Downtown Pomona marches into spring this month and drops another batch of stellar shows, beginning with 57 Underground’s "Backyard Botanical," a duo show by Sharon Algozer and Karen Duckles of artwork inspired by nature. Duckles’ paintings represent flora found right outside her door, and burst with raucous vitality and energy, using gestural paint application to suggest growth and change. Algozer’s bamboo and floating botanicals are inspired by the masses of staunch fibery plants that populate her backyard and the pods, leaves and prickly things that drift to the ground “begging for attention and appreciation.”
The School of Arts and Enterprise (SAE) hosts the “Middle School Visual and Digital Arts Spring Student Exhibition” at The Gallery at The Downtown Center featuring student art that explores the techniques and imagination sparked while attending the 2018-19 school year at The School of Arts and Enterprise Middle School.
Progress Gallery offers a triage of fascinating work in "Transparency," an exhibition by Duncan Simcoe, Clovis Blackwell, and Steven Felix-Jager, all of whom explore the mechanisms behind the visible through personal, societal, symbolic and linguistics, penetrating the layers of meaning in complex formations.
Latino Art Museum celebrates the “15th Women International Show,” featuring work from Aida Guerra de Heiras, Alberta Walker, Alicia Riccardelli, Antonia Rodriguez, Ayumi Dickson, Beatriz Hidalgo de la Garza, Betina Attas, Carla Chavez-Keller, Carmen Teal, Carolina Garino-Tabit, Cherie Redlinger, Claudia Cogo, Conchi Sanford, Elizabeth Sides-Preston, Iris Vodopivec, Kareene Alprecht, Karen Pinto de la Calle, Marcello Boza Carcamo, Maria Arisi Demaria, Maria Sanford, Mariana Montes, Mati Russo, Michelle Spencer, Olga de Leon, Paola Carcamo Cotero, Patricia Aizcorbe, Paula Gimenez, Rebecca Nabarrete, Rosa Elena Osicka, Rosario Lopez Ercoli, Sabina Zamudio, Sharon Turner, Silvia Amezaga, Silvia Garcia, NS Veronica Buccio, as well as continues their solo show of the works of Claudia Cogo. This month the museum will also highlight their Women of the Year 2019, presenting awards to artist Beatriz Hidalgo de la Garza and businesswoman Paula Lantz.
Finally, Metro Gallery presents the geometric abstracts of Latino Art Museum owner Graciela Horne Nardi in "Never is the End - Hard-edge," offering a look at the talents of one of Pomona’s most revered citizens, and The Alley Gallery pumps up the volume in a solo show of illustration, spray paint, graphic design and more from intuitive creator Daze1Arts.