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March 26, 2011 / Claremont Art Events

Making Fun at Scripps with Claremont Community Foundation March 27, 2011

Claremont Community Foundation (CCF) is a philanthropic organization that has been in making contributions to the local art community since 1989. They regularly fund the local schools, the Claremont Heritage Foundation, and public art pieces in Claremont, among other things. They even have a small gallery in their offices on Yale Street. All of this work is done through donations from the community. Currently, CCF is in the middle of their annual fundraiser, the Party Parade. This Sunday the Party Parade is hosting a cocktail party at Scripps College in the gallery showcasing the ceramics exhibit I’ve mentioned earlier in this blog.

If you haven’t yet been to see this exhibit, this is your chance to get a private tour and contribute to CCF at the same time. The exhibit comes down on this week, so hurry to see it, even if you don’t go to the CCF event. The Scripps press release has this to say about the image above (which was pretty rotted out when I went to see it a few weeks ago. I’ll bet it’s unrecognizable now):

“The piece includes two blown-up photographs of ceramic elephants perched atop ripe tomatoes and the reality behind the pictures–two tiny statues toppled by the tomato’s eventual decay. It’s a striking piece of modern momento mori and a centerpiece of the 67thCeramic Annual, the longest-running contemporary ceramics exhibition in the United States.”

Sunday, March 27
Party Parade #20 — LOL – Making Fun at Scripps
4:30 – 6:30 PM

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
Millard Sheets Art Center at Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue
(909) 398-1060

This year, guest curator, Tim Berg, Assistant Professor of
Ceramics at Pitzer College, brings the concept of play, which
is both fun and serious to the Ruth Chandler Williamson
Gallery for The Scripps Ceramic Annual.

Enjoy a feature cocktail, and hors d’oeuvres while being
enlightened by personal guides who will present the
contemporary collection, ranging from pottery and
vessel making to stop motion animation and installation.

$35 per person

Note: The gallery is free at any other time. See you there.


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