Architecture | Art + Culture | Environment 

Village South Specific Plan - Public Discovery Workshop
Saturday, July 15th | 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Alexander Hughes Community Center | Padua Room

The Village South Specific Plan is currently in initial stages of gathering and documenting existing conditions for the site as well as receiving public input to develop a vision of the broader Claremont community for the future of the Village South.

Please join us in our Kick-off Public Workshop for Village South Specific Plan and help shape the plan from the outset. We will be leading this workshop with our consultant team headed by Sargent Town Planning to present our initial research on the site and solicit your comments and ideas for the site.

The workshop will take place on a Saturday morning, promptly starting at 9am (going until noon) and will consist of a combination of presentations, group discussions, exercises and exhibits. A light morning snack will be served. If you have any thoughts you'd like to share but can't make the workshop please contact Chris Veirs, Principal Planner for the City at (909) 399-5486. 

The public can learn more about this opportunity to develop a community vision for the area just south of the Claremont Village at


Special Sustainability Dialog | Tree Speak: Interpretation of the Rustlings 

Monday, July 17 | 5:30 pm  | Claremont Museum of Art
Claremont Depot 200 W. First Street, Claremont 91711 

Sustainable Claremont has partnered with the Claremont Museum of Art to present a dialog exploring the intersection of art and nature in Claremont.

Rebecca Hamm, curator of the current exhibition Tree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings, will lead a panel discussion with local artists Jeff Faust, Athena Hahn, Chris Toovey as they speak about the influence of nature on their artwork. David Shearer, Director of Claremont Heritage will speak about how Claremont became the City of Trees.

Enjoy the dialog addressing nature's symbolic power and conversations on current environmental shifts. See the exhibition including work by twelve local artists and a display, presented by Claremont Heritage, documenting the city's tree-planting tradition beginning in 1907 and efforts to preserve our Urban Forest for future generations
Tree Speak: Interpretation of the Rustlings April 1-July 23, 2017
Tree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings presents visual interpretations, by artists working in the area, which ascend from the concept or image of trees and leaves in nature. A survey of Claremont's long history as the City of Trees will be presented by Claremont Heritage.  The city's tree-planting tradition began in 1907 and many of the Heritage Groves and Landscapes remain today. With trees threatened by drought and disease, the City is seeking ways to preserve our Urban Forest for future generations.

Tree Speak features artists who have found their voice in nature: Steve Comba, Jeff Faust, Athena H Hahn, Amy Maloof, Barbara Schenck, Steve Schenck, Christopher Toovey, Georgette Unis, Dan Van Clapp and Jane Park Wells plus poetry by Beth Benjamin. The exhibition was organized by Rebecca Hamm with Julia Bourbois and David Svenson. Major support is provided by West Coast Arborists with generous additional support from Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Gold Line Community Meeting

Saturday, July 24th | 5:30 - 7:30 pm 
Alexander Hughes Community Center  

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority is hosting a series of community meetings for cities along the Foothill Gold Line segment from Glendora to Montclair. Learn the latest about the Project's timeline, public art, and how to stay updated.

FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK | Photography Exhibition
Chris Darrow & Steven J. Cahill

Saturday, August 5th | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ginger Elliott Center at Claremont Heritage
840 N Indian Hill Blvd.  Claremont, CA 91711

Summer Abroad - Panoramic Images by Steven J. Cahill
I am a lifelong photographer who went from developing film in the basement as a kid, through gaining and using professional photo skills, on to simultaneously freelancing, teaching and creating Fine Art work, and currently am adapting to the possibilities the digital world.    Early on, I had a desire to capture a wider view with the camera than was normally possible, and combining frames to do this seemed like a good possibility. It worked fairly well just putting the pictures in a line for viewing, but the mismatches of perspective kept them from being one integrated image. While making prints from these early negatives, it was possible to adjust the images by trial and error to make a better fit, but this required backbreaking darkroom work to get them to assemble properly.

Indian Summer  - Images by Chris Darrow
Indian Summer is my favorite time of the year. The intensity of the summer heat has given way to a softer, gentler warmth, ready to break into the coming of Autumn. There is a chill in the air at night and, some say, that Indian Summer can't really begin until the first frost appears. The days begin to shorten and the light is spectacular. Quite often there is a haze in the air that cause the sunsets to become a thing of wonder and grace. I live near the foothills of a 10,000-foot mountain in southern California called, Mt. Baldy, officially named Mount San Antonio.  The city has taken much of the rural areas around my hometown of Claremont,
yet the Angeles National Forest and remnants of the former citrus industry still provide a glimpse of what our terrain can produce.

The attempt of these photographs is to indicate that there is still a vast and beautiful
landscape, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of urban sprawl, that one can enjoy. I purposely decided to only photograph the region near where I live.   I have limited the pictures to somewhere I can travel to by car, in fifteen minutes or less. It's usually less.

Chris Darrow


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