The Metro Gallery is located at our DPOA offices at 119 W. 2nd St. We feature artists from all over the globe working in a veriaty of different mediums. We have opening receptions on the 2nd Saturday of the month for our Artwalk and Farmers Market which brings thousands to our downtown.
Saturday, October 14 will be the openeing reception for Marthe Aponte at The Metro Gallery 6-9pm
I am a self-taught artist with a degree in Critical Theory and French from University of California in Irvine, where I was a student of Jacques Derrida, founder of Deconstruction.
My artwork is an exploration in life’s connectedness and the fluid boundaries between humans and nature. I draw on my life in France, Venezuela, and America, interwoven with African and Australian Aboriginal artistic traditions.
My current practice focuses on picote, a French technique going back to the 17th century. In it, one uses an awl to punch tiny holes in paper to create landscapes, patterns, and abstract motifs.
August 12 The Metro Gallery is making it a family affair with artist Manny, Cecilia, & Leonardo LeGaspe` 6-9pm
July 8th we will be exhibiting artist Steve Ruiz
Steven Rushingwind Ruiz, born 1959 in Pomona, California, is a world renowned Native America flute Musician, sculptor and painter. His giant burnt match sculptures evoke the feeling of calmness and strength after a roaring blaze transforms a perfect matchstick into a pillar of beauty. What was once a strong, unscarred matchstick is now a piece of art created by the flames, a twisting, turning, sculpted monolith, finding beauty in the ruins. He finds beauty in everyday items around the house and places them up front and personal. Steven is a self-taught artist, coming from a family of artists. He has owned two galleries, The Blue Core in Pomona California and Ruiz Studios in Monterrey, California. His work is part of the permanent collection at The Latino Art Museum in Pomona, California and The Pomona Valley Hospital. His work has also been shown in hundreds of shows throughout the United States.