Wheeler Park Mural

I wish I could have been at the dedication of the new mural at Wheeler Park. At least I could see these photos of the ceremony, and I can go over and look at it when I want to.

Timothy Robert Smith

Painted by Timothy Robert Smith with help from Vista del Valle and ArtStart Students, the mural portrays kids at play in a cardboard boat and being attacked by a Kraken.

Mural Wheeler Park Claremont

Mural in progress

 

Mural Wheeler Park

Finished mural

Wheeler Park

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ReForm Arts Festival

IMG_7222 copyThe new Arts Guild at Claremont UCC hosted their first event on Saturday. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Arts Festival theme of ReForm showcased local visual art as well as performing arts.

 

 

 

 

Martin Luther himself (and looking pretty good for being over 500 years old) showed up and marveled at all the changes in the church since his time.

Visual art ran the gamut from paintings, to sculpture and pottery, a mobile, and fabric arts.

Performances ranged from organ music to dance to a short story reading, piano improvisation and poetry reading (accompanied by recorder).

 

Pomona College Ballet Fountain

In Claremontography’s last report of Pomona College Fountains, it was lamented that the ballet fountain was no longer there. But, joy of joys, it has returned! Not quite as a fountain, but the lovely dancing sculpture is back.

It remains the centerpiece in the courtyard between the Art Museum and the Thatcher Music Building, along with these other works of art.

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September 2017 Photo Round-Up

Walker Wall at Pomona College started out completely whitewashed, ready for new news. I don’t think that Banksy really Wuz Here, though.

Art at the Last Drop Cafe

Last Drop Cafe

Another Little Free Library popped up on 10th Street.

Claremont Little Free Library

Claremont UCC celebrated 23 years of becoming an Open and Affirming Congregation.

Claremont UCC

Rocco the Raccoon at Trader Joe’s is already showing of his Halloween Costume.

Rocco Raccoon

We’ve had lots of construction on the streets lately.

Claremont

And a cloud photo, just because.

Claremont Depot

Art Walk

Here are some of the exhibits on view in Claremont in September, all of which were open on Claremont’s First Friday Art Walk.

The Claremont Museum of Art’s current exhibition is called Carnival Seekers.

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce features works by three residents of Pilgrim Place.

The Claremont Heritage exhibition features a retrospective of works by Barbara Beretich in the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center.

Remembering 9/11 in Art

Eleanor Scott MeyersIn remembrance of 9/11, local artist Eleanor Scott Meyers has a small exhibit of watercolors with a big impact. In the Sumner Room at Claremont UCC, these seven works will be on view for the month of September. Meyers spoke about her work and how creating art (through various mediums, including writing, photography, and music) can help heal.

 

 

 

Here Meyers explains how her artistic license allowed her to put the Statue of Liberty in this alternative location.

Click on each photo for a better view, or visit them in person to enjoy their full impact.