The Gallery exhibits are held at theat IEMA's temporary gallery at
1334 North Benson Avenue, Unit D | Upland, CA 91786

By Appointment  - 909-941-3993


3rd Saturday of the month from 6-8 PM


Jun 17th - Fragments: An Archeology of Memory

Please join us for our next Art Talk with a discussion with Kendal Johnson artist & John Brantingham, author of  Ekphrasic Poetry


Fragments: An Archeology of Memory | May 27th -Jul 16th

Art Talk: Jun 17th 6-8 PM - Panel Discussion


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Online Exhibits


Distinct Perspectives exhibit | by: Cassandra Caldwell

A unique artistic perspective from a Vietnam veteran. This artwork has facilitated the uncovering of bits of blocked memories, pieces of the reality that was too harsh to hold onto, to in the 70’s, too difficult to relive fully today With a paintbrush as his tool, Johnson allows his subconscious access to his studio and we benefit by these dozens of abstract paintings and assemblage. The images are fragments that interplay with poems, short stories and plays written after 911. The written words, rather than explaining the images, point beyond or behind the artwork.

Epitapha: what dreams may come... exhibit

Faces: Portraits from the Collection  | July 29th - Sept  3rd

Opening Reception Jul 30th 2-5pm
Art Talk: Aug  27th 6-8 PM

IE & Beyond exhibit | by: Derrick Yazzie
San Bernardino Valley College exhibit

Portraiture is a very old art form going back at least to ancient Egypt, where it flourished from about 5,000 years ago. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone.

Among leading modern artists portrait painting on commission, that is to order, became increasingly rare. Instead artists painted their friends and lovers in whatever way they pleased. Most of Picasso’s pictures of women, for example, however bizarre, can be identified as portraits of his lovers. At the same time, photography became the most important medium of traditional portraiture, bringing what was formerly an expensive luxury product affordable for almost everyone.

With this exhibit we've pulled together a number of portraits from our collection to show the way various ways artists have portrayed their subjects.

San Bernardino Valley College exhibit
      Crafton Hills College | Sep 10th  -  Oct 16th
      Walking in Beauty: Navajo Traditions | Nov 5th - Dec 17th
Derrick Yazzie

Walking in Beauty: “hozho naasha” The four cardinal directions principles defined below are the “beauty way path” in the sense that beauty exists within us and around us as the light reflects through a rainbow.  The symbol of the rainbow is our sovereign communication with creator. “hozho” – means “natural order.”  The term natural order is temporal time, cardinal directions, cycles of seasons correlated with principles placed in the four cardinal directions for a life journey.

Derrick Yazzie is a photographer from the Navajo Nation. November is National Native American Heritage Month in honor of this designation we bring you a glimpse the great area the Navajo Nation calls home.

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