Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Featured speakers to include:
Dr. Marten L. denBoer, Provost, Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Philip Pumerantz, Founding President, Western University of Health Sciences, Mr. Jim Henwood, President and CEO of the LA County Fair Association, Dr. Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Superintendent, Pomona Unified School District, Ms. Gwen Robinson, President, Friends of the Pomona Library
The Pomona Big Read is led by the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, in c ollaboration and partnership with the Pomona Publ ic Library, City of Pomona Community Services, Pomona Unified School District, City of Pomona Cultural Arts Commission, Historical So ciety of the Pomona Valley, Fairplex, Fr iends of the Pomona Library as well as other c ommunity partners.
For information call Jonnie Owens at 909.869.4689
This event is part of The Big Re ad, an ini tiative of the Nati onal En dowment for the Arts in partnership wi th the Insti tute of Museum an d Library Se rvices an d Arts Midwest.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
AMOCA Night At The Movies
Saturday, October 11th, 4-6pm
On Saturday, October 11th, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) will present The Village Potters of Onda. This fascinating 27 minute documentary film, created in the 1960’s, by artist Robert Sperry explores the production of the historic pottery making village of Onda, Japan before it was forever changed by machine production. This documentary, which has been re-released by AMOCA, was formerly only available film and is now available on DVD at the museum for $29.95. This event is free with admission and is in conjunction with our exhibition, Robert Sperry, Bright Abyss through November 8th. Refreshments will be served.
A full color 271 page book titled Robert Sperry, Bright Abyss covering the lifetime achievements of Sperry, published by AMOCA with text by Matthew Kangas will accompany this exhibition. Hard cover $69.50, soft cover $49.50.
A Night at the Movies, featuring the Village Potters of Onda
A 27 minute documentary film by Robert Sperry
Saturday, October 11th, 4-6pm
Refreshments will be served
FREE with admission
Art & Pottery Market
Southern California Artists sell their handmade ceramics in our outdoor patio
Friday, November 7th, noon-5:00pm
Saturday, November 8th, noon-8:30pm
Books, DVD’s and original ceramic artwork will be available for sale in our museum store.
American Museum of Ceramic Art
340 S. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
Open: Wed.-Sat., 12-5 pm & 2nd Saturday of the month, 12-9 pm, or by appointment.
Admission: Adults $3; Seniors & Students $2, Members & Children 12 yrs. or under are free.
Phone (909)865-3146 / Fax (909) 629-1067
Web site: http://www.ceramicmuseum.org
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tequilla Bar Approved
A power point presentation was made to the commission by Assistant Planner Heidi Fanous and several people spoke in favor of the project. There were no dissenters.
The proprietors of the bar will be Ed & Alejandra Tessier. After listening to the power point presentation and Ed Tessier's comments
this observer is very impressed with the research and committment displayed by the Tessiers. The bar will feature over 200 premium tequilla brands and boasts a dessert menu like nothing ever seen in these parts. Some tequillas will retail for as much as $600 a bottle, but have no fear, there will be cactus squeeze to fit any budget.
Speakers included Dwayne Kaiser, George Cuttress, Terry Dipple, Arturo Jimenez, and Mervyn Seldon. Summarizing the comments; "Bring it on! A wonderful project which is a class act!".
Monday, September 22, 2008
TONY CERDA PARK
The process, started almost a year ago by Cerda proponents finally paid off. The Chamber was full of Tony's family, friends, and supporters, which in the end won the day. Congratulations Tony!
Labels: City News
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Does anyone know the real status of the Watt Companies "Artisan" project in the downtown? We all remember the demolition work which took down two city blocks to make room for the $100 million Artisan project.
Recently the Vault building was yellow tagged by the City for fear of falling debris as an aftermath of the recent earthquake. Watt Companies responded quickly by reinforcing parts of the building with plywood and installing still more chainlink fencing to keep the area around the building safe for passing pedestrians. So now there are two city blocks encircled with chainlink fencing.
The economy slowed and the housing market went into a tailspin...certainly no time to build more housing units. So it's perfectly understandable that the Watt Companies would put the Artisan project on hold. But now, it seems, the Artisan Project has been removed from the Watt website. Is the project so delayed that it doesn't warrant space on the website, or has the project been canceled, or perhaps sold to another developer?
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy an evening under the stars watching a collection of short films, artist videos and animation from around the world. - See the scheduled list of movies here.
Presented by R.T. Pece and sponsored in part by Downtown Pomona Owners Association, SCA Project Gallery, and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
R. T. Pece is an associate of SCA Project Gallery and produces his own films and animation as well as organizing short film festivals throughout Arizona and California. R. T. (Bob) has a Master of Fine Arts, Studio, University of California, Irvine; Bachelor of Arts, Art, California State University, Los Angeles and Associate Arts, Architecture, Pasadena City College.
Short film buffs may recognize You Can Awesome by Michael Mohan, Los Angeles or Shuteye Hotel by Bill Plympton, New York. Nineteen Films with one 15 minute intermission are on the schedule.See the scheduled list of movies here.