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Art Fiesta returns after 52 years

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Music and craft demonstrations filled the grounds of the Padua Hills Theatre last Sunday. The Claremont Museum of Art recreated the Padua Hills Art Fiesta for the first time in 52 years. The fiesta was an annual event produced by the Claremont artists from 1953 to 1959. This year, the outdoor art fair featured 20 invited artists showing their work, art demonstrations,... 

Yoko Ono advocates peace through art in Harris exhibit

Yoko Ono advocates peace through art in Harris exhibit
Professor of Art Keith Lord and sophomore Rosana Chavez stamp “Imagine Peace” on large maps in the Harris Gallery on Monday. Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace gallery invites the visitor to contribute to the installation by participating in a giant chess game, or by adding a stamped phrase to the maps, evoking a personal experience for the observer. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Julian Burrell Associate... 

Photographs document evolving structures

Photographs document evolving structures
  President Devorah Lieberman was one of the guests at the Carlson Gallery reception for Tavo Olmos’ “Memory Space” exhibition Nov. 3. Olmos talked with students and faculty about his pictures, which feature buildings and structures before they were torn down or remodeled. / photo by Danielle Navarro Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor The final memories of buildings that are gone have... 

Artist silk-screens historical figures

Ashley Sourapas Staff Writer Bunny Gunner art gallery in downtown Pomona has been showcasing artist Oscar Magallanes’ “Heuristic” exhibit this past month, and continued through Nov. 8 with a technique called silk screening. Magallanes is a passionate artist who depicts historic revolutionary figures. He is inspired by people who have influenced him, socially and culturally from his upbringing. Magallanes... 

Artists practice otherworldly rituals

Tennille Wright Staff Writer When you walk into Nichols Gallery, your eyes are immediately drawn to a black and white virtual image projected carefully high on the wall with a waterfall streaming down from the eyes of the man in the photo. The striking image on display is part of the current exhibition, “Synthetic Ritual,” at the Nichols Gallery in the Broad Center at Pitzer College. “The Synthetic... 

College honors former sculptor, photographer

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The tradition of Raku in pottery making was kept mainly in Japan’s borders until Paul Soldner developed a low-temperature salt firing form of Raku and brought it to America. Wall pieces, monoprints and Raku are the highlight of the works done by Paul Soldner, who died in January. The work is currently on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College. The... 

‘Bobathon’ exhibit raises funds

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Finger foods and fine wine was the serving choice for the “Bobathon” exhibition at the Southern California Artists Project Gallery during Pomona’s bi-weekly artwalk. Southern California Artist Project Gallery, located in downtown Pomona, is a nonprofit organization. The goal of the organization is to trigger new ideas and educate people on the arts. The SCA members... 

Exhibit revisits medieval artwork

Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer The 57 Underground gallery in the Pomona Arts Colony is currently showcasing the “Fantasy” exhibit composed of abstract, fantasy and medieval styles of paintings. The exhibit features four artists Jeanne Anderson, Barbara McLaughlin, Rick McGregor and Mary Hughes. Paintings range from skeletons with snakes around them and a man lying in a tub, to paintings of women... 

Judy Chicago promotes feminist issues

Judy Chicago promotes feminist issues
Addressing a full house at the Rose Theatre on the Pomona College campus, feminist author, artist and educator Judy Chicago revealed her experiences as a female artist in the male dominated art world of the 1960s and 1970s. During her lecture, Chicago explained the choices she made to promote feminist issues in her art. / photo by Andrew Vasquez  Read More →

Artifacts on display

Artifacts on display
To promote Scripps College’s new undergraduate “art conservation” major, the Clark Humanities Museum on the Scripps campus is exhibiting the show “A New Major and the Future of the Past.” Among the artifacts on display are these ceramic pieces, examples of a technique of repair called “fills.” The exhibition, curated by Wilson Conservation interns Robin Dubin and Wendy Lindsey, together... 
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