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Musical history preserved at Claremont museum

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Approximately 1,400 Ameri­can, European and ethnic instruments dating from the 17th century to present day of most types are displayed in three thematic rooms at the Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instru­ments at the Claremont Colleges. The Fiske Museum is the only major museum of musical instruments in the Western United States. According to the mission statement... 

Workshop has La Verne Library animated

Genesis Miranda Staff Writer Political cartoonist and artist David G. Brown brought great basic tips to a small audience in the city of La Verne Public Library through a Motion Picture and Animation Work­shop on Saturday. Brown encouraged everyone who showed up for the weekend workshop up to sit at two tables and draw whatever they wanted. “Art is as individual as you are,”  Brown told his audience.... 

Loft Beats shows passion for green

Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer For most art venues the paintings are what draw in the people, but for the Loft Beats Art Shows the sound of DJs and local musicians enhances the art experience. Located up a long stairway of squeaky brown steps, down a dimly lighted hallway, in the Pomona Arts Colony, art enthusiast can find a loft full of affordable art by talented artist, and hear the beats of local... 

Collection pieces together mixed art

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor With careful hands and creative minds, the artwork of stained glass and quilting artists was featured in the Walker House’s Second Story Gallery. One piece that captured guest’s attention was a small glass square decorated with bright red roses that bloomed in each corner. “The piece took about a week and a lot of hours,” said stained glass artist Robert... 

Women honored in Latino Art Museum exhibit

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer This year the Women’s International Art show had its opening reception on March 12 at the Latino Art Museum in the Pomona Art Colony and will continue through Saturday. For curator and La Verne alumna Graciela Nardi, the month of March is significant because it celebrates women from all cultural backgrounds and the art that they produce. Seven years ago Nardi decided... 

Art exhibit exposes workers’ plight

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer “Worker” is a performance-based presentation that includes emerging artists James Gilbert and Jennifer Vanderpool’s sculptural elements, video and audio, creating an effective visual and aural experience throughout Jan. 27 until March 25 at the Lenzner Family Art Gallery at Pitzer College in Claremont. A group of personified, life-size soft sculptures are positioned... 

‘Diaspora’ represents the people

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer The Foggy Windowz Gallery in the Pomona Arts District featured the Afro-American urban artwork of artists John Barge III, Demar Douglas, Amanda Daniels, Don Sherow and LPE38 last month. The exhibit allowed the different artists to come together and give their interpretation of Diaspora, which is the movement and migration of people. Douglas, who helped to gather this... 

Paintings use abstract color to show daily life

Jesse Evans Staff Writer The West Gallery in the Campus Center opened its new gallery series, “A Man in the Garden,” with a reception Tuesday. The series is by Iranian artist Zohreh Moysaybei and Dion Johnson, gallery curator, picked three of the 10 paintings from the series. “The colors are unique and capture the different emotions, people and times of day.” Johnson said. Photo reproductions... 

‘Extend’ shows everything there is ‘About Paint’

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer The art of Dion Johnson, director of university galleries, is currently being featured in Carl Berg’s collection, “About Paint,” at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. During the summer of 2010, Johnson was busy working on his piece Extend, which when finished was displayed in his studio in Los Angeles. It was here where Berg saw this particular piece... 

Documentary follows Banksy and graffiti artists

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer Legendary graffiti artist Banksy has captured a secretive and humorous inside look about the underground world of street art and its artists. Banksy’s film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” allows the viewer to gain different perspectives on the creative works of the street artists. The film follows an eccentric filmmaker in Los Angeles named Thierry Guetta. Guetta... 
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