The 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).
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
Another Little Free Library popped up on 10th Street.
Claremont UCC celebrated 23 years of becoming an Open and Affirming Congregation.
Rocco the Raccoon at Trader Joe’s is already showing of his Halloween Costume.
We’ve had lots of construction on the streets lately.
And a cloud photo, just because.
There’s a new coffee shop in town, so that means it needed to be checked out, of course. The Courier had a nice write-up about Sanctuary Coffee on Foothill across from Stater Bros. This non-profit venture donates all of its earnings to charity, including Inland Valley Hope Partners.
I had never been in the building before, when it was a clothing consignment shop, so I have no before photos, but the space inside is so welcoming, that you will probably enjoy these after photos.
Nice places to sit – inside and out.
Art on the walls.
The coffee was pretty good, too!
Walker Wall at Pomona College
In 2009, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill to create a state day of recognition for Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician of a major city.
Claremont United Methodist Church
April went by very quickly. Here are some photos to remember her by.
The wall at Walker Beach at Pomona College expressed its LGBTQ pride.
Signs ala Berma Shave encouraged students to vote for their favorite professor.
It doesn’t take long, to show you care, about that Professor, who’s always there.
Easter came on a beautiful Sunday
Claremont hosted its annual Earth Day Fair on the hottest day of the month with temps in the 90s.
First grade students practiced writing their quarter and eighth notes.
The college softball season was in full swing….
And to round off National Poetry Month, here is a favorite one of mine. Enjoy!
Lots of mud
Feral Chickens everywhere
Delightful walk to the Stone Dam
Cute churches everywhere
The waterfalls seen on the opening of Fantasy Island episodes
Little girls from a wedding who were tired of being photographed
and with this sunset picture, you know the end is here
Claremont Modern: The Convergence of Art + Architecture at Midcentury, a new documentary showcasing just what its title states, gave me a reason to go inside this building. I have passed by this chapel on the campus of the Claremont School of Theology for over 30 years, but never thought about going inside until I saw it in the film.
Not only is it open during the day, but Claremont Graduate University hosts free concerts on Wednesdays at 4:15 in the chapel.
You can see a trailer of the documentary here.