Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Big doings this past Saturday in downton Pomona. The 3rd annual Chalk Art Festival was held in Thomas Plaza. A record 320 student entries from elementary, middle and high schools dazzled the judges with their art. A group of professional artists also showed off some very brilliant pieces.
Second Saturday's Art Walk was once again a big success. Each month seems to out-do the previous month.The Colony is proud of its artists and galleries. The more the merrier!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Pomona Christmas Parade
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 12, 2009, 10AM to 12PM. That's the day the Pomona Christmas Parade returns to downtown. Its been over 40 years since the parade marched down Second Street, but now it's back. This year's parade promises to be full of fun and excitement with bands, floats, horses, drill teams, classic cars, low riders, service groups, businesses, and more. The theme this year is "The Colors of Christmas". Dignitaries from far and wide will be there (can't tell you who just yet). The Grand Marshal(s) are the kids from Village Academy High School who gained national attention when President Obama recognized them in a major speech and later visited with them during his tour of the Edison International Vehicle Electric Plant right here in Pomona.
You'll see floats from the Fairplex, Historical Society, Pomona's Art Colony, Pomona's Opera Company, a Gospel Choir, Cal Poly, the Vietnamese Community, local churches, Pomona's Cultural Arts Commission, just to name a few. Of course Santa Claus will be there, this year he's bringing Mrs Claus with him.
Route: Parade staging will be at 3rd and Gibbs St. The parade will go west on 2nd St. to Park Ave. At Park Ave. the parade will go south to 8th St. At 8th St. parade will go east to disband. It’s approximately one mile. Judging for bands will be held on Park Ave.
Ready for Immediate Release
November 12, 2009
WHO: SmogdAnce Film Society
WHAT: Inaugural Film Symposium
WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2009
7:30pm to 9:30pm
WHERE: Aladdin Jr. – Pomona Arts Colony
296 W. Second Street, Pomona 909-623-4333
ADMISSION: $5.00 suggested donation
CONTACT: Bob Pece 949-842-6149
Natalie Rios 951-623-0864
SmogdAnce Film Society is proud to present its Inaugural Film Symposium; an evening event of viewing new and exciting film-work by filmmakers, showing either an entire short film or portions of films. At the end of each presentation the filmmaker will be given the opportunity to discuss their films and their experience with the film-making process. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions and engage the filmmaker.
Hosted by Bob Pece, the event with feature the following filmmakers:
Bob Pece (host) is a local Orange County visual artist and an original tenant of the Santora Building in the Santa Ana Artists Village. Bob has organized and conducted a number of film festivals in California and Arizona for college events, art galleries and community events. His own animation work transfers his enigmatic characters from canvas to screen as short videos.
Amy Caterina (filmmaker) studied at California State University Fullerton where she received her M.F.A. in Photography in 2002.
After college, Caterina co-founded Rat Powered Films, an organization dedicated to the presentation of art films from around the globe. She currently teaches traditional photography, filmmaking, digital photography, and art history at Santa Ana College and Irvine Valley College.
Sean Christensen (filmmaker) has directed more than 10 films and has been involved in acting, producing and designing art with another 20 films.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and studying cinema and film production at San Francisco State University, Christensen has gone on to produce multiple award-winning live-action and animated films. His company, Square One Cinema, LLC, is devoted to creating unique films with evocative imagery and emotional storytelling, emphasizing creativity and innovative methods of expression.
Franz Keller (filmmaker) began to VJ* in 2003, which is a fusion of graphic design, electronic music, and animation.
He studied film and media design at UCLA, CCA and AAU in San Francisco. As well as the usual electronic music acts, he has often VJ'd with and produced music videos with an eclectic range of rock and experimental bands. Recently he has returned to the world of puppets for some projects, as an antidote for the overproduced, un-spontaneous crop of current computer 3D films.
* Video Jockey is a digital projectionist at music concerts, art shows, etc., and refers to live performances using various
pieces of equipment (players, laptops, and mixers) rather than a self looping DVD installation.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009, also known as 2nd Saturday, the 3rd Annual Chalk Art Festival will take place in downtown Pomona's Thomas Plaza at West Second Street and Thomas. This year the event will be huge, with over 320 K-12 kids from all over Pomona. Ten professional artists will participate as well. Every square inch of space inside Thomas Plaza as well as the sidewalk in front of and behind "Lake Pomona" will be utilized. A word of caution to local residents... do not park in the first row of spaces behind Lake Pomona or on Second Street in front of Lake Pomona, these areas will be cordoned off to give the kids a safe space to do their artistic work.
This year the weather promises to cooperate, so there's no reason not to come by to support the kids. For many of these kids this is the biggest event in their young lives, so let's all give them a big Metro Pomona welcome and support their hard
Monday, November 2, 2009
The goals and aspirations of Pomona's Pop Warner kids got a little closer Saturday due to the car show/fundraiser that turned Thomas Plaza into a festival. Bikes and cars began arriving at 7AM. It was a fun filled family day with all proceeds going to the Pop Warner kids.
Halloween in downtown Pomona was wild and crazy. Two nights of parties, one at Joey's BBQ and one at Acerogomi. The one common denominator? An all out effort to out costume each other.