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Fire It Up!

Fire It Up!

Though we were told not to engage with the ceramicists, one did happen to be walking by, not poised at a potter’s wheel or a work station, so we thought it would be safe to address her. The next hour flew by as we spoke with Jennifer Simison, Kathryn Levee, and Jenelle Peterson. Their enthusiasm for […]

Tales of a Ragged Doll

Tales of a Ragged Doll

Kat Renee is an artist and illustrator. After graduate school at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Brehm Center, “an institute devoted to the integrated study of art, theology, and culture,” she became a self-employed commercial artist. Recently, in an effort to create more meaningful artwork, Kat Renee began painting a collection of illustrations dedicated to the transcription […]

Stunning Ceramics at Scripps

Stunning Ceramics at Scripps

We would like to thank Rosey Bell, realtor with Coldwell Banker, for this lead, which prompted us to undertake a spur-of-the-moment midday trip to see the Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual exhibit. From Pasadena to exit 25B in Claremont, it was a quick half hour drive, which provided a constant backdrop of snowcapped mountains defying the open driver’s side window and […]

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

From fantasy and the young adult genre to Christmas novellas and a World War I series—let alone her Thomas Pitt and William Monk historical murder and mystery series—one has to admire bestselling author Anne Perry’s prolificacy. To date, she’s written close to one hundred books, story collections, and novellas in less than forty years. Patricia Mahon has been […]

Write Teachers

Write Teachers

Imagine five hours of soaking up the knowledge and experience of three respected authors, which also includes a writing workshop, a question and answer session, and the ever-loving prospect to buy more books. A perfect day, yes? Flintridge Bookstore welcomes international bestselling author Anne Perry, anthology editor and author of The Bone Weaver Victoria Zackheim, […]

Open Studios: Daarina Abdus-Samad

Open Studios: Daarina Abdus-Samad

In these days leading up to the next Open Studios Gallery Tour, June 4-5, we’re pleased to feature Daarina Abdus-Samad—ceramic, mosaic, and jewelry artist. Daarina has been a teacher in the Pasadena Unified School District for 20 years. She has teaching credentials in single subject and art education, and a Masters in Design-Based Learning curriculum […]

Leah Knecht

Leah Knecht

Is it the directness we were attracted to? Yes, that’s part of it. Leah Knecht’s artwork, large and hung on the walls of her bungalow—one Open Studios tour many years ago—lured us to take a closer look, each and every one with an openness and expressiveness we couldn’t resist. Landmarks of our cities such as the Rialto […]

Mark Steven Greenfield: Open Studios Tour

Mark Steven Greenfield: Open Studios Tour

Artist Mark Steven Greenfield is the next, and 3rd, exhibitor that we are featuring in Hometown Pasadena in anticipation of the next Open Studios Tour, June 4-5. We’re hoping these teases will tempt you to check out OpenStudios.gallery and start mapping out a strategy. From Mark Steven Greenfield… My work concerns itself with the complexities of the African […]

Toti O’Brien

Toti O’Brien

This week we’re featuring another artist who will be participating in this spring’s Open Studios Tour, June 4-5. Toti O’Brien is a mixed media artist and has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.S. and throughout Europe. Additionally, she’s illustrated two book and two memoirs. Her art work has been published in the […]

Aerial Photographer Renee Rusak Strouse

Aerial Photographer Renee Rusak Strouse

We are delighted to feature one of the dozens of local artists participating in Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena, the next of which will be held June 4-5. Renee Rusak Strouse is an Altadena resident and a photographer. Her husband is a pilot. Says Open Studios artist Leslie Delamater: They combined passions and Renee now does mostly aerial photography. […]

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