Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Offers Art Classes and Free Exhibit

Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Offers Art Classes and Free Exhibit
Graffiti artist Mear One
will exhibit his work, such as the piece shown above, at the Downtown Center beginning July 11.

This summer, the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is offering opportunities for enhanced learning and appreciation of the arts through classes, performances and exhibits.

These classes reflect the Downtown Center?s mission to promote service learning and outreach to the university?s neighboring communities as well as faculty, staff and students. Throughout the year, special programs are offered that enhance the ongoing partnership between the university and its surrounding community.

The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St., in the Pomona Arts Colony. For more information or to register for classes, call (909) 469-0080.

Gallery Exhibition: Mear One
The Downtown Center will open an exhibition of work by graffiti artist Mear One on July 11, with an artist reception on July 12, 6-9 p.m.

Mear One?s work has been featured on album covers for bands like Limp Bizkit and addresses issues of life and politics.

“When I moved to [Los Angeles] at the age of four and started getting bused to far off schools, I witnessed a lot of graffiti and urban murals. Seeing graffiti and art inspired from poverty was the brighter part of my days,” he says.

The exhibit will run until July 31, and admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon until 6 p.m., and on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from noon until 9 p.m.

Summer Theater Arts Troupe: Act, improvise and perform!
An intense five-week acting class for youth ages 9-16 will begin July 1 and end with final performances that will be presented to the public Aug. 1 and 2. The 16-day course will focus on acting, improvisation and rehearsal techniques.

Classes from July 1 ? 25 will be from noon to 3 p.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from July 28-31, noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Registration for the course is $100 and includes two complimentary tickets to the final performance.

Drawing Fundamentals taught by Thomas Allen Pathe
Studio artist Thomas Allen Pathe will instruct a freehand drawing class beginning July 12 for those 14 or older and interested in learning to draw. Students will develop technical and perceptual skills to define space and form. The classes run from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 2. Some supplies are covered by the $200 tuition. Students will need to bring their own 14? x 17? newsprint pad, 16? x 20? white drawing paper, charcoal pencils (2B and 6B) and erasers (kneaded and magic rub).