The second art walk of 2022 will take place this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Various artists will showcase their works across Claremont and its businesses, with a full lineup below.
- Bunny Gunner, 230 W. Bonita Ave., will feature the work of Raul Pizarro. The exhibit, titled “Eternal Spring,” is “a series about the pivotal moments we sometimes forget as adults. It’s a collection of awakenings to the vastness of life by remembering the little spark through music and nature,” a press release said. “This collection is inspired by the incredible gift of being alive. May we always be able to see the wonders of life in the existence that surrounds us.
Although mask guidelines have been relaxed in Los Angeles County, Bunny Gunner will require guests to wear masks and limit the number of people inside the gallery.
- Studio Claremont, 260 W. Bonita Ave., will feature artists Cindy Rinne, Toti O’Brien, Denise Kraemer and Elizabeth Carr in an exhibit titled “Accents.” “It’s a spectacle of fiber arts, weaving, the art of quilting and hand sewing. Our stories are all different but we have all added interesting accents to our work,” reads a press release. Residents who have purchased a mask from Studio C within the last two years can see artwork on the wall that matches their mask. “We have turned the remains into art,” the press release reads.
- The Claremont Chamber of Commerce, 205 Yale Ave., will host artist Juan Thorp and his exhibit titled “Machines,” along with an introduction to NFTs. Thorp grew up working in his family’s machine shop, learning to operate CNC machines and giant drill presses.
“This environment has definitely inspired my current work on machines and vehicles. I design my own machines now,” Thorp said in a statement. “I worked on a series of music machines. These paintings will be converted to digital graphics by being redrawn in computer design software. [Then] sound and animation will be added so that these can be converted into multimedia digital works.
He concluded that “eventually these ‘sound machines’ will eventually become NFTs, non-fungible tokens.”
- Square I, 110 Harvard Ave., will be open during the Art Walk from 6-9 p.m.
- The Claremont Museum of Art, 200 W. First St. in the Claremont Depot, will continue to present the “John Frame: Mephistopheles and the Swan Girl” exhibit. Stop by for a wine reception and vintage music, presented in loving memory of David Reisman, according to a press release.
“This dramatic exhibition features works by acclaimed artist John Frame based on his production designs for a 2018 staging of Gounod’s Faust. It also includes Frame’s work on the Oscar-winning short film “The Swan Girl, 2016,” according to a press release. “Both projects are tied to the story of Faust and have continued to exert a strong influence on Frame’s work.” This exhibit is extended through April 24.
- Neon Moon Art Supplies, 317 W. First St., will feature a selection of monotypes by artist and Uplands native Roxanne Tamberen in an exhibit titled “Motorin.” Tamberen was educated at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and majored in painting.
“Roxanne spent her childhood observing events in middle-class suburbs. The garage and driveway were the scene of weekends working on the car, kids getting on their bikes to ride with friends, or teenagers coming home a little after curfew,” a- he continued. “These scenes were framed by the setting sun as the ever-changing, yet ever-similar plays came to an end, another day in the suburbs came to an end, and sleep would bring a new series of events that can only be seen by actors, neighbors or occasional passers-by.
- At the Claremont Forum Bookshop and Gallery, 586 W. First St., artist Cheryl Adriano will present her exhibit, “Fiber Arts.” Adriano is a fourth-generation quilter who, at an early age, “found herself deviating from traditional quilting towards improvisation”. Her sewing work can be seen not only in her elaborate quilts, but also in her intricate fiber pieces and large wall weaves, according to a press release.
For more information on the Art Walk, visit: clarremontvillage.com/clarremont-art-walk. Attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. For more information on health and safety guidelines, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov.