Ink’d Chronicles Tribute Art Show
By Dean Mayorga
Sat, Jan. 12
Have you ever seen a tattoo on somebody (or yourself) that you just thought had no significance whatsoever? Yes, I’m talking to you Mr. Barb-wire-around-the-bicep. Well, at Ink’d Chronicles in the Pomona Arts Colony the mantra is: “Every tattoo has a story.” And what a story the tattoo shop has in store for its monthly art show, albeit a story involving a tragedy. On Saturday, the tattoo shop and art gallery will be showcasing the work of Domonique Monaé Matlock, a 2011 graduate of The School of Arts and Enterprise, a charter high school. A promising young talent, Matlock was studying abroad when, friends and family believe, she contracted a parasite while in India and eventually passed away at age 19. Matlock’s mother—who wanted to celebrate her daughter’s life and art with a show in the Pomona Arts Colony—contacted Ink’d owner Terry Dipple, who was moved by the story and agreed to host the event. You know Dipple’s got a big heart—he annually puts on Tattoos for the Cure to benefit the Breast Health Program at Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center in Pomona. This weekend’s show will be a tribute to Matlock, and prints of her original art will be for sale. All proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship in her name at The School of Arts and Enterprise. Like I said, what a story.
Ink’d Chronicles, 264 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 622-5351; www.inkdchronicles.com. 6pm. Free.