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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... 

‘It Happened at Pomona’ plays with viewers’ eyes

Brenna von den Benken Arts Editor Walking in between two blue glowing walls curved inwards and six inches closer than they appear to the eye could have been mistaken for being in a virtual videogame like Disney’s “Tron.” The only thing missing was Daft Punk’s electronic soundtrack to complete the “Tron” effect. Such was the experience of Tom Eatherton’s work, “Rise.” The Pomona College... 

Artists interact weekly after hours

Christian Orozco Staff Writer Eager students filled the courtyard at Pomona College to participate in the mini canvas paintings, play some of the latest video games and watch the 2008 art documentary “Cool School,” all presented by “Art After Hours.” “Art After Hours” is a program that began last year and holds various art activities every Thursday in the lawn of the Pomona College Museum... 

Exhibit honors women of letterpress

Exhibit honors women of letterpress
Gallery visitors Linda Dare and Stephanie Froehner take a closer look at the letterpress works in the “Women Over 25: Printing Letterpress for Over a Quarter of a Century,” exhibit in the Clark Humanities Museum in Claremont. The particular piece they are observing has paper cut-outs woven together and pressed flat. The Scripps College Press celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding class... 

Plein Air Painters at 2nd Story

Plein Air Painters at 2nd Story
Featured artist Richard Myers (left) talks to Mayor of San Dimas, Curtis Morris this past weekend at 2nd Story Gallery in San Dimas. Although Myers was exhibiting paintings at 2nd Story, he is also an accomplished sculptor. In 2006 Myers dedicated a sculpture to the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station. The sculpture shows two deputies and children standing around the Station’s flagpole respecting the flag... 
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