FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mervyn Seldon, Rebecca Hamm, Anne Chabre
September 7-October 28, 2007
Receptions:  Saturday, September 8, 6-9pm / Saturday, October 13, 6-9pm



Gallery 57 Underground
Contemporary Fine Art
In the Arts Colony, 300 S. Thomas St. (basement), Pomona, CA 91766
909-397-0218
Media contact:  Mervyn Seldon (626) 919-1297
E-mail, info@57underground.com
Web site: http://www.57underground.com
Gallery hours: Friday-Sunday, 12-4 pm; Thursdays by appointment, call (626) 919-1297


Mervyn Seldon, Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 36" x 36"

57 Underground’s next show will exhibit the paintings of Mervyn Seldon of West Covina and Claremonters Rebecca Hamm and Anne Chabre from September 7 through October 28.  The public is invited to the artists’ receptions from 6 to 9 pm on Saturdays, September 8 and October 13 as part of Pomona’s Second Saturday art walk tradition.  The gallery’s address is 300-C S. Thomas Street, Pomona 91766 (909) 397-0218.  It is open  Fridays through Sundays, noon to 4 pm, and noon to 9 pm on Second Saturdays.

Mervyn Seldon earned her MFA in painting and drawing at California State University, Fullerton, in 1997.  She did her undergraduate work at Smith College and the University of Chicago and has an MA in political science and a certificate in East Asian studies from Columbia University.  She is a former book editor and educational fund raiser.  Her new paintings range from representational to abstract, with an emphasis on interrelationships of shapes and colors, often using mixed media.  She has exhibited widely in California.


Rebecca Hamm, Sierra Hut 1, watercolor, 36" x 48"

Guest artist Rebecca Hamm earned her MFA in painting from the Claremont Graduate University in 1987, after completing her BA at California Polytechnic University in Pomona.   Since 1990, she has been Program Director for the First Street Gallery Art Center and is also an adjunct university Art Instructor.  Her career has included both music performance and visual art.  Her current paintings portray the native landscapes of nearby hills and mountains.  She has an extensive exhibition history.

Guest artist Anne Chabre, a Pomona College graduate, is returning to painting after raising her family.  She has studied with David Miller in the South Bay area and at UCLA and Art Center College of Design and has shown at several Southern California galleries.  Her new work features semi-abstract California landscapes.

57 Underground, a nonprofit artists’ gallery, joined the Pomona Arts Colony in 1998.



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