Join 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
George Pulido was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. George first expressed himself through skateboarding and poetry. At the age of 18 it was with a paintbrush and the encouragement of his best friend, Damon Shindler, that George found his motivation to avoid the pitfalls of his surroundings and set his sights on higher goals.
Before long, he found an audience that was drawn to his work as an artist, and the interest of local collectors/investors allowed him to earn a living on his paintings. With the growing attention of art investors, he began to make a name for himself in the art community throughout the Los Angeles area.
As a newly established local artist, George then made the decision to tour parts of Europe—where he was inspired by the environment, architecture, and cultural vibrancy and incorporated it into his paintings. For months George worked closely with art collectors in Spain who were intrigued by his work.
Today, George prides himself in doing freelance work centered in Southern California. His art can be seen, and has been featured, in various galleries and group showings locally. George’s paintings have also appeared in a number of Hollywood’s popular TV series including “Law and Order” and “Saving Grace” as well as films such as “Yes Man”. In his spare time, George has also given lectures at local colleges that motivate young, aspiring artists to challenge their imagination to reach new heights and explore their own means of self expression.
George is currently a featured artist in his local community, where he has his own gallery open to the public.
“We all possess unique talents granted to us from above. My art is a gift from God, and I want nothing more than to share that gift with you.” –George Pulido
It has been quite a journey since we opened the doors to The LOFT. We have had more than 20 Art Exhibits, 2 Weddings, several Birthday Parties & Celebrations, Product Launch parties, Workshops, tons of Photo Shoots and even a few Film Shoots.
Come celebrate with us and help say a BIG THANK YOU to all those who have gotten us this far.
Urban Alchemy : Da Vinci [meets] Basquiat with artist Jelani Ticum Lateefutilizes a figurative process to bring forth his vision of an overwhelming prevalent spiritual influence throughout the universe…the symbolic relationship between the celestial realm and the Urban Alchemist.
Friday, September 13 at 7:00p for the opening of the exhibit with live performance artists: Capoeira Angola Inland Empire, KenBts, Ta’raach, Judah1, The Catchatones.
Saturday, September 14 at 6:00p we open for Pomona 2nd Saturday Art Walk (over 40 galleries). Come experience and support.
Saturday, October 13 at 6:00p we close this show during October’s Pomona 2nd Saturday Art Walk (over 40 galleries). A last chance to see Jelani’s work on our walls and take one (or three) home with you.
Jelani Ticum Lateef‘s art will be for sale and you can also visit our new Gift Shoppe.
Every August, many of the galleries in Downtown Pomona use this time to showcase Pomona themed shows. As our team discussed the many aspects of Pomona we could highlight, we focused in on a Downtown treasure…the “Pomona Envisions the Future” mural located in Thomas Plaza.
Special opening night, Friday, August 9, 6-10p. All are welcome.
Join us in the LOFT on Saturday, August 10, 6-10p for 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Stick around for the Pomona Arts Festival and celebrate with us as the neighborhood showcases the sometimes disregarded, Beauty of Pomona.
Friday, August 9 (around 8p) during the opening of the show, we will celebrate LOFT co-owner Joshua Swodeck‘s 40th Birthday. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a cigar or a barrel-aged drink (scotch, rum, whiskey, etc.).
The LOFT is pleased to present Paperwork by Fred One Litch on Friday, June 7th with an opening reception from 6:00 – 10:00pm. The show will run from Friday, June 7th, 2013 until Saturday June 29th, 2013 and be open 6/7, 6/8 (Art Walk), 6/29 and by appointment.
The California-based Fred One Litch presents meticulously crafted, precisely cut-and-pasted paper collages fabricated from his vast personal accumulation of vintage books, magazines and paper detritus. The intimately scaled collages are the artist’s attempt “to press pause” from the onslaught of visual imagery incurred in daily life “and offer up a chance for the viewer to draw the conclusion as to the exact meaning.” Many of the pieces were recently shown in a joint exhibit at the Maxwell Colette Gallery in Chicago.
Fred One Litch is a self taught artist born and raised in Los Angeles CA, as a youth he grew up skateboarding and writing graffiti. At the age of twenty and the urging of his now wife, he began his passion with and love for art. Formerly a painter now working solely with collage and mixed media he attempts to make sense of the collected paper he accumulates. He is married with two small children and maintains a home studio in La Verne, CA.
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.
We 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.
Along 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.
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.”
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!