ClaremontVID_Wallop-2015_C22Looking for something entertaining to do near the Inland Empire this weekend? From the Claremont Folk Festival and the Butterfly Pavilion in the Spring to Friday Nights Live and the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival in the Summer, our calendar is chock full of rousing events and annual festivals.

There’s something fun to do for everyone. The weekly Claremont Artisans and Farmers Market every Sunday is the largest of its kind in the region. For arts and crafts lovers, there’s the monthly First Saturday Art Walk and the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire in October.

Families flock to events such as Things That Go Bump in the Night at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in October and Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker in December. And nature enthusiasts can celebrate and discover the beauty of various native plants at the Annual Wild Flower Show and Festival in April and other events at the botanic garden in Claremont.

Discover all the not-to-be-missed events taking place in Claremont on our events calendar below.

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Displacement Zero

June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Claremont Museum of Art exhibition Displacement Zero presents work by Claremont born, London based conceptual artist Andrew M. Wenrick. Maps of the Los Angeles area and beyond have been reconstructed into unexpected configurations, challenging our perception of place.

The exhibition, on view May 10 through August 25, 2019 at the Museum located in the historic Claremont Depot at 200 W. First Street, is generously sponsored by Sandy Baldonado, Susan Guntner, Catherine McIntosh, and Elaine Turner.

The public is invited to the Art Walk opening reception on Saturday, June 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.claremontmuseum.org.

About the Artist

Born in Claremont in 1971, Andrew Wenrick?s spent his formative years immersed in Claremont?s Village, attending Oakmont Elementary School, Our Lady of Assumption School and Claremont High School. In 1994, he graduated with a BA in Industrial Design from California State University, Humboldt and in 2002 earned an MA in Architecture from the University of Oregon. After practicing architecture in Boston, he moved to Europe to pursue life as a conceptual artist. Wenrick?s resume includes solo exhibitions in London and Switzerland, and numerous group exhibitions. His works are can be found in private collections in no fewer than fifteen countries.

In his work, Andrew Wenrick deconstructs geography, in this case the United States, and then reconstructs and restructures fragments into new realities. As he points out, the single most important identifying quality of geography is shape. When familiar boundaries are altered, ambiguity results, a blurring of the relationships that allow us to locate and ground ourselves. The result is deliberate ambiguity and, for the viewer, thought-provoking perceptual shifts.

Since the industrial revolution, and particularly in our age of sophisticated communications technology, the world has come to feel not only smaller but also seamless. Photographs of earth from space reinforce this truth, as the imagined hard outlines around cities, states, and countries become less distinct in our minds. We are global citizen, an abstract concept but one that we can now better visualize, and that, one hopes, will lead us to strive toward collective goals.

In practice, Wenrick?s acrylic and paper constructions involve, cutting, layering, and reshaping familiar map images, place names, and symbols into unexpected configurations. Accepted geographical ?truths,? both physical and experiential, are questioned as the seen and the unseen are laid out before us, challenging our preconceptions about place and opening our minds to untapped potential.

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Website:
http://business.claremontchamber.org/events/details/displacement-zero-06-14-2019-24412

Venue

Claremont Museum of Art 200 W. First Street Claremont, CA 91711
2901 Claremont Heights Dr United States