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Utility Box Art

Utility Box Art
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South Pasadena has followed in the path of many cities that have decided to bring art to the streets. Actually, to the sidewalks and traffic light utility boxes. Ten artists submitted their ideas to the South Pasadena Arts Council in the summer of 2015 and now South Pasadena beams with ostriches, picnics in the park, […]

Pasadena Village & Art Reception

Pasadena Village & Art Reception

The opening description reads thus: We’re a group of friends, new and old, who gather together to enjoy events and activities that keep us active and healthy. In addition to a vibrant social calendar, we offer programs and services designed to support us as we grow older. Members call the Village office to arrange transportation, household, and other […]

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

About three lifetimes ago, in the fall of 1985, I drained my accounts and packed up my bags. I was twenty-three years old and on no particular career path, so I quit my job at Pickles Delicatessen in Rowayton, Connecticut and headed west. For a few weeks I visited friends who had transplanted to Los […]

Elizabeth Garrison: Artist in Residence

Elizabeth Garrison: Artist in Residence

Sincere thanks to Elizabeth Garrison for sharing her experiences and photos during her recent artist residency…   “My San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Artist Residency without wifi, television, Victor, or DVD player” Location: Crystal Lake above Azuza Dec. 1, 2014: Today is the day I began my artist residency for the newly signed San Gabriel […]

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

Have You Seen? Decorating Rose Parade Floats

There are thousands upon thousands of roses, daisies, carnations, marigolds, seeds, bark, grasses, and even fruits and vegetables. Thousands upon thousands of organic materials that must be placed and attached by hand to create the magnificent floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Come see for yourself as volunteers head into the final days and […]

Open Studio Days This December

Open Studio Days This December

We’re looking forward to attending our second Open Studios event because during the event this past June—and despite the fact that we committed to both Saturday and Sunday—we were not able to get to all the locations we’d highlighted with sharpie. Most of Saturday was occupied with roaming the grounds of Zorthian Ranch, which we […]

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

In her ongoing mission to bring local artists to the public’s attention and offer art at non-stratospheric prices, artist Val Echavarria of Casa Marengo in Highland Park presents works by Terry Arena, which may be viewed—and purchased—through December 10. Arena was born in Georgia, but has spent most of her life in Southern California, receiving […]

Handmade Holiday

Handmade Holiday

Hand crafted and hand thrown pottery by Sandra Torres and Klai. Dani Vinokurov’s paper and mixed media sculptures. Pillows and purses by Sally Monk. Prints, handbags, sculpture, utensils, trays, and one-of-a-kind gifts may be found at Space Art Center’s annual Handmade Holiday. This holiday boutique formally opens on November 14 (opening reception, 3-6 p.m.), though […]

John Cleese

John Cleese

The really good ideas is always traceable back to quite a long way, often to a not very good idea, which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting. —John Cleese, writer, actor & tall person […]

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

This is not Freddy Kruger terror or Stephen King horror, but after a bit of knifing, roaring, and disemboweling, the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater‘s “Night of Terror” steps into the truly terrifying… Emcee Fred Cross addresses an audience member and asks, “What is more frightening than blood and gore?” The man considers, then answers: “The mind.” […]

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