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ARToon Goes Public at The Packing House

March 10, 2014 – Where are you likely to find Space Kitty, Foxman, The Sleepwalker, Turtle Boy, The Golden Grasshopper, The Dependable Man and Lollipop Love all at the same time and in the same place? Answer: on the ARToon Art Wall exhibition at the east patio of The Packing House, 532 W. First Street in Claremont on Friday, March 21st at 5:30pm.

El Roble student Sam Offill-Jackson works on a panel from his comic book Gazr and Vesuvius.

El Roble student Sam Offill-Jackson works on a panel from his comic book Gazr and Vesuvius.

ARToon is an original Claremont Museum of Art after school arts education program that helps El Roble Intermediate School students discover the art of cartooning. The program is celebrating the close of its second year of cartoon instruction this month. Each of the 32 “ARToonistas” created an original, large format page from his or her comic book or graphic novel concept. The cartoons are being printed onto vinyl that will be installed onto the 8 ft. by 24 ft. Art Wall located on the east patio adjacent to The Packing House.

Student artists, their parents and relatives, El Roble faculty and staff, and the Claremont community are invited to celebrate the unveiling of the ARToon student cartoons at the site of the Art Wall. The public is encouraged to join the party in the West Village on Friday, March 21st at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. The 2014 ARToon Art Wall cartoon exhibition replaces the 2013 ARToon exhibition. The new 2014 exhibition will remain in place on the Art Wall through August 2014.

ARToon Art Wall Unveiling and Artist Reception, Friday, March 21, 5:30pm
The Packing House, East Patio, 532 W. First Street, Claremont

ARToon is produced solely by the Claremont Museum of Art in partnership with El Roble Intermediate School and funded by generous donations from a CMA member and Claremont
contributors Peggy A. Carlson, Wealthcare Capital Management Inc. and Gould Asset Management, LLC.

Claremont Museum of Art to Discontinue Operation in the Packing House

(December 22, 2009) – On December 21, the Claremont Museum of Art Board of Directors voted to discontinue operation of the Museum in The Packing House and place the permanent collection in a secure storage facility. The board will continue working to rejuvenate the Claremont Museum of Art in the next few years as the economy improves. The Museum will be open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for two final days on December 26 and 27.

As you know, the Claremont Museum of Art nearly closed its doors in October. Thanks to funding from the City of Claremont, the Museum has remained open through 2009. For the past six weeks, a working group of board members and volunteers has been striving to find a way to move forward. The group has met twice weekly and prepared a business plan for 2010, communicated with our supporters and the media, and held several fund raising campaigns. The group determined that it would cost $213,000 to operate the Museum for one year on a modest budget with one employee and a large group of dedicated volunteers

The museum has received over $5,000 in donations from the initial letter sent to supporters. A fund raising project is underway to sell 15 ceramic Torso sculptures cast from Harrison McIntosh’s original 1940s mold for $5,000 each. So far, we have received four orders and the first castings will be completed soon after the first of the year.

An Art Book Signing event for members was held on Friday, December 11 and was well attended despite the cold wet weather. The Art Book Sale continued through the weekend and visitors made holiday ornaments at the free Family Art Day on Sunday. Thanks to many area museums and other donors, all $3,500 in proceeds from the sales will benefit the CMA. The Museum will use proceeds from the Torso and book sales to pay remaining debts.

To raise funds for our 2010 operations, The Working Group held a phone campaign and gathered over 50 pledges totaling $26,255. Unfortunately, this is only enough to remain open for six weeks. Without any immediate prospects for additional donations, we do not see any way to continue operation in The Packing House location. Therefore, pledges will not be collected. However, the Museum’s debts are not yet fully paid and there will be additional costs to move out of the current location, so supporters have been asked to turn all or part of their pledge into a donation.

The Working Group has already begun looking at ways to remain a functioning entity and to begin to restructure and rebuild. As voiced by Founding President, Marguerite McIntosh: “With a group of dedicated leaders, we shall continue as a museum without walls. We shall offer the public the best talent that Claremont has and continues to produce as a reputed center of art.” We will keep you informed as the Claremont Museum of Art moves forward.

The exhibition An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection is currently on view along with Ten Pound Ape: Your Mother was Beautiful Once, part vier an interactive installation.

Museum offers free admission to Claremont residents

(November 23, 2009) – Bring your friends and family to the The Packing House this holiday weekend for a uniquely Claremont experience. 220 people visited the Claremont Museum of Art over the past two weekends since the museum extended free admission to all Claremont residents.

The exhibition An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection is currently on view. This exhibition features works by many nationally recognized Claremont area artists. It is presented with the support of Gould Asset Management.

Also on view is Ten Pound Ape: Your Mother was Beautiful Once, Part Vier, an interactive installation funded by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

The City of Claremont has provided a grant to enable the Museum to remain in operation through the end of the year. The Claremont Museum of Art is considered an important asset to the City and a focal point of The Packing House venue.

