Sanctuary Coffee

IMG_6007There’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!

 

Renwick House Relocated

In the dark of night between Sunday and Monday, the Renwick House moved across College Ave. to make way for the new Pomona College art museum. There are photos of the move on Facebook, as well as this video from the Claremont Courier. David Allen wrote about it in his weekly column of the Daily Bulletin. Here are my before and after photos taken in the daylight.

View from Bonita Ave. looking south.

Here today. Gone tomorrow.

Ready for the house, and looking at the new west-facing Renwick House.

The sign on the door is a little understatement. It say’s We’ve Moved. I don’t think the letter carrier will be using that mail slot too soon.

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Here is a past post with another before photo of the house. Here is the post about the removal of the cottages next door to the Renwick House.

 

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First Saturday Art Walk

Dear Readers,

It’s summer and Claremont life slows down, as it should. Claremontography is headed into summer mode – posts on Mondays and Thursdays until the fall.

Two of my favorite Claremont artists opened shows on Saturday, and even if you missed the opening reception, you can still see their work throughout June.

Paul Kittlaus has a show at the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center in Memorial Park. If you like red, you will enjoy that vibrant color in his Color Improvisation.

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On Bonita at Bunny Gunner, Steve Comba shows some of his works which don’t look very much like his usual work, but also fabulous.

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Vintage Flip on Indian Hill on TV

The house on Indian Hill and 12th St. sold without an open house, so I was unable to see inside. However, the second season of Vintage Flip on HGTV will allow us to see the transformation. I believe the show for this house will be next week, so set your DVRs because it will be on late at night. Or, if you don’t have cable, you can buy the episode on Amazon or iTunes when it becomes available.

See before pictures here.

Here are some “in process” photos.

Here is a recent photo of the finished front of the house.

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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