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.

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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Robert Morgan – A Seasoned Artist

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We are honored to host seasoned artist, Robert Morgan, 83 year old Australian painter and graphic artist, throughout the month of March. “The Works of Robert Morgan” opens during 2nd Saturday Art Walk, March 9th from 6p-10p and will remain available for private showings. The show closes March 30th 6p-9p for Collector’s Night. This exhibition represents the culmination of over 60 years worth of amazing stories encountered by Morgan. Robert Morgan will be present to share his tales and insight into his life as a seasoned artist on March 9th.

“It was a splendid place and time! I’m sure we didn’t realize it then – doesn’t every young boy have four miles of water frontage to play about and run all over, a great expanse of water over which to adventure on, a rowing club and sailing club and our own fleet of tin canoes?”

The artist grew up by the shores of Iron Cove Bay in the western suburbs of Sydney NSW, Australia. The bay is part of the estuary system that feeds into the Parramatta River and on towards and under the harbor bridge into Port Jackson, Sydney’s Harbor. Someone was always building a watercraft on one block or another in the area – sailing dinghies and canoes – but usually something more ambitious, 30ft to 40ft ocean-going yachts, which took years to complete. Some of his earliest attempts at self motivated drawing and painting involved subjects from there.

The artist continues, “My formal art education was pursued spasmodically during the between stints on newspapers, magazines, art studios, advertising agencies etc. I attended the Julian Ashton School of Fine Art under Henry Gibbons and Sydney School of Commercial Art with William Holman.”

“The arrival in Canada had been planned with my wife, initially as the first stage of a grand tour working trip around the world. I was able to continue development through several opportune job situations in the Vancouver BC and Toronto Ont. Areas. One of these last had enabled the development of skills in design and presentation. That in turn led to taking time out to study at the Instituto Allende and to paint full time for another semester in San Miguel de Allende Gto. Mexico.”

“When we came out of Mexico to the Los Angeles area – My wife, children and myself, the painting continued anyway, through to a series of large abstract works in synthetic media. Then it became apparent that it was time to move back into regular remunerative work. There followed several years of work on architectural graphics programs, mostly of the more pragmatic kind – until, I found myself assigned to design for a project utilizing more wall space than most artists would dream of handling in a whole lifetime.”

Rob’s years of painting must have been preparation for something. As a Designer within a large professional Architectural Office, he designed the graphic walls of the secure below plaza level spaces and other large walls of a large national bank. Total wall areas were in excess of 35,000 square feet!

It seemed he was on his way, but circumstances changed again and there followed several difficult but still interesting years. During that time, outside of some unforgettable projects which included directional graphics in the Los Angeles Zoo, he designed and coordinated an ambitious extension of the exhibits for the public tour of Lawry’s California Center. On a personal level, he also developed a modular panel system for large graphic walls. Conceptual Designs for exhibits at George C. Page Museum, La Brea Tar Finds, were produced, while consulting with the Architects of that project.

Across the road was Museum Square where he was also heavily involved in the revamp form Prudential Building that it once had been. He had also picked up on his association with Electrical Advertising – Park Plaza near Palos Verdes, Alamedas Bay Harbor at Long Beach, Studio City Plaza on Ventura Blvd., and Arbor Faire in Fresno area, are some of the new or ambitious makeovers which utilized his design skills as an employee or independent consultant.

On more recent painting efforts: The artist is quoted, “Since becoming even more aware of the strong painting themes manifest along Pacific Rim coasts, the focus of my painting activity has been the development of suitable techniques to exploit that material. That and the potential interchange between developed hand skills and refined technology is what excites me!”

Bio by Robert Morgan 2013

 

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Robert Morgan will be with us during 2nd Saturday Art Walk to discuss his work. We hope to see you there. This will be a very special show unlike any you have experienced here in Pomona.

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September 8th Art Walk

We are honored to have two of Claremont Graduate School’s prized students showing in this month’s Art Walk.

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk is September 8, 2012 and is a monthly event.

Jackie Bell is showing an Installation made of metal and string. The piece explores the notion that a masculine environment can be balanced by adding the feminine. See Jackie’s post about the piece.

Dominique Ovalle‘s paintings are vibrant and full of color and texture. She pulls inspiration from her travels to India as well as the salty oceans of Malibu, incorporating her spiritual passions within each piece.

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