Museum hours are Friday-Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. All Claremont residents and all children under the age of 18 are admitted free through the end of this year.

An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

September 20 – December 27, 2009

An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection highlights works acquired by the Claremont Museum of Art during its first two years of existence.The exhibition includes the most recent gifts from the estate of devoted collector Marge Burgeson, and works from the exhibitions LOCUS I: Art and Craft of Claremont and the Region, Vexing: Female Voices from East L.A. Punk and Multiverse. All works represent expressions of the Museum’s mission to explore and preserve the region’s artistic talent and legacy. To date, the Museum’s permanent collection consists of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, hand‐crafted furniture and ceramics dating from the 1930s to the present.

Millard Sheets Moonlight at Barking Rocks, 1983 Watercolor on paper Gift of Ann M. Mallouk

Millard Sheets
Moonlight at Barking Rocks, 1983 Watercolor on paper Gift of Ann M. Mallouk

Artists represented in the collection include Millard Sheets, Jean Ames, Karl Benjamin, James Hueter, Harrison McIntosh and Barbara Beretich, as well as a younger generation of contemporary artists.

An Enduring Legacy: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection is made possible through the generous support of Gould Asset Management LLC of Claremont.

Ten Pound Ape: Your Mother was Beautiful Once, part vier

September 20 – December 27, 2009

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Founded in 2004, Ten Pound Ape is an international art collective engaged in public projects questioning the nature of civic sculpture and co-opting the verbiage of non-commercial street advertisements. The somewhat provocative title of exhibit refers to bittersweet memories and the fleeting nature of our lives.

Ten Pound Ape 'Shave and a Haircut', 2006 Documentation, Mexicali, Mexico

Ten Pound Ape
‘Shave and a Haircut’, 2006
Documentation, Mexicali, Mexico

This exhibition presents the fourth part of a series where Ten Pound Ape constructs a site-specific performance sculpture from locally collected cast-offs, urban debris and other ephemeral items, transforming the materials into hybrid shelters and play spaces which are meant to be explored. A key goal of Ten Pound Ape projects is to encourage the community to be active participants and the structures – slightly subversive in nature – are intended to be playful, sentimental and thought provoking. It is an interactive and dynamic work-in-progress, where visitors are encouraged to explore, play records, give out fortunes, change the interior and exterior or just lounge.

Additionally, this exhibition incorporates two public events, Stimulus Plan, part I: Sculpture Fair and Symposia d’Bizarro and Stimulus Plan, part II: Giving and Taking, which encourage direct public engagement and participation. Clandestine public intervention components will be implemented within the Claremont area for a finite period. Ten Pound Ape will also make an appearance at the L.A. County Fair. Many of the planned events are inspired by biographical experiences from Claremont-reared Ten Pound Ape members. As one of the artists described it, this is his ‘love letter to Claremont.’

Ten Pound Ape’s Your Mother was Beautiful Once, part vier has been made possible by a generous grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

aRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition

August 7 – August 20, 2009

To view aRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition participant’s artworks and artist statements click here.

aRtPM_webaRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition showcases the art of student artists who attend the TAC (TRACKS Activity Center), a student activity center located at the El Roble Intermediate School campus in Claremont, CA. The TAC is a City-sponsored after-school program aimed at 7th and 8th grade Claremont students.

The collaboration was originally proposed by the Museum to City of Claremont director of Human Services, Mercy Santoro, as a middle-school outreach effort. The Museum’s executive director, William Moreno, commented, “This kind of program fits within the Museum’s long-term strategic vision – that is, to be a significant cultural resource for the entire region. We’re excited about partnering with the City of Claremont and the TAC students.”

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TAC students tour the James Hueter: A Retrospective exhibition with CMA Executive Director, Bill Moreno, as part of the aRtPM: Student Graffiti Art Exhibition.

The exhibition includes original graffiti art panels that will be painted early in August by a group of TAC artists addressing the theme of “Our Reality.” The results of their inspiration and creativity will then be installed in the Museum’s main gallery for viewing on Friday, August 7th.

“We’re very proud of our students and the great job the TAC does creating an engaging, relevant after-school program for the students to enjoy. This partnership between the City and the Museum is providing the type of real life, hands-on experience that is so valuable and so often difficult to obtain. We hope this is the first of many collaborations with the Museum,” said director of Human Services, Mercy Santoro.

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TAC student prepares graffiti art panel for aRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition

Students will tour the Museum’s most recent exhibition, James Hueter: A Retrospective; learn about the current street art trends; plan their designs; and write explanatory artist statements related to the theme “Our Reality.”

