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Waters Here & There

Waters Here & There

Living on the Pacific Ocean, water is essential…to our very soul. Karol Franks shares her views of water…                       Karol Franks is the creative eye of Karol Franks Photography. Purchase her photos as prints or on tote bags, stationery, stickers, and clothing at Red Bubble. […]

Brick Fest Live

Brick Fest Live

 Trucks, houses, cities, spaceships, candy, dinosaurs, warriors, and skyscrapers. Whatever can be imagined, can be made out of Legos. And for the Lego enthusiast, part-time player, or committed fanatic, Brick Fest Live is a Llego-lovers dream. Brick Fest Live claims to have the largest Lego variety under one roof: Brick Warriors, West End Toys, Minifigfx, […]

Get on the Bus! AIA Architectural Tour (AKA Roof Party)

Get on the Bus! AIA Architectural Tour (AKA Roof Party)

Every year American Institute of Architects Pasadena & Foothill reserve a double-decker, stock up on wine, and plan the route. It’s a summer evening with a glass of wine on the roof of a bus while learning about historic architecture in Pasadena. The stops are still being finalized, but we suggest you reserve your spot […]

Nekter Comes to Pasadena

Nekter Comes to Pasadena

It’s all about the juice. The cold press. The cleanse. And, of course, acai (or açaí). “Juicers” love their fruit and veggies in liquid form and now they’ll have another option in Pasadena: Nekter Juice Bar. Steve and Alexis Schulze founded Nekter five years ago in their local community of Costa Mesa and now have […]

Night Photography in the Garden

Night Photography in the Garden

Head into the night with camera in hand and step into an alien land. This “alien land” would be the pet project of L.A. Arboretum Superintendent Timothy Phillips. With the Madagascar Forest, he wanted to create a surreal yet engaging, immersive, “adventure of the spiniest kind,” he explains in Pacific Horticulture magazine. With the Seuss-like […]

Kings of 88

Kings of 88

It’s the 19th year that the Sherrif’s Support Group of Altadena is hosting a summer concert series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena. On August 15, the Kings of 88 will be live onstage. The park has a lovely amphitheater with comfortable bench seating and wonderful acoustics and one can watch and listen under the shade […]

Illuminate

Illuminate

by Holly Boruck Director, Surrogate Gallery Projects Exhibit curator, “Illuminate”   I love the word, ‘Illuminate’. It carries with it a richly diverse range of meaning from referencing deeper existential investigations to simply brightening a space with light. The definition of ‘illuminate’ is associated with discovery, celebration, enlightenment, and acts that clarify, explain and elucidate. […]

What Am I?

What Am I?

What Am I? by Anne Volmeran   I am from the future and since it is nothing more than a big mystery, I can dream about it as often as I like. I am from the past, constantly evaluating my mistakes in order to correct them and become a better person. I am from the […]

Temecula Balloon Festival

Temecula Balloon Festival

Imagine 40-50 “gentle giants” transforming from 2,500 cubic meters of fabric into full-blown hot air balloons, then—along with the rising sun—launching into the sky. Karol Franks attended this year’s Temecula Valley’s Balloon & Wine Festival at the end of May and kindly shares her photos, both untouched and photo-shopped to airlift us back in time, […]

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Painter and assemblage artist Kate Carvellas took a day trip to Chinatown, visiting Good Luck Gallery to see the latest exhibit, mixed media works by Andrew Frieder. She snapped pics of her favorite pieces, continued to take pictures as she walked around Chinatown, and now is using those images as inspiration for her next paintings. […]

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