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Author Christopher Lynch Talks Self-Publishing

Author Christopher Lynch Talks Self-Publishing
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Los Angeles native Christopher Lynch seems to be a man of many features and angles—part athlete (bicycling enthusiast and mountain climber), part philanthropist (leading 9 blind hikers to Mt. Baldy’s 10,000 foot summit), and part blackmailer. Admittedly, the latter assertion is a characteristic of Lynch’s main protagonist in his fictional series about John Sharp, aka […]

Teen Sewing with Koalani Walkoe

Teen Sewing with Koalani Walkoe

Do you have a teen who’s never been introduced to a sewing machine, but regularly inspects then comments on the lousy workmanship of today’s clothes? Have a teen who’s already cutting up pants to make skirts, re-designing jackets and button-down shirts, or altering old dresses? If so, the Altadena Library is hosting a new program: […]

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou is a photographer, visual storyteller, and an all-around talented, inventive, and creative woman. She was kind enough to answer all of our questions. Editor’s note: Jennifer has just been asked to join 20 other artists to conduct online workshops. Sign up before September 4th and receive a free thank-you gift of ten 90-minute […]

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Painter and assemblage artist Kate Carvellas took a day trip to Chinatown, visiting Good Luck Gallery to see the latest exhibit, mixed media works by Andrew Frieder. She snapped pics of her favorite pieces, continued to take pictures as she walked around Chinatown, and now is using those images as inspiration for her next paintings. […]

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Portland, Oregon-based artist Katura Reynolds was aiming for “something that felt like a sort of mad tea party, Huntington-style,” writes Christine Quach on The Huntington blog. What Reynolds is alluding to is the art work she created for the front windows of the Maple Orientation Gallery. Quach calls them “a snapshot of The Huntington’s library, […]

Old-Style Blues & Two-Fisted Boogie-Woogie

Old-Style Blues & Two-Fisted Boogie-Woogie

It seems apropos that blues singer Doña Oxford was born in a parking lot in the back seat of an old Chevy.  There must be a ballad worthy of the blues in there somewhere. On the other hand, through Michalis Limns’ interview at Blues @ Greece with singer, songwriter, pianist Doña Oxford, we learn her song-worthy birth didn’t happen in the […]

Kingfisher’s Saturday Afternoon Poetry with Seven Dhar

Kingfisher’s Saturday Afternoon Poetry with Seven Dhar

Alhambra resident Don Kingfisher Campbell is… The founder of POETRYpeople Youth Writing Workshops Publisher of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly Leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing & Deep Critique workshops A teacher of creative writing for Upward Bound at Occidental College L. A. area coordinator and board member of California Poets in the […]

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 […]

Conversing with Ana Marini-Genzon

Conversing with Ana Marini-Genzon

We parked at the end of the culs de sac, then walked up the driveway past the abstract Ana Marini-Genzon Studio sign, toward the little main house painted white with bright blue trim around the windows and along the roof line. It was our second to last stop during a tiring but magical and inspiring […]

Empty Bowls Summer 2015

Empty Bowls Summer 2015

The devoted, enthusiastic potters of Wheelhouse Ceramics are looking to break a record. Last year, at their Empty Bowls event—where 500 bowls were sold at $10 apiece—they raised $5,000 to benefit Foothill Unity Center. This year, they want to break $6,000…one ten-dollar bowl at a time. Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement for hunger relief […]

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