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December 2012 and January 2013 Events at Pomona College

Dec. 1

Rembrandt Club Holiday Tea and Bake Sale—noon, Pomona College Seaver House (305 N. College Ave., Claremont). The Rembrandt Club hosts the 32nd annual holiday tea and bake sale, with music, wassail, syllabub, a children’s party and a visit from Santa at 1 p.m. for photos. Proceeds support the Junior Art Student Award. Tickets are $5 at the door, $10 for three tickets purchased in advance. Contact: (909) 625-5347.

Dec. 2

Pomona College Choir—3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Donna Di Grazia conducts the Pomona College Choir. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu, or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Dec. 3

Pomona College Afro-Cuban Ensemble—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Joe Addington directs the Pomona College Afro-Cuban Ensemble in a concert of drumming and dance. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu, or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Dec. 5

Pomona College Jazz Band—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble, under the leadership of Barb Catlin, presents a concert of jazz tunes. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu, or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Dec. 6

Pacific Basin Institute Student Video Presentations—noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Dining Hall (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Video presentations from: LaFaye Garth’13, “Chinese Settlers and Transmigrants in Ghana”; Ruiyi Zhu’14, “Chinese Foodprints in New Zealand”; Corey Fayne ’15, “Exploring the Gay Life in Contemporary South Korea”; Spencer Heim ’15, “The Blossoming of Japan’s English Education.” Contact: Kayo.Yoshikawa@pomona.edu.

Dec. 6

Art After Hours & “Project Series 44: The Bureau of Experimental Speech and Holy Theses (BESHT)” Closing Reception —5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). The schedule of the evening is as follows:

  • 5-7:30 p.m.—Diction-for-Dollars Open Mic
  • 8 p.m.—Closing reception and awarding of honorary ToastMasters of Fine Arts degrees
  • 9 p.m.—Live music co-sponsored by KSPC

Contact: (909) 601-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Dec. 8

Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Black and White Ball—6 p.m.-12 a.m., Pomona College Edmunds Ballroom (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). The annual Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company’s Black and White Ball is an evening of performances and lessons, featuring Claremont Colleges faculty and staff in Dancing with the Claremont Stars 2012.  The schedule is as follows:

  • 6 p.m.-7 p.m.—Hors d'oeuvres
  • 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.— Dancing With the Claremont Stars and Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company performances
  • 8:30 p.m-9:30 p.m.— Social Foxtrot lesson
  • 9:30 p.m-12 a.m.—Open dancing

There is no cost of attendance from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. After 8:30 p.m., tickets are $2 for students; $10 for faculty and staff; and $15 for general admission.  Contact: leadership@claremontballroom.org or visit www.claremontballroom.org.

Dec. 8 & 9

Pomona College Orchestra—8 p.m., Sat.; 3 p.m., Sun., Garrison Theatre, Scripps College (Scripps Performing Arts Center, 241 E. Tenth St., Claremont). Eric Lindholm conducts the Pomona College Orchestra. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu, or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Dec. 8 & 9

“A Christmas Carol” —2 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). “A Christmas Carol” is a musical retelling of Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. Tickets are $29 for adults; $26 for Claremont College faculty, staff and seniors; $24 for students and children. Discounts available for military members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at:  www.pomona.edu/bridges. There are additional fees for online purchases. Students, faculty and staff cannot purchase their tickets online. Contact: kathleen.etter@pomona.edu or
(909) 607-1139.

Dec. 10

Giri Kusuma—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Nyoman Wenten, music director, and Nanik Wenten, dance director, conduct Pomona College's Balinese Gamelan ensemble Giri Kusuma. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu, or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Dec. 11 & Dec. 12

Student Recitals—7 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Music students perform. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu, or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Dec. 13-15

ReCoopOFFICE Sale—9 a.m.-12 p.m., Pomona College Seeley G. Mudd Library (640 N. College Ave., Claremont). ReCoopOFFICE is having a clean-out sale. Cheap office furnishings such as tables, desks, lamps, chairs, file cabinets and more are available for purchase. Contact: sustainability@pomona.edu or (909) 607-5000.

Dec. 15-16, 22-23

Inland Pacific Ballet: The Nutcracker—Saturday, Dec. 15 & 22, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16 and 23, 1 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Celebrating their 18th season, the critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life in this magnificent holiday ballet. This annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. Ticket prices range from $18-$50. Visit: http://www.ipballet.org/nutcrackerInfoPage.php.

