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“I’m interested in space and the way people interact in space,” says Michael Parker, creator of the Steam Egg, now exhibiting at the Armory. The Steam Egg is a steam room in the shape of an egg with 2,000 mirrors over it. “I initially made it thinking that it was an experiment in and looking […]

Bowie: A Tribute

Bowie: A Tribute

Ah, the memories. The album covers. The strange movies. The concerts. The brilliant performances. That voice. For a lifetime, we’ve been a David Bowie fan. Favorite albums: Aladdin Sane, Ashes to Ashes, Hunky Dory, Young Americans, Low. Favorite songs: Silly Boy Blue, Oh! You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Kooks, Panic in Detroit, Sound and […]

Pet CPR Training

Pet CPR Training

Dog + Manities (from humanity) = Dogmanities. Dogmanities: “The branches of learning that investigates dog + human relationship constructs and concerns.” So say the folks at Dogmanities.com. Dogmanities offers consultations about pet facts, resources, and dog-at-work possibilities. It offers workshops and programs on dog fitness, mind-body wellness, “stumpers n rumpers” canine massage, pet loss and […]

Hahamongna Walkabout, Nursery & Drought Update

Hahamongna Walkabout, Nursery & Drought Update

At the base of the Arroyo Seco Basin, one may find 22 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, Devil’s Gate Dam, oak woodland, the Oak Grove area, active spreading basins, and diversity of plant habitat and a refuge for wildlife and birds. It’s all at Hahamongna Park. On Saturday, July 18th, 4-7 p.m., join the […]

Hockney: Painting & Photography

Hockney: Painting & Photography

One of the earliest jobs we had when we first arrived in Los Angeles County in the fall of 1989 was playing hostess at The Ivy restaurant on Robertson Boulevard near Beverly Hills. We say “playing” as the girls were required to wear long, flowery-type dresses and a straw hat adorned with fake flowers that […]

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

She was a Sister of Immaculate Heart. She questioned authority, even within her own religion. She studied, taught, created, and “changed the course of modern art.¹ Sister Mary Corita Kent’s pop-inspired serigraphs made her known internationally, and transformed the small art department at Immaculate Heart College into a global center for design and printmaking.² In […]

Sisters in Crime: Being a Hybrid

Sisters in Crime: Being a Hybrid

Mystery elicits passion. Mysteries elicit fervent fans and readers. Sisters in Crime L. A. is a chapter of an international organization. Sisters in Crime is a group of women passionate about the mystery genre—authors, agents, booksellers, librarians, publishers, and readers. On July 12th, mystery, thriller, and paranormal author Jeri Westerson will speak about her experience […]

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Sunday, July 12th, seems to be the day for live music in West San Gabriel Valley. Here’s the breakdown—in order to choose the one that fits your mood… Jazz on Sunday Grey Beret – Pasadena The smooth sounds of jazz fill the evening air in Vroman’s courtyard to jump start the Playhouse District’s free summer […]

Letterpress. Summer Studio @ the Armory

Letterpress. Summer Studio @ the Armory

The genesis: Hand transcribing. The evolution: entire pages of text carved in wooden blocks in the first half of the 14th century followed by individual, reusable letters still carved out of wood. The breakthrough: Individual, reusable letters made from metal, The outcome: Books slowly emerged, available public consumption. Johann Gutenberg was the mastermind, using “lacquer-ink […]

A Baseball Buffet (and Bubble Gum Portrait)

A Baseball Buffet (and Bubble Gum Portrait)

Thank you to The Baseball Reliquary for the following text… The Baseball Reliquary presents a sumptuous feast for the eyes, “A Baseball Buffet” exhibit at Pasadena Central Library. The exhibition incorporates a variety of themes and subject matter, utilizing photographs, artworks, and artifacts. Displays include “Culinary Baseball: Dishing Up the National Pastime,” artist Pat Riot’s […]

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