Monday, April 12, 2010

Taste of Pomona

The Taste of Pomona was a real success!

Tonight was the 6th annual Taste of the Pomona Valley held by the Pomona Chamber of Commerce. It was our 3rd year of having a Bunny Gunner booth and the most successful.
There were lots of restaurants in attendance all giving the crowd a sampling of their best foods. Tony's Famous French Dip was a favorite with their sandwiches and potato salad sampling as was the Finish Line with their tasty little tacos.
Other notables were the Coco Palm serving up some paella , beef wellington by the Sheraton's own McKinley Grill and
JT Schmid's Brewery keeping us happy with their IPA's. But the best food of the night would have to be the pot roast served on rice by Euro Cafe. For dinning entertainment, the music was great with a band of Mariachis and some Blues singers. To top it all off, we won three out of the 12 prizes in the raffle! Wine, cheese, snacks and gift certificates, wow, I was worried someone would think it was fixed! Thanks to Frank Garcia and everyone at the Pomona Chamber of Commerce for making this another successful event!

We'll see you next year.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pomona April Artwalk 2010

Second Saturday came fast this month, but we were ready. At Bunny Gunner we had on display the work of Kent Anderson Butler. He had a great opening with lots of people coming to see his new body of work "Embodied Fusion". Lots of students from Azusa Pacific University were in attendance there to support Kent who teaches at the school. Others stopped by and asked questions about the process and intention of the work. I didn't get a chance to go out anywhere else, but I heard "We Are Abstract" show at SCA went really well. DBA256 had the work of a competition winner from an Ovation TV art contest. The dA had their annual CGU exhibit which never ceases to be amazing. Blue Core featured a new show by two artist one of them Cindy Rinne. AC Projects had their second showing of "Curiosities of the Curio" and Pedersen Projects had the work of Jaime Jimenez and Jophen Stein who are both amazingly skilled painters.
Besides that, there were lots of other exciting things going on all over the colony. 35 plus galleries and growing, what would you expect?
photo by Ren, Jill Carol and Susie Thorp: