Friday, June 10, 2011

Pomona Art Walk Tomorrow!

Latino Art Museum - Pomona CA 281 S. Thomas St. Suite 105
Saturday June 11, 6pm-9pm

For people who really enjoy art: There is an event coming up just around the corner (literally starting tomorrow with an opening reception). I just recently learned about this event though a Facebook event invitation. This is a great way to learn about artists in the area and mingle with other art loving supporters!

Check out some of the pieces by artists whose art will be on display. Photos

The Latino Art Museum itself is a wonderful place to check out. 
Hopefully soon I'll make a visit there and have photos and a more detailed blog about the art on display and how LAM contributes in many ways to the nearby communities.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Treat IV Your Gland

An event in Fontana on June 17th. 
Time: 7pm-10pm

"Treat IV Your Gland is intended to be an evening of live-art in Fontana for the community to engage with local artists and creatives. There are glands in your eyes and mouth that will be satiated by art and yogurt respectively throughout the evening. Artists will be creating work all night: from painting to screen printing. Please join us for an evening of yogurt, painting, and being merry."


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Revolutionaries in History: Written and in the Making


396 Thomas Ave.
Pomona, CA

This gallery is a small space; however the work itself incorporates interesting motifs and social themes that have been relevant for many centuries, ever since there has been a group of people trying to make a change within their community. When one walks into the gallery one can quickly survey the art on display. My gaze was immediately drawn to a wall composed of numerous bold graphic images.

PEDERSEN Projects Gallery
This is the work by Chicano artist, Oscar Magallanes, who has become known for his work on wood and his political statements made through his art pieces.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cosme Cordova: An Artistic Force in Riverside, Ca.

Cosme Cordova, an accomplished and professional artist in both oil and graphic art, was born in Mexico and brought to the U.S. at a young age by his father. He has lived here in the United States ever since and currently lives in Riverside, Ca. Cordova’s artwork depicts his experience living between two worlds, being a Mexican living in America and juggling both cultures. He attributes his powerful and symbolic images and paintings to his dual cultural heritage and his adopted American lifestyle.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


MAY 3, 2011


By: Isabel Garcia, Pomona College ‘14


The Inland Empire is fortunate to have many artists in its midst.  David Charles Rosales is a life long resident and Chicano artist.   He was born on March 8, 1959 in Loma Linda, California.  His educational background includes a Bachelors’ degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, class of 1983, and his Masters’ degree at Claremont Graduate University, class of 2000.  He is a current professor of drawing and painting at San Bernardino Valley College.

Exploring Urban Spaces, Human Lives: Marco Zamora's Paintings

Marco Zamora

Marco Zamora is an artist that currently works out his studio in Los Angeles. Until recently, he lived in his hometown of Pomona, California. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in 2004. Since then, he has had solo exhibitions in Los Angles, and around the world, such as “Sensory Overload”, “Give and Take”, “One Nation under a Canvas”. Some of his collaborative work includes “Nuestra Historia”, “Vans Sky Gallery Exhibiton”, “Claimin Space”, and “Collabro Show”. According to his website, he juggles his time between his personal work in art galleries and his work in graphic design ( His inspiration originats from the “urban locations, the chaos of city life, awkward moments, cycling and the working class”; and his use of photographs and improvisation of figures results in a “beautiful and complex tension between humankind and the urban landscape”(

                                               Self Portrait, photograph

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

seeing through walls: Jacalyn Lopez Garcia's "Glass Houses"

Image from homepage of artist's website:
Connection. It’s the moment you look at an art piece and can’t look away.

I thought I would be able to identify with Jacalyn Lopez Garcia’s work when I read her self-description on her website:

“I strongly believe that as a documentary photographer and multimedia artist, I am able to explore California stories in an effort to deconstruct the negative stereotypes often associated with the Mexican immigrant experience. By offering a 21st century, Mexican-American perspective, I believe I am further able to present positive reflections of today's Mexican, Mexican/American, Latino and Chicana(o) families with images and stories that can inspire a new hope for a better life.”