(Thomas R. Cordova/Staff Photographer) Nancy DeDiemar, President of CCAA Museum of Art Board of Directors, looks up at the ceiling that still needs work on at their new location in Ontario June 21, 2013. The CCAA has been very busy with interior work since they moved in last December from Rancho Cucamonga to Ontario, members of the CCAA are holding a special event on June 23 from 2 to 4 pm to show their progress, dubbed the Dusty Shoes tour
As coordinator of the CCAA Museum of Art – and the sole paid employee – Jenelle Lowry has her tool cart out and is trying to decide what to display on the walls she has the task of selecting some artwork from its collection to showcase for today’s Dusty Shoes Tour from 2p.m. to 4 p.m.
“We have been working on that cosmetic appearance so it would be ready to show artwork,” she said.
The Sunday tour will give the public a chance to see the museum’s progress since moving into its new home in the downtown back in January. Continue reading
CCAA Museum of Art members, artists, supporters and friends are invited to a special event in downtown Ontario this Saturday
- From 10 a.m. until noon, the Ontario Heritage Society is holding its annual Walking Tour featuring buildings in historic downtown Ontario.
- From 9 a.m. until the tour begins, and again from noon until 12:30 pm, the new CCAA Museum building at 217 S. Lemon St. will be open for a look at the interior space, including a preview room that has been refurbished as a gallery containing selections from the museum’s permanent collection of art. The museum store will also be open.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an event that is celebrated in Mexico and in many communities throughout the United States on Nov. 1 and 2, honoring the dead using Aztec and European customs. The celebration is connected to the Catholic holy days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day , which fall on those days.
The dead are honored with hand-built altars.
In effort to explain the meaning of the event staff at Museum of History and Art, Ontario has held El Dia de Los Muertos Family Discovery Day for more than six years.
Here are some photos from Saturday’s event at the museum. Look for the full story in Friday’s City News edition or online at www.dailybulletin.com/ontario
This year the museum introduced a new feature to the exhibit a mask-making contest. Participants made their own skulls and the winning entries were on display at the museum.
Here is another winning entry from the contest.
Martin Espino explains ancient Mexican instruments to attendees