Claremont’s First Street Gallery is an art exhibition space like few others in the Inland Empire. Supplying a resource center for individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities, they, as well as the general public, can be reminded of the necessity of all creative contributions to a community and show the new faces of inspiration for the next generation. While filled to the ceiling with impressive artistry since its inception, this sector of the Tierra Del Sol Foundation utilizes support, knowledge, and skill to encourage their elite group of artisans to create with enthusiasm. Taking place yearly, “Staff Selects” combines the client’s as well as the staff’s most impressive pieces to be showcased and displayed in the brightest of lights. According to Gallery Manager Seth Pringle, guests can expect works featuring “faux food, domestic detritus and vacillating vessels.” With a colorful synopsis like that, it’d be hard to not be inquisitive. One piece exhibits the interior of a busy restaurant, the animated people within enjoying each other’s company while shaded in greyscale. Through the open windows beyond reveals a pastel colored bay in San Francisico (with the monumental bridge in the background) and various lively seaside businesses. Other pieces range from paintings to magnificent mixed-media and video projects.
First Street Gallery, 250 W. 1st St., Claremont, (909) 626-5455; www.tierradelsol.org. Free.