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OpenART Studio Tour 06.09.2012

Over 30 area artists opened their studios to the public for a day-long celebration of the creativity that continues to thrive in Claremont.

Studios were opened for viewing and mingling with the artists from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with check-in at Memorial Park starting at 10:30 a.m. There was an Opportunity Drawing with a chance to win a favorite artist’s work, and all artists had objects d’art for sale. A one-of-kind “Artists’ Party” followed at the Garner House.

Participating artists included Robin Adsit, Barnardo, Barbara Beretich, Hollis Cooper, Keith Crockett, Jeff Faust, Gary Geraths, Crispin Gonzalez, Rebecca Hamm, Steven Hampton, Linda Hauser, Joyce Hesslegrave, Mike Hill, Carolyn Lee Howard, James Johnson, Nancy Macko, Tim Maxwell, John and Karen Neiuber, Osvaldo Orellana, Jerry Owens, Elizabeth Preston, Luis Ramirez, Anne Seltzer, Karen Sullivan, Norma Tanega, Briana Thomas, Chris Toovey, Peggy Trindle, Georgette Unis and Ahlene Welsh.

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Press Release

Claremont Museum of Art to Host Studio Tour on June 9

(May 16, 2012) – Many well known and esteemed artists will once again open their studios to the public for a day-long celebration of the creativity that continues to thrive in Claremont. The Claremont Museum of Art is sponsoring this biennial event on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Studios will be open for viewing and mingling with the artists from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with check-in at Memorial Park starting at 10:30 a.m. All artists will have objects d’art for sale and there will be an Opportunity Drawing and book sale. A one-of-kind “Artists’ Party” will follow from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Garner House.

The mission of the Claremont Museum of Art is to support art appreciation, arts education, and the
preservation of its collection held in public trust. We welcome the opportunity to invite the public to
meet the artists that contribute so much to the depth and richness of our community’s culture. We also thank the participating artists who are supporting this fundraising effort which allows our programming to continue.

This event only occurs every two years, so don’t miss out! A color map will be provided at check-in.

Cost for the tour and party is $35 per person or $25 for museum members. To reserve your ticket,
mail a check to Claremont Museum of Art, P.O. Box 1136, Claremont, CA 91711 or email info@claremontmuseum.org. For more information, see our website at www.claremontmuseum.org .

Check-in 10:30 a.m. Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

Preview exhibition in the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center

Follow the map to visit 20 Claremont area studios from 11am-4:00 p.m.

Artist’s Party, 5-8:00 p.m. at Garner House is included with your ticket

Win artwork in the Opportunity Drawing or shop for art books. Cost is $35 per person or $25 for museum members.

Reserve your ticket today! Mail a check to Claremont Museum of Art, P.O. Box 1136, Claremont, CA 91711 or email info@claremontmuseum.org.

Participating artists include Barnardo, Barbara Beretich, Steve Comba, Hollis Cooper, Keith Crockett, Jeff Faust, Gary Geraths, Crispin Gonzalez, Rebecca Hamm, Steven Hampton, Linda Hauser, Joyce Hesslegrave, Mike Hill, Carolyn Lee Howard, James Johnson, Nancy Macko, Tim Maxwell, John and Karen Neiuber, Osvaldo Orellana, Elizabeth Preston, Luis Ramirez, Anne Seltzer, Karen Sullivan, Norma Tanega, Briana Thomas, Chris Toovey, Peggy Trindle, Georgette Unis and Ahlene Welsh.

CLAREMONT MODERN: Post-War California Dreaming

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October 9–30, 2011

The annual Claremont Heritage Home Tour highlighted examples of Claremont’s exceptional and unique mid- 20th century residential architecture. The tour included a home designed by Richard Neutra and the homes of artists Karl Benjamin and Harrison McIntosh designed by Fred McDowell. David Shearer is curating the accompanying exhibition in the Ginger Elliot gallery which will look at how home design was integrated with local arts, crafts and furnishings for the modern lifestyle.

Karl Benjamin Studio

The home and studio of Karl Benjamin was on the Heritage Home tour on October 9, 2011. Photo by Louie Rios.

Claremont was fertile ground for the new thinking in art and design in the years after World War II. Hidden among the Victorian and Arts & Crafts-era homes are modernist masterpieces by the likes of Cliff May, A. Quincy Jones, Theodore Criley, Buff and Hensman and others.

The tour included homes by distinguished architects and designers such as Richard Neutra, Foster Rhodes Jackson, Fred McDowell and Everett Tozier. Significant modern artists, including painter Karl Benjamin and ceramicist Harrison McIntosh, also worked in Claremont in those years in a unique environment that fostered collaborations between artists and designers.

The remarkable confluence of these artists and architects had a profound and lasting impact upon the broader movement of Southern California Modernism. Few places of such small geographic area have produced such a plethora of outstanding work across so many disciplines as did Claremont in the 1940s, ‘50s and 60’s.

OpenART Studio Tour on November 6, 2010

Hidden among Claremont’s neighborhoods and business parks, dozen of art studios were opened to visitors. Over 60 people attended the self-guided tour followed by a fabulous party of tapas and margaritas at the Van Clapp home. Thirty-three artists participated in the day-long event giving the community a chance to meet many active Claremont artists.

For pictures of the artists studios and the party that followed, click here.

An article about the event appeared in the November 10, 2010 edition of the Claremont Courier.
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