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May 8, 2011 / Claremont Art Events

First Street Gallery Art Center’s current exhibition: Staff Selects

This Friday was the First Friday Art Walk in Claremont and the Village Blues & Brews event. Streets were closed off, music was overflowing from every corner, and crowds stayed late into the night (that means until after 9:00 in this sleepy little town). The main art event that I want to share from Friday night is the new exhibition at the First Street Gallery, a place I’ve written about before. First Street is an art studio run by the Tierra del Sol Foundation, established in Sunland in 1971 to enable adults with disabilities to develop their full potential. The satellite gallery and art center located here is a Claremont was established in 1989 and provides a place for people to develop and exhibit their art. Many of the artists have been there for 10 or 15 years and have exhibited around the country. Tom Lamb, for example, received an award for a group show he participated in at the Smithsonian Institute and Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.  Click here to read some of their bios and view some of their art for sale. When you stop in the gallery (which is only open Monday through Friday, 8-5) be sure to tell them hello from us. See you there.

The mixed media piece shown above is on sale now at the gallery. It’s by Willette Wilson, untitled, 2011.

Staff Selects

This annual exhibition showcases both the talented staff and clients of First Street Gallery Art Center. Staff members have selected artwork by a client artist to exhibit alongside their own.

Staff Selects explores the exchange of ideas that occurs within the studio and provides the opportunity to view works by artists with a variety of experiences.  A range of media will be featured in this show, including painting, drawing, ceramics, mixed-media sculpture and video.

Exhibition Dates: May 6th through July 22nd, 2011


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