Fiesta features eclectic art

The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art hosted its 18th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday at the Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont. Work by local artists was on display and for sale, including ceramics, glass, jewelry and woodwork. / photo by Hailey Martinez
The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art hosted its 18th annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta on Sunday at the Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont. Work by local artists was on display and for sale, including ceramics, glass, jewelry and woodwork. / photo by Hailey Martinez

The Art Fiesta, hosted by the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art, helped artists show off their creations and promote their business in the community Nov. 6 at the Padua Hills Theatre.

The artwork on display included jewelry, stained glass, ceramics, photography and more. 

About 50 people strolled through the event.

Artists had individual tables to display their work and talk with visitors there to browse and buy. 

Some offered art lessons as well.

The event also offered a  station for kids to create art.

“I am thrilled to be here, be a part of this incredible, kind of historic, endeavor and to be invited is a particular honor,” said Lisa Soiseth ceramic artist from Pomona.

“This is only my second or third show I’ve ever been a part of so I feel very very honored, humbled to be in the presence of many wonderful artists.” 

Soiseth, who makes ceramic centerpieces among other things, said she gets inspiration for her art from food, family and community gatherings.

Lorenz Nuñez, who attended the event, enjoyed “fabric tearing” works by artist Sumi Foley. 

This collage art involves colorful fabric that is torn and placed on a canvas.

“(The Art Fiesta) allows me to sell some of my artwork and gives me space to create more,” said artist Ruthellyn Whittington, who is part of the Pomona Valley Art Association Gallery in Claremont.

—Emmanuel Garibaldi Stevenson

Emmanuel Garibaldi Stevenson is a sophomore journalism major.

Hailey Martinez is a junior journalism major with a photography minor. She is a staff writer for the Campus Times and a staff photographer for the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine.

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