Artistic reverie abounds as the Downtown breaks ground on new spaces and engaging exhibitions.
Longtime Pomona art innovator George Cuttress celebrates the grand opening of his most recent art space for The Progress Gallery – the East Gallery – which adds 1400 square feet of display for Progress. For their inaugural show, the gallery welcomes Professor Conchi Sanford’s “50/50, FIFTY/FIFTY: the Creative Magic of Collaboration,” which explores transformation through collaborations between educators and creators through their multisensory, collaborative works of installation, performance, and visual art.
57 Underground presents “The Pulsing Beat” by Jeanne Andersen, featuring vibrant paintings and illustrations of urban street life from today and yesteryear, and the School for Arts and Enterprise (SAE) welcomes the first of its professional guest exhibitions with photographer Angeline Herron in “Inamorata.”
Metro Gallery opens “Dense Karma,” a solo show by rising printmaking star Denise Kraemer, whose work continues to be more impressive with each passing year. Keep your eye on this artist as she pushes further into complexity and symbolism through her whimsical prints, breaking into new levels of creativity and, most assuredly, heightened regional recognition.
Latino Art Museum unveils three new shows: “Zoomorphism, Come and Play,” an interactive “playful” exhibition of found, recycled and purchased objects from Jose Angel Hernandez;
“Tradiciones Mexicanas,” a group show from Mexican artists Naty Medina, Jorge Madero, Laura Rivera, Sergio Cueva, Miguel Mendez, Leticia Martinez, Fernando Arredondo, Dolores Carrillo, Ruth Ramos, Salvador Jaramillo, Uriel Nieto, Manuel Reyes, Gabriel Laris, and Fabricio Gros, and curated by Jorge Madero of Maestros Plastica Mexico;
and “Hispanic Heritage,” a group show that celebrates Hispanidad (Puerto Rico, Philippines, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Columbia) through the works of Charisse Abellana, Jose Angel Hernandez, Celeste Illaski, Mauricio Cardona, Carla Chavez-Keller, Maria de los Angeles Espinosa, Rosa Elena Osicka, Mati Russo, Danelle Rivas, Yolanda Londono, and Luis Molina.