The first day of Fall is only weeks away, and once it hits, all of this sicky, swampy heat will instantly vanish -- said no meteorologist ever. Regardless of the climate or any Sharpie alterations of the forecast, Downtown Pomona marches on, offering a chill way to spend your evenings -- temperatures be darned!
Come on down this Second Saturday and see what’s cookin’ in the Colony, starting off at the Latino Art Museum for their new group exhibition “Mes de la Hispanidad,” celebrating Hispanic heritage with works from artists Aura Suarez, Carmen Teal, Daniel Quinionez, David Orion Blanco, Eduardo Medrano, Edwin Vasquez, Enrique Espinoza, Hernando Carrizosa, Iris Vodopivec, Juan Solis, Kat Gaddis, Trevino, Marcos Dorado/Lupe Lopez, Marisol de las Casas, Marthe Aponte, Mati Russo, Rebecca Nabarrete, Roy Poma, Silvia Woboril, Terry Cervantes, Valeria Marchio, Warren Scherich and Enrico Mario Santi.
Also be sure to check out their solo show from Hermosillo, Mexico native Nidia Corneli.
Metro Gallery presents works from Guatemalan-born digital artist Edwin Vasquez in “Refractions,” featuring a host of “new media” abstractions inspired by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who pioneered the mathematical analysis of chaos and complex systems, and digital artist Dr. Brian Rutenberg. Using vibrant colors, Vasquez’s mix-media fractals embody the idea of “viewing the whole” to explore shapes in a poetic, minimalist scale
Local favorite Jeanne Anderson also explores our environment through abstraction and color in 57 Underground’s “Our Own Genocide,” a collection of work that calls-out the human drive toward self-extinction through disastrous climate denial and endless excavation of our natural resources. Focusing on the machines that strip our lands to create an epidemic of consumption and commerce, Anderson attempts to call more attention to the destruction and spur discourse around possible solutions.
dA Center for the Arts presents their “16th Annual d'Aztlan: El Movimiento,” a showcase of all that is d’Aztlan, offering a multifaceted celebration of the art, tradition, culture, and stories of the Chicano in a contemporary context. Calling for simultaneous renewal and innovation, this large group show honors legacies of Aztlan and hopes to ignite more dialogue around issues that affect Chicano communities.dA Center for the Arts
Progress Gallery presents the mixed media and installation work of Conchi Sanford in "Female."
Last but not least, the School of Arts and Enterprise (SAE) and its gallery, The Gallery at the Downtown Center, continue last month’s exhibition of visual and digital artworks from grades 6-12 SAE students. Curated by AV instructor Mark Bunner, this showcase of exceptional work is a prime example of how arts education enhances not only individuals, but entire communities – come show these talented kids some more love!