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Trish Albright, Romancer

Trish Albright, Romancer

A true daughter of the San Gabriel Valley, Trish Albright grew up in Pasadena’s Hastings Ranch, escaping her hilly suburban neighborhood to romp in the wilds of Eaton Canyon and catch polliwogs in the streams of Sierra Madre. Her mother says, “Her nose was always in a book,” and Trish used to teased her friends [...]

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson and her then-boyfriend, now-husband Chris Patterson first discovered South Pasadena in 1993, when Chris was accepted in a graduate program at Art Center. They scored an affordable apartment above the dry cleaners at Huntington and Fletcher, she found a job at Julienne, and they set out to be artists: her a writer, him [...]

Jin Kim of Common Thread Studio

Jin Kim of Common Thread Studio

The other day I was walking down Mission Street and stumbled upon a new shop: Common Thread Studio. It had opened only  the week before, and it’s like no other boutique in South Pasadena — the front retail space sells journals, sewing kits, jewelry and whimsical fabric-based gifts, and the airy, open studio space in [...]

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

We have lots of creative people in my Prospect Park neighborhood — composers, writers, artists, producers, teachers, gardeners extraordinaire — but neighbor Lian Dolan is a class by herself. Sharp, observant, wry and downright hilarious, Lian first won national notice as one of the Satellite Sisters, the radio talk show run by the five Dolan [...]

South Pas Teacher Sweeps Photo Contest

South Pas Teacher Sweeps Photo Contest

The first graders at Marengo School in South Pasadena know her as Ms. McNulty, a fun and funny teacher. But the attendees at the recent Professional Photographers of California 2009 Expo (held at the Pasadena Civic Center) know her as Suzanne McNulty the winner — as in the winner of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place [...]

Pasadena's Daily Photographer

Pasadena's Daily Photographer

Here at the new and improved Hometown Pasadena site, we’re showcasing our favorite area blogs. And one of our very favorites is Pasadena Daily Photo, which every single day delivers not only an engaging photograph shot somewhere in our fair town, but also smart writing by photographer/blogger Petrea Burchard. In her other life, Petrea is [...]

Art Along the Arroyo

Art Along the Arroyo

If you’re still relying on your old edition of Hometown Pasadena, here’s just one example of why you need to upgrade to the 2009.2010 edition: A new piece by Susan Futterman exploring the roots of the artistic community that developed along the Arroyo Seco in the late nineteenth century. Look for an exhibit on Frances [...]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 14

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 14

Tom Gammill Lesson Fourteen Tom gives us insight into the artists’ mind. Have fun!

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 15

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 15

Tom Gammill Lesson Fifteen More tips from Tom.

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 13

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Lesson 13

Another lesson from our friend Tom!

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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