Christian Ornelas & Liselotte Marin

Does this Art make me look FAT?

ONE NIGHT ONLY

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 | 6-9PM

An eclectic array of work composed of found objects, metal sculpture, paint and young angst.

A duet art show bringing painting and metal sculpture together. Artists, Liselotte Marin, an Art History student at Cal State San Bernardino, and Neighbor Kid (Christian Ornelas), a High School Senior at the School of Arts & Enterprise, have been working creatively to bring a fresh collaboration. All art is for sale and priced reasonably.

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 6.51.04 PMLiselotte Marin gets her inspiration from things she views as ugly, highlighting the beauty within them.

Neighbor Kid (Christian Ornelas)’s paintings are a mixture of bold colors and hard lines, while his metal sculptures are more organic and flowing. He gathers his inspirations from his environment and its uniqueness.

Angel ONCE

Screen Shot 2014-10-11 at 7.48.55 AMAngel ONCE, the “real pink elephant kat. His well known Angry Elephant pieces started showing up on walls, signs, canvas and toys in 2011. @angleonce | Instagram

While a large majority of Angel’s art can be seen publicly on walls and on his custom Angry Elelphant products, he agreed to show off a collection of his gallery works in the LOFT.

The LOFT is proud to display these works, Saturday, October 11, 2014 during the Pomona Art Walk. The LOFT will be open from 6p-9p(ish).


pop up art showBring your wallet, blackbook and camera to the Closing POP-UP show on Friday, October 24, 2014 and experience even more of AngelONCE. There will added pieces and a ton of small works (like ornaments, journals, toys, and more).


Angel will be in and out throughout the night and will also be set up in the “Farmer’s Market” down the street, selling his custom toys and smaller painted items.

Here are some of his other works:

Revery & Memory

Friday, July 18 7-9P

Revery & MemoryCurated by Jordan Mullen, Revery & Memory showcases the work of 9 visual artists, exploring the many facets of the human experience and how they manifest themselves as memory. From distant memories to the present daydream, each personal and observed experience is revisited and repurposed. When revisiting a memory it can become present and alive, taking on a new life, a new form, and a new purpose. From cathartic mark-making to capturing the remnants of past lives of a particular space, new revelations are revealed. Monsters emerge, mythical beasts take flight, and portraits speak to their identity, all in the act of revery where the artists invite the audience to participate in a new narrative.

Featured Artists: Katy Gilmore, Mary Song, Nancy Hines, Lucinda Chalmers, Cindy De Mesa, Elizabeth Hornbeck, Justin Evans, Rachel Farrington, and Jordan Mullen.

Join the artists as they close out the show. Friday, July 18 7-9p, you are invited to view the art, discuss the artists’ process and take a piece home.

Weddings in the Loft

WEDDINGS IN THE LOFTJamie & Jon - Wedding in the LoftOur primary focus is to provide exceptional services for a highly enjoyable experience for you and your guests. We specialize in small weddings, and respect the preference for simplicity of many couples who decide to plan small. We are especially connected with independent and local artisans to craft custom details for our in-house decor collection.

It is an ideal location for smaller gatherings, and especially suited for for non-traditional, creative, urban, offbeat and vintage style weddings and events.

Chara Nicole (co-owner of the Loft) is a Certified Wedding Consultant and Event Designer with in over 11 years of experience and hundreds of successful weddings and events produced. Her uncompromising eye for detail and “out of the box” thinking guarantees your event will be handled with experience and expertise. She specializes in creating events for her clients that exude their personality and exceed their expectations. Visit CharaNicole.com to learn more.

CEREMONY IN THE LOFT

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Art Walk: Vicky Thomas

Vicky Thomas | Jewelry / Sculpture / Watercolor

Screen shot 2014-06-10 at 10.24.49 AMVicky began her career in jewelry making in a high school class at Claremont High, and then went on to earn her Associates Degree in Commercial and Fine Arts from Citrus College. She has worked as a production hand design jeweler at Figg Jewelry, a company serving stores such as Nordstrom’s and Macy’s. Additionally, She has shown her artwork in mixed media at galleries, stores, and libraries. Vicky has been twice honored by the Friends of Pomona Library as a Master Artist. In 1997, she began teaching at Tri-Community Adult Education as a wire wrap jewelry teacher and expanded her classes to include lapidary, silversmithing and bead stringing. She has taught art through the DA Center for the Arts community outreach program, Artlink, and also taught jewelry making at Hacienda – La Puente Adult education and after school programs for the
Ontario-Montclair School District. Vicky also works as a teaching aid to special need students throughout LA County.

