Summer’s just over the horizon, but before you sizzle and sweat your soul away, check out the hottest offerings from Downtown Pomona in June!
The Latino Art Museum offers up their signature style group show, featuring works from artists hailing from Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Chile, El Salvador and Columbia. Curated by Graciela Horne Nardi, this series of acrylic, oil, watercolor, mix media, ink and rock installation expressions come from artists Silvia Garcia, Rosa Elena Osicka, Iris Vodopivec, Eduardo Medrano, Carolina Garino-Tabit, Maria de los Angeles Espinosa, Claudia Cogo
Carla Chavez-Keller, Rebecca Nabarrete, Angie Culasso, Su Horne, Juan Carlos Boxler, Rigo Rivas, Mati Russo, Yolanda Londoño, and Luis Molina – and promise to ignite passions and perceptions galore!
57 Underground celebrates longtime Pomona artist and Cal State Fullerton MFA alum Mervyn Seldon with a retrospective of her early work in “The First 20 Years: Mervyn Seldon’s Favorite Paintings, 1998-2018.” Filled with unique expressions of color and design taken from myriad experiences in her life, the artist’s development can be traced over the years – from her beginnings in still life fruits plucked from her husband’s garden to modern abstractions that reflect the conflicts of our modern time.
Likewise, encaustic artist Karen Ruth Karlsson is a much-heralded creator in the downtown scene, and opens her solo show “Something Just Like This” at the Metro Gallery, featuring printmaking monotypes, collagraphs and etchings.
The Alley Gallery attempts to cash-in on the current Deadpool love with “Daddy Needs To Express Some ART,” an exhibition themed around the iconic character that also includes an evening of vendors, live art, prizes, raffles and cosplay – which is both welcomed and encouraged!
And last but definitely not least, the School of Arts and Enterprise (SAE) spotlights three of its most impressive AP art students – Jenneyda Rojas, Andrew Carter, and J. Sayer – in “Futures,” featuring everything from the sassy to the surreal