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Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner is a Pasadena local, a photographer with 20 years experience and has a reputation for his jazz photography, is founder of the f8 Pasadena Salon, and co-directs Pasadena Photography Arts. Wishner’s published two books of prose poems, serves on the board of Five Acres. And, since 2012, he’s been working on an ongoing series […]

Shopping Galore At Jackalope Arts

Shopping Galore At Jackalope Arts

It’s year two of the Jackalope Art Fair spring event. Over the weekend, April 29-30, Sara Vausbinder once again gathers over 200 vendors for a “weekend shopping destination.” Artists, artisans, and crafters present home decor, housewares, art and photography, fashion and jewelry, and ceramics and paper goods. Jackalope Arts is a fun way to spend a few hours […]

Passings

Passings

The summer was just starting yet like a fast ride it was over. The man and the woman arrived at the end; everywhere they sensed the night blooms and crickets. They yearned for the clean, ironed sheets of blue sky that folded into the past. The man and the woman stood in the yard by […]

Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Two Sequoyah School parents we know, Claudia Bailey and artist Suzanne O’Shea, went on separate occasions for an outing at the Huntington. We hope you feast on their pictures and plan your next visit! Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 91108 Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $23-$25, adults; $10-$21, seniors […]

Earth Day: Festival, Celebration, March & Ride

Earth Day: Festival, Celebration, March & Ride

Perhaps this year, Earth Day is more paramount than ever. And there’s no shortage of activities… Friday, April 21: Bike-In Movie Free screening of the movie “Bikes vs Cars”. Ride your bike to the event for that Drive-In Theater feeling. Bring your own picnic. Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what […]

Poetry Within Reach & Poetry Pioneers

Poetry Within Reach & Poetry Pioneers

The City of Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek issued a Proclamation: Whereas to observe this month and celebrate the cultural riches our community has to offer, five of the Pasadena Rose poets will be reading… To celebrate National Poetry Month. Five of the Pasadena Rose Poets—Gerda Govine Ituarte, Marcia Arrieta, Teresa Mei Chuc, Hazel Clayton Harrison, […]

“Off the Wall” Art to Benefit the Armory

“Off the Wall” Art to Benefit the Armory

The Armory Center for the Arts auction ends April 21 at noon PST. The “Off the Wall” Gala will be held the following evening. Proceeds from the online auction go to CMA’s art classes, 80% of which serve socio-economically disadvantaged youth and families. Fifty-one pieces of art under $1,000 are looking for a place on […]

Two Walking Tours of Pasadena’s Historic Churches

Two Walking Tours of Pasadena’s Historic Churches

For a tease we turn to former Pasadena Information Officer Ann Erdman and her blog: All Saints was founded in 1883, the first Episcopal parish in Pasadena. Members who had begun meeting in a private home three years earlier purchased a site among orange groves at Garfield Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in 1885 and built a […]

Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

I’m back with a review of a dynamic exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), featured in this exhibit is shown above in a 1915 self-portrait (age 33).  Originally from Hungary, Kleitsch immigrated to the United States in the early years of the twentieth century and lived in Chicago until 1920 […]

Jeff Guinn: The Road to Jonestown

Jeff Guinn: The Road to Jonestown

Regarding the characters predominant in our political arena today, the history that follows gives us pause. We can recall the shocking news of the killing of US Representative Leo Ryan along with three journalists during an investigatory trip to Jim Jones’ “People’s Temple” in Guyana on November 18, 1978. Among the wounded was Ryan’s aide, current Congresswoman Jackie […]

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