“Our objective for this project was to familiarize students with the Museum; encourage ongoing interaction; provide a venue for the exhibition of artistic expression; and teach them how to work within the professional museum process,” said Museum arts education director, Lori Evans Lama. “Working with Krista Dieringer, Bill Pallotto and their students from the TRACKS Activity Center (TAC) has enriched the project. We’re excited about this exhibition.”

claremontLogoaRtPM: a Student Graffiti Art Exhibition is made possible by a grant from the City of Claremont, Community Based Organization Fund; the Human Services Department and TRACKS Activity Center (TAC), City of Claremont.

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Claremont CourierLife Experiences Creatively Expressed in Street Art

 

ArtX: Student Art Competition and Exhibition

April 24 – May 3, 2009

Best of Show: Nina Liss-Schultz Claremont High School, Grade 12 Gender Blending, 2009 (021-09) Oil paint, charcoal, conté 18.5” x 39.5”

Best of Show:
Nina Liss-Schultz
Claremont High School, Grade 12
Gender Blending, 2009 (021-09)
Oil paint, charcoal, conté
18.5” x 39.5”

ArtX was a juried art competition and exhibition for all high school students, grades 9 – 12, who attend school or live in Claremont, California. Public, private and home‐schooled students were invited. As long as a student lives or attends school in Claremont, and is receiving an education equivalent to the 9th through 12th grade level, he or she were eligible to enter this competition. Cash prizes were awarded. This year’s 7 winning works plus 14 honorable mentions were displayed by the Claremont Museum of Art April 24 – May 3, 2009.

James Hueter: A Retrospective

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February 22 – July 26, 2009

This retrospective exhibition chronicles the work of James Hueter, one of our region’s most dedicated artists and best-kept secrets. Hueter epitomizes a generation of artists who established their reputations in Claremont following World War II and contributed importantly to the creation of the art-rich environment we enjoy today. A 1948 graduate of Pomona College and 1951 recipient of a Masters Degree from the Claremont Graduate School, Hueter has enjoyed a career that spans 60 years and continues to be as productive as ever.

James Hueter: A Retrospective surveys Hueter’s art from his early realist and surrealist paintings, through a long period of investigating and refining hybrid forms of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and architecture. The exhibition culminates with recent works that meld all of these disciplines, exploring multifaceted realms of representation and illusion. With more than 75 works on view, new generations will discover an artist of diligent devotion to a vision sustained through decades of experimentation, refinement, and perseverance.

This is the first such exhibition to examine the entire range of James Hueter’s unique artistic vision, realizing a core mission of the Claremont Museum of Art to celebrate the region’s rich artistic heritage through in-depth exhibitions of its most prominent local heroes.

James Hueter: A Retrospective is generously sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC of Claremont, CA.

Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by Dr. Janet Myhre, Mathematical Research Analysis Corporation, Schenck & Schenck Photography, Bunny Gunner Art Services, and Swan Graphics.

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Claremont Museum of Art Presents James Hueter: A Retrospective

Images (left to right): Roman Woman, 2003, oil on wood, glass, mirror; The Dream, 1943, oil on canvas. Photo of James Hueter’s studio Color Corner 18.2.88, 1988, watercolor on paper

Images (left to right): Roman Woman, 2003, oil on wood, glass, mirror; The Dream, 1943, oil on canvas. Photo of James Hueter’s studio; Color Corner 18.2.88, 1988, watercolor on paper

Claremont, CA (December 17, 2008) — The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to present James Hueter: A Retrospective, from Sunday, February 22 to Sunday, May 3, 2009. The Museum will host an opening reception at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 21.

Born in San Francisco in 1925 and a 60-year resident of Claremont, James Hueter epitomizes a generation of artists who, attracted to Claremont and the surrounding region after World War II, established their reputations here, contributing importantly to the creation of the art-rich environment we enjoy today. A 1948 graduate of Pomona College, Hueter holds an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate School (1951). His life as an artist continues to be as productive as ever.

This exhibition surveys Hueter’s long and fertile career, from the early realist paintings influenced by his teacher and mentor Henry Lee McFee to the most recent works that combine his multiple interests in painting, sculpture, representation, and illusion. The exhibition will introduce to new generations an artist of diligent devotion to his craft through decades of drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

While widely admired by those knowledgeable about the arts, James Hueter is also – due to his modest demeanor – one of the best-kept secrets of the arts in Claremont. This exhibition aspires to reveal and celebrate Hueter’s work, while realizing a core mission of the Claremont Museum of Art to celebrate the region’s rich artistic heritage through in-depth exhibitions of its most prominent local heroes.

About the Claremont Museum of Art
The Claremont Museum of Art, located 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, seeks to serve the public as a museum of international significance and breadth. Continuing Claremont’s artistic legacy, the Museum engages artists and audiences through compelling exhibitions and educational programs. In addition to a wide-ranging slate of exhibitions, the museum features an eclectic store offering contemporary and unexpected gifts from around the world. A comprehensive selection of educational programming and events is offered for all ages.

