Downtown Pomona's 2nd Saturday Artwalk October 14, 2017

The only thing scarier than the ghoulish groans and demonic dances of All Hollow’s Eve is the onslaught of Christmas décor that’s already invaded your local brick and mortar. Fortunately, the School for Arts and Enterprise (SAE) rejects the early tidings of St. Nick, et al, and presents “Horror Showcase,” a group show of students’ exploration (and exorcism?) of fear through art. Curated by Mark Bunner, the exhibition dives into the “gnashing teeth of beastly creatures that wait for us in the night, the soulless eyes of a doll sitting innocently in an empty room” and all things that remind of us our fragile mortality. FUN!

Joshua Rivera, A Witch's Persecution, 8x10 Woodcut, 2017 SAE Gallery

Joshua Rivera, A Witch's Persecution, 8x10 Woodcut, 2017
SAE Gallery

LOFTon2nd joins with multiple other galleries on the West 500 Block to give students an even wider platform in “Within Reach,” a PTA Reflections Showcase.
Curated by the Pomona Council of PTAs and Joshua Swodeck (Cultural Arts Commissioner, PTA), K-12 students exhibit their work in visual arts, literature, film production, choreography and music composition, all supplied by Reflections, a nationally- acclaimed program that encourages artists of all grades and abilities to express their inner imaginings.

 

57 Underground goes wily and wild with “Masks and Eyes,” an exhibition of recent work from Jason LaMotte that features iconographic oil paintings exploring identity and perception, from cultural representations to subjective abstractions; The Metro Gallery presents “The Art of Picoté,” a unique contemporary art show of craft and pierced paper by Marthe Aponte; Progress Gallery gets into your nightmares with Arteco’s “Art from the Dark Side”; and dba256 Bar & Gallery invites you to enjoy some libations while perusing “Emanating Inner Being Through Physical Identity: Horror Edition” – which totally sounds more stimulating than boring old yoga.

dA Center for the Arts merges all of the above (probably) in its 15th Annual exhibit, “Aztlan: A Sense of Place,” which is part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,
a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Co-Curators: Frank Garcia and Margaret Garcia have corralled artists, tinkers, thinkers, engineers, and urban planners who construct creative solutions and express voices of concern for our inherited and future, with works by Leigh Adams, David Botello, Art Carrillo, Jimmy Centeno, Margaret Garcia, Mario Guerrero, Wayne Healy, Naiche Lujan, Heather McLarty, Cathi Miligan, Frank Romero, Nancy Romero, Marc Salazar, Mario Trillo, Ivan Deavy Zapien, and others.  
In the back of the dA, the Joan Weldon Gallery space offers “Western Hemisphericals” a rotating, curated invitational featuring artist renditions and interpretations of a “Western Hemispherical.” If it turns out to be an environmentally-friendly Southern musical, count us way in.

In the back of the dA, the Joan Weldon Gallery space offers “Western Hemisphericals” a rotating, curated invitational featuring artist renditions and interpretations of a “Western Hemispherical.” If it turns out to be an environmentally-friendly Southern musical, count us way in.

Lastly, the Latino Art Museum continues its show “International Yearbook 2017,” which explores themes of heritage through the work of artists from Argentina, El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, and the US, and AMOCA keeps rolling along with its exhibitions “Kukuli Velarde: Plunder Me, Baby,” “We, the People: Serving Notice,” “Love, Resilience, and Bad Memory: Diego Valles + Carla Martinez Vargas,” and “Mettlach: Folklore and Fairy Tales.”
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Claudia Cogo, Angel, Acrylic, Latino Art Museum

Claudia Cogo, Angel, Acrylic, Latino Art Museum

Cara Wang, The Ballerina Dancing Through the Night, 24x36, Mixed Media Lofton2nd

Cara Wang, The Ballerina Dancing Through the Night, 24x36, Mixed Media
Lofton2nd

Jason LaMotte, Presence through Midnight, 24x36, Oil on canvas, 2017 57 Underground

Jason LaMotte, Presence through Midnight, 24x36, Oil on canvas, 2017
57 Underground

Marthe Aponte, Alone on the Vast Ocean, Mixed Media, 2017 The Metro Gallery

Marthe Aponte, Alone on the Vast Ocean, Mixed Media, 2017
The Metro Gallery

Chola de Mierda (Resentida social, socially resentful, she believes she is an equal. Dismissible.), Collection of the Artist AMOCA

Chola de Mierda (Resentida social, socially resentful, she believes she is an equal. Dismissible.), Collection of the Artist
AMOCA