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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Art Walk: POLYchromatic

DeMonteverde AdMay is Student Art Month and the Loft is proud to showcase Sarah DeMonteverde, a student at Azusa Pacific University

A reflection of passion for expression, heritage and diverse colors envisioned through the creative process. Polynesian influenced work, embracing color theory and movement, paired with a live performance of traditional Polynesian dance.

Sarah DeMonteverde

Sarah DeMonteverde

Currently a first-year student at Azusa Pacific University, Sarah DeMonteverde is beginning her second year in the Fall of this year. Majoring in Graphic Design, with a passion to help serve in illustrating for a cause; aiding those who want or need more of a voice culturally, spiritually, or even just personally.

Creativity has always been a strongly rooted part of Sarah’s life, but it wasn’t until she started dancing Polynesian dance that she realized how vast her passion for the arts was, as well as the love I had for intertwining culture with fine art. Though not Polynesian, Sarah has made it a point to embrace the culture with an open mind, and a willing artisan’s heart to create her own style that is influenced by both roots of the tradition of the Pacific, and ideas for the future. Whether through the making of art on a canvas, or dancing to colorful rhythms, Sarah expresses wholly her deepest thoughts and understanding of what this life has to offer.

All art is priced to sell, including prints. Perfect for a Mother’s Day gift ;)

SATURDAY, MAY 10TH 6-10P

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Ugly Sweater Party

UGLY SWEATER PARTY 2013Join us in celebrating this holiday season by donning your tackiest holiday sweater, tie, vest, pants, or whatever else you can think of. An award will be presented for the most horrific attire to keep as bragging rights for years to come.

DECEMBER 17 from 7PM-10PM

Bring a bottle (wine, beer, whisky, nog, or cocoa) or dessert (pie, cheesecake, fruit tarts). Hey vegan/raw friends, feel free to show off (you may even get a couple converts). Let us know if you’re swinging by via email: lofton2nd@gmail.com

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ART WALK: The Art of Movement

When many of our visitors think of ART, they may think of paintings, drawings and sculpture. Many of them think of ART as a visual item to be hung over the mantle or displayed on the coffee table. We are pleased to focus this month’s “Student Art” exhibit on the ART of Movement. This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY show and will be full of energy and life. Don’t miss it.

IanFeaturing photographer, Ian Elston, a gifted and detailed engineer who has worked with EdisonBoeingNorthrop Grumman. His eye for detail has made him a worthy candidate for capturing the meticulous facets of a moving dancer. As a distinguished graduate of the University of Southern California and the Art Institute of California – Orange County, Elston has had the honor of photographing numerous subjects, including the USC Repertory Dance Company and USC Chamber Ballet Company. He will be exhibiting a collection of images from these groups.

Screen shot 2013-04-25 at 1.07.36 PMWe are also honored to have with us, students from the renowned School of Arts and Enterprises. Auditions are being held to showcase the talents and creative movement of these exceptional High School students. Those chosen to participate will be showcasing within the LOFT during Art Walk. Come out and support these young dancers.

MarissaAlong with the Art of Movement exhibit, we are proud to present the Art of Marissa Merida. Marissa is a sophomore at the School of Arts and Enterprises and recently was honored to be chosen as Artist of the Season in Visual Arts. She will be displaying a collection of paintings and drawings. Marissa is one of our amazing interns at the LOFT and we are ecstatic to give her an opportunity to show.

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Black History Month

Black 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.

2nd Saturday Art Walk

Saturday, February 9th from 6-10pm we are proud to present the art of Nychole “Nikki” Owens, Demar Douglas & John Barge III.

“WE JOURNEY – A Black History Month Art Exhibit”

They will all be displaying BRAND NEW works. Nikki has been working tirelessly on some of the most amazing works she has done so far. Demar has been digging deep and has a few new pieces that we won’t even see until we hang them. John has a studio full of work he is relentless finishing in time for this show. This is a very special show and you will not want to miss it.