Vicky Thomas will be doing a one night show at the LOFT during Second Saturday Art Walk. She will be showcasing and selling her handmade jewelry, as well as a handful of various mixed media art pieces.

Saturday, June 14, 2013 | 6-9PM

543 WEST 2ND STREET, DOWNTOWN POMONA, 91766

 

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Grad Parties

Grad instaCongratulations to the many students who’ve worked hard and spent countless hours finishing up papers, service hours, internships and whatever else was needed to be able to walk across a stage and receive your degree, diploma, or certificate.

We welcome you to celebrate your graduation & commencement with us at the LOFT. Book soon so you we can hold your date and time.

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Fill out your online HOLD Request here

Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne, Western University of Health Sciences, Mount San Antonio College, Citrus College, Chaffey College, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Riverside, Cal State San Bernadino, USC, UCLA, APU, Azusa Pacific University, Life Pacifc University, Pomona College, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Lincoln, Claremont High, Pomona High, Pomona Catholic, Garey High, Ganesha High, Ranch Hills, Village Academy, School of Arts and Enterprise, Bonita High, Damien High, San Antonio High, Chino Hills High
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Art Walk: Xavier & Friends

XAVIER AND FRIENDSLOFTon2nd is proud to present the talented Christopher Xavier Hernandez. He will be showing some unique pieces recovered from the depths of storage. Along with some friends, Xavier’s one night show will undoubtedly be one you won’t want to miss. He is a local Pomona Artist who has been involved in the Arts Community for at least fifteen years.

April 12 from 6-10p

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Art Walk: We Journey

WE JOURNEY AD1Black History Month had its beginnings in 1926 in the United States. The LOFT is proud to celebrate the innovation, art and strength of African Americans past, present and future. For the second year, we present a very special show, We Journey.

We are honored to present new art from Photographer Trellis Evans, Painter John Lee & Metal Sculpturer Dan Romero.

They will all be displaying BRAND NEW works, telling the story of people’s journey.

6p-10p February 8, 2014

Three loved artists, unveiling brand new work, all in one night. Their art will remain up for the duration of the month (by appointment only) and most pieces will be for sale (priced for all budgets). Come out and meet the artists.


Trellis EvansTrellis Evans of EvansEyePhotography is an editorial fashion photographer working with some of Los Angeles’ most beautiful talent. Last year Trellis made a trip to Ethiopia and was privileged to bring back a beautiful array of photos that warmly share the soul of those he came in contact with. Trellis will display both works side by side, exhibiting both the contrast and similarities of cultures. Both environments instinctly beautiful, yet both uniquely diverse.

John LeeJohn Lee, a seasoned photographer, is displaying a unique flag painting that will speaks of the pain, joy and perseverance many experience throughout the journey. John studied at the Memphis College of Art and is continuing his art education at the University of La Verne. John was co-owner of the innovative TwentyMilesEast gallery in Pomona, which was instrumental in bringing legendary African-American artists from around the globe, right here on our block.

Dan RomeroDan Romero, world-renown Metal Sculpturer, will be presenting a collection of new sculptures entitled “Busting Thru!” A collection of rebardoorknobs, angst and flight. Dan’s work is featured through Europe. Recently, he worked with various artists in Germany, serving as the US Ambassador. You can find his work locally at the Sam Maalof Museum, the 2nd Street Sculpture Park and in his private studio located at the Pomona Packing Plant.

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Behind the Scenes

trueblood_logoHBO True Blood began staging the block last week (3 days of set up) for today’s scene. On the set is Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse and Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte.

They are filming the rest of the day and striking the set tomorrow to move up the street in nearby Linocln Park.

Enjoy some of the behind the scenes photos taken from the LOFT, as well a quick video of Sookie and Sam (along with the Sherrifs) walking along Downtown Pomona’s 2nd Street Arts Colony.

Art Walk: Legion of Gents

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Mencius said, “A man has to live with himself; so he should see to it that he is always good company.” A celebration of the art of being a gentleman via music, video, art, spirits and fashion.

 Artists

Amanda Allphin  – Photography  |  Shane Belcher – Photography

Christian Marotta – Pencil  |  Gus Quintana  – Painting

Entertainment

Music by Dj Sulcus (Electronica, Trap, HipHop)  |  Visuals by Major Gape

Vendors

Louis Gregory – selected vintage goods  |  More TBA

WHISKEY TASTING

JANUARY 11, 2014

6P-9P Art show  |  9P-12A Lounge

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