May 2017 Photo Round-Up

During Finals we had the German and Chinese Language Residents and some German-speaking students over for a little cultural exchange. We made s’mores (definitely an American treat) and the German Language Resident made Spaghetti Ice which looks like spaghetti, but is really whipped cream with ice cream through a press that makes it look like pasta, topped with pureed strawberries and coconut flakes. Yummy.

We replaced our dying tangerine tree with a dwarf avocado. We choose a large size as we don’t want to wait 20 years to make homemade guacamole.

The store at the botanical gardens is closing for the season, so we had to go one last time before fall. And then we had to go check out the current exhibit in the one-room gallery.

The duck on the pillar at Harvey Mudd College is gone. I hope it’s because the pole has just been painted, and the duck might reappear.

Memorial Day was a perfect day to try out our new car bike-rack and take a ride around the Back Bay in Newport Beach.

Bring on June Gloom!

 

Evanescent Children’s Art

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This ARTstART exhibit (StARTitup) at the Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center in Memorial Park opened Friday afternoon and by today it is gone. Claremont High School students led children at Sycamore, Vista del Valle, Sumner, Mountain View and Oakmont Elementary Schools in various art projects, seen here.

via Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Gardens at the Maloof Foundation

IMG_5813Even yesterday’s cool weather couldn’t keep us from enjoying a picnic lunch celebrating a friend’s birthday. She chose the Sam Maloof Foundation as the site for our potluck. Maloof, a local woodworker and furniture designer has pieces in New York’s Met, LACMA and the Smithsonian. His foundation offers tours of his Alta Loma home, showroom and workshop a few days a week, but we just enjoyed wandering the gardens and enjoying all of the sculptures and various art.

Now I will make an effort to return for a tour.

 

 

 

WPA Art at the PO – Claremont’s Heritage

The Claremont PO, built in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project, still preserves the Claremont artist Milford Zornes’ mural depicting scenes of Claremont’s heritage of that era. Read about this mural at the Claremont Heritage site. You can jump to pages 26 and 27 of this virtual book to read about this mural.

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It rings the upper perimeter of the lobby so there is something beautiful to view at every turn.

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Currently, the post office is selling WPA stamps.

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via Photo Challenge: Heritage

Mall Murals

Even if you are not a mall person (I certainly am not), you might want to pop over to Montclair Place (what we used to call Montclair Plaza). The first mural of a yearlong art installation has brightened up a long wall in the parking lot. It has been there since the end of April. It depicts Montclair’s view of the  San Gabriel Mountains.

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Last weekend, another mural went up inside the mall. It’s near the top of the escalators on the east end of Montclair Place.

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More art will continue to appear throughout the year. Stay tuned!