Downtown Center Gallery Features "Inner Images, Outward Expressions"


Downtown Center Gallery Features "Inner Images, Outward Expressions"
Artist and professor emeritus Sonia Blackman showcases her ceramics and pen and ink illustrations in an exhibit, “Inner Images, Outward Expressions,” on display at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Sept. 11-30.
Blackman's pieces not only reveal her training as a psychologist, but also her innate ability to articulate on paper and in clay the many facets of a psyche.

Artist and professor emeritus Sonia Blackman will showcase her ceramics and pen and ink illustrations in an exhibit, “Inner Images, Outward Expressions,” on display at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Sept. 11-30.

Blackman began her art career at the age of 16, when she received scholarships to the Art Students League and New School for Social Research in Woodstock and New York City. Since then, Blackman has had numerous group exhibits and several one-woman exhibits.

Blackman's pieces not only reveal her training as a psychologist, but also her innate ability to articulate on paper and in clay the many facets of a psyche. The imagery Blackman creates is at once inherently personal and universally accessible and timeless.

The opening reception for “Inner Images, Outward Expressions” will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m., in conjunction with the Arts Colony's Second Saturday Artwalk event with free gallery openings, live music, shops and restaurants all in a six-block radius. Both the reception and the exhibit are open to the public, free of charge.

The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, call Cybele Garcia at (909) 469-0080.