The Claremont Museum of Art is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Museum Art Council as well as our major donors, members and volunteers. Additional support is provided by the B.C. McCabe Foundation, California Arts Council, City of Claremont – Community Based Organization Fund, Claremont Community Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, Pomona First Federal Bank & Trust, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Rose Hills Foundation, and Target.

Claremont Museum of Art Presents Exhibitions Multiverse and The Passerby Museum

(December 15, 2008) — The Claremont Museum of Art is pleased to present Multiverse, a conceptually-driven exhibition dealing with physics, cosmology, natural phenomena, and philosophy, from September 21, 2008 to February 1, 2009.

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Kerry Tribe, Still from Northern Lights (Cambridge), 2005; 16mm color film with optical sound, 4 min.; Courtesy of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles Carter Mull, Ground, 2006; Office jet prints, Galaxy holographic film, aerosol paint; Courtesy of the artist, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles and Rivington Arms, New York Violet Hopkins, Temple of Aphrodite & Hermes, 2007; Colored pencil and acrylic ink on archival paper, Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Miler Lagos, The woman clothed with the sun, and seven-headed dragon (detail), 2007; From the series CIMIENTO; Printed paper; Collection of Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City

Multiverse refers to the hypothesis that all of physical reality actually exists within a set of multiple, parallel universes, of which our universe is merely one part. The possibility of many universes raises a myriad of scientific, philosophical and theological questions that have been explored in various branches of theoretical science, disciplines of thought and fiction. Multiverse will explore these issues artistically in a dynamic exhibition featuring photographic installations, mixed media sculptures, video projections, a light box installation, and sculpture from paper, among other media.

Artists continually create a visual vocabulary for themselves that parallels and portrays an idealized, imagined or fantasized reality. Nature and its mysteries provide endless departure points for fictitious imagery that is recognizable enough to have relevance, yet abstract enough to interrupt familiarity and probe deeper into our psyches. From chimera to corporeality, Multiverse delves into alternative outcomes for the universe we believe exists in singularity. “This exhibition represents the Museum’s interest in ideas that connect the arts and artists to contemporary thinking and points-of-view,” said CMA Director William Moreno. “Exploring these provocative ideas creates an opportunity for interdisciplinary discourse.”

Participating artists include Sebastiaan Bremer (New York), Jedediah Caesar (Los Angeles), Emilie Halpern (Los Angeles), Violet Hopkins (Los Angeles), Emre Hüner (Istanbul, Turkey), Miler Lagos (Bogotá, Colombia), Nancy Macko (Claremont), Carter Mull (Los Angeles), Diane Thater (Los Angeles), Fred Tomaselli (New York), and Kerry Tribe (Los Angeles). Multiverse artists will engage in an email exchange with local scholars, discussing particular areas of science, psychology or the discipline of his/her choice, which will then be incorporated into the exhibition. Multiverse is curated by Pilar Tompkins

The Passerby Museum

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The Passerby Museum makes its Southern California debut in Claremont! Created in 2002 by María Alós and Nicolás Dumit Estévez in New York City, the Passerby Museum is an itinerant institution dedicated to presenting temporary exhibitions in different cities. The museum draws its collection from donations from people who visit, work or live where it is in operation at any given time.

The Passerby Museum has been presented in Madrid, Spain, Puebla, México, Kitchener, Canada, New York, New York and twice in México City, Mexico and Havana, Cuba. At each location, visitors were asked to donate any random object from their life to The Passerby Museum’s “collection.” The only requirement is that the object fit into a sandwich bag. Its collection – which currently holds about 3,000 objects – has been exhibited to the public
in two occasions, last time in 2006, bringing more than 32,000 visitors to the Galería del Ayuntamiento (Puebla) in less than a month and a half.

The Passerby Museum will be collecting items from visitors in Claremont for two weeks before the installation at the Claremont Museum of Art, at various locations near the Museum September 6 – 10. The installation will include each of the approximately 3,000 items collected at all of the locations so far. “It will be so interesting to see what the average citizen from Claremont has in his/her pocket, versus someone in New York versus someone in Havana,” said the Claremont Museum of Art Curator Pilar Tompkins. “Every single contribution is valued the same, so every time the project is exhibited, every single object is included.”

About the Museum

The Claremont Museum of Art, located 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, seeks to serve the public as a museum of international significance and breadth. Continuing Claremont’s artistic legacy, the Museum engages artists and audiences through compelling exhibitions and educational programs.

In addition to a wide-ranging slate of exhibitions, the museum features an eclectic store offering contemporary and unexpected gifts from around the world. A comprehensive selection of educational programming and events is offered for all ages. The Claremont Museum of Art is an independent, tax-exempt organization.