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Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday!Today we ask the question…Who created the mosaic mural “Indians in Yucca” located on the ...
05/11/2021

Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday!

Today we ask the question…

Who created the mosaic mural “Indians in Yucca” located on the south wall of the U.S. bank building located on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Indian Hill Boulevard?

Millard Sheets and Dennis O’ Connor. Assisted by Nancy Caldwell.

The mosaic is made from Smalti Italian mosaic tiles imported from Moramo, Italy. The tiles arrived as inch-wide mostly rectangular tessera which are naturally colored pieces of marble. Many of the tiles were cut into smaller shapes according to their place within the mosaic. Thousands of these tiny pieces of colored marble were organized into place to create a lively and vibrant image.

The mosaic depicts three Indigenous Americans riding horseback on a scouting mission through the desert flora. The nature of the scene conveys the beauty between humans and nature enjoyed by the original inhabitants of this area.

The composition of the mosaic is based upon the traditional tri-partite arrangement. The main subject, the three Indigenous Americans on horseback, receives emphasis by occupying an enlarged space at the center of the mosaic. The enlarged space is achieved by stretching the frame in the central part of the mural and by framing the figures with repeated side images of Yucca plants.

The shield-shaped Yucca plants impart a lightness to the mural, their articulated sides finding echoes in the shapes of the horses’ tails and the fan-shaped plant in the foreground. The regularized intervals between plant trunks and the legs of the horse provide a stabilizing horizontal rhythm to the image.

Do you have a favorite mural in Claremont? Let us know in the comments.

Image Source:
Claremont Heritage

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#claremontheritagetrivia #claremontmural

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Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday!

Today we ask the question…

Who created the mosaic mural “Indians in Yucca” located on the south wall of the U.S. bank building located on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Indian Hill Boulevard?

Millard Sheets and Dennis O’ Connor. Assisted by Nancy Caldwell.

The mosaic is made from Smalti Italian mosaic tiles imported from Moramo, Italy. The tiles arrived as inch-wide mostly rectangular tessera which are naturally colored pieces of marble. Many of the tiles were cut into smaller shapes according to their place within the mosaic. Thousands of these tiny pieces of colored marble were organized into place to create a lively and vibrant image.

The mosaic depicts three Indigenous Americans riding horseback on a scouting mission through the desert flora. The nature of the scene conveys the beauty between humans and nature enjoyed by the original inhabitants of this area.

The composition of the mosaic is based upon the traditional tri-partite arrangement. The main subject, the three Indigenous Americans on horseback, receives emphasis by occupying an enlarged space at the center of the mosaic. The enlarged space is achieved by stretching the frame in the central part of the mural and by framing the figures with repeated side images of Yucca plants.

The shield-shaped Yucca plants impart a lightness to the mural, their articulated sides finding echoes in the shapes of the horses’ tails and the fan-shaped plant in the foreground. The regularized intervals between plant trunks and the legs of the horse provide a stabilizing horizontal rhythm to the image.

Do you have a favorite mural in Claremont? Let us know in the comments.

Image Source:
Claremont Heritage

#claremontheritage #cityofclaremont #claremontca
#claremontheritagetrivia #claremontmural

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Thank you to Karen & Michael Rosenthal for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live!  A Virt...
05/11/2021

Thank you to Karen & Michael Rosenthal for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to Karen & Michael Rosenthal for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to John Faranda for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live!  A Virtual Almanac o...
05/10/2021

Thank you to John Faranda for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to John Faranda for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Welcome back to the Treasury of Claremont Music. Lou Styles is a piano, keyboard, and accordion player born in Rhode Isl...
05/10/2021

Welcome back to the Treasury of Claremont Music.

Lou Styles is a piano, keyboard, and accordion player born in Rhode Island in 1928. Lou and his brothers were born into the world of music through their father’s musicianship and teaching. When he was ten years old, Lou began playing in bands, and by the age of twelve, he received his first paying gigs, playing weddings and banquets. He continued working as a professional musician into adulthood, forming his group Lou Styles and the Stylists. With the Stylists, Lou performed all over North America from the 1950s through the 1980s, performing most frequently in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Atlantic City.

