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Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Video of Urban Intervention by Cecilia Aguilar Castillo. Photography by Olivia Barrionuevo. Mixed Media by Marianne Sadowski. Video by Beatriz Valls. “…Portraying the essence of women in light and shadow.” “…Within memory and presence…” Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra at Studio 50 in Highland Park. Artists in Discussion Thursday, March 27th, 7-9 p.m. 131 [...]

Being R.E.A.L.

Being R.E.A.L.

Any child who has entered daycare, pre-school, or public or private school knows that finding friends, building friendships, and navigating a friendship can be rewarding, fun, and exciting as well as disheartening, hurtful, stressful, and confusing. In answer, Pasadena’s Institute for Girls’ Development has created Be R.E.A.L. – Relationships:  Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving™. This particular program [...]

Red Hens at Flintridge

Red Hens at Flintridge

Austin Straus is a painter, teacher, speaker, and former host of KPFK’s The Poetry Connexion. His first two poetry collections, Drunk with Light and Intensifications, are described as “fabulous” and continuing “his autobiographical and philosophical explorations of self-in-the-world.” Now, Pasadena’s own Red Hen Press has just published perhaps his most intimate work, The Love Project: [...]

Strolling Sierra Madre

Strolling Sierra Madre

We found ourselves with an extra hour to fill while in Sierra Madre. Here is what we saw…                                                                           [...]

Walk Northwest

Walk Northwest

Take a leisurely 3.7 mile walk through northwest Pasadena, which will feature historic landmarks and important community assets, to benefit Flintridge Center, a 25-year-old nonprofit organization that strives to “create profound and lasting change through programs that combat the effects of poverty and violence.” Walk Northwest is an annual fundraising event with proceeds used “to [...]

Artist Pool

Artist Pool

Have you ever imagined your art work on a massive scale? Maybe as part of a backsplash on a L.A. Metro landing, along the waiting platform or concourse, filling up 2-stories of a glass pavilion wall or overhead? Or, even along a construction fence? Metro invites visual artists residing in the United States to submit [...]

Is This Spring?

Is This Spring?

With a high today of 87ºF, has summer unofficially arrived? Officially, the vernal equinox marking the first day of spring is Thursday, March 20th, but flip flops, shorts, and tank tops have been the wardrobe of choice as people swarm the outdoors—running, cycling, pushing baby strollers, or heading to the park—with a spring in their [...]

March 4 Balance

March 4 Balance

“Over the past four years, we have lost five Monrovians under the age of 24 to suicide,” states Ulises Gutierrez, Y-Life Project Director and Campaign Coordinator of March4Balance, Monrovia Healing Connections. “We can’t all be health professionals, but all of us should learn how to respond when someone needs help.” “Four of five youths who attempt [...]

Chef Walkabouts

Chef Walkabouts

It is said that Chef Jessica Koslow “lavishes the love” on breakfast and lunch the way most chefs pine to create the perfect dinner. Koslow of Sqirl in Virgil Village will kick off a new series organized by A Sustainable Kitchen called “Chef Walkabouts” with an “on-site tutorial sharing (her) personal and professional insights on [...]

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

“Revolution’s just another word for change,” former Black Panther Party members Gene Washington and Hank Jones (one of the San Francisco 8) say almost simultaneously. “But people are afraid of change.” And so it was in late 1967 or early ’68 when Hank Jones decided to sign up to join the Black Panther Party for [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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