Wednesday, October 10, 2007
dba256 Art Gallery
Click here to see how sleek dba256 really looks. Be sure to check out the Press Enterprise article about the couple who run the place: Andi Campognone and Ron Faris. Andi used to be the associate director of the Riverside Art Museum and has been a curator for two decades. Ron owns VinNostro, a boutique wine label out of Northern California. The point of the place is to offer museum quality art and wine country vino, with comfortable seating to boot. Their current exhibit is entitled "Inland Emperors," and what I like from the start is their willingness to embrace the area for what it is.
On a Pomona-centric vein, the gallery serves an American amber lager by Dale Bros. Brewery called "Pomona Queen." I'll admit that getting myself a bottle of "Pomona Queen" would be my main draw for checking out their gallery. Perhaps that's proof their business philosophy is working!
I may just get my chance: dba256 will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony this Friday, October 12, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. and a grand opening party from 5 p.m. to midnight. Then on Saturday, October 13, 2007, they will have an open house from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as part of Pomona's Second Saturday Art Walk.
Welcome to the neighborhood you guys.
btw, seems my old friend/poster The Inland Emperor even caught the buzz. THE END