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Wellema Hat Co.

Wellema Hat Co.

“Each hat starts with me.” So says Cody Wellema of Wellema Hat Company, which has just celebrated its one-year anniversary on East Mariposa Street in Altadena. Wellema writes about “a glorious Creator” who created mankind in His image. Cody believes that we are all “designed” to create, whether it be in making an instrument by hand, writing a […]

Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

“How much of this nonsense does he believe, I wonder, and how much does he say just because he knows the value of dividing in order to conquer and rule?” “Sound familiar?” asks Heather Jones in her Wear Your Voice magazine piece on November 9, 2016. In regard to the personality and character that is Donald […]

Laura Brody: Wheelchair Art

Laura Brody: Wheelchair Art

HP: “Wheelchair art” – what does that mean? Laura Brody: I take old wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility scooters and re-imagine them as sculptural works of art. I’ve been calling it “mobility art”, and it’s about new ways of looking at mobility and disability. I started paying serious attention to disability devices after a former partner […]

L.A. Mexicano

L.A. Mexicano

Pocho cooking is the original L.A. Mexicano, the food that many second- and third-generation Mexican Americans grew up eating, and the dishes that everyone in L.A. considered truly Mexican until we started knowing better in the 1990s: the enchiladas and tostadas that L.A.-born college kids craved when away at college, the trays of taquitos served […]

Artes Vocales “Breaking Free”

Artes Vocales “Breaking Free”

Artes Vocales of Los Angeles presents its spring concert “Breaking Free” with a pre-concert soiree and silent auction at First United Methodist Church on June 3. We’ve read that the acoustics of the sanctuary are “superior,” so if this program is of interest… Breaking Free explores the universal yearning for freedom from a variety of perspectives, […]

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

The Pasadena Sierra Club is leading a 3 mile hike—”Evening in the Arroyo“—on May 24. These Sierra Club hikes are free and open to the public. The trail is level and the hike is suitable for children 8 years and older. Various leaders—David Czamanske, Don Bremmer, Bill Joyce, Elizabeth Pomeroy, Bonnie Strand, and Pat Zeider—will […]

More Aymar Family Poems

More Aymar Family Poems

I Shall Make Poems by Carol Armstrong I shall make poems long after I’ve forgotten my middle name, what cinnamon is for or why the unfamiliar place I sleep is not the home of my childhood The words will seem at first enigmatic and oracular, then untranslatable, unintelligible. They will abandon agreed-upon usage, assume an […]

Interstitial

Interstitial

“Los Angeles-based object makers whose work exists in the interstices, the spaces between the historical genres of the decorative arts, still life, and abstraction.” Some fun, quirky, intriguing art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Aartists Jeff Colson, Renee Lotenero, Kristen Morgin, Joel Otterson, Rebecca Ripple, Aili Schmeltz, and Shirley Tse take ordinary, “quotidian […]

Museums of the Arroyo Day 2017

Museums of the Arroyo Day 2017

It’s free and only one day a year: Museum of the Arroyo Day. Six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors—free of charge—from noon to 5 p.m. (Last museum entrance, 4 p.m.) The Gamble House, the Pasadena Museum of History, the Lummis House, Heritage Square, the Los Angeles Police Museum (a favorite for […]

Amgen Tour Stage 7 in Pasadena

Amgen Tour Stage 7 in Pasadena

The Amgen Tour of California men’s race began on Sunday, May 14 in Sacramento. This “Tour de France-style cycling road race” challenges bicyclists along a route of iconic highways, byways, and coastlines. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders, and World Champions. On Tuesday, May 16, the riders were […]

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