It's Second Saturday again and there's a lot going on. We have our new show "Works on Paper" by Carlos Estrada-Vega, the dA has the "Gone Fishin" show and Blue Core gallery has "Into the Blue." Make sure you check each one of these shows out and don't forget to get you picture taken with my giant 7' fish that's hanging at the dA. Also on the list is Jenelle Lowry's show at Sakura Ichi Gallery, she did some new paintings for the space. Miramar will be hosting a Photography show and judging by the flyer, it looks edgy. If that's not enough to get you to come, there are lots of other galleries and the farmer's market and car show. See you then.
You can read more about from our Arts Colony Correspondent, A.S. Ashleys article in the Daily Bulletin
or visit Pomona Arts Colony website
Also this from: Colony Art Gifts
If the collaborative partnership between the dA and SCA is like a marriage made in Heaven, Colony Art Gifts is their firstborn child.
Colony Art Gifts, located at 281 S. Thomas, #101 (above the SCA in the Founder's Building), will offer affordable, original objects d'art as well as t-shirts, cds, cards and more. The mission of Colony Art Gifts is to connect local artists and artisans who create really fantastic things with people who just happen to be in the market for things that are really fantastic.
A percentage of each sale will benefit the continuing arts programs of the dA Center for the Arts and the SCA Project Gallery.
Our Grand Opening will be Saturday, September 12. Store hours will be 11am - 7pm on Wednesday thru Saturday, with extended hours during Art Walk and Metro Night events.
If you are an artist who would like to have your merchandise considered for sale, contact Cher Ofstedahl at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call Colony Art Gifts at 909-865-0252.
If you are someone who is looking for unique, beautiful art gifts at great prices, just come on by and c'mon, BUY!!!!
Bunny Gunner is pleased to present the New
Works of Carlos Estrada- Vega
Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Carlos now resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he has just completed a new studio space overlooking the wide expanse of the breathtaking New Mexican landscape. Having lived in Los Angeles for more than 20 years, his recent move to New Mexico has enabled him to reach new heights in his already well known sense of luscious color sensibility. Upon completion of his Bachelor in Arts, Art/Religious Studies from California State University at Bakersfield he then continued his graduate studies in art at Claremont Graduate University.
Estrada-Vega is represented in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cologne, Germany and Sydney, Australia. His work is in the collections of the Museum Katharinenhof, Kranenburg, Germany, Portland (Oregon)Art Museum, Long Beach (California) Museum of Art, University of California at Los Angeles and Santa Cruz, The Oakland (California) Museum, Norton Family Foundation and many private collections in the USA, Europe and Australia.
The dA gallery
August is the month many folks go on vacation and local shops hang their Gone Fishin’ signs on door knobs. The dA Center for the Arts thought it would be a good idea to do likewise during Second Saturday Art Walk by presenting a summertime show exclusively about fish.
“Gone Fishin’” is a group art exhibit featuring over 100 pieces of artwork depicting our fishy friends, many of which will never be seen in an aquarium, but in a gallery setting the range of strange underwater beasties is endless.
And if the peculiar renditions of fabulous fish fodder aren’t enough, the dA will have a “Big Catch” photo area where patrons can get snapshots of themselves in waders and fishing cap, alongside a 600 lb grouper fish for their trophy mantle.
Plus for the kiddies, there will be a ping-pong-ball fish arcade where little tykes of all ages can toss for live gold fish.
Additionally there will be fish trophies, plaques and certificates of merit for the following fish award catagories:
MOST DANGEOUS FISH
MOST OBSCURE FISH
BEST READY MADE FISH
BEST DAMN FISH