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Colors Divine

Colors Divine
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  Karol Franks. Karol Franks Photography. No more need be said. Enjoy.                         View more photography by Karol Franks in Hometown Pasadena’s Photo Op: “Iconic Pasadena” “Winter to Spring” “Karol Franks Photography” “Waters Here & There” “Temecula Balloon Festival” “Lavender Festival” “Colored Skies, Public Art […]

Toasty Tuesday Care Packages

Toasty Tuesday Care Packages

On June 8, Women’s City Club of Pasadena is opening its doors at historic Blinn House for “Toasty Tuesday.” This particular Tuesday is International Women’s Day and WCC will be creating care packages for Friends in Deed’s “Women’s Room” day shelter. Gift baggies will include travel-size shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, soap, […]

Chroma Critters

Chroma Critters

Elif Savas, Mary Kelly, Simone Vitucci and Erika Walczak are the foursome behind CHROMA, which strives to create “musical adventures” for kids. On June 7  at the Altadena Library, members will perform their latest show Critters. Critters includes excerpts from Johann Strauss, Phillip Strauss, Henry Mancini, Pink Floyd, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie performed by an […]

Open Studios: Daarina Abdus-Samad

Open Studios: Daarina Abdus-Samad

In these days leading up to the next Open Studios Gallery Tour, June 4-5, we’re pleased to feature Daarina Abdus-Samad—ceramic, mosaic, and jewelry artist. Daarina has been a teacher in the Pasadena Unified School District for 20 years. She has teaching credentials in single subject and art education, and a Masters in Design-Based Learning curriculum […]

Kaleidoscope: Spin, Adorn & Alter

Kaleidoscope: Spin, Adorn & Alter

It’s rather dizzying on first glance, and completely mesmerizing. Artist Karen Hochman Brown is the current resident artist at the Arboretum and she will be demonstrating how she creates her art on June 4. Artist Karen Hochman Brown will demonstrate her techniques for creating the layered kaleidoscopic artworks in her current Reflections in the Garden […]

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

We welcome weird. Different. Old. Distinctive. Unique. Odd. How colorless the world would be without all that. If you are of the same ilk, then pull up your mobile calendar and set the date for the Arboretum’s annual Amazing Plants Tour. On June 11, Frank McDonough guides guests throughout the park (yes, it feels like a park […]

2016 LitFest Pasadena

2016 LitFest Pasadena

It’s the 5th LitFest Pasadena on June 4 with award-winning authors, panel discussions, Q&A, readings, prizes, and micro-narratives. And, it’s all free. The day begins at 10 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore then meanders around the Playhouse District to Zona Rosa Alley and the Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theater. Jonathan Gold speaks and takes questions in regard […]

Till the Very End

Till the Very End

        “98 Year-Old Vet Dresses in Uniform One Last Time On Veteran’s Day, Dies Hours Later” —Huffington Post, November 2014 Master Sergeant Justus straightens his lapels at noon, salutes the nurse, and rests against his weary pillow. Colors swim in Master Sergeant dreams— blue of smoke, white of bone, red of sundered […]

Foggy

Foggy

What Ralph Defelice captures within the frame of his camera lens is ever-wondrous. The pictures he takes while outdoors with his children welcomes us, calling to us to come along, allowing us to witness the stunning power, beauty, and moods of nature. Take notice. Be inspired. Ralph DeFelice is creator of the blog Day Trips LA, where […]

Two Views of City Beautiful

Two Views of City Beautiful

The City Beautiful Movement had its first “large-scale elaboration” during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago. Remember the “White City”? Architects from the East Coast, along with sculptor Augustus Saint-Gardens, were hired by architect Daniel Turnham to build a ” model city of grand scale… with modern transport and no poverty visible.” In […]

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Louis Jane Studios

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