Art Walk: Once A Girl Scout

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The Loft is pleased to present 4 distinct artists, all who happen to be Girl Scout Alumnae. Sally Egan, Nicole Frazer, Shelley Bruce, and Samantha Montag. A night to honor women of courage, confidence and character.

Troop 2974 will be on hand with Girl Scout cookies (as well as down the street), so be prepared.

MARCH 8, 2014 | 6P-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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Henry & 9th Launch

We were honored last night to host the launch of Henry & 9th, a men’s accessory company featuring a new line of gentleman’s pocket squares. The Loft was full of dapper gentleman and dashing ladies toasting the future success of Jeremy Hunter, founder of Henry & 9th.

“Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society” – Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain)

Such words underscore a universal truism:  a person’s sense of style merits the attention of others.  Thus, at Henry and 9th, we believe that even the smallest detail – yes, something as simple as an accessory – can make a substantial impression.

Inspired by the eclectic style of Red Hook, Brooklyn, USA, our company blends contemporary style with the classic suiting standards that have withstood the test of time.  Thus, whether you prefer the flare of bold patterns, or the conservative appeal of classic solids, we are confident you will find the right design to accentuate your suiting preference.

Yes, details matter.  Prepare to make an impression based on your individuality and sense of style.  In the end, accessorize your wardrobe with a view toward making an impression.

HENRYand9TH.com

Wedding: Jamie & Jonathan

When my husband and I first opened our art gallery, I secretly dreamed of the opportunity to design a wedding amongst the historic brick walls, tall windows and aged wood floors. I’ve been designing weddings for close to twelve years and could of nothing more thrilling to design one in our gallery.

Jamie & Jonathan came to me after finding the Loft on yelp.com and knew this space was perfect for them.

We started with simple ceremony in the Loft followed by a unique cocktail hour in the Sculpture Park (across the street) before heading back up to the Loft for dinner and dancing. It was a truly beautiful experience designing a simple tasteful unique wedding for an equally unique couple.

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See the rest of JAMIE & JONATHAN’S photos via MORA PHOTOGRAPHY


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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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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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Healthy Eating in the New Year

Matanah Simmons of RAWlistic Living

Matanah Simmons of RAWlistic Living

RAWlistic Living, a living lifestyle company who provides a variety of services to consumers looking to live more Organically, will be offering a series of “New Year, New You” Workshops for the community. These workshops will take place at The Loft in Downtown Pomona’s Historic Arts Colonies.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2pm, RAWlistic Living will provide a FREE “Introduction to the Plant-Based Diet” workshop addressing common questions about the Vegetarian and Vegan diets. Participants will learn about what the diet entails, the nutritional factors and how it ultimately can affect overall health. Email Matanah Simmons at RAWlisticLiving@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2pm, RAWlistic Living will provide a hands-on workshop entitled: “Demystifying the Plant-Based Diet” which will include general information, as well as food demonstrations, recipes, tastings, as well as tips on how to live more organically on a budget. RAWlistic is extending an introductory price for this workshop at $25. CLICK HERE to secure your seat.

“Living a Vegan or Vegetarian lifestyle has sort of become a lifestyle synonymous with certain classes or tax-brackets. To have access to fresh, organic, affordable whole foods is a necessity for ALL Living beings. This is why we decided to provide a free workshop for the community,” says RAWlistic Founder, Matanah Simmons.

The RAWlistic Living workshop on Sunday, January 6th, includes general and specialized classes centered around the plant-based diet which includes food demonstrations, recipes, tastings as well as tips on how to live more organically on a budget. These paid workshops help to finance the free workshops. Simmons continues, “I think it is very important to reach the community and provide alternatives to the mainstream Western diet that is leaving Americans obese, diseased and looking for homeostasis.”

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To learn more about RAWlistic Living, the Free “New Year, New You” Workshops, or how to donate to this community offering, please contact: (909) 231-7903 or visit Facebook.com/RAWlisticLiving.

These workshops are great for anyone looking to incorporate healthier meals into their diet.

You don’t have to Go Vegetarian, but it is time to Go get Healthy in 2013!

Take advantage, and we’ll see you there!

RAWlistic

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Je M’appelle Artistry Photoshoot

Here is a preview from the Sunday’s Photoshoot by Photographer Shonny Isley from Je M’appelle Artistry & Make Up Artist Brandy Edwards.

Model: TiJahnni Newton | Photo: Shonny Isley | Make Up: Brandy Edwards

This was truly a 500Block Photoshoot. Photo Rentals by IE Photo Rentals, Photo Cove Rental by Twenty Miles East & Loft Rental by…us. Our space is available for photoshoots, filmings, workshops, small gatherings, art openings and much more.

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Karl Benjamin Mural

Our daughter Brooklyn (7), helping artist David Flores with some touch up painting

Visitors ask us all the time about the mural across the street from the Loft. I spot kids walking by it, snapping pictures with their phone. Most of them do not know the significance of the mural or Karl Benjamin was.

The mural, depicting famed artist Karl Benjamin (who recently passed away), was a brainchild of Andi Campognone and Alex Couwenberg, who brought together artist David Flores and the Pomona Arts Commission to create something remarkable for our neighborhood.

Enjoy the short documentary by Hollywood independent filmmaker and photographer Eric Minh Swenson as he tells the story.

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