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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 […]

Showcase 2015

Showcase 2015

For 2015, Pasadena Showcase House of Design revisits a design by Fernand Parmentier who was born in Paris, educated in Chicago, then received a certificate for the practice of architecture in California in 1901. The showcase house was built in 1910 and is described as “an eclectic English Tudor combined with Craftsman elements.” The artistic […]

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

SomeTimes Your orange red glow singes me as you lean away. SomeTimes You flicker   burn bright   go dark. You tease and drown me in your rain. I turn cold. SomeTimes I don’t know you, don’t love you, don’t know what to do for you   for me   for us.     Poet Gerda Govine Ituarte will […]

Auto Camp

Auto Camp

The family home was full. It was Super Bowl weekend and the “inn” had no bed for us. Luckily, Pops had an offer: How about staying in an airflow? —Excuse us, a what? —An airflow. Next to Jimbo’s bar. There’s the trailer park, remember? —Yes, of course. —Well, they’ve taken a few spots and put […]

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