and July exhibition listings

AMOCA MUSEUM: 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 865-3146. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 865-3146.

—Through July 28: “The Clay Connection: Jim and Nan McKinnell,” celebrating their 5-decade careers.

BUDDHAMOUSE EMPORIUM: 134 Yale Ave., Claremont. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 626-3322.

—Through July 31: “Rescued Treasures,” mosaic works by Leanne Turner. Ms. Turner believes in repurposing—rescued treasures and products that would be going into a landfill find their way into her creations. Some of those items may have come from the very home that they are now returning to, only now it is “home” in a different form. Mosaics are her preferred medium because it allows her to combine all her skills into one art form. On every other Sunday morning, you will find Ms. Turner at the Claremont Farmer’s Market and at selected exhibitions and shows throughout the area, like at Gypsy Sisters and the Maloof Foundation Show. Opening reception: Friday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

CLAREMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ART GALLERY: 205 Yale Ave., Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 398-1060.

—Through July 31: Helen Feller’s “Skinnys.” Opening reception: Friday, July 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

CLAREMONT FORUM GALLERY: 586 W. First St. in The Packing House. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. 626-3066.

—Through July 31: “Cloud,” an art exhibition by Cynde Miller. Opening reception: Friday, July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

—Wednesdays through August 28: “New Minds Meditation Society” at 7:15 p.m.

THE COLONY AT LOFT 204: 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Extended hours on the first Friday of the month for Claremont Art Walk until 9 p.m. with live music sponsored by Live on Analog Records at 8 p.m. Visit Email for information about purchasing monthly wall space for artwork display or to inquire about event rental of gallery space. Call Vicki at 626-224-7915 or 626-963-4238 for one-on-one art instruction for junior high and high school age students.

—July 5 through 27: Artwork by Curt Gaiser is featured this month. Opening reception: Friday, July 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. with light refreshments and a live concert by Black Bear & The Cheyenne Autumn Band ( sponsored by Live on Analog Records ( A belly dance performance by Adina Dane will take place before the concert.

—Tuesday, July 9: Beginning belly dance class with Adina Dane of Casablanca Bar & Grill. Learn basic upper and lower body isolations, footwork and important stretching techniques. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

—Wednesday, July 10: Intermediate belly dance class. Time to get technical—work on isolation drills and movement combinations while diving deeper into belly dance technique. Wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. 7 to 8 p.m. $10.

GALERIA DE PÉROLAS: 532 W. First St. #211, Claremont Packing House. Open by appointment.

—Friday, July 5: “Chiaroscuro: The Art of Light, The Art of Dark,” featuring works extending beyond the contrasts of light and dark, pieces in black and white, evoking movement, beauty and charm. The exhibition includes featured works and installations from artists from across the country with international backgrounds. The closing reception takes place during art walk from 7 to 10 p.m. Live music and refreshments will be provided.

—Mondays: “Mindful Beauty Meditation Gathering.” Connect, listen, share, create, be, meditate and love. Meditation sessions every Monday evening from 8 to 9:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Contact Nichoel Ann at or visit

—Tuesdays: “Tribe Tuesday,” an open studio session for artists to share the space and work on their pieces. Open to artists of all levels from 7 to 9:30 pm. Space is limited to 10 people per session. Call 236-1562 or visit

GALLERIA BERETICH: The home and studio of Barbara Beretich, 1034 Harvard Ave., Claremont. 624-0548.

—Open Sundays from noon to 3 p.m.: Visitors welcome anytime, appointments appreciated. Featuring California art, paintings and sculptures from local and national artists since 1976.

GALLERY SOHO: 300-A S. Thomas St., basement level, Pomona Arts Colony. Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

—Through July 5: “Nature’s Gifts” open exhibit, entry fees apply.

MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS & CRAFTS: 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. 980-0412, or

Tours: Docent-led tours are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and feature Sam Maloof’s handmade home, furniture and the extensive Maloof collection of arts and crafts. Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. The Discovery Garden is open to visitors on Thursdays and Saturdays between noon and 4 p.m. at no charge. Check in at the Foundation Bookstore. The garden features drought-tolerant plants native to California and other parts of the world.

—Through October 27: “With Strings Attached: Art in the Craft of Sound.” There are nearly 40 musical instruments in the exhibition, representing a broad cross-section of cultures and traditions. The performances bring to life for audiences a number of the instruments, some of which are not often heard.

PETTERSON MUSEUM OF INTERCULTURAL ART: 730 Plymouth Road, Pilgrim Place. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Contains collections of international fine art, folk art and material culture from 10,000 B.C. to the present, contributed by Pilgrim Place residents and community friends, covering every continent. 399-5544.

—Wednesday, July 10: Hawaiian quilt workshop led by Judy Manley, who earned her MFA from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Participants will learn the history of Hawaiian-style quilting as well as how to design and execute their own unique Hawaiian-style motifs. $5 for materials. 1 to 4 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Reservations must be made by July 7. Call Viki Battaglia, 399-5573.

—Through August 25: “Celebrating the Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia.”

RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN: 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission to the garden is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+) and students with valid ID, $4 for children 3 to 12, no charge for children under 3 and members. 625-8767 or

—Through July 28: RSABG’s Butterfly Pavilion lets visitors interact with real butterflies. The Lantz Outdoor Classroom features activities for families, including nature-based art and craft projects. Butterfly gardening enthusiasts can learn about creating the habitats that butterflies need to survive. $2 exhibition admission, plus standard garden admission.

SQUARE i GALLERY: 110 Harvard Ave., Claremont. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Square i is an annex of the Artist Trait Gallery. Exhibits rotate approximately every 6 weeks. Call 621-9091 or e-mail

—Through July 31: Oil paintings by Don Prechtel are featured this month in an exhibition titled “Visual History.” A professional working artist since 1968, Mr. Prechtel is also a historian and an avid collector of antique western and military accoutrements. His studio is filled with a large library and a fine collection of artifacts, which he incorporates into his paintings. Many of the paintings have been reproduced on book jackets, magazine covers and illustrations in historical and scholastic publications. Opening reception: Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.


Jenelle Rensch covers the calendar, arts and entertainment. Deadline: Thursday at 5 p.m., one week before publication. Include date, time, address, a contact phone number and fee for admission (if applicable). Email: Fax: 621-4072. Address: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205-B, Claremont, 91711. There is NO guarantee that items submitted will be published.


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