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Plein Air in Cuba

Plein Air in Cuba
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Plein Air Magazine was taking 100 folks to Cuba, so when a personal invitation was extended, who was Lynda Pyka to say no? Pyka: I said yes to the trip because Cuba is on the verge of changing dramatically—and I didn’t want to miss capturing it. So, along with fellow painter Frances Pampeyan of Arcadia, […]

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Zeuhl: A music genre that is a mix of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modernism, and Fusion. “Common elements: oppressive or discipline-conveying feel, marching themes, throbbing bass, and ethereal piano or Rhodes piano, and brass instruments” (progarchives.com).   The Zeuhl and Rock in Opposition band Corima formed in 2005 in El Paso, Texas by four high school friends. […]

Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena has grown from a handful of participants to more than 50 artists in 25 locations, from home studios to galleries. From exploring the wild wonders and jumble of Zorithian Ranch to enjoying a glass of wine and sitting in a sunny backyard while browsing art, Open Studios is a 2-day event for […]

Utility Box Art

Utility Box Art

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 […]

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Louis Jane Studios

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

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