|Our mission is to exhibit art that provokes curiosity, inspires interest, expands thinking, and educates people of all ages in order to enrich lives and advance the understanding of art’s intrinsic value to society.|
The Millard Sheets Gallery Presents:
“Art Treasures From the Attic”
“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere…”
Some of the most creative and unusual pieces of art can be found hidden among the dust and clutter in the attics and basements of the artists who created them. More than 6 years of gathering these treasures has culminated in one extraordinary and inspiring exhibit. Everyday materials, ordinary objects, unusual collections, and cast off pieces filtered through creative minds and skilled hands will become an exhibit of artistic creations as varied in visual beauty and personal interpretation as the artists themselves.
Expect the unexpected and prepare to be inspired as you stroll through setting after setting; each created especially for the artwork and artist it showcases. The settings themselves will become a form of art. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped right into a dusty attic or a forgotten basement as you discover how the artists see what lies within the objects that inspire them, how they work to share an interpretation with others, and what moves them to create. Have fun exploring hands-on examples of ordinary items or unexpected mediums that can be used to create unusual pieces.
Fair guests of all ages will be inspired by the creative demonstrations presented by more than 60 different artists throughout the Fair. Simple, yet engaging, workshops will also be available for the young and young-at-heart. Maybe you’ll be inspired to discover the art just waiting to be created in your own home or backyard.
Master storyteller, Jim Cogan, will once again enthrall guests with lively stories about the artists, their lives, and their work. Take a seat, relax, and let yourself soak in the inspiration.
These are just some of the unique pieces and collections you’ll find in our gallery:
“Art Treasures From the Attic” will inspire us to take a closer look at what we normally take for granted and truly see the beauty in the ordinary and everyday (and sometimes dust-covered) world around us.
As in years past, families and children of all ages are invited to “make art” in our Art Workshop. This year’s projects are created to explore the designs of the mosaic. Millard Sheets’ mosaics can be seen on Chase Bank buildings throughout Southern California. Our project reflects the connection between art, architecture and the history of California.
A variety of demonstrating artists working throughout the Center Exhibit will inspire and instruct students about developing their own artistic skills.
A team of workshop docents will offer hands-on workshop activities for students to apply their own expression through a variety of artistic mediums and create their own art with an understanding of concepts in the California Standards for Art Education.
Our gallery story will be filled with new arts and crafts designed by local artists from the Pomona Valley Art Association. Come along with us on an adventure through the art, artists and stories that made this experience memorable, educational, and community oriented.
ART TREASURES FROM THE ATTIC(Click here for more information)
This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairlex
1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 Phone: (909) 865-4560