In 1954, Mr. Styles moved to Pomona, later settling in Claremont in 1970. In 1978, essentially retired from playing on the road, Lou opened the Sounds & Music Record and Cassette Store in La Verne with two of his sons, Lou Jr. and Greg. During this time, he also free-lanced with many local groups and played solo for engagements and fundraisers.

In 1983, Mr. Styles moved the music store to its current location at Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue and renamed it Styles Music (www.stylesmusic.com). No longer selling records and tapes, Styles Music instead focuses on musical instruments and sound systems.

Mr. Styles says Claremont has always had an earthy vibe and allowed him to meet many wonderful people. His hopes for the future of Claremont are to have more live music venues for musicians to showcase their talents.

Start your week off right and click here (https://soundcloud.com/treasuryofclaremontmusic/lou-styles-the-stylists-black-and-blue-from-styles-of-the-stylists) to listen to Lou Styles and the Stylists’ “Black And Blue” from Styles Of The Stylists or find it on our website (link the bio).

Photography by Althea Sachs

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Welcome back to the Treasury of Claremont Music.

Lou Styles is a piano, keyboard, and accordion player born in Rhode Island in 1928. Lou and his brothers were born into the world of music through their father’s musicianship and teaching. When he was ten years old, Lou began playing in bands, and by the age of twelve, he received his first paying gigs, playing weddings and banquets. He continued working as a professional musician into adulthood, forming his group Lou Styles and the Stylists. With the Stylists, Lou performed all over North America from the 1950s through the 1980s, performing most frequently in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Atlantic City.

In 1954, Mr. Styles moved to Pomona, later settling in Claremont in 1970. In 1978, essentially retired from playing on the road, Lou opened the Sounds & Music Record and Cassette Store in La Verne with two of his sons, Lou Jr. and Greg. During this time, he also free-lanced with many local groups and played solo for engagements and fundraisers.

In 1983, Mr. Styles moved the music store to its current location at Foothill Boulevard and Towne Avenue and renamed it Styles Music (www.stylesmusic.com). No longer selling records and tapes, Styles Music instead focuses on musical instruments and sound systems.

Mr. Styles says Claremont has always had an earthy vibe and allowed him to meet many wonderful people. His hopes for the future of Claremont are to have more live music venues for musicians to showcase their talents.

Start your week off right and click here (https://soundcloud.com/treasuryofclaremontmusic/lou-styles-the-stylists-black-and-blue-from-styles-of-the-stylists) to listen to Lou Styles and the Stylists’ “Black And Blue” from Styles Of The Stylists or find it on our website (link the bio).

Photography by Althea Sachs

#claremontheritage
#kjazz
#ClaremontCA
#musicMondays
#treasuryclaremontmusic

Thank you to Tim & Carol Stickels Worley for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live!  A Vi...
05/10/2021

Thank you to Tim & Carol Stickels Worley for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to Tim & Carol Stickels Worley for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to John & Karen Neiuber for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live!  A Virtual A...
05/09/2021

Thank you to John & Karen Neiuber for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to John & Karen Neiuber for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Gold Sponsor!

Thank you to Ginger Elliott for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live!  A Virtual Almanac...
05/08/2021

Thank you to Ginger Elliott for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to Ginger Elliott for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to Geoffrey Hamill with Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: ...
05/07/2021

Thank you to Geoffrey Hamill with Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to Geoffrey Hamill with Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's International Realty for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to VMA Communications, Inc. for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live!  A Virtu...
05/06/2021

Thank you to VMA Communications, Inc. for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to VMA Communications, Inc. for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many, One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as a Silver Sponsor!

