Owner Terry Dipple said that while planning art shows for this year, he noticed the business' anniversary this year coincides with Veteran's Day. He knew he wanted to do something special.
"I found out there has never been a veterans- or military-themed art show in the Pomona Arts Colony so I wanted to feature an artist whose work would serve as a tribute to veterans and active military men and women," Dipple said.
Dipple has invited local artist Sant Godinez whose work revolves around military themes to show some of his pieces. The show is set for today from 6 to 10 p.m. It will feature vintage World War II pinup art on metal.
Also on display will be an American flag that flew at the Pomona American Legion Hall in the 1960s. Military flags and memorabilia will be shown. An American Legion color guard will attend to post the colors and a member will sing the national anthem.
Dipple said he discovered Godinez's art about six months ago and was intrigued.
"I thought it would be perfect. It reminded me of the photos in my grandfather's scrapbook from his service in the Pacific during World War II. I contacted Sant and he agreed to do the art show," he said.
According to Godinez, his art has witnessed several evolutions. His passion now is recreating the genre of "nose art" that was popular on World War II aircraft. Godinez told Dipple that the guys who fought in World War II are the biggest heroes in history.
Apparently others agree. One of Godinez's recent customers is actor Channing Tatum.
All active military personnel and veterans will be presented with a gift from Ink'd Chronicles.
"The election season has been so divisive, but I hope every American can agree that we live in a great country and we owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have served in the military," Dipple said.
"I just want to show them that I appreciate their service and sacrifice."
Ink'd Chronicles is tattoo business and is at 264 W. 2nd St., Pomona. For more information, call 909-622-5351.