Three local artists…one night. Their art will remain up for the duration of the month and most pieces will be for sale (prints are available as well). Come out meet the artists.

Collector’s Night (Last Saturday Art Walk)

We will close our show with a very special “Collector’s Night” on Saturday, February 23, 2013 (Last Saturday) at 7PM.

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Demar Douglas

Nychole Owens

John Barge III

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Bernard RobertsBernard Roberts | Private Collection

Sunday, February 17, 2013 | 2PM to 5PM

We are honored to have with us in the LOFT, Boxing trainer and artifact collector, Bernard Roberts. A celebratory yet difficult look into Black American History.

Bernard has been collecting unique items for years and has graciously opened his collection of signed books, art, photographs and more to display in the LOFT.

His unique collection of books, artifacts, images and memorabilia promises to challenge us and solemnly look into our past as we press towards our future.

Many of these items are extremely rare and are not publicly on display.

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This Weekend

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Saturday Morning from 9:30-11:30AM, the folks at Like Minded will be getting together for their monthly UNITE meeting. Young dreamers and entrepreneurs coming together with the common goal of living out their purpose in their world. They will be accepting new toys and children’s books to give away for the holidays. Justin Sapp, founder of Like Minded, will be speaking and inspiring the group.

The energy, focus, and physical nature of UNITE meetings are one of a kind. Participants will have no choice but to leave empowered, encouraged, and connected.

*It is the policy of LM to welcome everyone to UNITE without regards to appearance, religion, race, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.

POTTERY PARTY

Isabella Hackerman

Saturday, December 15th, from 5 to 10PM, The LOFT by Chara Nicole hosts The Pottery Party by Isabella Hackerman.

Isabella Hackerman began creating unique pottery pieces at the age of fourteen in a Claremont High School ceramics class. She went on to study at Cal Poly University and later with a private studio. She is a gifted young artist and we are honored to host her for this one night only sale. This is not only an exhibit of her maturity in ceramics, particularly in the arena of porcelain and sculpture, but also an end of the year Pottery Party.

Come out and celebrate with Isabella. She is displaying near to one hundred pieces, all priced to sell. To see some of her unique pieces, visit her Pinterest at pinterest.com/isabellalarose.

AgnesA SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

We are proud to be hosting the first birthday of one of our newest members to the Pomona Arts Colony, little Agnes. This private party will surely be the talk of all kids. Happy birthday Agnes!

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Art Walk – December

Pomona 2nd Saturday Art Walk is here. Come to the Christmas Parade (our family will be walking in it this year) in the morning, and stay for Art Walk at night. Over 3 dozen galleries, restaurants, clubs, bars, and this month we have the following food trucks…Komodo, Greasy Wiener, Bacon Mania, Pineapple Express, and Belly Bombz. See you there and don’t forget to bring some cash to do some shopping and support our local artists and businesses.

The LOFT will be featuring “Little Houses” by REN, a collection of moderately priced toy houses handmade by local artist, Richard Nunez. We will also have numerous our vendors with crafts, toys, and other interesting items to purchase for your holiday shopping. See you there…Saturday, December 8th, 6-10pm.

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Art Walk: Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot” was a success. The room is filled with hundreds of Art Walk attendees enjoying Chara’s “famous” Sherbet Shots, Red Velvet & King Kong Chocolate Cupcakes from the Cupcake Shack, and of course…Candy inspired art by Megan McDanels.

All part of Pomona’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk, approximately 3500 people visited the galleries, clubs, bars, retails shops and restaurants of Historic Downtown Pomona. Art Walk is every 2nd Saturday of the month.

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Sweet Spot

Art Walk is coming up and the neighborhood is buzzing. If you haven’t experienced Pomona’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk…you are missing out.

July 14th, 2012 from 5P-9P the The Loft will be showcasing the second annual Sweet Spot.

We will be featuring Cupcakes by Cupcake Shack and Art by Megan McDanel. Chara Nicole will have some of her custom designed Sweet Spot reusable canvas bags for sale as well.

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