Thank you to Curtis Real Estate and to Anthony Portantino, State Senator for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of M...
05/06/2021

Thank you to Curtis Real Estate and to Anthony Portantino, State Senator for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Curtis Real Estate and to Anthony Portantino, State Senator for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Welcome back to Claremont Heritage’s “From the Archive”Today Claremont Heritage is pleased to share this recipe for Devi...
05/05/2021

Welcome back to Claremont Heritage’s “From the Archive”

Today Claremont Heritage is pleased to share this recipe for Deviled Crab contributed by Mrs. Ben McBurny in “How We Cook,” compiled by the High Nooners Auxiliary of the Assistance League of the Pomona Valley and with images by the prolific Millard Sheets.

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Thank you to Rotary Club of Claremont and to Smart Property Services, Inc. for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of...
05/05/2021

Thank you to Rotary Club of Claremont and to Smart Property Services, Inc. for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Rotary Club of Claremont and to Smart Property Services, Inc. for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday!Today we ask the question…Who painted the mural above the front door of Our Lady of the A...
05/04/2021

Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday!

Today we ask the question…

Who painted the mural above the front door of Our Lady of the Assumption?

Robert George (1928-1999)

The mural above the front door of this church has a central image the crucifixion of Christ, a key tenet of Christian belief. The church was built in 1952, replacing an original Sacred Heart Chapel in the East Barrio on First Street.

Robert George was born in Chino, California, and was the nephew of Sam Maloof. He received his BA from the University of Redlands and his MFA from Claremont Graduate School. In addition, he studied at Harvard and in Italy. George taught art for thirty years in the Chaffey and Pomona school districts.

George’s dominant style was Abstract Expressionism, which is characterized by dynamic brushstrokes and the impression of spontaneity. His work has been exhibited throughout California and has received many honors and awards during his lifetime.

Do you have a favorite mural in Claremont? Let us know in the comments.

Image Source:
Claremont Heritage

#claremontheritage #cityofclaremont #claremontca
#claremontheritagetrivia #claremontmural

Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday!

Today we ask the question…

Who painted the mural above the front door of Our Lady of the Assumption?

Robert George (1928-1999)

The mural above the front door of this church has a central image the crucifixion of Christ, a key tenet of Christian belief. The church was built in 1952, replacing an original Sacred Heart Chapel in the East Barrio on First Street.

Robert George was born in Chino, California, and was the nephew of Sam Maloof. He received his BA from the University of Redlands and his MFA from Claremont Graduate School. In addition, he studied at Harvard and in Italy. George taught art for thirty years in the Chaffey and Pomona school districts.

George’s dominant style was Abstract Expressionism, which is characterized by dynamic brushstrokes and the impression of spontaneity. His work has been exhibited throughout California and has received many honors and awards during his lifetime.

Do you have a favorite mural in Claremont? Let us know in the comments.

Image Source:
Claremont Heritage

#claremontheritage #cityofclaremont #claremontca
#claremontheritagetrivia #claremontmural

Welcome back to the Treasury of Claremont Music. Patrick Brayer is a singer-songwriter with a long history in the Clarem...
05/03/2021

Welcome back to the Treasury of Claremont Music. Patrick Brayer is a singer-songwriter with a long history in the Claremont music scene. Additionally, Brayer’s works have influenced the careers of many talented musicians such as Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, John Doe, Ben Harper, Robert Plant, Michael Hedges, and Stuart Duncan. In 2002, The Smithsonian Institute honored Brayer with his inclusion in a compilation album of songwriters featuring Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, and David Van Ronk. Brayer is presently at work on a collection of short stories entitled The Pomona Sorrows.

Click here (https://soundcloud.com/treasuryofclaremontmusic/patrick-brayer-a-world-without-ray-amen-from-big-family-trouble-lp) to listen to Patrick Brayer’s “A World without Ray” or visit us at www.treasuryclaremontmusic.com. (link in the bio)

Photography by Mark Takeuchi


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#music

#folkmusic

#claremontheritage

#claremontca

Welcome back to the Treasury of Claremont Music. Patrick Brayer is a singer-songwriter with a long history in the Claremont music scene. Additionally, Brayer’s works have influenced the careers of many talented musicians such as Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, John Doe, Ben Harper, Robert Plant, Michael Hedges, and Stuart Duncan. In 2002, The Smithsonian Institute honored Brayer with his inclusion in a compilation album of songwriters featuring Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, and David Van Ronk. Brayer is presently at work on a collection of short stories entitled The Pomona Sorrows.

