Creative Types


Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

South Pasadena resident, world traveler, and photographer Cyndi Bemel exhibits some of her images at Jones Coffee through the month of September. Storytelling is at the cornerstone of what inspires me. My long-time passion for photography started with my first Kodak instamatic 110 camera. Since then, my camera has been my trusty companion reflecting the […]

Walter Askin: Through the Eyes of Artists

Walter Askin: Through the Eyes of Artists

We never miss a chance to mention one of our favorite artists, Pasadena native Walter Askin. His work is currently included in the Los Angeles Metro’s “Through the Eyes of Artists” exhibit at Union Station along its new photographic light box passageway. Speaking with Kirk Silsbee of the LA Times during his “Mainstreaming the Muse” exhibit at the […]

BoldPas: An Art Takeover

BoldPas: An Art Takeover

Old Pasadena is going bold. Bold in size, shape, color, and concept. Old Pasadena “is the canvas for your day of art and play” on August 12 at the inaugural BoldPas: An Art Takeover. Artists with backgrounds in design, history, urban planning, and architecture descend upon Old Pasadena’s historic and renovated 22-blocks with 12 site-specific installations—to be erected, arranged, placed, or […]

No Restraint—Call for Art

No Restraint—Call for Art

Ark Arts Gallery in Altadena is putting out the call. We’ll let the gallery speak for itself… “No Restraint” at ARK… Call for art! “No Restraint” is an art exhibition at ARK Gallery & Work Studios focusing on artists who explore a wide range of materials in their art practice beyond the traditional mediums. Work chosen for this exhibition […]

Bagnard’s Card-Making Workshops

Bagnard’s Card-Making Workshops

Make your summer even more creative with artist Karen Barnard’s card-making workshops in Altadena. All materials are provided and guests may make as many cards as they wish during the 3-hour period. Folks are also welcome to bring “little extras” to add to their cards, such as stamps, photos, stickers, charms, and buttons. Besides leading card-making […]

4,000 Murals Later…

4,000 Murals Later…

The Pasadena Chalk Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary during this annual event on Father’s Day weekend, June 17-18. Over 600 artists descend upon Pasadena to create 200 chalk murals—in every style imaginable. Watch artists work, listen to live music, and take the kids to Chalkland. Plenty of eateries are within mere steps (and shopping if need […]

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography are kicking it up a notch. Not only do they run their wedding, portrait and photography business, they’re welcoming into their studio and gallery space an alluring array of people and talents. This past January 27, Lyd and Mo launched Last Fridays Songwriter Night with songwriters and musicians performing […]

Laura Brody: Wheelchair Art

Laura Brody: Wheelchair Art

HP: “Wheelchair art” – what does that mean? Laura Brody: I take old wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility scooters and re-imagine them as sculptural works of art. I’ve been calling it “mobility art”, and it’s about new ways of looking at mobility and disability. I started paying serious attention to disability devices after a former partner […]

Lois Stelzer, Master Quilter

Lois Stelzer, Master Quilter

“Painting with fibers and fabric.” This is how the labor-intensive and meticulously crafted quilts made by Lois Stelzer have been described. Mrs. Stelzer began her art career in 1993 after she retired from elementary teaching in Garvey Unified School District. She had been a photographer, but did not care for the chemicals involved. Her first […]

Chantal Giddens

Chantal Giddens

The first weekend in June brings the annual spring Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena Tour, which, impressively, has garnered Altadena’s 2016 Business of the Year Award. In an effort to share it’s ever-changing and growing list of participating artists, this week Open Studios is highlighting the works of Chantal Giddens. Chantal was born and educated in France. She […]

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