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Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy
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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 […]

Patricia Liverman’s Interview with Casa Marengo

Patricia Liverman’s Interview with Casa Marengo

Artist Patricia Liverman doesn’t so much apply paint in her work as she appropriates it. She peels paint from other canvasses, cuts or tears it further, then reassembles the pieces to create new works. “By freeing the paint from the canvas, I am able to use it in many different ways and to further investigate […]

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

Kris Calvin: One Murder More

HP: In order to provide some background to our readers, in what position were you an elected official? Kris Calvin: I served as an elected member of the Governing Board of the South Pasadena School District. The campaign was contentious, with eight of us vying for three seats. Still, in my time on the board […]

Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee

Chatting with Ginko Ching Lee

Open Studios Tour days are coming with ever-expanding locations and attractions. Co-founder Ginko Ching Lee was kind enough to answer some questions… HP: What is Open Studios? Ginko: We have options of going in a few different directions; some have suggested we have 7-10 artists vendors in one place and run it like a market […]

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. […]

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