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On Becoming a Widow

On Becoming a Widow

I was a 4-pound baby, a twin, a sister to a brother and another sister. Four of us squished together with months instead of years between us. I was the one who was afraid of everything. My dendrites arced into space at a hint of a noise, a scritch, or a sqeak of a bug. […]

Looking In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

Looking In Depth: “Untethered” by Julia Edwards

Last Friday was opening night of Untethered, a new play by local Julia Edwards. She was kind enough to find the time to answer our questions…   HP: Untethered is described as “a wacky new love story—not the Hallmark variety—the messy, screwing up, begging for mercy kind.” Where did the source story for Untethered come […]

Untethered

Untethered

Untethered: A love and death experience written by Julia Edwards and directed by Jen Bloom will be staged at Mountain View Mausoleum beginning May 8th. The play stars Joy Osmanski, Adam J. Smith, Kevin McCorkle, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Eli Weinberg, and features live music by Steven Van Betten and choreography by Stephanie Zaletel. In a […]

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder

Once upon a time, three young women—Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley—worked together for an international arts organization. Their job? Creating art-centered events in major cities around the country. Now they’ve banded together, returned home to their native backyards (Pasadena, Phoenix, and Denver respectively), and founded the Jackalope Art and Craft Fair. The Pasadena […]

Woman in Metaphor

Woman in Metaphor

Woman in Metaphor by editor Maria Elena B. Mahler is described as “an anthology of poems inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt.” Below is culled from official text: Mahler invited twenty-seven poets from around the world to share their vision of the feminine spirit inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt from his series, […]

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

Over 80 artists have roamed the grounds of the Arboretum looking, searching, waiting for that feeling, that moment of “aha,” finding the spot that speaks to them and ignited their creative energy. Having found “their” spot, these artists have used clay, metal, and mixed media to create pieces representing, says curator Patricia Ferber, the “harmony […]

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

In the season finale at Parson’s Nose, the company has cast its varied talents into Tom Taylor’s three-act play, Our American Cousin, written in 1852. The play is a farcical comedy whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish American to his aristocratic English relatives. It premiered at Laura Keene’s Theatre in […]

Bringing Art to the Streets…at the Crosswalk

Bringing Art to the Streets…at the Crosswalk

Hataya Tubtim’s “influences & favorites” include surrealism, animation, L.A. murals, and Thai paintings and traditional motifs.¹ Currently, Tubtim is a faculty member at Art Center College of Design; she was commissioned to participate in Pasadena District’s crosswalk art program. The program began in 2011 with crosswalk installations titled Moonwalk designed by local artist and designer […]

The Affordable ART Act

The Affordable ART Act

I’ve always believed that art is for everybody and is an important part of life. I know from creating and exhibiting art for many years that there is an unfulfilled desire on the part of many people to own and collect artwork, but have thought that it is out of their budget. Many artists, like […]

Guy Fish

Guy Fish

When Hometown Pasadena contributor Karol Franks brought our attention to an opening reception for a local artist, we were all ears. Guy Fish is not only the Art Education Manager at the Huntington Library but a plein air painter. His exhibit “Fresh California” is a collection of works that will be exhibited throughout the month […]

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