This Saturday, April 11, is the Pomona Art Walk and LOFTon2nd is proud to feature “Smile” – a Photography Exhibit by Brooklyn Joy.
Brooklyn is 9 years old and has captured an array of smiles from throughout the Downtown Pomona Arts Colony for this show.
Perception is everything. Downtown Pomona is beautiful. View the Arts Colony from the perspective of a 9 year resident. See the beauty she sees every day in the smiles of her neighbors, in the community she calls home.
Life Adjacent is a documentary short web series that tells first-person stories that paint the larger picture of our LA neighborhood: community.
Episode 11 features Brooklyn Joy (daughter of LOFTon2nd owners Josh & Chara). Check it out.
Following up, after a successful debut of his show “On Display”, SGV raised artist Hairface, is looking to spread the message of love through a play on words with clever & witty quotes.
Current works to be displayed are guided by Love and all her crazy beautiful moments. Which are as familiar to you and I as the excitement of a first kiss. Medium of choice? Hand drawn in water color pencils, painted with the artist’s very own saliva. He’s about his craft but most importantly bringing people together, as that is where he is truly inspired.
The ambitious artist actively uses his P.R. & promotional skills from his nightlife as a DJ, to fuse arts, food, and music at his monthly event known as Taco Disco. Lucky for you, Hairface is hosting an interactive solo show on:
Saturday, March 14th
6pm – 11pm at LOFTon2nd
543 West 2nd Street, Downtown Pomona
LOFTon2nd is proud to celebrate the innovation, art and strength of Pan Africans past, present and future. For the third year, we present a very special show, “We Journey”.
Los Angeles resident artist, Shamala Bennu Auset, was catapulted into art, color, forms, and ancestral reverence. Exploring a unique narrative, her three-dimensional, textured use of acrylic, called scultpaint, honors the strength of African peoples, both in Africa and in the Diaspora, sharing not merely a common history, but a common journey.
Join us and about 30 other galleries for 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Art for sale, food, craft vendors, music and even a pretty cool late night buzz. Whether you’re with your special Valentine or just hanging with your anti-Valentine friends…it’s a great night out. Check out http://downtownpomona.org/
Shoes #1 by Shamala Bennu Auset
Butterfly #5 by Shamala Bennu Auset
Butterfly #1 #2 (top) #3 #4 (bottom) by Shamala Bennu Auset
Birth of Spirit by Shamala Bennu Auset
Ebony (top) / Auset (bottom) by Shamala Bennu Auset
Family by Shamala Bennu Auset
Peacock by Shamala Bennu Auset
Mother and Child by Shamala Bennu Auset
Dancing Ballerina by Shamala Bennu Auset
Shoe #2 by Shamala Bennu Auset
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.
Liselotte 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, 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).
Bring 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:
Friday, July 18 7-9P
Curated 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.
Vicky Thomas | Jewelry / Sculpture / Watercolor
Vicky 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
May 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.
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
LOFTon2nd 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
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