Jan. 23

Art Lecture: Edgar Heap of Birds “Heads Above Grass: Indigenous Voices of Survival Through Public Art and Studio Expressions”—noon, Scripps College Hampton Room, Malott Commons (345 E. Ninth St., Claremont). Hock E. Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds is an artist, writer, educator, curator and tribal leader. Recognized for some of the earliest and most powerful conceptual Native American art, Heap of Birds pursues a multi-disciplinary practice combining the textual and the visual in installations, paintings, prints, drawings and monumental sculpture. His seminars explore issues of the contemporary artist on local, national and international levels. Heap of Birds is a Headsman in the Elk Warrior Society, a traditional tribal group dedicated to the preservation of the Cheyenne people. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch in Malott Commons Dining Hall. Dessert and coffee will be provided.  Co-sponsored by the Pomona College Museum of Art. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Jan. 24

Art After Hours—5 pm.-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” events at the Pomona College Museum of Art.  Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Jan. 26

Opening Reception:Nuance of Sky; Project Series 45: Kirsten Everberg: In a Grove; Art and Activism in the US: Selections from the Permanent Collection—5-7 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Opening reception of spring exhibitions at Pomona College Museum of Art. Contact:  (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Jan. 27

Organ Recital— 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Faculty organist William Peterson presents a program of music by Pomona College and Claremont composers, including William G. Blanchard, John Cage, Joseph Clokey, Tom Flaherty, Wilbur Held, Karl Kohn, Orpha Ochse and others.  Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu, or visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Jan. 31

Art After Hours—5 pm.-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” events at the Pomona College Museum of Art.  Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Continuing Exhibitions

Pomona College Museum of Art hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. Contact:  (909) 607-7543 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Until Dec. 16

John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures —Pomona College Museum of Art. John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures brings together 55 rarely seen watercolors created by Cage in 1988 at the Mountain Lake Workshop in Blacksburg, Virginia, revealing the powerful influence of Zen in his life and work.

Until Dec. 16

Marking/Remarking: Aerial Photographs by Marilyn Bridges —Pomona College Museum of Art. Marking/Remarking: Aerial Photographs by Marilyn Bridges showcases the work of aerial photographer Marilyn Bridges. The photographs included in this exhibition examine marks left on the earth by ancient and modern civilizations as well as geologic processes, giving each mark equal weight through an impartial aerial view.

Until Dec. 16

“Project Series 44: The Bureau Of Experimental Speech And Holy Theses”—Pomona College Museum of Art. Adam Overton’s newest consortium, The Bureau of Experimental Speech and Holy Theses (BESHT), is an experiment in public address, exploring the commingling of speech, authority and performance. Visitors will witness the artists, writers, performers and designers of BESHT engaging in various forms of rhetorical play, ranging from dictation to meditation to proclamation.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Jan. 22-April 14, 2013

Exhibition: Nuance of Sky— Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont).  Nuance of Sky unites the work of Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds with historic Native American art works from the collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art. The exhibition, curated by Heap of Birds, places paintings, mono-prints, and sculptures by Heap of Birds in dialogue with objects from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Plains beadwork, Navajo turquoise and Pomo feather basketry, selected by Heap of Birds.

Jan. 22-April 14, 2013

Exhibition: Project Series 45: Kirsten Everberg: In a Grove— Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Project Series 45: Kirsten Everberg: In a Grove will consist of a suite of four new paintings based on Everberg’s exploration of the 1950 Japanese crime drama Rashomon by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. For In a Grove, Everberg is creating an almost hallucinatory environment as the four new large paintings wrap the viewer in an immersive atmosphere that alludes to the slippery nature of truth. For more than 10 years, Everberg has explored issues of meaning, memory and history through fluid abstractions that have multiple narrative and painterly layers.  In strikingly beautiful paintings, she explores how images work and how images mark the elusive passage of time. Everberg has developed an innovative technique of pouring glossy enamel paint onto horizontal canvases creating lush surfaces that blur representation and abstraction. With vibrant color and shimmering light, the images shift and change as the viewer moves around the work.

Jan. 22-April 14, 2013

Exhibition: Art and Activism in the US: Selections from the Permanent Collection— Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Many American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries have made their art work an integral part of their political activism. Some have created posters for specific campaigns, such as the election of political candidates or fundraising for civil rights organizations. Others have produced prints or paintings that speak to broader social or political issues, such as the pollution of the environment, the exploitation of agricultural and industrial workers and racial intolerance. The images are sometimes direct and hard-hitting, sometimes poetic and introspective. This exhibition contains a sampling of such works from the late 1920s to the present drawn primarily from the permanent collection of the Pomona College Museum of Art. Curated by Pomona College Professor in the Humanities and Art History Frances Pohl, in conjunction with the art history seminar “Art and Activism.”