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Fractured Selves

Justin Bower’s paintings will haunt you and leave you in awe Painter Justin Bower has been making waves in the contemporary painting market for going on almost three years. This philosopher-turned-painter is steeped in art hi...


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Raunchy and Ridiculous

The Dice Man is Back! In the annals of standup comedy, few figures have been as controversial (except for maybe the great Lenny Bruce himself) or as successful as Andrew Dice Clay.  Over the last 30  years, “The Dice Man,...


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The Greater Good

The Whitehead International Film Festival has ulterior motives—and we dig them The Whitehead International Film Festival—named after physicist turned philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead—boasts a mission of “celebrating ...



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The Marvelous Mr. Byrd

The innovative art of poster design awakens San Bernardino’s art history RAFFMA is a museum snuggly tucked away in the Visual Arts building at Cal-State San Bernardino. Although hidden, it is the only accredited art museum in...


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Guarding the Artistic Soul

The evocative work of Joe Biel in Riverside Joe Biel is a Los Angeles based artist and professor with his expertise and interest in painting and drawing. His work is addicted to narratives, inspired by real life and conspired i...


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INSTANT IMPRESSION

Comedian Pablo Francisco impersonates celebrities like nobody’s business Pablo Francisco’s comedy is an ever-evolving cavalcade of celebrity impressions, incisive observations and absurd juxtapositions that has entertai...



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SEEING RED

Job Piston’s photograms will evoke and awaken The days of analog film have long since passed. Digital reigns supreme; but, in contemporary society, images have turned into a momentary expression of time and place instead of a...


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The Regal Reign of Art Queen

A look inside Sheri Elf’s universe Along the strip of desert land known as Highway 62 stands a scattered assortment of mint green structures whose paint has been singed by years of sun-kissed summers. Surrounded by cacti,...


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Humanity in Slow Motion

David Michalek’s intimate “Figure Studies” will astound and amaze David Michalek is a California born artist based in New York that is focused on telling the story of the contemporary human through elegant and thoroughly ...



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Dual Perspectives

Any Which Way You See It Intriguing artwork has a way of connecting you with an inanimate object, creating an experience that allows you to feel part of something universal. A light installation by Hiromi Takizawa entitled “U...


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Bones and Beauty

Art world industry professionals impress and enthrall in new exhibit at Mt. SAC When thinking of artists, sensibility is not necessarily at the forefront of our minds. For those of us in the general populous, outside of the art...


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Blurring Reality

Art exhibit in the desert plays on the dark imagination in all of us Drawing inspiration from a late-eighteenth century theater tradition, College of the Desert is presenting a new exhibition called “Phantasmagoria.” If you...



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The Majesty of Movement

Witnessing the fine art of dance in Palm Desert The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert is presenting the first ever International Dance Festival this year, with a huge kick off from the 16th Annual Choreography competition. The hi...


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Beyond Traditional Customs

Contemporary artists demonstrate their visions of Día De Los Muertos Mourning the death of a loved one is typically a sad and difficult time for most; however Día De Los Muertos is a refreshing celebration for the afterlife o...


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AN ARTISTIC LESSON IN PHYSICS

Amy Myers displays her artistic take on particles and their alternating states in Riverside The idea of uncategorized particles is romantic and comforting—the idea that everything within nature and the unpredictable universe ...



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Sculptural Splendor

Pomona gets a “ReMODEL” If you’ve ever been to Pomona’s Art Colony, then you probably already know they love art in downtown Pomona. Well now there is even more cause to visit the Pomona Art Colony area—the Packing Pl...


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Erratic Impulses

The artistic strength of San Bernardino “Transduction: Eight as One,” an exhibition highlighting the diverse works of eight CSUSB Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Design students, is currently on display at the...


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Witness to the Sublime

John Divola’s evocative photographs visit Claremont Situated serenely within the picturesque grounds of the Pomona College Art Museum is a vibrant exhibit by photographer John Divola. The 15 photographs in “John Divola: As ...



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Glimpses of Greatness

Cannibalizing and Interpreting Visual Archives The timing for “GLYPHS: ACTS OF INSCRIPTION,” an art exhibit presented at Pitzer Art Galleries of Pitzer College, couldn’t be any better. Running through December 5, this mul...


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Perfectly Imperfect

The Powerful Art of Patrick Quan in Riverside Who says that a Zen garden must be comprised of perfect, orderly objects? Patrick Quan’s sculptural and photographic exhibition “Accidents and Failures” at the Culver Cent...


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Still an Original

Comedian Paul Rodriguez keeps it real Making jokes about a commanding officer in the military is an easy way to get your ass shipped off to someplace freezing. Just ask comedian Paul Rodriquez. The Mexico-born, Compton-raised c...



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The Devil is in The Details

Riverside’s CMP approaches contemporary photography in a great new series of exhibitions The California Museum of Photography (CMP) is the stronger older brother to the Culver Center of the Arts, together making up two of thr...


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Gems of the Desert

Appreciating the Beauty behind Wonder Valley’s Forgotten Structures Exploring the deserts that lie on the outskirts of San Bernardino County, you will certainly run into some odd findings. Whether it’s the Wigwam Motel, whe...


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A Change of Pace

The refreshing and complex art of Brian Johnson Rancho Cucamonga has an extraordinary gift in the form of local family man, teacher and artist Brian Johnson. He is a boundless resource of creativity and production, always creat...



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Semicentennial Excellence

An intimate look into 50 years at the Sweeney Art Gallery In celebration of UCR Sweeney Art Gallery’s 50th Anniversary, “Essential: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” is currently on display. “ESSENTIAL” empha...


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Abundance in Pomona

“Pomona/Demeter” honors the season of bounty and fertility Fertility is the essence of life—the guarantee that our species will continue on. Therefore, rituals recognizing and celebrating fertility have been prevalent in ...


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Legendary Entertainment

Mastermind Filmmaker’s Relics Visit  Riverside If you asked the average movie fan about Alfred Hitchcock, he or she’d most likely associate him with Psycho—especially due to that familiar film’s famous shower scene—o...



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Ready for Their Close-Up

LACMA’s Art + Film Lab turns Inland Empire stories into cinema Filmmaker Orson Welles once said, “a film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet,” and one viewing of his masterpiece…