Downtown Pomona's 2nd Saturday Artwalk November 11, 2017

Holiday festivities are just around the corner, and the Pomona Art Colony is gearing up with colorful cultural exhibitions, powerful political proclamations, and myriad Technicolor trips through the artistic mind!

In Metro Gallery’s “Unreal,” Stevie Love delves into three-dimensional acrylic paint forms, mixing a variety of pigments and mediums that lie somewhere between painting and sculpture – and don’t forget the faux fur! 

 Stevie Love,  All the Love,  acrylic paint on vinyl mesh with faux fur

Stevie Love, All the Love, acrylic paint on vinyl mesh with faux fur

57 Underground goes after politics with a vengeance in  “Resist!”, a group show featuring Ken Johnson, Mervyn Seldon, Jeanne Andersen, Sharon Algozer, Jason LaMotte, Karen Duckles, Georga Garside, Chris Toovey, Yi-Li & Doug Ward, and Oscar Leal, who all aim to share their revolutionary viewpoints, perceptive truths, and the occasional well-deserved jab.

 Multiple artists SAE,  Untitled , acrylic 

Multiple artists SAE, Untitled, acrylic 

The School for Arts and Enterprise (SAE) celebrates middle school student artists in “Winter Visual and Digital Arts Student Exhibition” at the Gallery at The Downtown Center, showcasing

an impressive display of burgeoning skill that utilizes a wide variety of methods and mediums from traditional linoleum-cut printmaking to digital composition.

The Latino Art Museum presents “Art Festival from Argentina,” a group show of 20 artists and 60 works, curated by Marcela Temes, and “30 Peruvian Artists,” curated by Ivan Fernandez Davila – with both shows exploring the dynamic cultural roots of the artist and their visions of humanity.

      Edson Chacon,  Trotamundos   (Globetrotter) ,  oil on canvas                                      Jorge Ramirez  , Nuclero (Nuevos Fuegos), oil on canvas                                                                                                                                  

     Edson Chacon, Trotamundos (Globetrotter),  oil on canvas                                      Jorge Ramirez , Nuclero (Nuevos Fuegos), oil on canvas
                                                                                                                                

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The Alley Gallery throws it into anime high-gear with “Kamehameha,” a Dragon Ball Z exhibit and cosplay event that features your favorite characters life-size – in both mural and costume! They’ll also have live music, and the best cosplayer wins a prize, besides just being AWESOME.

The Progress Gallery welcomes a slew of artists in “Myriad,” featuring works by Nicholas Black, Hadassa Castro, Paul Davidson, Katherine Dinh, Andrea Driver, Jenna Jacobs, Cassidy Lewis, Emily Myers, Dominique Nevarez, Bryn Riihimaki, Amanda Santos, Eleanor Stelter, and Rachel Wathne.

The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) continues “Plunder Me, Baby,” the first West Coast exhibition by Peruvian artist Kukuli Velarde. Velarde’s works can be confrontational, challenging the racism she experienced at home as a child, as well as illuminative when she explores the struggle to preserve the pre-Columbian indigenous ancestry that was almost rendered extinct.

AMOCA’s duo exhibit from Mexican artists Diego Valles and Carla Martinez also continues, along with “We the People: Serving Notice,” which examines themes of political divide, immigration, equality, gender and sexuality, racial injustice, money and power, the current administration, the environment, and war.

          Lesley Claire Baker,  If I Only , Porcelain (top)          Jessica Brandl,  Buttons,  Earthenware, slip, glaze (bottom left)         Colla Apocholable,  Cheap and Delicious,  ceramic (right)

         Lesley Claire Baker, If I Only, Porcelain (top) 
        Jessica Brandl, Buttons, Earthenware, slip, glaze (bottom left)
        Colla Apocholable, Cheap and Delicious, ceramic (right)

And, the dA Center for the Arts continues 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 offers “Western Hemisphericals” a rotating, curated invitational featuring artist renditions and interpretations of the still mysterious term, “western hemispherical.” 

                                                                                              -Stacy Davies