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Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art
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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 […]

Michael Stern: It’s a Time Lapse

Michael Stern: It’s a Time Lapse

Michael Stern is a fellow Sequoyah School parent who offered a helping hand when we were begged to take on the job of the yearly student, class, and staff photos. In the years since then—and despite our being a basic natural light photographer and Michael being everything we are not—he has been unstintingly generous with […]

Pasadena Int’l Film Festival: Year 2

Pasadena Int’l Film Festival: Year 2

Executive Director/Founder Jessica Hardin and Creative Director/Co-Founder Marco Neves are looking to fill a void. We would add, not just to fill a void but to provide a full-service, varied, distinctive experience. The Pasadena International Film Festival is not just a series of short and feature films reflecting various genres, stories, and skills, but taps […]

Wounds of Existence

Wounds of Existence

Since the 1980s, Jim Morphesis has been one of the most influential members of the expressionist art movement in Los Angeles. The paintings of Morphesis engage with the universal themes of the self, life, death, myth, and spirituality in personal and meaningful ways. Taking its title from what Friedrich Nietzsche called “the eternal wounds of […]

Jackalope Art Fair: Calling All Artists!

Jackalope Art Fair: Calling All Artists!

They met while working for an international arts organization. They planned art events with 50+ artists every other month in their home cities, as well as Phoenix, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Seattle. “They” are Sara of Pasadena, Laura of Phoenix, and Melissa of Denver. And together, in those respective cities, they are about to […]

The Artist’s Kitchen

The Artist’s Kitchen

Papi says, “A splash more for good measure.” Of course this we understand because of the subtitles, but his tapping of the jar indicates his delight as much as his words. Luis Gomez is father of singer songwriter Marissa who is featured on Monica Mader and L.A. Photographer and D.P. Rick Mendoza’s new endeavor The […]

Less Clutter More Life

Less Clutter More Life

If Barbara says get rid of it, get rid of it. For twenty years, Barbara Hemphill, founder of Productive Environment Institute, has been helping individuals, executives, and whole companies eliminate stacks of paper and piles of clutter. With the advancement of technology, she began aiming her focus at digital clutter. Now, Barbara has refined her […]

A Round of Limericks – On the House!

A Round of Limericks – On the House!

There are limericks and there are limericks. Clean, PG-rated limericks sound something like this: There was an American resident Who’d long had a wish to be President. But the modest amount In his savings account Was probably why he felt hesitant. (Anthony Bowden) Or… There was a young lady of Lynn Who was so excessively […]

Open Studios for the Holidays

Open Studios for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. No, not time to take out the holiday boxes or planning a sit-down dinner for twenty-five. It’s time for Open Studio Days, when a slew of talented artists and craftspeople open their doors and welcome the public to walk right in. For the fourth year, artist Kathleen Swaydan invites […]

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