Click here (https://soundcloud.com/treasuryofclaremontmusic/patrick-brayer-a-world-without-ray-amen-from-big-family-trouble-lp) to listen to Patrick Brayer’s “A World without Ray” or visit us at www.treasuryclaremontmusic.com. (link in the bio)

Photography by Mark Takeuchi


#treasuryclaremontmusic

#music

#folkmusic

#claremontheritage

#claremontca

Thank you to Lissa & Dan Petersen and to Robert & Denise Zondervan for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many On...
05/03/2021

Thank you to Lissa & Dan Petersen and to Robert & Denise Zondervan for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Lissa & Dan Petersen and to Robert & Denise Zondervan for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Peggy Kelly and to Bob & Katie Gerecke for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – L...
05/03/2021

Thank you to Peggy Kelly and to Bob & Katie Gerecke for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Peggy Kelly and to Bob & Katie Gerecke for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Ahlene Welsh and to Margaret Russell for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Liv...
05/02/2021

Thank you to Ahlene Welsh and to Margaret Russell for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Ahlene Welsh and to Margaret Russell for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Jennifer Stark & David Berke and to Paul Kittlaus & Janet Vandevender for supporting our Annual Awards Gala...
05/01/2021

Thank you to Jennifer Stark & David Berke and to Paul Kittlaus & Janet Vandevender for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

Thank you to Jennifer Stark & David Berke and to Paul Kittlaus & Janet Vandevender for supporting our Annual Awards Gala: Out of Many One Community – Live! A Virtual Almanac of Community Involvement as Bronze Sponsors!

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Claremont Heritage is located in the historic Garner House, a 1926 Spanish Colonial former private home that represents the history of one of Southern California's most beautiful and cultural small towns. A college town with one of the few remaining historic downtown's (The Village), Claremont could be a set for Leave it to Beaver or Father Knows Best... Claremont is known as the “City of Trees and PhD's”, and in addition to a historic urban forest, the Claremont Colleges bring seven institutions of higher learning to the community. Claremont is also known as a cultural art center and mecca for mid-century modern architecture and art. Claremont offers much in the way of Cultural Heritage Tourism and Claremont Heritage offers programming and publications that feature local artists and architectural walking tours. Check the website for docent-led tours and cultural events that educate, enlighten and inspire. www.claremontheritage.org

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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for Claremont, 2/8. Just want to let Claremont Heritage and its members, contacts, and community know about the free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for Claremont area residents on Saturday, February 8, at the Claremont Corporate Yard, 1616 Monte Vista Avenue, in Claremont from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, e-waste, and more. It's a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash. For more information, go to: https://www.lacsd.org/services/solidwaste/hhw_e_waste/cityofclaremont.asp Or, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org. Thank you very much for your time, interest, and attention.
Just a bit of trivia for this Memorial Day - my family was among the first settlers in Claremont and Baughman Park was originally established to honor my grandfather, Kenneth R Baughman, for his heroism in World War 1 by his grandmother Maria and uncles Stephen & Oscar. K. R. Baughman was gassed 8 days before the end of the war and spent 9 months in Quantico, VA recuperating. He built a stone house on Indian Hills Byld moving in with his new wife in 1921, My father was born in that house in 1922. Kenneth was an original member of the American Legion.
ACK! Have you seen the proposed bus stop seating/cover that is going to replace our rock and glass covers? Up for approval at tomorrow night's Architectural Committee meeting
FREE Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for Claremont, 2/2. Just want to let Claremont Heritage and its members and community know about the free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Roundup for Claremont area residents on Saturday, February 2, at the Claremont Corporate Yard, 1616 Monte Vista Avenue, in Claremont from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, e-waste, and more. It's a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash. For more information, go to: https://www.lacsd.org/solidwaste/swfacilities/recyclecontact/hhw_e_waste/city_of_claremont___2_2_19.asp Or, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org. Thank you very much for your time, interest, and attention.
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